The Solana CSP Project Gets ‘Largest Fine Ever Imposed’ by Arizona Air Regulators

KJZZ: Arizona Solar Power Plant Pays $1.5 Million In Emissions Violation Fines One of Arizona’s largest solar generating stations this week settled with Maricopa County Air Quality Department after dozens of emissions violations. The Solana Generating Station in Gila Bend opened three years ago to produce electricity for Arizona Public Service and is privately owned by… Continue reading The Solana CSP Project Gets ‘Largest Fine Ever Imposed’ by Arizona Air Regulators

Donald Trump Still Doesn’t Understand Energy Markets

Donald Trump is by no means the first Republican presidential candidate to express support for the oil and gas industry, but his predecessors seemed to have a better grasp of how the industry works. The businessman and reality television star told a conference of fossil fuel professionals in Pittsburgh Thursday that they and their coal-mining… Continue reading Donald Trump Still Doesn’t Understand Energy Markets

Enphase on the Edge: Microinverter Maker Lays Off 11% of Workforce and Plans New Stock Offering

It's usually not a good sign to see the word “restructuring” in a troubled company's press release. But that's what microinverter and battery builder Enphase Energy announced yesterday, along with an 11 percent reduction in its 500-employee workforce and an additional offering of common stock underwritten by Oppenheimer & Co. Enphase expects cost savings programs… Continue reading Enphase on the Edge: Microinverter Maker Lays Off 11% of Workforce and Plans New Stock Offering

Despite Low Oil Prices, Small Island Nations Are Still Attractive Markets for Renewables

Renewables like wind and solar are largely not linked to oil prices. But there are markets where the success of renewables is more closely tied to oil: islands. Or, more specifically, small island developing states, which make up 20 percent of UN member countries. These small island states are dangerously dependent on diesel — causing… Continue reading Despite Low Oil Prices, Small Island Nations Are Still Attractive Markets for Renewables

Meet SolPad. An Integrated Solar-Plus-Storage Solution Fresh Out of Stealth Mode

Sometimes solving a problem requires coming at it with an entirely different perspective. That's how Christopher Estes came to create SolPad — a potentially disruptive home solar solution that launched yesterday after several years of quiet development. Estes is the inventor of a professional audio device called CLASP (Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor) that allows… Continue reading Meet SolPad. An Integrated Solar-Plus-Storage Solution Fresh Out of Stealth Mode