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Ranking Shows Both Blue And Red States Lead On Clean Energy

A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) ranks the clean energy progress of all 50 U.S. states and finds success spans political party lines, as both red and blue states are making the switch to cleaner energy. [Read More]


Recent Solar News

Biditup To Auction Off Assets Of SMA’s Closed Denver Operations

Biditup Auctions Worldwide has announced that the assets of SMA Solar’s inverter manufacturing facilities in Denver, Colo., will be illuminating the auction block for a two-day, online-only sale in May. Last year, Germany-based inverter company SMA announced it was closing [Read More]


Study: Finding Qualified Workers Is Costing Solar Employers Money And Growth

The U.S. experienced historic solar jobs growth last year, but the meteoric rise of the solar industry has also highlighted the necessity and benefits of workforce training. According to a new research study released by nonprofit The Solar Foundation, two-thirds [Read More]

Kentucky Coal Company Plans Large Solar Project

Berkeley Energy Group, a Kentucky-based coal mining company, is planning to install a large solar project atop one of its old coal strip mines. According to a report in the Courier-Journal, the coal company has teamed up with developer EDF [Read More]


 


El Paso Electric Community Solar Program Sells Out Within A Month

There’s no denying that community solar is quickly catching on as a viable alternative to rooftop solar all across the country. Underscoring that growing interest among consumers, utility El Paso Electric (EPE) has just announced that subscriptions for its new [Read More]

Experts Say 10 Terawatts Of Solar By 2030 Is Possible

The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world’s energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being realized, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s [Read More]


SDG&E Plans More Energy Storage To Meet State Goal, Boost Renewables

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 MW. According to the California utility, the four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

Arizona Utility SRP Announces Large Solar+Storage Project

Arizona-based public power utility Salt River Project (SRP) has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for a grid-scale, integrated solar and battery storage project that will be located in Pinal County, Ariz. Under the PPA, SRP will purchase all [Read More]

Cal Poly To Meet One-Fourth Of Campus Energy Needs With Solar Project

Cal Poly, a polytechnic public university located in San Luis Obispo, Calif., has announced it will break ground this summer on a solar farm that will generate renewable energy, create “Learn by Doing” opportunities for students and save the university [Read More]

Macy’s Marks Completion Of Over 20 SunPower Solar Installations

On Friday, several Macy’s Inc. locations are revealing their solar energy makeovers – part of a company-wide sustainability initiative – with SunPower during dedication events at the Macy’s Broadway Plaza store in Walnut Creek, Calif.; Bloomingdale’s store at The Shops [Read More]

NRG Commissions Utility-Scale Solar Project For Cisco In California

NRG Energy has announced that a newly commissioned, 20 MW AC solar energy facility is now generating solar power for technology conglomerate Cisco’s San Jose, Calif., headquarters. NRG says all electricity and renewable energy credits generated by its new plant [Read More]

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