New & Noteworthy

TerraForm Yieldcos Lock Arms With Brookfield For Potential Buyout

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 23, 2017

TerraForm Global and TerraForm Power, the two yieldcos of bankrupt renewables company SunEdison, have been seeking potential buyers or new sponsors since September in an effort to break away from SunEdison and remain viable companies. Now, both yieldcos have announced [Read More]

N.Y. Energy Storage Jobs Surged 30% Over Four Years

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 23, 2017

Jobs in New York’s energy storage sector have grown to approximately 3,900 – a 30% increase from 2012 through 2015, according to a new report from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The agency says New [Read More]

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]

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]

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]

Pro Golfer Tom Watson Saves Green With Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 18, 2017

Tom Watson, a Hall of Fame professional golfer, has saved more than $15,000 in electricity costs since installing solar panels on his Hawaiian home in February 2016 and is on track to meet an expected $16,000 in savings in the [Read More]

Renewable Choice Energy Acquired By Schneider Electric

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 18, 2017

Renewable Choice Energy, a Boulder, Colo.-based provider of clean energy products and services, has been acquired by Schneider Electric, which specializes in energy management and automation. Under the new deal, Renewable Choice will join Schneider’s energy and sustainability services (ESS) [Read More]