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GTM/SEIA Report: U.S. Solar Industry shows record growth in 2014

GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released yesterday the U.S. Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review report, the definitive source of installation data, forecasting and policy analysis for the U.S. solar market.

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SolarCity partners with Incapital to Make Solar Bonds Available to US investors

SolarCity today announced a strategic partnership with Incapital, a leading distributor of securities to financial institutions and investment advisors including many of the nation’s largest brokerage firms, to expand the availability of Solar Bonds for investors across the U.S.

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SwRI receives $9.9 million from U.S. DOE to improve solar plant efficiency

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has been awarded $4.9 million by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of a $9.9 million continuation contract to manufacture and test a high-efficiency supercritical CO2 (sCO2) hot gas turbo-expander and compact heat exchangers for concentrating solar power (CSP) plants.

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Main Street Power acquired by AES and named AES Distributed Energy

Main Street Power of Boulder, CO announced the acquisition of 100% of the shares of the company by The AES Corporation of Arlington, VA. The acquisition brings Main Street Power, a proven developer, owner and operator of distributed solar PV systems, together with AES, a Fortune 200 global energy company with operations in 18 countries and the world’s largest fleet of grid batteries in commercial service, to accelerate the growth of distributed generation solar capacity in key markets.

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Sonoma Clean Power inks deal for floating solar panel project

Sonoma County’s new public electricity supplier is turning to the sun and water — the airspace over treated sewage ponds, specifically — to generate power for local homes and businesses.

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