Monthly Archives: May 2016

Soltec to provide single-axis trackers for 150MW project in US

Single-axis tracker manufacturer Soltec is set to provide its SF Utility Single-Axis Tracker for what will be a 150MW project in the US. …read more

State Bulletin: Breakdown of a Landmark Utility-Solar Agreement on Net Metering [GTM Squared]

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PV Talk: GTM Research on the obstacles of the US commercial solar market

GTM Research’s Nicole Litvak discusses with PV Tech the reasons why the commercial market has remained fairly stagnant and unconsolidated in sharp contrast to the country’s booming residential sector. …read more

Thousands of solar jobs ‘at risk’ after Maryland governor vetoes RPS bill

This week, Maryland governor Hogan vetoed the Clean Energy Jobs – Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard (RPS) Revisions bill (SB0921/HB1106) that would have increased the renewable energy mandate to 25% by 2020, up from the existing 20% target by 2022. …read more

Meaningless metric: Applied Materials books US$108 million in EES orders

Formerly the largest solar equipment supplier Applied Materials booked an impressive US$108 million in new orders in its fiscal second quarter from its EES (Energy and Environmental Solutions) division that has housed its solar PV equipment business. …read more

Californians Just Saved $192 Million Thanks to Efficiency and Rooftop Solar

It’s true. Consumer investments in distributed energy resources can save all ratepayers money by avoiding expensive grid infrastructure upgrades. Solar advocates have long been making this argument in regulatory proceedings around the country. Today, that vision is becoming a reality. In late March, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) approved its 2015-2016 Transmission Plan, which

Which Solar Companies Will Benefit Most From SunEdison’s Bankruptcy?

It is increasingly likely that SunEdison will not reemerge after last month’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. According to recent reporting, the developer is now selling off its assets by geographic region in what could be an outright liquidation of the company. Below, we speculate on which developers in the U.S. utility and non-residential solar markets

Phoenix Solar to construct first licensed PV project in Turkey

Germany-based EPC firm Phoenix Solar is to build a 10.2MW grid-connected solar PV plant in Elazig in eastern Turkey, which will be the first licensed project in the country. …read more