NADB considers loan for Mexico’s largest PV plant, Puerto Libertad

If the loan is approved, it could close by the end of the month.

Rapper Akon lights up Africa with solar

Akon, the platinum-selling rapper, is lighting up Africa with solar lighting and other products thanks to a reported $1 billion credit line with Chinese manufacturers and a skill for celebrity networking.

Over 128,000 California homes go solar in 2016

New data from state California Solar Initiative (CSI) program Go Solar California reports that over the first 10 months of 2016, a total of 128,485 Californian families went solar, according to California Citisuns, the solar consumer advocacy based in Sacramento. The total suggests a 2016 total of over 154,000 new solar homes in the state.

Unmanned Mayflower solar trimaran aims to cross Atlantic

The Mayflower Autoship is being developed to sail under solar power from Plymouth, Devon to Plymouth, Massachusetts in 2020 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the pilgrims journey aboard the original Mayflower in 1620. This would be the first Atlantic crossing by an unmanned solar vessel.

Array Technologies to roll out tracker services unit

Albuquerque-based Array plans to roll out a new services division to accompany its growing tracker business.

Mercedes-Benz enters the U.S. energy storage market

Move over Elon. Mercedes-Benz Energy Americas has entered the wide-open U.S. EV+storage market, cherry-picking former sonnen USA CEO Boris von Bormann to lead the charge.

ESNA Names First Storage Winners for 2016

Energy Storage North America (ESNA) has awarded several winners in its Innovation Award series during the organization’s annual conference this week in San Diego.

EDF Renewable Services wins asset management and services for 200 MW portfolio

EDF Renewable Services (EDF RS), of San Diego, announces that they recently assumed the Asset Management and O&M services on a portfolio of solar photovoltaic projects totalling 200 MW.

SnapNrack Hits 1 GW of U.S. Deployment

SnapNrack, a unit of Sunrun, announced that it has hit the 1 GW mark for total deployed solar mounting systems.

GameChange Solar Wins 100 MW Racking Order

GameChange Solar, based in New York, announced that it has been awarded an order for a 100 MW Max-Span post-driven racking system for a project that will be installed in late 2016.