Trina Solar Acquires NClave Renewables, Adding Trackers to Its Portfolio

Trina Solar said Monday it will turn its partnership with Spanish tracker company NClave Renewables into a full-blown purchase. The acquisition of NClave marks the first time a Chinese company has purchased a solar tracker producer not based in China, a nod to the globalization of the tracker market. According to GTM Research, the market… Continue reading Trina Solar Acquires NClave Renewables, Adding Trackers to Its Portfolio

Everything You Need to Know About California’s New Solar Roof Mandate

California’s recently approved solar roof mandate for all new homes came as a surprise to many people – even though stakeholders have been working on the rule change for roughly two years. That’s likely because the California Energy Commission (CEC) passed the requirement earlier this month as an update to the state’s 2019 Title 24,… Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About California’s New Solar Roof Mandate

Puerto Rico’s Latest Problem: Utility Curtailment of Wind and Solar Farms

Days after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico last September, Pattern Energy found its 101-megawatt Santa Isabel wind farm had sustained little damage.  “Like everybody, we lost power,” said senior vice president of operations Chris Shugart. But after communications were back up and running, Pattern was ready to operate. The company informed the island’s utility, the… Continue reading Puerto Rico’s Latest Problem: Utility Curtailment of Wind and Solar Farms

Energy Has a Diversity Problem. We’re Calling on the Solar Industry to Fix It

As women of color who are leaders in the NAACP and Vote Solar, we represent national nonprofits that operate independent of the industry, yet work closely with industry partners in our advocacy toward the same end goal: a future in which solar shines for everyone. We're deeply invested in the solar industry’s success and to the… Continue reading Energy Has a Diversity Problem. We’re Calling on the Solar Industry to Fix It

Siemens Gamesa Pursues Hybrid Wind and Solar Projects With Energy Storage

Siemens Gamesa, the leading turbine manufacturer, is looking to go beyond wind — into hybrid systems with solar and storage. The company’s chief technology officer, Antonio de la Torre Quiralte, told GTM that Siemens Gamesa remains committed to the wind market. However, it is increasingly interested in other technologies to reduce renewable energy intermittency.  “Following… Continue reading Siemens Gamesa Pursues Hybrid Wind and Solar Projects With Energy Storage

Is California’s Solar Rooftop Mandate the Gateway for Electrifying Everything?

There’s a new phrase bouncing around energy circles: Electrify Everything. This week, we talk to Nate Adams, a home performance expert whose personal mission is to rip gas meters out of homes and move us closer toward full electrification. As he’s learned from experience, it’s not easy. The electrification of homes may be getting easier… Continue reading Is California’s Solar Rooftop Mandate the Gateway for Electrifying Everything?