New & Noteworthy – Page 7

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]

Yes, Solar Panels Still Work During Snowy Weather

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Written by Dr. Charlie Gay on January 17, 2017

The head of the SunShot Initiative explains why solar can still thrive in the winter and how research is under way to help panels further withstand snowy conditions.

IRENA Highlights Rapid Growth Of Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 16, 2017

Solar PV is slated to be the fastest-growing renewable energy resource in terms of capacity and output, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The organization’s REthinking Energy report, now in its third edition, says [Read More]

Colo. Attorney General Goes After Alleged Solar Scammer

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 16, 2017

A Jefferson County District Court judge has granted Colorado Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman’s motion for a preliminary injunction against Guaranteed Solar LLC. The AG alleges that the Lakewood, Colo.-based company sold solar energy systems to residential consumers and then [Read More]

U.S. Solar Employment Jumped 25% In 2016, Says DOE Study

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 13, 2017

Changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national employment in key sectors of the economy, explains a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In particular, wind and solar added 25,000 and 73,000 new jobs in the country, [Read More]

Clean Energy In 2016: Investments Dropped, Solar Set Install Record

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 12, 2017

A report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance has found that last year led to a mixed bag of results for global clean energy.