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Regulators Approve Hawaiian Electric’s Roadmap To 100% Renewables

The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has accepted utility company Hawaiian Electric’s plan charting near-term actions leading to 100% renewable energy by 2045. The Power Supply Improvement Plan Update, accepted by the PUC on July 14, describes the work by [Read More]


Recent Solar News

San Diego Agency Seeks Energy Storage Project Proposals

The San Diego County Water Authority has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a potential joint energy storage project with the City of San Diego. According to the public agency, the project could lessen upward pressure on water rates [Read More]


DOE Launches ‘Hit Me With Your SunShot’ Photo Contest

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative made headlines last week after announcing millions of dollars in funding for research projects, and now the federal program is launching a fun contest to see your best solar photos. The SunShot [Read More]

Xcel Renewable Energy Program Powers Minneapolis Facilities

Thanks to utility Xcel Energy’s Renewable*Connect program, the Minneapolis Convention Center and one of the city’s two drinking-water facilities will be powered in part by local wind and solar energy. The City of Minneapolis and Xcel Energy have a new [Read More]


 


Court Ruling Affirms States’ Authority On Renewable Energy Policy

States’ authority to enact clean energy policy was significantly bolstered last week in an important federal district court decision. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a challenge from fossil fuel companies that objected to an Illinois [Read More]

Report: Market Uncertainty Casts Shadow On Solar Sector Corporate Funding

Total global corporate funding in the solar sector, including venture capital, public market and debt financing, in the first half of 2017 (H1’17) was slightly up compared to the same period in 2016 – with about $4.6 billion raised compared [Read More]


Bill To Establish 100% RPS Advances In California

With the approval of S.B.100 by the California Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee, the Golden State has taken a step closer to establishing a 100% clean energy goal. The bill, which has already been approved by the Senate, was passed [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Kansas Utility Cuts Ribbon On Its First Community Solar Project

A crowd including state and local leaders and representatives from Kansas-based utility Westar Energy, Dold Foods and SoCore Energy gathered last week to cut the ribbon on Westar’s first community solar project. According to Westar, the 1.2 MW installation in [Read More]

Iconic Actor William Shatner Installs Solar At L.A. Home

Proving that the promise of solar power is far from science fiction, William Shatner, an actor whose career included the iconic role as Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise, has added a 6.3 kW solar installation at [Read More]

Solar Savings To Help Nonprofit Serve People With Special Needs

Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar and energy storage provider, has been awarded the contract to provide nonprofit TERI Inc. with 172 kW of rooftop solar. Installation began last week on 10 of TERI’s homes for adults with developmental disabilities [Read More]

Duke Energy To Build Three Solar Projects In Kentucky

Duke Energy says it will build and operate three solar power plants on sites in Kenton and Grant counties in Kentucky, as part of the company’s plans to develop its first solar facilities in the commonwealth. “Our customers want solar,” says [Read More]

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