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Central New York completes 242 clean energy initiatives

By Billy Ludt The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Central New York Planning and Development Board (CNY RPDB) announced that Central New York communities have completed 242 high impact clean energy actions as part of NYSERDA’s Clean Energy Communities Program. This announcement complements Central NY Rising, which provides an…

Con Edison completes purchase of Sempra Energy’s U.S. solar assets

By Kelsey Misbrener Sempra Energy announced that it has completed the sale of its U.S. operating solar assets, solar and battery storage development projects, as well as its ownership interest in one wind facility, to Consolidated Edison for approximately $1.6 billion in cash, subject to customary post-closing adjustments. “With the completion of this sale, we…

Alencon SPOT approved for use with Yaskawa Solectria’s XGI 1000 string inverter

By Kelsey Misbrener Yaskawa Solectria Solar and Alencon Systems have partnered to provide a solution for re-powering 600-V PV plants. The partners proudly announce the compatibility of their unique products, Alencon’s String Power Optimizer and Transmitter—the SPOT—and Yaskawa Solectria Solar’s XGI 1000 transformerless string inverter. Interoperability was confirmed during extensive compatibility testing of the two…

Former gang members add solar to safe house in Los Angeles

By Kelsey Misbrener After waiting for years, Homeboy Industries, a nonprofit that provides training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women, goes solar. The project, originally launched in 2014, involves a multitude of partners, ranging from: Everybody Solar—a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds to help other community serving nonprofits go solar,…

U.S. energy storage project pipeline hits 32.9 GW this year

By Kelly Pickerel The pipeline for energy storage projects in the United States doubled this year, ballooning to 32.9 GW, according to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Energy Storage Association (ESA). While not all of the projects will come to fruition, this is a clear signpost…

EnSync integrates demand-side management into smart home system

By Kelsey Misbrener EnSync announced the addition of demand management capability to the EnSync Home Energy System to create the “EnSync Smart Home.” The EnSync Smart Home system integrates the management of on-site solar plus storage with the management of demand from residential appliances, including electric water heaters, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, lighting…

USW and IBEW hold union organizing drive at Tesla solar panel factory

By Kelsey Misbrener The United Steelworkers (USW) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) announced that workers at Tesla’s solar panel factory in Buffalo, New York, will hold a union organizing drive. In 2013, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the solar manufacturing investment as part of his “Buffalo Billion” initiative at the Riverbend site….

Tariffs strike a blow to utility-scale solar market

By Kelsey Misbrener The Section 201 solar tariffs took a toll on utility-scale solar installations in the third quarter according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Report for Q3 from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The residential market, meanwhile, continued to stabilize after a down 2017. Overall, the…

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