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$250 Million Dollar Funding Round For Solar Power Company Sunnova

Houston, Texas-based Sunnova has closed on a $250 million dollar round of funding. The round was led by Franklin Square Funds and Barclays was the placement agent. Sunnova focuses on third-party financing, not on cash sales or loans. Solar leases and power purchase agreements are where it wants to remain engaged in, and not deviate […]

November 25th

Nearly 6,000 Homes To Get Solar Power In San Diego Area

The U.S. Navy and SolarCity have struck a deal to bring solar power to almost 6,000 homes in the San Diego area. The rooftop solar systems will be designed, built, and installed by SolarCity for Lincoln Military Housing, a private company that manages family housing for the military. The cost details were not revealed, but […]

November 19th

SunPower Acquires Inverter Startup SolarBridge

SunPower has been a leading solar panel manufacturer for some time, so when it makes an acquisition there is always interest. SolarBridge, an Austin, Texas-based startup is its latest. The price was not revealed, but Solarbridge had taken in about $105 million from investors prior to the sale, if that figure is any indication of what […]

November 10th

$13 Million Solar Investment In Hawaii By Patagonia

The outdoor gear and apparel company Patagonia will spend thirteen million dollars to help 1,000 homes in Hawaii get solar panels. Hawaii imports a great deal of oil to burn to generate electricity and electricity costs are very high. The solar panels aren’t only coming from Patagonia. Kina’ole Capital Partners and a Hawaiian bank are […]

November 7th

$650,000 Energy Department Award For Solar Finance Company Mosaic

The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative has awarded $650,000 to California-based Mosaic. It is the second award for the peer-to-peer solar finance company. Mosaic offers loans for solar projects with very low monthly payments. The DOE award will be used to improvement products and continue to innovate in order to better serve customers. “The […]

October 29th

Kyocera and Stem Team Up For Commercial Solar Power Solution

Solar power news keeps getting better. Stem and Kyocera Solar have joined forces to provide both solar panels and an intelligent energy storage system. Stem says that up to 50% of an energy bill can be based on peak charges. The company’s advanced battery storage and predictive analytics help customers to avoid buying electricity when […]

October 14th

Solar Man’s Solar Wonderland Crowdfunding Campaign Aims For $5,000,000

“Solar Man” is aiming to build education as the cornerstone of his new recreational venture, Solar Wonderland. Solar Wonderland is a “gigafactory” and much more. This gigafactory is for building lightweight carbon fiber solar panels as the Lotus product line expands. Students, children, and others will enjoy a hands-on educational experience in this Energy Amusement Park. […]

October 14th

Vivint Solar IPO And CEO Interview

Vivint Solar recently had its IPO, so it has been an exciting and critically important time for the residential solar power company. CEO Greg Butterfield generously took some time out of his very busy schedule to answer some questions. 1. You have been through a number of IPOS. What was your impression of this one? […]

October 8th