Following shortly on the announcement of new renewable energy targets in Alberta, the governor of New York State has plans to mandate 50% renewables in electricity by 2030.
Late on Friday, the California Assembly passed a bill to raise the state's renewable portfolio standard to 50% by 2030, the second-most ambitious mandate in the nation.
Duke Energy Renewables has completed four solar PV projects totaling 30 MW in Eastern North Carolina. It is targeting a further 132 MW across another four plants, which it expects to bring online by the end of the year.
A record 5.3 GW of PV under construction in the United States reflects solar PV's increasing ability to compete with conventional power on price.
The Chinese PV maker will supply modules to Indian developer ACME over the next six months, as the nation's solar PV market begins to take off.
Solar starts marching to a samba beat as Brazil kicks on, storage issues a set of handy reminders of its prowess in PV, and a rather conservative forecast by the IEA still serves to stick the boot in on fossil fuel.
The nation of India surpassed 4 GW of grid-tied solar during July, according to the latest government statistics. 358 MW was installed in the first four months of the current fiscal year alone.
With this latest endeavor, the financial wizards at SolarCity have now initiated funds to finance over $9 billion in solar PV projects.
South Korean solar firm secures two large-scale solar farms in the U.K.; agrees 15-year power purchase agreement with EDF Energy.
Brazil has concluded its second reverse auction for solar power plant projects, with 834 MW of parks being awarded bids, with an average price of 301.79 Real per megawatt-hour – or US$0.0842/kWh. The average price was 13.5% below...
The PV storage developer Younicos has garnered the interest of Panasonic. The German Cartel Office is currently proofing the legalities of Panasonic's possible collaboration with Younicos.
The U.S. and U.K. continue to go their separate ways on renewables, encouraging data from Germany warms the solar cockles, and a new solar mapping tool raises the roof across the U.S.
Solar mapping provider Mapdwell has expanded to San Francisco, estimating that the city can host up to 3 GW of rooftop PV. This is a higher capacity per square mile than other cities.
Regulators in the U.S. state of Nevada have extended net metering for new solar customers until the end of 2015, despite a cap being reached. Also, Colorado has ruled that it will not modify its net metering program.
SolarCity stock has seen a series of ups and downs in recent days, falling to its lowest level since October 2013 over the weekend. However, the stock showed a modest recovery following Musk's move.
U.S. President Obama has announced a number of actions to support solar and other forms of clean energy including new funding for loan guarantees, federal support for PACE and more solar on military homes.
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