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Indonesia improves rules for rooftop PV
The government has amended two regulations and introduced a new one to spur development of rooftop PV. The new provisions increase the size of systems eligible for net metering payments and reduce fees for industrial installations.
Oct 31, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Rooftop PV, Asia, rooftop PV, Indonesia, Fabby Tumiwa
China installed 920 MW of household solar last month
Hopes are high up to 5 GW of residential solar capacity will have been added by the time this month’s figures are added, as the household solar feed-in tariff still applies – but only until Thursday. However, the AECEA consultancy has again revised down its overall new capacity expectation for the year.
Oct 30, 2019 // Residential, Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, Rooftop PV, China, AECEA, Asia, rooftop PV
Elon Musk: Unfortunately, it's hard to google Tesla solar links due to tons of ads & SEO
Elon Musk, the co-founder of SpaceX, PayPal, Tesla, SolarCity and the list goes on and on, said on Twitter that it is hard to go to Google and find Tesla's solar roof panels. He said "Unfortunately, it’s hard to google Tesla solar links due to tons of ads & SEO."
Oct 29, 2019 // Residential, Opinions, Rooftop PV, TESLA, Elon Musk, SolarCity, Twitter
Total Solar DG has completed Construction of Solar PV rooftop for CARROS Centre in Singapore
Total Solar Distributed Generation (DG) has completed the installation of a solar photovoltaic rooftop system for CARROS Centre, Singapore's first-of-a-kind integrated mega hub dedicated to the Automotive Industry.
Oct 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Asia, rooftop PV, Singapore, Total Solar Distributed Generation, CARROS, Raymond Ng, Gavin Adda
Elon Musk offers discounted solar panels and batteries after California blackouts
Tesla is offering a discount on solar panels and batteries to people who are affected by wildfire power outages, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted today. More than 2 million people across California have been affected by power outages since October 25th as utility companies try to prevent their power lines from sparking new blazes. A fire just north of San Francisco has already consumed more than 66,000 acres and is only 5 percent under control.
Oct 29, 2019 // Residential, Storage, Rooftop PV, California, USA, BATTERIES, TESLA, Elon Musk, Solar Panels, North America, Tim Hamor, Alternative Energy Systems
EDF secures a slice of UK supermarket Tesco’s corporate solar plan
The French energy giant will provide supermarket Tesco with electricity from 17 rooftop PV installations and two wind farms for a renewables portfolio generation capacity of 59 MW. The groceries retailer has announced plans to install 187 solar rooftops.
Oct 29, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, UK, EDF, Europe, rooftop PV, Cleantech Solar, Tesco, Jason Tarry
PSPCL floats tenders for 30-MW solar rooftop projects
Giving a push to solar power energy, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has floated a tender for empanelment of companies to install 30 MW of grid-connected solar rooftop projects in the range of 1 kw to 1,000 kw.
Oct 26, 2019 // Grids, Rooftop PV, India, tender, Asia, rooftop PV, PSPCL
CleanChoice brings community solar to municipal level
CleanChoice Energy is introducing town partnerships for its CleanChoice Community Solar offerings. The company’s first Community Solar Partnership is with the Village of Wappingers Falls, where CleanChoice Energy will serve as the town’s preferred provider of community solar, allowing local residents to realize savings while working toward the town’s sustainability goals. Wappingers Falls’ residents can subscribe to CleanChoice Energy’s new portfolio of local community solar farms and save up to 10% on their utility bills.
Oct 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, Grids, Tariffs, Rooftop PV, USA, cleanchoice energy, North America, Matt Alexander, Tom Matzzie
Sunworks, Bright Power installing 657-kW solar system on California apartment complex
Sunworks, a provider of solar power solutions for agriculture, commercial, industrial (ACI), public works and residential markets, has been awarded an EPC contract to develop a 657-kW roof-mount PV solar project for a Southern California residential complex in partnership with Bright Power.
Oct 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, California, USA, rooftop PV, North America, Sunworks, Chuck Cargile, Aron Weis
EnterSolar completes 1.4-MW system for TicketNetwork in Connecticut
TicketNetwork, a leading software development company in the ticket resale marketplace, has deployed a 1.4-MW solar system on the roof of its Connecticut headquarters. The system, which was completed in the spring of this year, will offset nearly 70% of the company’s annual energy use and dramatically reduce its carbon footprint.
Oct 26, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Software, Rooftop PV, USA, North America, EnterSolar, TicketNetwork, Connecticut, Don Vaccaro
Portugal drafts new rules to boost rooftop solar
The regulations will come into effect on January 1 and will improve upon the regime introduced in 2014. The new provisions will for the first time provide a legislative framework for energy communities and storage deployment.
Oct 25, 2019 // Policy, Rooftop PV, Portugal, Europe, rooftop PV, Twitter, João Galamba
Phanes, Huawei team up for major rooftop solar push in UAE
United Arab Emirates (UAE) has witnessed the installation of what is being billed as its leading distributed solar project to date, scattered across dozens of locations.
Oct 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, Canadian Solar, Asia, Huawei, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, UAE, phanes, pv inverter
Tesla’s solar installs bounce back in Q3 with no sales force
Tesla reported a bounce back in solar installations in the third quarter of 2019, while energy storage installs reached a new record high. The company is also launching a third-generation residential roof system ahead of a volume production ramp.
Oct 25, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Residential, Markets & Finance News, Storage, Rooftop PV, USA, TESLA, Elon Musk, solar-plus-storage, North America, Zachary Kirkhorn
Where have all the solar rebates gone? The outer suburbs
Solar panels are in hot demand in Melbourne’s outer suburbs and the state’s regions, with new government figures showing they are taking the lion’s share of the latest solar rebates.
Oct 24, 2019 // Plants, Residential, Policy, Solar, Rooftop PV, Solar Panels, Lily D’Ambrosio, John Grimes, Melbourne
Solar energy without panels on your house: Fayetteville launches community solar
Residents who get their electricity from Fayetteville Public Works will be able to benefit from solar energy without having to put panels on their homes.
Oct 24, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Residential, Rooftop PV, USA, North Carolina, Duke Energy, North America, Fayetteville Public Works, Matt Deal, Carolyn Justice-Hinson, Lindsey Listrom, Kimberly Conley
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