California

U.S. power company NRG continues moving into solar during Q1

Despite a challenging financial environment, NRG continues its solar expansion, including an increasing presence in community solar.

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BREAKING: Sungevity bankruptcy ends with court-approved $50 million sale

A Delaware bankruptcy judge yesterday approved the sale of the bankrupt residential solar installer to private equity firm Northern Pacific Group.

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Solar represented 13% of California’s power in 2016

One in eight electrons generated in California came from a solar panel, according to data from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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SMA announces “major hiring push” in California, U.S. Northeast

The inverter giant’s expansion plans are a response to what it says are favorable market conditions. In addition, the company is introducing new products to the U.S. market, including solutions for battery storage.

Net metering 2.0 slows down California’s residential solar market

Solar industry commentary is echoing state data, which shows that the implementation of net metering 2.0 and time-of-use rates is having a significant negative effect on California’s distributed solar market.

Intevac reports massive ion implant tool order

The company’s ENERGi systems will be used to enable a more than 1 GW expansion of high-efficiency n-type mono cell capacity for an un-named customer in China, a big boost for the technology.

200 MW Garland plant tracks the sun with Array Technologies

Signal Energy’s latest California generating facility stands up to desert’s brutal conditions with robust tracking system.

100% by 2045 renewable energy bill introduced in California

The leader of the California Senate has introduced a bill that would put the state tied with Hawaii for the most aggressive renewable energy mandate in the nation, and one of the most aggressive in the world.

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Siva Power Expands Santa Clara Facility

The U.S. thin film manufacturer has expanded its development center in Santa Clara, California, and acquired production equipment from First Solar and Bloo Solar.

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AES claims world’s largest battery storage system

The 30 MW lithium ion battery system is the third massive system to go online in Southern California this week, totaling 77.5 MW of capacity.

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