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SEPA Names 2017 Power Player Award Winners

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 27, 2017

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has announced the winners of its 2017 SEPA Power Player Awards. Winners will be honored July 26 as part of SEPA’s Grid Evolution Summit: A National Town Meeting in Washington, D.C. Now in their [Read More]

Report: U.S. Renewables Overtake Nuclear Power

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 26, 2017

The latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Electric Power Monthly (with data through April 30) reveals that renewable energy sources – including solar, wind, geothermal and hydropower – are now providing a greater share of the nation’s [Read More]

IBM Achieves Renewables, CO2-Reduction Goals Four Years Early

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2017

Technology giant IBM says it has achieved two major commitments four years ahead of schedule in its efforts to help combat climate change. First, the company has surpassed its goal of procuring 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by [Read More]

PetersenDean Roofing & Solar Plans New Jobs In Nevada

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 22, 2017

A week after Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., signed A.B.405 to restore net energy metering (NEM) and help revive the state’s rooftop solar market, California-based PetersenDean Roofing & Solar has announced plans to expand its current solar division in Nevada. With [Read More]

Energy Dept. Funds Tribal Solar And Wind Projects 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 22, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs has selected 13 tribal energy projects – including wind, solar, biomass and energy efficiency – to receive funding of $7.8 million. The selections are the result of [Read More]

Shoals Technologies Group Secures Investment By Oaktree

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 21, 2017

Solar balance-of-systems company Shoals Technologies Group has announced an investment by funds managed by the Power Opportunities group of Oaktree Capital Management LP. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. Founded in 1996, Shoals designs and manufactures a range of products [Read More]

Report: Renewables Don’t Threaten U.S. Grid Reliability

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 20, 2017

A new report by Analysis Group has answered questions posed two months ago by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry about the reliability and market rules of the U.S. electric power grid. The result? Nope, there’s no evidence [Read More]

Solar Alliance Inks JDA With Caterpillar Dealer For Solar In Southeast

Posted by Amanda Fava on June 19, 2017

Solar Alliance Energy Inc. says it has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with U.S. Caterpillar dealer Thompson Machinery Commerce Corp. The solar company will work with Thompson Machinery’s power division and Aries Solar, an affiliated company, to provide commercial [Read More]

Vivint Solar Spreads Into The Vermont Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 16, 2017

Shortly after its expansion into the Colorado market, Vivint Solar Inc. has announced that is again expanding its footprint, this time into Vermont. The residential solar provider now operates in 18 states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, [Read More]

Global Renewables Slated To ‘Dominate’ As Coal Dwindles

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 15, 2017

BNEF’s latest forecast says renewables will account for 72% of the investment in new power generation worldwide by 2040.