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Google Powers Chilean Operations With 100% Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 20, 2017

Under a long-term contract with Acciona Energia, Internet giant Google is powering its operations in Chile with renewable energy from a newly commissioned solar project. Spain-based Acciona Energia says a portion of the output from its El Romero Solar plant, [Read More]

Appalachian Power Seeks Its First Utility-Scale Solar Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 20, 2017

Appalachian Power, a unit of American Electric Power, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for what could become the first utility-scale solar projects in the company’s portfolio. The utility’s RFP calls for up to 25 MW AC of ground-mounted [Read More]

Vivint Solar Expands Footprint Into New Hampshire

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 20, 2017

Residential solar provider Vivint Solar Inc. has expanded into New Hampshire, with services beginning in the Manchester, Nashua and Concord areas. The company says it now operates in 15 states (Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New [Read More]

Solar Grows To 2 GW In The Garden State

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 19, 2017

New Jersey’s utility regulator suggests the major solar milestone is due, in large part, to friendly policies from the Christie administration.

Corporations Worldwide Transition Toward 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 19, 2017

The rapidly expanding corporate sourcing of renewable electricity could prove to be a major driver in the world’s transition to a zero-emissions economy, according to a new report released by RE100, a global initiative of companies committed to 100% renewable [Read More]

ConEdison Solutions Acquires Ross Solar Group

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 19, 2017

ConEdison Solutions (CES), an energy services company and subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Inc., has acquired the assets of Ross Solar Group LLC, a Fairfield, Conn.-based provider of turnkey solar system solutions for residential, commercial and municipal customers throughout the Northeast. [Read More]

Spruce Finance Raises Capital To Back More Residential Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 19, 2017

Spruce Finance, a provider of consumer financing for residential solar and energy efficiency improvements, says it has raised tax equity and project debt transactions to support $445 million in residential solar power purchase agreements (PPA) and leases in 2017. “Spruce’s [Read More]

World Bank Launches Online Tool Mapping Solar Potential

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 18, 2017

The World Bank, in partnership with the International Solar Alliance (ISA), has launched the Global Solar Atlas, a free, Web-based tool to help investors and policymakers identify potential sites for solar power generation virtually anywhere in the world. According to [Read More]

CleanCapital And Generate Capital Partner On DG Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 18, 2017

CleanCapital has announced a partnership with Generate Capital that will enable the acquisition of approximately $300 million of operating clean energy assets, namely distributed solar projects, across the U.S. The partners say the transaction harnesses Generate Capital’s track record of [Read More]

Duke Energy Added 500 MW To North Carolina Grid In 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 18, 2017

Duke Energy says it connected about 500 MW of new solar capacity in North Carolina last year. According to the energy company, the combination of owned and purchased solar was enough to power about 105,000 homes at peak production. “Renewable [Read More]