New & Noteworthy – Page 10

Study: Colleges, Universities Could Lead U.S. Toward 100% Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2017

A new report from the Environment America Research & Policy Center says U.S. colleges and universities are in a good position to help lead the country toward a transition to 100% renewable energy. The report, “Renewable Energy 100: The Course [Read More]

Utility Owner Gaz Metro To Acquire Standard Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 07, 2017

Canada-based Gaz Metro, a diversified energy provider with more than $5.8 billion in assets, is acquiring Maryland-based commercial solar company Standard Solar Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gaz Metro, the largest natural gas distributor in Quebec, is [Read More]

U.S. Study Puts Impressive ‘Advanced Energy’ Revenue In Perspective

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 07, 2017

According to newly released data from Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the “advanced energy” industry was a $200 billion industry in the U.S. and a whopping $1.4 trillion industry globally as of the end of 2016. AEE defines “advanced energy” as [Read More]

M&A Action: Brookfield To Take Over SunEdison’s TerraForm Yieldcos

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 07, 2017

Since their parent company went bankrupt last year, TerraForm Global and TerraForm Power had been seeking buyers or new sponsors.

College Students Install Low-Income Solar During Spring Break

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 06, 2017

Although most college kids party it up during spring break, nearly 200 college students from 15 schools across the U.S. have decided to instead spend their vacations installing no-cost solar for low-income families, gaining hands-on workforce training, and connecting with [Read More]

Amazon Launches Global Rooftop Solar Initiative

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 02, 2017

E-retail giant Amazon has launched a new initiative to install solar panels on its fulfillment facilities around the world. The company initially plans to deploy large-scale solar systems on rooftops of more than 15 fulfillment and sortation centers in the [Read More]

Solar Generation Hits New Record High On California ISO Grid

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on February 28, 2017

The ISO’s all-time solar production peak underscores the ongoing success of California’s renewable portfolio standard.

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]