Solar Power World News Feed

RSS Solar Power World News

  • Congresswoman Linda Sánchez introduces bill to increase and extend residential solar tax credit July 30, 2021
    Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA) introduced the Residential Solar Opportunity Act, which would ensure working families and homeowners have the same access as corporations to tax incentives for deploying solar power generation. “Homeowners play a critical role in supplying our electric grid with the renewable energy we need to eliminate carbon emissions from our economy… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Nonprofit Covenant Tribal Solar Initiative receives nearly $800,000 MacArthur grant for solar projects July 30, 2021
    Covenant Tribal Solar Initiative, a Native-led nonprofit organization that empowers American Indian tribes to replace extractive energy systems with clean, regenerative energy has received a $775,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for its work supporting Native American tribes as they pursue energy sovereignty and a return to self-determination. “The MacArthur… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • KORE Power to build massive lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Arizona July 29, 2021
    KORE Power has plans to construct a lithium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Maricopa County, Arizona. The 1 million sq ft manufacturing facility, dubbed the KOREPlex, will support up to 12 GWh of battery cell production for the U.S. supply chain for lithium-ion battery cells that are critical to the future of electric vehicles, power grids… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • Aries Power makes money greener with 19.3-kW solar array on New York bank July 29, 2021
    Aries Power of Albany, New York installed 43 solar panels on the roof of Ulster Savings Bank‘s location in Red Hook. This solar initiative is part of the bank’s commitment to lessening its impact on the environment by incorporating sustainable and green business practices. It’s anticipated that the bank will have a 28% annual offset… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • California state licensing board votes to allow only C-10 contractors to install solar and storage projects July 29, 2021
    The Contractor State Licensing Board (CSLB) voted 11-3 on July 28 to restrict and impede the lawful trade of 80% of California’s licensed solar contractors to continue installing solar and energy storage systems. This vote comes despite the board’s 40-year history of extensive testing as well as providing written permission for C-46 solar specialty contractors… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • SunPower partners with Wallbox to offer EV chargers during solar installs July 29, 2021
    SunPower announced it is teaming up with Wallbox to make the switch to an electric lifestyle more convenient, affordable and sustainable. Through the strategic alliance, new SunPower customers can opt to install a Wallbox home EV charger at the same time as their solar and/or storage system installation. SunPower will also act as a preferred… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • New Illinois law makes it easier for HOA community members to install rooftop solar July 29, 2021
    Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation protecting Illinoisians’ right to clean energy and access to solar power. A revision to the Homeowners’ Energy Policy Statement Act, HB 644 will guarantee homeowners’ rights to place solar on their home without major redesign requirements, while improving the timeline for approval by a homeowners’ association (HOA). “HB 644 is… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Sunfinity solar array powers Texas highway repairs July 28, 2021
    NTE Mobility Partners of North Central Texas is incorporating renewable energy into its daily operations with a solar installation on its Tarrant County maintenance facility. The 202-panel, 79.79-kW solar array was designed and installed by Sunfinity Renewable Energy of Dallas. “We’ve been very pleased with the performance of our initial solar system at our LBJ… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • Hannah Solar Government Services installs 330 kW of solar canopies at Arkansas veterans hospital July 28, 2021
    Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) recently constructed a 330-kW of solar parking canopies for the Department of Veterans Affairs at the North Little Rock VA Medical Center (VAMC) in North Little Rock, Arkansas. This solar PV system is HSGS’s seventh solar PV system installed for the VA. As a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, HSGS was… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • NJBPU approves Successor Solar Incentive Program, doubling state’s solar capacity July 28, 2021
    The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today voted unanimously to implement a new solar incentive program that will pave the way for up to 3,750 MW of new solar generation by 2026, doubling the state’s solar capacity. The Successor Solar Incentive (SuSI) Program is the culmination of a nearly three-year Solar Transition process… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener