Monthly Archives: April 2017

Tesla Halts SolarCity’s Door-to-Door Residential PV Sales to Focus on Retail and Online

In order to support my baseball card habit as an adolescent in Brooklyn, I resorted to working as a door-to-door New York Times subscription salesperson. Man, I hated that job. Speaking of door-to-door sales, SolarCity had a company-wide meeting today, according to a source, and announced that door-knocking salespeople at SolarCity/Tesla are now a thing

Energy Stats: Solar Trade War II, It’s On [GTM Squared]

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Sunnova CEO on $775 Million Raise, and the ‘New Stage’ of Residential Solar

Residential solar financier Sunnova Energy Corp. closed a new round of funding this week that includes a private placement by its subsidiary, Helios Issuer, of approximately $255 million of asset-backed notes. Credit Suisse acted as the sole structuring agent and sole bookrunner. The deal also includes two warehouse credit facilities in an aggregate principal amount

China calls Suniva’s trade case an ‘abuse’ of the rules

Suniva’s request for the US government to place levies on global solar imports is an “abuse of trade remedies”, a spokesperson for China’s ministry of commerce has said. …read more

Yingli Green delays filing annual report on liquidity issues

Struggling China-based PV manufacturer Yingli Green Energy has warned of delays in filing its 2016 annual report (Form 20F) with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. …read more

USTDA backs one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s first utility solar-plus-storage projects

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) is continuing its mission of funding priority development projects in emerging economies, this time by signing two grants that leverage US technology and investment to increase access to affordable, reliable electricity in Kenya. …read more

Sunrun extends partnership with GRID Alternatives for low-income solar

The trend continues for expanding access for low-income households to go solar, as residential installer Sunrun extends its partnership with GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest non-profit solar installer. …read more

France reveals winners of 150MW rooftop solar tender

Ségolène Royal, France’s minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea, yesterday announced the winners of the first period of the country’s rooftop solar tender. …read more