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  • 6 May 2019 9:45 AM | Greg Cox (Administrator)

     We are looking forward to attending the 2019 Solar Power Southeast conference to be held May 29-30 in Atlanta, Georgia.   AlaSIA members get a 15% discount.  Reach out to greg@alasia.org to get the code!!

  • 12 Nov 2018 8:58 AM | Greg Cox (Administrator)

    The Tennessee Valley Authority has announced an agreement with two developers to build 150 MW and 227 MW solar facilities, built to power Facebook’s data center in Huntsville, Ala.Read more...

  • 25 Jul 2018 11:59 AM | Greg Cox (Administrator)

    Congratulations to our members on the Solar Power World 2018 Top Contractors; Cypress Creek Renewables #2; CantSink #16; RPCS #18; Hannah Solar #71; S&C Electric #82; Radiance Solar #90; Southern Current #128; Tennessee Solar Solutions #198; and Southern Solar Systems #345.  Great work!!!  See the complete list here.

  • 27 Jun 2018 6:44 PM | Greg Cox (Administrator)

    LG Electronics is expanding its U.S. presence with a new solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, Alabama. The South Korean technology giant will invest $28 million to set up the factory that's expected to create 160 new full-time jobs. LG will add two production lines at its 48-acre campus in Huntsville, where the company has had operations for four decades. The solar module plant will bring LG's total employment in the Southern city to more than 400 workers. 


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  • 15 Jan 2018 9:53 AM | Greg Cox (Administrator)

    Tom Werner, the CEO of SunPower has an opinion piece in The Hill today that pushes back against tariffs and praising Pres. Trump in equal parts. SunPower has been active in Alabama, building a solar/storage installation at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville.


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  • 19 Oct 2017 5:25 AM | Greg Cox (Administrator)

    Data recently provided by GTM Research to Reuters showed that Mississippi and Alabama had the fastest-growing solar markets in the United States between the second quarters of 2016 and 2017.


    Eight of the 10 fastest-growing U.S. solar markets were Western, Midwestern, or Southern states that voted for President Trump, Reuters noted.


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  • 9 Sep 2017 3:06 AM | Greg Cox (Administrator)

    TVA reported last year a total of 226 megawatts of solar generation across its seven-state region, including 145 megawatts of utility scale solar and 81 megawatts of rooftop or other small-scale solar generation.


    By comparison, Georgia Power had more than 500 megawatts of solar power on the ground last year and is in the process of installing 1,600 megawatts of additional renewable energy — solar, wind, geothermal and other renewables — by 2021.


    Florida Power and Light has more than 335 megawatts of solar generation. It has announced plans for another 600 megawatts to be installed within the next year with an additional 1,500 megawatts by 2023.


    In the Carolinas, Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress reported more than 1,400 megawatts of solar generation last year and should exceed 4,500 megawatts by the end of this year. Recent legislation in North Carolina will enable the combined Duke entities to achieve more than 6,000 megawatts of solar energy by 2022.


    http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2017/sep/05/finding-place-sun-backers-solar-power-want-tv/447189/

  • 17 Aug 2017 8:12 AM | Greg Cox (Administrator)

    A new report authored by Stephen Byrd, a utility and cleantech analyst at Morgan Stanley, and Adam Jonas, its auto analyst, shows that they are bullish on the market for grid storage products. “Demand for energy storage from the utility sector will grow more than the market anticipates by 2019–2020,” the pair says.


    The Morgan Stanley reports predicts the demand for grid-scale storage will increase from less than $300 million a year today to as much as $4 billion in the next 2–3 years. Byrd and Jonas believe there will soon be demand for up to 85 gigawatt-hours of storage — worth about $30 billion a year. 85 GWh would be enough to supply most of New York City for a year.



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  • 1 Aug 2017 1:43 PM | Greg Cox (Administrator)

    Energy storage projects may bring the cost of a lithium-ion battery down from $10,000 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in the early 1990’s to $100/kWh in 2019, according to a new study written by a research team from University of California and TU Munich in Germany, and published in Nature Energy.


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