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Renewables Developer sPower Purchased By AES, AIMco

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Salt Lake City-based FTP Power LLC (sPower) – a renewable energy owner, operator and developer – has been sold to AES Corp. and Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo). sPower, which was capitalized by Fir Tree Partners in 2014, owns and [Read More]

Georgia Utility Launches New Solar Option For Customers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 24, 2017

Atlanta-based utility Georgia Power has introduced Georgia Power Simple Solar, a new voluntary program meant to allow its customers to support solar energy even if they are unable to, or choose not to, install a solar system at their homes [Read More]

Renewables Can ‘No Doubt’ Replace N.Y. Nuclear Plant

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 23, 2017

Electricity generation from the Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) nuclear plant, located north of New York City, is capable of being replaced predominantly with renewable energy and energy-efficiency resources at a reasonable cost, according to new findings from utility industry [Read More]

Apple Nears Completion Of Futuristic, Solar-Powered Campus

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 23, 2017

The new Apple Park will be aligned with the tech company’s goal to power its global operations with renewables.

Solar Loan Provider Sunlight Financial Nets $130M Investment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 23, 2017

Sunlight Financial, a U.S. provider of loans for residential solar systems, has announced that private investment firm Route 66 Ventures has committed $130 million to Sunlight under a new partnership. Sunlight says the investment will allow the company to introduce [Read More]

SEIA Names Dana Sleeper Director Of External Affairs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 23, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has hired Dana Sleeper to lead the trade association’s new external affairs operation. Sleeper comes to SEIA after a nearly four-year stint as executive director at MDV-SEIA, one of SEIA’s regional affiliate organizations. There, [Read More]

Calif. Lawmaker Seeks 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

A bill that seeks to accelerate the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) by five years, as well as establish an ultimate target of 100% renewables, has been proposed in California. S.B.584 was introduced on Feb. 17 by State Sen. Kevin [Read More]

Pruitt Confirmed As EPA Head; Environmental Groups Speak Out

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 22, 2017

Much to the dismay of many environmental advocacy groups, Scott Pruitt was officially sworn in as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday. Pruitt succeeds Gina McCarthy, who President Barack Obama named EPA head in [Read More]

Milestone: Vivint Surpasses 100,000 Solar Systems Installed

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

Vivint Solar Inc., a full-service residential solar provider founded in 2011, has announced a significant milestone, having surpassed more than 100,000 solar energy systems installed for residential solar customers. “To reach this landmark achievement in less than six years is [Read More]

New Campaign Celebrates Growing Renewable Energy Sector

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

On the heels of a recent federal report finding that the U.S. now employs more than 3 million workers in the clean energy sector, several groups have launched a new social media campaign that encourages companies and workers to share [Read More]