Setting a new lopsided quarterly record, U.S. renewable sources (i.e., wind, solar, biomass and hydropower) outpaced – in fact, swamped – natural gas by a factor of more than 70:1 for new electrical generating capacity placed in-service during the first [Read More]


Some of the sunniest states in the U.S. are actively blocking rooftop solar development through overtly lacking and destructive policy landscapes, according to report from the Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit conservation group. The report highlights 10 states – [Read More]

In 2015, energy from grid-connected, utility-scale solar plants surpassed that from wind power for the first time ever in California, according to an analysis from Vaisala. The environmental and industrial measurement company says California has been a national leader in [Read More]

Last year, a coalition of over 20 states launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to block the implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The climate initiative establishes the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from U.S. [Read More]


Florida International University (FIU) and Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) have unveiled a new commercial-scale solar installation at FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing – the only solar research facility of its kind that FPL has installed at a [Read More]

In an effort to accelerate its renewable energy growth, Duke Energy has raised its 2020 renewable energy goal by 33%, as the company now expects to own or purchase 8 GW of wind, solar and biomass capacity by 2020. According [Read More]

Arizona-based panel manufacturer First Solar Inc. has appointed current chief financial officer (CFO), Mark R. Widmar, the company’s new CEO, effective July 1. He will also join the First Solar board of directors at that time. The company says that [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Georgia Power and the U.S. Department of the Navy (DON) have marked the start of construction on a 31 MW AC solar project at the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany. This represents the fifth large-scale solar project to be [Read More]

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the New York State Department of Public Service, EnterSolar, and Clean Energy Collective (CEC) have announced the beginning of construction on the first community solar project under the state’s Shared [Read More]

Mississippi Power and Silicon Ranch Corp. have broken ground on a $100 million, 50 MW solar project in Hattiesburg, Miss. Anthony L. Wilson, president and CEO of Mississippi Power, says the utility is “committed to having a well-balanced energy portfolio.” [Read More]

Aquion Energy Inc., developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) batteries and energy storage systems, and Ideal Power Inc., a developer of power conversion technologies, have installed their products as part of a microgrid at Stone Edge Farm, a [Read More]

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