CfA Asks California Attorney General to Investigate Solar Companies

Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) asked the California Attorney General to open an investigation into companies that offer residential solar panels. A review of consumer complaints filed with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) - which lacks jurisdiction to resolve these complaints - reveals many of these companies have engaged in false and misleading acts in the marketing and sale or lease of solar panels, in apparent violation of California law.

Power Factors, LLC Acquires Ekhosoft - Leading Software Developer with 15GW Global Clean Energy Portfolio

Power Factors, LLC, an industry-leading software provider for monitoring, managing and optimizing renewable energy assets, announced today that it has acquired Ekhosoft Inc., a leader in intelligent operational management software solutions, from Bay4 Energy Services, a leading solar and energy storage asset management company.

Soltage and Basalt Announce $140 Million Partnership for Capital Investment in Solar Generation Assets

Investment will fund over 100 MW of new C&I and utility-scale solar deployment, starting with three landfill-sited projects in Massachusetts totaling 15 MW generation capacity.

Mosaic Adds Boviet Solar USA to Approved Solar Vendor List

Adding Boviet PV Panels to Leading U.S. Solar Lender's Approved Vendor List Gives Installers and Homeowners Added Confidence in Lasting Solar Module Performance

Huge Boost in Grid-Connected Energy Storage Leads to 4.5 Gigawatt Opportunity for inverter suppliers, IHS Markit Says

10-99 kW inverter shipments to grow the fastest driven by the surge in commercial and industrial systems

CISOLAR 2017 Odessa

CISOLAR-2017 will become a new stage of the fast development of the emerging solar energy markets of Europe. On April 11-12, 2017, the main business event for emerging solar energy markets of Europe CISOLAR-2017 will be held in Odessa (Ukraine). CISOLAR-2017 is the 6th International Conference and Exhibition "Solar Energy Industry of Central and Eastern Europe" and will cover not only the fast growing Ukrainian pv market, but also the other promising markets of the European region, such as Balkan countries, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova.

ESS INC.'s ALL-IRON FLOW BATTERY TO BE DEPLOYED IN MICROGRID DEMONSTRATION FOR U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Proving the value of "dry and safe" transport with long-duration operation in microgrid with PV and generators

How to Expand Solar Development in the C&I Sector

The Commercial and Industrial (C&I) sector represents an extraordinary opportunity to deploy solar energy, but has experienced relatively slow growth due to a wide range of complexities in ownership structure, creditworthiness of the end-consumer, and other issues. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and an array of industry experts - convened as the SEIA Finance Initiative and its Commercial Real Estate working group - investigated the opportunity, associated barriers, and potential solutions of this underserved market.

Solar Power Turns Water and Carbon Dioxide Into Fuel

Seeker:  Finish researchers are building a demonstration power plant that would use solar-generated electricity, water and carbon dioxide extracted from the atmosphere to create gas and liquid fuels. The Lappeenranta University of Technology and VTT Technical Research Centre are working together on the SOLETAIR project, which is being built on the university campus and is scheduled for completion in 2017. Germany's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology also is a player in the project.  The project involves several different innovations. VTT will design equipment that will capture CO2 from the air and store it, while Lappeenranta researchers will build a device to produce hydrogen from water via electrolysis. Karlsruhe has developed a a microstructured, chemical reactor to convert the hydrogen produced from solar power together with carbon dioxide into liquid fuels, according to a press release. The reactor will be built by INERATEC, a spinoff company created by Karlsruhe.   Cont'd...

NARUC Approves Final Distributed Energy Resources Manual

After the formal adoption of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) manual, Distributed Energy Resources Rate Design and Compensation, the solar industry and advocates released the following responses:

SMA Extends Helping Hand to Customers in Aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

Customers who saw inverters damaged during hurricane eligible for free inspection

Totem Unveils Design for the Future of Smart Power

Totem Unifies Design and Modern Technology to Provide Pioneering Energy and Communications Platform for Smart Cities

Using Nanotechnology to Improve the Efficiency of Solar Cells

Nanostructure-based coating technology provides increased energy efficiency while minimizing costs.

PPE count on Lufft weather sensors for PV Monitoring

The number of metrics measured by the Lufft's weather stations in combination with the high accuracy of the sensors gives our customers the ability to forecast short-term and long-term generation capabilities of their site with a high degree of confidence.

Pure Power Solutions Completes Containerized Solar Microgrid with SimpliPhi Power Energy Storage for Off-Grid Ranch

Pre-built, transportable solar+storage system inside shipping containers saves family enterprise over half a million as alternative to utility grid upgrade

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