More solar and hydro brings California gas use to five-year low

As renewable energy breaks new output records in California, both the need for and availability of gas in California have both declined.

TEP to buy solar power at under 3 cents per kWh

The Arizona utility has signed a 20-year contract to buy electricity from a 100 MW plant at this new record low price.

U.S.: Vistra to build Texas’ largest solar plant

The power company has bought the 180 MW Upton County Solar 2 project in West Texas, and signed a contract to have the project built.

Energy trade groups send grid reliability reports to Energy Secretary Perry

SEIA, ACORE, AEE and AWEA express concerns that the former Texas Governor is starting his inquiry into grid reliability with a faulty premise by conflating coal and nuclear generation with reliability.

Lyndon Rive to leave Tesla in June

The SolarCity founder says he is leaving to take time off and start a new venture, as Tesla’s solar sales volume contracts and the company shifts focus to profit and new products instead of growth.

Southern Company puts another 102 MW-AC of solar online in Texas

Southern’s Lamesa Solar Facility is the latest in a boom that is taking place across Texas, with over 1 GW-DC expected to come online this year.

TerraForm completes the sale of 365 MW of UK solar assets

With the sale the yieldco has almost completely divested from the United Kingdom, as its acquisition by Brookfield grinds forward.

Big challenges: Raj Prabhu on the SolarWorld insolvency and U.S. solar manufacturing

Today, SolarWorld AG filed for insolvency in Germany, and it is unclear whether or not its U.S. subsidiary will also file. In the following interview, Mercom Capital CEO Raj Prabhu talks about what this means for the U.S. solar industry.

Smaller, leaner Vivint Solar moves to direct sales (with chart)

Like other large U.S. third-party solar companies Vivint is increasingly moving away from the leasing model to direct sales.

SunPower’s losses continue during Q1

The high-efficiency solar manufacturer is still bleeding red ink, as it begins shipping its lower-cost P-Series modules and continues its restructuring.