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Fenix International Powers The Entire Home With Pay-As-You-Go Solar Systems #CES2019

January 12th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Pay-as-you-go programs continue to revolutionize the world through solar lighting and cell phone charging systems that open up the opportunities that come with electricity, and Fenix International is leading that charge in Africa. CleanTechnica sat down with Jit Bhattacharya, CTO of Fenix International at CES this week to talk about how pay-as-you-go solar systems have scaled up to power the entire home and how the acquisition by Engie has helped Fenix International take its business to the next level


Solar Farms Sprouting In Kauai & Florida

January 9th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

Kauai and Florida utility companies are adding more solar power. One expects to get 70% of its electricity from the sun; the other just 8%. Guess which one is a solar power leader?


Microgrid Cybersecurity Tightens With Standards Adoption

December 26th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

Hackers targeting the electrical grid, your local utility, or the solar microgrid your home is linked into will have a harder time disrupting your electrons in the near future. Manufacturers of electronic equipment used in smart homes, in microgrids, and in utilities are beginning to adopt a set of cybersecurity standards set out by the Underwriters Laboratory. At the same time, manufacturer-sponsored test hacking is helping to drive more frequent —and more secure — firmware and software upgrades


Tampa Electric Solar Plan Blazes With Another 260 Megawatts

November 2nd, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

Tampa Electric won state approval this week to add 260 more megawatts (MW) of solar to its generation fleet by January and to recover the cost. The five separate projects in this endeavor comprise the second phase of the utility’s blazing solar program, which will involve an $850 million investment that will add 600 MW of solar across 10 installations by


Making Energy Transmission Charges Fair To Solar Generators: A #CleanTechnica Q&A With Doug Karpa, Policy Director Of Clean Coalition

October 30th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

CleanTechnica’s Charles W. Thurston recently talked with Doug Karpa, the policy director of the Menlo Park-based Clean Coalition about his organization’s efforts to convince CAISO, the California Independent System Operator of the grid, to treat wholesale distribution-connected solar generators and grid storage more fairly in terms of transmission charges that eventually trickle down to customers.


The Solar Rights Alliance Connects Solar Owners In Support Of Solar Rights

October 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

In the back room of a steakhouse just outside of the Solar Power International show in Anaheim, California, an influential group of solar industry leaders met to talk about the future of the solar industry. The idea for a single group that they could all feed into and support that would rally customers, advocates, and activists to preserve the handful of regulations that are so critical to ensuring access to rooftop solar for utility customers across California had brought them all together


Canadian Solar Tracker Invades Northern US — #CleanTechnica at #SPI2018

October 2nd, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

Canadian solar tracker company GP Joule is headed across the border to sell turnkey solar farms in 10 targeted US states across the country this year, says David Pichard, the director and executive officer of the Toronto-based company. His company has already been selling its Phlegon brand solar tracker systems in Minnesota for community solar projects, and other solar projects in Hawaii and Nevada



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