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U.S. Energy Shakeup Continues as Solar Capacity Triples

Solar power capacity in the U.S. will have nearly tripled in size in less than three years by 2017 amid an energy shakeup that has seen natural gas solidify its position as the country’s chief source of electricity and coal power continue to fade, according to monthly data published by the U.S. Department of Energy. […]

NC Solar Now Makes Logan’s One Stop Garden Shop Even Greener

Raleigh business goes solar with a 124.74 kW array installed by North Carolina’s top rooftop solar contractor RALEIGH, NC – August 30, 2016 –NC Solar Now installed a 124.74 kW solar array for Logan’s One Stop Garden Shop, a family-owned business in downtown Raleigh’s Seaboard Station. Atop of the garden supply store’s 1,000 foot-long outdoor […]

MGM Resorts, NRG Complete U.S.’ Largest Rooftop Solar Project

NRG Energy Inc. and MGM Resorts International have completed a 2.1 MW expansion of a massive solar project on the roof of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Combined with a previously installed, 6.2 MW first phase, the expanded solar project now has more than 26,000 photovoltaic panels and produces 8.3 MW of […]

Solar to Give Biggest Boost to U.S. Renewables

The U.S. is expected to deploy 77.3 GW of distributed renewables between this year and 2025, with the majority of the capacity driven by solar installations, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The report says distributed solar installations will total almost 75.8 GW during the period, and cumulative capacity is projected to be […]

With Solar, U.S. Rooftops Could Provide Nearly Half of Nation’s Power

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has almost doubled its previous estimate of the total U.S. technical potential for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and has found that U.S. building rooftops could generate close to 40 percent of national electricity sales. NREL says its analysts have used detailed light detection and […]

Another Record-Breaking Year for U.S. Solar

The U.S. solar industry installed 7,286 MW of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2015 – the largest total ever and 17 percent above 2014. Also, solar beat out natural gas capacity additions for the first time, with solar supplying 29.5 percent of all new electric generating capacity in the U.S. last year. The Solar Energy Industries […]

Investors Grow Hungry for Utility Projects

Missouri-based investment firm Gardner Capital Inc. has provided tax equity financing for six solar utility-scale photovoltaic power generation systems in North Carolina totaling 37.5 MW.

Solar is Fastest-Growing Renewable Energy in U.S.

By Kathleen Zipp, Solar Power World Signaling the growing importance of solar energy to America’s future, the “State of American Energy Report” – released by the American Petroleum Institute (API) – includes a comprehensive section on the rapid growth of the U.S. solar energy industry and its impact on our nation’s economy and environment. According […]

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