All posts from Aisha Abdelhamid

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IKEA Plugs In Largest Solar Rooftop In Kansas

Originally published on Reinforcing its long-term commitment to sustainability and confidence in solar technology, IKEA officially plugged-in the largest rooftop solar array in Kansas. The huge solar array will support the recently opened 359,000 square-foot IKEA Merriam and its 1,200 parking spaces soaking up the rays on 19 acres along the eastern side of […]

May 18th

Pakistan’s House of Parliament Is Going Solar

Originally published on Fully funded by the Chinese government, Yingli Solar recently announced that Pakistan’s Parliament House in Islamabad will be powered by 1 megawatt (MW) of high-efficiency multicrystalline Yingli Solar panels. Inaugurated by the leaders of China and Pakistan on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, the new system is scheduled to be completed by the end of June 2015. Yingli Green Energy […]

May 14th

Renewable Energy Syndication Boosts SolarCity

Introducing an industry-leading product that will allow both first-time and experienced investors to tap into the renewable energy tax credit market, US Bancorp (NYSE:USB) and ORIX USA Corp. recently announced the launch of US Bancorp’s first renewable energy syndication. “This is a new phase of business development for US Bancorp,” said Zack Boyers, chairman and […]

May 12th

Net Metering Caps Put 1,000s of Solar Jobs at Risk

Calling on the Legislature to act quickly to raise net metering caps, the Mass Solar Coalition stated recently that thousands of solar-related jobs are in jeopardy due to the caps for public and private projects. This finding was published in a final report sent recently to the Massachusetts State Legislature by the Net Metering and […]

Egypt Hosts MESIA Renewable Energy Trade Mission

Organized by the Middle East Solar Industry Association in partnership with the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, a two-day renewable energy forum was recently hosted in Cairo, Egypt. Bringing together over 150 government policymakers, investors, and project developers, progress and developments in Egypt’s solar and wind market were presented, and many fruitful roundtable discussions […]

Innovations in Solar Finance For Homeowners & Installers

Prioritizing ease-of-use for home solar installers, and long-term value for homeowners, a new partnership between Sungage Financial and SMA America is offering innovations in home solar finance. Sungage Financial, a leading residential solar finance platform, is making it easier for homeowners to realize the financial benefits of solar ownership while saving on energy costs at […]

Solar Panels Quality Assurance Rating System in Progress

With utility-scale solar projects multiplying across the US, the quality assurance of solar panels has become a major subject of owners’ and investors’ focus. The success of multi-million dollar systems hangs in the balance and stakeholders have vested interests in the reliability of the products being installed. Co-leading an international program, the Department of Energy’s […]

April 29th