May 16th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Silicon Valley solar manufacturer SunPower announced a first quarter net loss of nearly $90 million earlier this month amid restructuring costs and an operating loss of $117 million, but the company looks to be trending towards profitability as it focuses on distributed solar and storage
April 2nd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Silicon Valley-based solar panel manufacturer SunPower was named the United States' leading commercial solar provider and one of the country's leading solar panel suppliers in Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables latest US PV Leaderboard
March 13th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Grassroots environmental organization Sierra Club has partnered with one of America's leading solar manufacturers SunPower on a new incentive and rebate program open to the organisation's more than 3.5 million members and supporters.
March 7th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Silicon Valley-based solar panel manufacturer SunPower announced the launch of its highly-anticipated Next Generation Technology solar panels on Tuesday, which will be the industry's first-ever 400-plus-watt and the world's most powerful residential solar panels.
February 27th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston
Global oil companies are plowing billions of dollars per year into solar and into energy storage, as more nations seek to switch their energy sources away from fossil fuels.
February 22nd, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston
An R&D team at Fraunhofer ISE has unveiled a new solar cell stringing machine that can boost cell performance 2% by using electrically conductive adhesives to fix solar cells to a foil substrate in a shingled pattern. The process reduces the number of manufacturing steps that soldering a connective ribbon would require, and imparts more efficient cell performance in several incremental ways
February 20th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Silicon Valley solar manufacturer SunPower published its Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 financial results last week revealing relatively mixed results across the board, showing quarterly growth but well down on yearly metrics and falling well below market consensus.
February 8th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
Silicon Valley-based solar manufacturer SunPower has finally returned to manufacturing in the United States as it announced on Thursday its newly-acquired Hillsboro, Oregon facility is now assembling the company's high-quality 19% efficient Performance Series solar panel (P19 or P-Series) for US commercial customers.
January 31st, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston
An operator of a custom dolphin observation boat has combined Sunflare solar panels with lithium-ion batteries for what may be the first charter vessel of it kind, says the Key West owner. Dubbed “The Squid,” the vessel was designed for tour operator Honest Eco by David Walworth, an MIT-educated boat designer and builder
January 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
I started covering the solar energy industry seriously in 2009. It seemed like a hopping, exciting time in the industry — growth was exploding. I remember one early story in which readers admonished me a little because I put "Solar Power Exploding" in a headline, and they thought I was referring to genuine explosions. In 2019, 2009 and 2010 progress looks like anthills
December 7th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
To help ease the pain of the search for gifts, I'm sharing a few clean tech gifts that I have found over the last few months that I love and that you might love or might want to gift to someone
November 29th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston
Panasonic Eco Solutions, home of the HIT solar panel, is aggressively building out its residential solar installer network on a national basis, seeking to compete more evenly with the likes of Tesla, Sunrun, SunPower, Vivint, and others
November 6th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
US-based solar PV manufacturer SunPower announced its financial results for the third quarter last week, in which it revealed better-than-expected earnings but weaker-than-expected revenues for a quarter that performed as a current snapshot of the combined challenges and successes of the solar industry
October 19th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
A new report published by Navigant Research has proclaimed US residential solar company Sunrun as the world's leading solar-plus-storage vendor in a market which is expected to see nearly 40 gigawatts (GW) of new capacity installed in the next decade.
October 13th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
SunPower has completed a 1.7 megawatt solar installation at the global headquarters of Bose Corporation in Framingham, Massachusetts
October 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
Software and solar panels are probably not the most exciting parts of clean tech for most people, but there are some innovations happening in the space, specifically with regards to software
October 4th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
SunPower, one of the world's largest solar manufacturers, has announced this week it has completed the acquisition of certain assets belonging to SolarWorld Americas, including its Hillsboro, Oregon, facilities and its workforce of more than 200 employees
September 10th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
Clearway Energy Group, a company formed out of the sale of NRG Energy to Global Infrastructure Partners and now one of the largest clean energy companies in the United States, last week acquired the 4.7 gigawatt (GW) utility-scale solar development pipeline from SunPower
August 17th, 2018 | by Derek Markham
Thanks to a program recently launched by SunPower, National Parks Conservation Association members can get a $500 cash rebate, plus generate a donation for the organization, when installing a home solar array through the program from now until July of
August 11th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
Complementing our update on key changes in the electric vehicle industry in June and July, below are highly notable news items from the solar energy and energy storage industries in June and July
August 3rd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
SunPower, a world-leading solar manufacturer based in California, published stronger than expected second quarter earnings in late July, but offset any good news by guiding massive losses for the full year
July 26th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
Electric high-altitude flying is still something we haven't written much about. How about 80,000 feet (24,400 kilometers) in the sky. That's what the electric solar airplane Mission SolarStratos is all about
June 13th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
SunPower took the wraps off of its new SunPower Equinox home solar energy system today, which was designed to be compatible with leading residential energy storage products from sonnen and Tesla Energy
May 15th, 2018 | by Derek Markham
In this edition of the cleantech news roundup, we have news about the 2018 LEAF safety score, Paul Elio's new cryptocurrency, first delivery of an Electra Meccanica Solo, an electric Aston Martin Lagonda, death by chocolate, EU plastic recycling and pesticide ban, environmental conservatism, and more.