Experts Expect Strong Year for Solar in 2016

Every year about this time experts start offering up what to expect in the coming year-in just about everything. Solar is no exception, usually. This year the plethora of prognostications is lower. Perhaps that's because the three-year extension of the the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) in the U.S. in waning days of 2015 surprised many in the industry. Still some experts had foreseen an extension and others made their prognostications known. The bottom line is expect a healthier industry going forward for the next few years-at least.

Duke Energy to build 17-MW solar facility at Indiana naval base

- Will be Duke Energy Indiana's first major solar facility - Second solar project for Duke Energy and the Department of the Navy

EDF Renewable Energy Announces Commercial Operation of Slate Creek Wind Project

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announced today that the 150 megawatt (MW) Slate Creek Wind Project in Kansas reached commercial operation on December 29, 2015.

San Diego's Solar Changes Forever this Year

San Diegans Who Delay Going Solar Will Miss 20 Years of Grandfathering Protections

Is this sunny state trying to kill solar power?

Claudia Assis for MarketWatch:  Nevada has turned into a sunny battleground for the future of solar in the U.S., with regulators there moving to make solar power less attractive to homeowners and businesses and pitching utilities against solar-power companies.

SunRun Inc. on Thursday said it was pulling out of Nevada, which the company said will result in “hundreds” of job losses. A day earlier, SolarCity Corp. announced the same move, saying that about 550 jobs would be lost.

The Solar Energy Industries Association estimates that nearly 6,000 people in Nevada are employed in the solar industry. Besides affecting jobs, the new rules cut down on the savings that many homeowners count on from going solar.  Cont'd...

The Three Top Portable Solar Generator Companies

Off grid living will become more common place as energy storage & solar generation become more ubiquitous.

Siemens secures 53MW Scotland wind order

Siemens to supply 23 SWT-2.3-93 onshore wind turbines 20-year service agreement included

skytron® energy partners with Strata Solar in the U.S.

German-US partnerships aims to connect 1.4 GWp by mid 2016

Swinerton Renewable Energy Selects Applied Energy Technologies' (AET) Rayport™-G ECO Ground Mount System for 30 MW-DC Solar Project in North Carolina

AET's engineering team designs system for unique site characteristics, on flood plain

GE to Provide 1GW Wind Converters and Become Key Technology Partner to Sewind, One Of China's Largest Offshore Turbine Suppliers

• GE 's LV3 wind converters to become one of the key components of Sewind's offshore wind turbines, with a total installed capacity of 1GW • The LV3 converters will be manufactured in China for China, deepening GE's commitment to the region • GE's strong local presence and technological know-how in the renewables space makes it the ideal partner of choice for Chinese industry

SMA Reinvents Iconic Residential Inverter Line with Sunny Boy 5.0-US/6.0-US

New Models Offer Simplified Installation, Expanded Features and Secure Power Supply

Solar tracker helping to power, educate Middle School of the Kennebunks

An innovative Vermont-made solar tracker is now helping to power the Middle School of the Kennebunks in southern Maine.

EDF Renewable Energy Announces Commercial Operation of Roosevelt Wind Project

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announced today that the 250 megawatt (MW) Roosevelt Wind Project in New Mexico reached commercial operation on December 15, 2015.

Forum Equity Partners and United Wind Announce $200M Investment for Distributed Wind Projects

Investment in first of its kind wind turbine leasing program raises record amount of project capital towards development of over 1,000 distributed wind projects

Vivint Solar CEO Comments On Net-Energy Metering Rule In Nevada

Vivint Solar CEO, Greg Butterfield, responds to the net-energy metering rule adopted by the Public Utilities Commission in Nevada.

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