US Solar secures financing for 100MW community-solar portfolio

Community solar developer US Solar announced Monday that it has secured a project financing facility from the Alliance Fund II, LP, an affiliate of North Sky Capital which is advised by New Energy Capital Partners (NEC).

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Suniva trade case would strike ‘devastating blow’ to US solar market – GTM

Should the Suniva trade case proposals get approved, two thirds of the US solar pipeline expected to come online over the next five years could be wiped out, according to a new report from GTM Research.

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New York legislature’s push to create energy storage programmes and targets welcomed by industry

US-based trade industry groups NY-BEST and the Energy Storage Association, have welcomed the passing of bills in New York providing a framework for the state’s regulator to establish an energy storage deployment programme.

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NYSERDA’s US$6.3m funding for commercial development of energy storage technologies

Up to US$6.3 million in funding will support the commercialisation of emerging energy storage technologies in New York, from public benefit corporation NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research & Development Agency).

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NanoFlex in consortium developing next-gen thin-film technology with US Army

Next-generation thin-film technology start-up NanoFlex Power said it was part of a consortium awarded a US$6.5 million contract from the US Army Research Laboratory’s Army Research Office to develop high power, flexible, and lightweight solar modules for portable power applications.

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Aurora wins inline measurement and control order for bifacial cell production lines in China

Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) said it had received a volume order from a confidential customer located in China for its ‘Decima’ Gemini systems and ‘Veritas’ wafer and process mapping software to be integrated into new high-efficiency bifacial cell production lines.

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NEXTracker targets 15MW of battery solution sales per week

One of the world’s leading suppliers of solar PV trackers is targeting sales volumes of approximately 15MW per week of the new battery solution it has paired with its products.

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Green Power EMC, Silicon Ranch announce 200MW PV portfolio in Georgia

Renewable energy supplier Green Power EMC and IPP Silicon Ranch plan to bring an additional 200MW of PV generation online by 2020.

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Sunrun expands operations into Florida

Residential solar, storage and energy services company Sunrun announced that it has expanded its operations into Florida.

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US ROUND UP: Westchester’s largest solar array, Community solar in MA, Michigan 50% by 2035 RPS

News in Brief: Bill Clinton opens Westchester’s largest solar array – a 2.7MW facility at Swiss RE’s US headquarters; Nexamp completes a 700kW community solar facility in Massachusetts, Michigan introduces a bill to up its RPS and Solaria deploys its architectural solar products at Cornell Tech’s campus in New York.

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EDF Energies Nouvelles acquires 80% interest in Canadian Solar’s Pirapora II project in Brazil

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Canadian Solar has said that EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN)has acquired an 80% interest in its 115MW Pirapora II PV power plant project in Brazil.

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