Solar Residential News
Uzbekistan launches rebate program for rooftop PV
The Uzbek government last week opened a rooftop solar program which provides 30% of the initial costs for buying and installing a PV system, up to around $320 per project. Tax incentives are also available.
Sep 3, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Rooftop PV, Canadian Solar, Asia, Uzbekistan
Scatec reaches commercial operation for another 112 MW of capacity
The Norwegian developer has opened plants in Ukraine and Egypt. Scatec Solar recently announced it managed to triple energy production in the last year.
Sep 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Tariffs, Raymond Carlsen, Scatec Solar, Ukraine, Europe, Asia, Africa, Egypt, Oslo
Pakistan’s Nepra mulls another 50 MW of solar
The country is steadily expanding solar generation capacity as it aims for 5 GW by 2022, helped by an influx of foreign investment from China’s Belt & Road infrastructure program and World Bank capital.
Sep 1, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Tariffs, Asia, IRENA, NEPRA, Pakistan, Artistic Solar Energy (Private) Limited, Central Power Purchasing Agency (Guarantee) Limited, Javed Solar Park, South Asia
Solar hails victory as Victoria u-turns to ramp up rebate support
Victoria’s state government has yielded to industry pressure and increased the frequency and number of rebates available in its rooftop solar subsidy programme.
Aug 29, 2019 // Residential, Markets & Finance News, Policy, Rooftop PV, Victoria, Australia, rooftop, John Grimes, Oceania, subsidies, smart energy council
Waaree Energies cumulative solar module shipments nearing 2.5GW
India's largest solar panel manufacturer, Waaree Energies said it was closing in on achieving cumulative solar module shipments of 2.5GW as its recent capacity expansions took nameplate production to 1.5GW.
Aug 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, India, pv power plants, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, Asia, waaree, Sunil Rathi
Sunnova reports more customers and dealers in Q2
US residential solar installer Sunnova reported a growing dealer network, more customers, new solar products and a larger geographical footprint in its first earnings release since going public.
Aug 21, 2019 // Residential, Markets & Finance News, USA, Sunrun, Sunnova, ssfusa, installer, residential, North America
New solar component-sourcing company aims to assist smaller installers
A group of seasoned wind and solar industry executives launched a new solar component-sourcing service, Strategic Solar Sourcing.
Aug 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Solar, Strategic Solar Sourcing, John Billingsley, Joseph Kiwak, Tri Global Energy, Sunfinity Renewable Energy
17TeraWatts launches Bodhi software for continued customer engagement
17TeraWatts announced the launch of Bodhi, a digital assistant for solar homeowners. Bodhi helps solar companies engage their homeowners to generate more referrals and follow-on sales.
Aug 17, 2019 // Residential, Software, USA, Salt Lake City, 17TeraWatts, Bodhi, Scott Nguyen, Greg Jacobson, Solar Power International’s Startup Showcase, North America
Commercial solar at grid parity in China but a hard line is needed on soft costs
Deploying commercial and industrial PV in China without subsidy is already profitable in some areas, according to a new study, but prohibitive soft costs and cheap electricity are the main barriers for such installations in areas where grid parity remains out of reach.
Aug 16, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Grids, Tariffs, China, PV module, solar rooftops, subsidy
Sunnova partners with PetersenDean Roofing ahead of California residential solar mandate
US solar and battery storage service giant Sunnova is partnering with roofing and solar contractor PetersenDean Roofing & Solar to help Californians prepare for the state’s new residential solar law.
Aug 16, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Storage, California, USA, storage, Sunnova, PetersenDean Roofing & Solar
California sees huge demand for Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing program
Within the first day of accepting applications, California’s new Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program is nearly fully subscribed, having received more than 240 applications representing over 74 MW of solar power generating capacity and $163 million in reserved funding.
Aug 9, 2019 // Residential, California, USA, solar pv, SOMAH, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison Company, San Diego Gas & Electric Company
San Jose Clean Energy, EDP Renewables sign large solar-plus-storage PPA
San Jose Clean Energy (SJCE) and EDP Renewables SA (EDPR), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America, signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for 100 megawatts of new solar energy and 10 MW of battery storage at the Sonrisa Solar Park in Fresno County, California. The project is anticipated to be operational in 2022.
Aug 9, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Storage, California, USA, storage, CCA, San Jose Clean Energy, EDP Renewables SA, EDP Renewables, Mayor Sam Liccardo, East Bay Community Energy
Residential storage in Europe to grow 500% by 2024
A new report from analysts at Wood Mackenzie forecasts 6.6 GWh of residential energy storage to be installed across Europe by 2024. The economics of the technology are at a tipping point, increasingly reaching grid parity in European markets. With rising electricity demand and falling battery system costs, the trend will further spread across the continent and fuel an uptick in demand.
Aug 9, 2019 // Residential, Storage, Grids, storage, Spain, Germany, Italy, Wood Mackenzie, Europe, Rory McCarthy
SEPA Storage Report Underscores Rising Deployments, Increased Range Of Applications
A new Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) report finds that the U.S. energy storage market is healthy and primed for continued growth, with interconnected capacity growing significantly in 2018.
Aug 9, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Storage, USA, storage, SEPA, Mac Keller, Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, Kauai Island Utility Cooperative, electric utilities
Sunrun Hits Deployment Targets, Expands Grid Services Business in Q2
The largest U.S. residential solar installer hit deployment expectations and built out its battery business in the second quarter.
Aug 8, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Storage, Grids, USA, storage, Sunrun, installer
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