The Standing Rock Sioux Claim 'Victory and Vindication' in Court
A federal judge ruled in favor of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Wednesday, handing the tribe its first legal victory in its year-long battle against the Dakota Access pipeline.
James Boasberg, who sits on D.C. district court, said that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to perform an adequate study of the pipeline's environmental consequences when it first approved its construction. In a 91-page decision, the judge cited the Corps' study of "the impacts of an oil spill on fishing rights, hunting rights, or environmental justice" as particularly deficient, and he ordered it to prepare a new report on its risks. More

Creating "Better Buildings" With Solar Energy  
While renewable energy can be a costly capital investment, businesses and organizations are opening up their wallets to secure more reliable and affordable sources of energy for their buildings and facilities. Solar energy has seen dramatic reductions in cost per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of energy produced over the past few years, and with solar energy's leveled cost of electricity down from 27 cents to seven cents in 2016, solar power has grown into an attractive energy option.  More

US Solar Market Adds 2 Gigawatts of PV in Q1 2017 
Following rapid growth across the industry in 2016, the United States solar market added 2,044 megawatts of new capacity in the first quarter of 2017. As installations grow, prices continue to fall to new lows, with utility-scale system prices dropping below $1 per watt barrier for the first time, according to GTM research and the Solar Energy Industries Association's (SEIA) latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report.  More

Floating Solar Farm Reflects China's Clean Energy Ambitions 
As the United States was withdrawing from the Paris climate pact, China's clean energy ambitions were being reflected in the launch of the world's largest floating solar farm. The 40-megawatt power planet has 160,000 panels resting on a lake that emerged after the collapse of a coal mine in central Anhui province.  More

SunPower to Provide 194 Megawatts of Solar Panels to Projects in France
US solar panel manufacturer SunPower has announced that it will provide a total of 194 megawatts worth of solar panels to small- and large-scale solar projects in France, which were successfully obtained through two recent French tender rounds. There has not been a huge amount of news floating around about the recent French solar auctions (especially for someone who doesn't speak French), but US solar PV panel manufacturer SunPower has shed some light on two recent auctions thanks to its own successes.  More

Nevada Legislature Passes Bill to Restore Net Metering for Rooftop Solar  
The Nevada State Legislature has passed a bill that's expected to revive the state's ailing rooftop solar market. The Assembly voted to approve a Senate version of the bill late Sunday night, with just a day remaining in the legislative session. The bill (AB 405) would reinstate net energy metering for residential solar projects, but at a discounted compensation rate.  More

EVENTS  Events

June 16-18, 2017, Custer, WI

June 20-22, 2017, Atlanta, GA

June 27-29, 2017, Bari, Italy
July 10-13, 2017, San Francisco, CA

September 4-8, 2017, Dublin, Ireland

September 9-10, 2017, Saint Paul, MN

September 10-13, 2017, Las Vegas, NV

October 9-12 and October 5-15, 2017, Denver, CO
October 29 - November 2, 2017, Abu Dhabi, UAE
December 5-7, 2017, Mumbai, India 

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