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SEPA US community solar doubled in 2017

A new report from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) noted that community solar within the United States doubled between 2016 and 2017 – surging from 347MW to 743MW. The new report, “Community Solar Program Design Models”, highlights the growth of community solar across the country. The report notes that …

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Florida approves Sunrun’s solar lease program

The Florida Public Service Commission has voted to approve US residential solar company Sunrun’s ability to offer solar leases to consumers within the state. By offering these leases, Sunrun can provide Floridians with an easy, clean way to power their homes without dealing with the high upfront cost of solar …

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Wells Fargo to provide US$100 billion to clean energy by 2030

San Francisco-headquartered financial services provider Wells Fargo & Company has said it will provide more than US$100 billion in financing to clean technology and renewable energy transactions by 2030. This is part of a wider US$200 billion plan for sustainable businesses and projects in the same period. With more than half …

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U.S. PV Power Capacity Installation Drops in 2017

With its PV power market clouded by antidumping and countervailing duties, tax reform, and policy, new PV power capacity installed in the U.S. in 2017 dropped by 10% to 10.6 GW, including the new capacities of residential PV power and utilities which suffered the first decline since 2010, according to …

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Solar Energy Industry in California Marks a Milestone

Thanks to sunny weather and continuous addition of new facilities, output and share of PV power in California has marked a milestone recently. Share of PV power topped 49.95% in March 4 in California, breaking the previous record of 47.2% on May 14, 2017, according to CAISO, an independent grid …

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Trump Urges Congress to Slash Green Energy Budget

At odds with the global green current, U.S. President Donald Trump has asked the Congress to slash budget for renewable energy by 72%, which may deal a fatal blow to the burgeoning green-energy industry of the U.S. Should the U.S. Congress approve Trump’s long-term budget, the budget for renewable energy …

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