North America

Nano One Patents new Durable Cobalt-Free Battery Material
Nano One has been issued a Taiwanese patent relating to lithium nickel manganese oxide (LNMO) cathode material, that eliminates cobalt from the battery
Jan 6, 2020 // Technology, Storage, Japan, Canada, China, Asia, Korea, North America, Taiwan, EV, us, Battery Patent, Lithium ion, Nano One, Stephen Campbell
KCEC Comes Close to 100% Solar Goal With 2 new Arrays Operational
Two new solar arrays built by KCEC have come online, helping the group come closer to meeting its goal of 100 percent solar energy during the day by 2022
Jan 3, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, New Mexico, KCEC, KCEC Solar Arrays, solar arrays, Luis Reyes Jr.
New Jersey approves 45 community solar projects
The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) approved 45 applications that will participate in the first year of its Community Solar Energy Pilot Program. In total, 100% of the approved renewable energy projects will serve low- to moderate-income (LMI) households within the state.
Jan 3, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, New Jersey, North America, NJBPU, Phil Murphy, Joseph L. Fiordaliso
This New Tech Could Make A Solar Toyota Prius Practical
2020 is the year we are going to see some incredible things. This new solar technology is going to change everything we know about solar charging. Here is what it could mean for the solar Prius of the future.
Jan 2, 2020 // Technology, Opinions, Transport, USA, Toyota, North America, Michigan State University, Peter Neilson, Prius
Trump administration set to approve the largest solar farm in the U.S.
A new solar panel farm in Nevada would generate a massive 690 megawatts of renewable energy
Jan 2, 2020 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, pv power plants, Nevada, Trump, North America
Sunnova secures US$150m for safe harbour equipment and sales growth
Sunnova has secured US$150 million of financing to purchase safe harbour equipment and boost customer numbers and battery storage system sales.
Jan 2, 2020 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Grids, USA, SunPower, Sunnova, domestic pv, North America, investment tax credit
SunPower to cut up to 160 jobs amidst restructuring
US solar firm SunPower is to cut up to 160 jobs as part of a restructuring plan following the spin off of its manufacturing operations.
Jan 2, 2020 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, manufacturing, SunPower, pv modules, investment, finance, North America
Tesla achieves $420 stock price and obtains $1.4bn loan for China-based fab
The current year is finishing positively for the American EV pioneer, bringing it a share price growth and a new investment in its outside-US manufacturing facility.
Dec 30, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, USA, TESLA, China, Asia, North America
Enphase announces off grid solar-plus-storage solution and commercial microinverters
The American energy tech firm has recently unveiled its “Ensemble in a Box” solar-plus-storage set for 2 solar modules and a 640-watt 2-module microinverter.
Dec 30, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Inverters, Policy, USA, solar-plus-storage, North America, Enphase
Fairfax solar plan could spur change to Va. law meant to shield Dominion Energy from competitors
Fairfax County is moving to buy energy from contractors who would install solar panels on more than 100 county buildings, part of a growing environmental effort that aims to remove protections against competition given to the powerful Dominion Energy company.
Dec 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, USA, Virginia, Dominion Energy, North America, Fairfax, Del. Mark L. Keam, Katharine Bond, Sam Ressin
In Rural Colorado, the Kids of Coal Miners Learn to Install Solar Panels
The mines once provided steady employment, now solar energy offers jobs for the next generation.
Dec 26, 2019 // Solar, USA, Colorado, solar pv, North America, Ben Graves, Allora McClellan
LS Power to Acquire EV Charging Solutions Firm EVGo
LS Power has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire EVgo, the largest public fast-charging network for EVs in the US
Dec 24, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Transport, USA, North America, ev charging, EVgo, LS Power, LS Power Acquire EVGo
Falck and Eni signs 1 Gig watt Re projects
Falck Renewables and Eni have entered into a contract to jointly develop clean energy projects in the U.S.
Dec 23, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, Eni, Falck Renewables
Researchers Develop Thin Film that Shows Great Promise for Solar and LEDs
Scientists at University at Buffalo (New York, US) have created thin films made from barium zirconium sulfide (BaZrS3) and confirmed that the materials have alluring electronic and optical properties predicted by theorists.
Dec 23, 2019 // Technology, USA, North America, BaZrS3, Hao Zeng, Xiucheng Wei, Haolei Hui
REC Silicon hit by call-in of $17m loan related to failed wafer operation
Finnish lender Nordea has called in a NOK150 million indemnity loan thought to have been taken out by REC Silicon ASA as a result of the bankruptcy of its Norwegian wafer manufacturing arm seven years ago.
Dec 23, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, USA, Washington, Europe, North America, Norway, REC Silicon, Nordea