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Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) used a combination of renewable resources, including a lot of solar and some biomass and hydropower, to generate 90% of the island’s electricity during brief periods on four separate days in January. Furthermore, the co-op [Read More]

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With a continued goal of operating a cleaner energy grid, the California Independent System Operator Corp.’s (CAISO) board of governors has approved several proposals that CAISO says will support improved integration of energy storage and demand response resources in the [Read More]

As sports enthusiasts around the U.S. get ready for Super Bowl 50, Rhone Resch, president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), has highlighted the role solar power will play during the big game on Sunday. “The solar [Read More]

Renewable sources, including solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydropower, accounted for almost two-thirds (63.85%) of the 16,485 MW of new electrical generation placed in service in the U.S. last year, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update from the Federal [Read More]

 

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has officially launched its previously announced program to extend the option for 100% solar power to all customers, whether or not they are planning to install rooftop solar. Under PG&E’s Solar Choice program, customers [Read More]

Moody’s Investors Service, a provider of credit ratings, research and risk analysis, forecasts global issuance of green bonds could surpass $50 billion in 2016, exceeding the $42.4 billion recorded in 2015, which was also the highest level for such bonds [Read More]

U.S. electricity generated from utility-scale renewable energy projects is expected to grow by 9% this year, based on projections in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest Short-Term Energy Outlook. Much of the growth comes from new installations of wind [Read More]

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Projects & Contracts

On Thursday, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI inaugurated Noor 1, the 160 MW first phase of a 580 MW complex being built near the city of Ouarzazate, Morocco. When fully operational by 2018, the three-phase complex will produce enough energy for [Read More]

Detroit-based DTE Energy has completed three new solar projects in Avoca, Brownstown and Romulus, Mich., bringing the company’s total number of utility-owned solar arrays in operation to 26. “DTE Energy is proud to be leading Michigan as the state’s largest [Read More]

Entergy New Orleans Inc. recently hosted elected officials, community leaders and other dignitaries at existing company property to break ground on what the utility says is the city’s first utility-scale solar project. The 1 MW pilot project, which is expected [Read More]

New Jersey-based utility Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) has announced that its L&D Solar Farm is online. The 12.93 MW installation represents PSE&G’s largest solar farm to date and is one of the biggest landfill solar projects in [Read More]

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