New & Noteworthy – Page 348

Industry Leaders Push Hard For ITC Extension During WIREC

Posted by SI Staff on March 05, 2008

At the Washington International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC) in Washington, D.C., leaders from the renewable energy sector, including venture capital, banking and industry, called on Congress and the administration to work together to quickly approve the investment tax credit (ITC) [Read More]

CLP Group Pursuing 154 MW Concentrated Solar PV Power Station

Posted by SI Staff on February 29, 2008

The CLP Group's Australian subsidiary, TRUenergy, has entered into an agreement with Melbourne-based Solar Systems to develop a 154 MW concentrated solar photovoltaic power station in Australia. TRUenergy will contribute A$7 million to the development of a 2 MW heliostat [Read More]

House Passes Renewable Energy And Energy Conservation Tax Act

Posted by SI Staff on February 28, 2008

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved H.R.5351, The Renewable Energy And Energy Conservation Act, by a vote of 236 to 182. The bill includes an extension of the solar 30% investment tax credit (eight years for commercial and six [Read More]

House Action On Solar Legislation Expected This Week

Posted by SI Staff on February 26, 2008

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) says the U.S. House of Representatives will take up H.R.5351, The Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008, this week. H.R.5351 includes an extension of the solar 30% investment tax credit (eight [Read More]

Abengoa Solar, APS Planning 280 MW Facility In Arizona

Posted by SI Staff on February 21, 2008

Abengoa Solar has signed a contract with Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) to build, own and operate a 280 MW solar power plant. The Solana Generating Station, scheduled to go into operation by 2011, will be located outside Phoenix, near [Read More]

House Proposes Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act

Posted by SI Staff on February 15, 2008

Earlier this week, Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives proposed the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008 (HR 5351), which would extend the 30% investment tax credit (ITC) for solar energy property and the production tax [Read More]

Solar Scuttled: No ITC In Economic Stimulus Package

Posted by SI Staff on February 07, 2008

The U.S. Senate's expanded economic stimulus package, which contained a provision extending the solar investment tax credit (ITC) for one year, has been blocked by a Republican filibuster. Monique Hanis, director of communications for the Solar Energy Industries Assocation (SEIA), [Read More]

Puget Sound Energy Issues RFP For Solar PV Systems

Posted by SI Staff on February 05, 2008

Puget Sound Energy has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to provide up to five schools in PSE's service area with a 1 kW-5 kW photovoltaic solar system. The systems will be awarded to schools that can successfully implement educational [Read More]

Xcel Energy Seeking Renewable Power In U.S. Southwest

Posted by SI Staff on February 04, 2008

Xcel Energy's Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) is seeking proposals for new renewable energy sources – particularly solar – as part of its plan to diversify its renewable energy portfolio in New Mexico. Xcel Energy says Texas customers will also [Read More]

Chevron Completes First Phase Of Large Solar Installation

Posted by SI Staff on February 01, 2008

Chevron Energy Solutions and the Contra Costa Community College District (CCCCD) have completed the first phase of the largest solar power installation ever constructed for an institution of higher learning in North America. The project is the highlight of a [Read More]