D.C. Launches Low-Income Solar Program With GRID

The Department of Energy & Environment (DOEE) and the Department of Employment Services (DOES) have partnered to develop Solar Works DC, a low-income solar installation and job training program in Washington, D.C. To implement the first year of the program, DOEE and DOES have awarded $950,000 to GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic through a competitive grant process. …

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SolarWorld Americas Joins Suniva Trade Case

Shortly after the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) decided to move forward with an investigation into Suniva’s controversial trade petition, SolarWorld Americas Inc. has announced it filed with the ITC to become a co-petitioner. The news comes as a shock, as SolarWorld Americas initially suggested that it did not support Georgia-based Suniva’s case: When Suniva filed its …

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52 MW Solar Project Under Way For Mississippi Co-op

Origis Energy USA and Cooperative Energy, a Mississippi-based generation and transmission cooperative, have broken ground on a 52 MW project near Sumrall in Lamar County, Miss. The project is expected to create approximately 400 jobs during construction, and the 540-acre solar site will include 206,892 photovoltaic solar panels when completed in December. Origis Energy has …

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Massachusetts Community Solar Project Goes Online

BlueWave Solar, along with financing partners MS Solar Solutions Corp. and National Bank of Arizona, has announced the completion of a 1.37 MW community solar project on Lake Street in Plympton, Mass. Known as the Lake Street project, the solar array covers approximately seven acres and will produce clean energy and generate long-term electricity savings …

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Suniva’s Trade Case Advances As Government Starts Investigation

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has decided to move forward with an investigation into Suniva’s highly controversial trade petition, which seeks new import tariffs and minimum import prices on all foreign-made crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) solar cells and modules, respectively. Last month, bankrupt CSPV manufacturer Suniva filed a petition asking the federal agency to …

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