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Judge Approves SunEdison’s Plan To Emerge From Chapter 11

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 27, 2017

More than a year after filing voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy, SunEdison has now been granted approval to exit Chapter 11 and reorganize as planned, despite opposition from shareholders and investors. According to a report from Bloomberg, [Read More]

U.S. Renewables Have Come A Long Way Over The Past Decade

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 26, 2017

A new Environment America report offers some stats highlighting the rapid rise of solar, wind and other clean energy technologies in the U.S.

S.C. Utility Reaches Customer-Scale Solar Power Milestone

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 26, 2017

South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. (SCE&G) has announced its customers are producing 43 MW of electricity from their own solar generating systems – that’s more than 1% of the five-year retail peak demand on SCE&G’s system, exceeding the goal [Read More]

Cypress Creek Renewables Secures $450M Investment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 26, 2017

Cypress Creek Renewables, an integrated renewable energy firm, has secured a $450 million facility from a consortium of investors including Temasek, an investment company headquartered in Singapore. Cypress Creek says it will use the proceeds to support its ongoing development, [Read More]

Lux Forecasts Cumulative PV Installations Will Double By 2021 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 25, 2017

Solar photovoltaic (PV) installations saw a surge in global deployment and reached 75 GW in 2016, a 49% year-over-year growth, according to a new report from Lux Research. Looking ahead, the report forecasts demand growth will steady, with PV slated [Read More]

Environmental Groups, Solar Developer Reach Settlement Agreement

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 24, 2017

The Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), and Panoche Valley Solar LLC (a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Development Inc.) have entered into a settlement agreement concerning the size [Read More]

New York Governor Expects Transmission Upgrade To Boost Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 24, 2017

In an effort to strengthen the reliability of New York’s electric power grid and enable more upstate renewables to connect to the statewide power system, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced plans to rebuild 78 miles of power transmission [Read More]

Could Smart Inverters Play A Large Role In Illinois’ Energy Future?

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Written by Rebecca Goold on July 20, 2017

Last week, a federal judge protected Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act, which is expected to grow the state’s solar capacity to over 3,000 MW by 2030 – enough to power approximately half-a-million homes. The expected influx in distributed resources like [Read More]

DOE Launches ‘Hit Me With Your SunShot’ Photo Contest

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 18, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative made headlines last week after announcing millions of dollars in funding for research projects, and now the federal program is launching a fun contest to see your best solar photos. The SunShot [Read More]

Xcel Renewable Energy Program Powers Minneapolis Facilities

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 18, 2017

Thanks to utility Xcel Energy’s Renewable*Connect program, the Minneapolis Convention Center and one of the city’s two drinking-water facilities will be powered in part by local wind and solar energy. The City of Minneapolis and Xcel Energy have a new [Read More]