Oct 312016
 
Coming off a recent $22.5 million Series D funding round, d.light’s momentum continues as it secured $7.5 million in debt financing to expand its existing solar lantern and home system solutions, and to bring new products to market, including a solar-powered TV. The funding from impact investment manager Developing World Markets supports d.light’s mission to transform the way off-grid households and small businesses around the world use and pay for energy....
Oct 312016
 
The market has never been better for alternative energy, and solar power is booming. If you’re a solar contractor or installer, business should be good—but it has the potential to be even better in these solar-friendly cities. The American cities with the most solar potential are leaders in many ways: from the number of sunny days per year to strong state- and city-level support. The right combination of laws, regulations, solar activism, and available sunlight make these six...
Oct 312016
 
The Tesla and SolarCity solar roof is a complete roof that brings renewable electricity production to any home or business. It is combined with the Powerpack 2.0, grid-scale battery and inverter combo. The 7 kW, 14 kWh battery system is designed to integrate with Tesla's electric vehicle chargers. Musk said in the announcement that the solar roof system plus battery storage should power a refrigerator and lights in a four-bedroom home for one day, or indefinately when combined with a...
Oct 282016
 
Sunworks, Inc., a provider of solar power solutions for commercial and residential markets, announced today the appointment of Rhone A. Resch as an independent director. The new appointment will be effective on 1 November, 2016 and expand the size of the Sunworks board to eight members. Mr. Resch brings more than 20 years of senior management experience and relevant solar industry experience to Sunworks' Board of Directors. He has an extensive background in strategic planning, market...
Oct 272016
 
KACO new energy announced that an order has been placed with the German photovoltaic specialist by Hungarian EPC and distributor Szalontai. The two companies signed the agreement for 50 inverters of type blueplanet 50.0 TL3 INT at the beginning of October. The units are already waiting to be shipped: the solar power systems they are designated for are planned to be finished by the end of January 2017. Szalontai’s order book includes projects with an overall power of 2.5 megawatts, to be...
Oct 272016
 
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper helped install a community solar array providing 50% of the power demand for 20 low-income families served by Fort Collins Utilities.  The project is the fifth of its kind under a statewide initiative between the Colorado Energy Office (CEO) and GRID Alternatives demonstrating how community solar projects can be deployed by rural electric co-operatives and municipal u