New & Noteworthy – Page 9

Renewable Energy Will Power The Super Bowl

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 03, 2017

As the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons battle it out on the field this Sunday, renewable energy will power Super Bowl LI. NRG Energy Inc. and subsidiary Reliant, a retail electricity provider in Texas, have teamed up with the [Read More]

Facebook ‘Likes’ Solar For New Mexico Data Center

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 02, 2017

Albuquerque, N.M.-based Affordable Solar is building three solar farms to help meet the clean energy needs of a data center social media giant Facebook is constructing in New Mexico. The plans were officially revealed by Gov. Susana Martinez, R-N.M., and [Read More]

SunShot Announces $30M For Solar Integration Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

Although the ultimate fate of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative remains unclear under the new Trump administration, the federal solar program continues pushing forward. On Tuesday, the SunShot Initiative announced up to $30 million in funding for [Read More]

Enphase Energy And Mission Solar Announce New Rounds Of Layoffs

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Written by Joseph Bebon on January 31, 2017

The two U.S.-based technology providers explain why they felt the need to further reduce their workforces.

Ohio Settlement Commits DP&L To Drop Coal, Add Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 31, 2017

In conjunction with nine intervening parties, Dayton Power and Light (DP&L), a subsidiary of The AES Corp., has filed with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) a settlement to its electric security plan (ESP) that would end its ownership [Read More]

Smart Electric Power Alliance And SGIP Announce Merger

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 31, 2017

Two major nonprofits dedicated to grid modernization and clean energy, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and SGIP, intend to merge under the SEPA brand and organizational umbrella. “Within SEPA’s mission of facilitating the electric power sector’s smart transition to [Read More]

Government-Backed Program Appoints Solar Advisors For U.S. Communities

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 30, 2017

The SolSmart program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, has announced the communities it has chosen to host its first local program advisors. Under this initial round, the program has appointed 11 full-time SolSmart Advisors, [Read More]

President Jimmy Carter Supports Solar In His Hometown

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 30, 2017

SolAmerica Energy, an Atlanta-based solar development and construction firm, has announced the recent completion of a 1.3 MW solar project on farmland owned by former President Jimmy Carter in Plains, Ga. According to SolAmerica, Carter leased a 10-acre site in [Read More]

‘Rapid Development’ Of Renewables Triggers Investment In Transmission

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 27, 2017

Global annual spending on transmission system infrastructure for large-scale renewable energy integration could grow from $36.7 billion in 2016 to as much as $46.7 billion in 2025, according to a new report from Navigant Research. In the face of growing [Read More]

Tech Giant Apple Enters Nevada Solar Agreement

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 26, 2017

Nevada-based utility NV Energy and Apple have reached an agreement to build 200 MW of additional solar energy in Nevada to support the technology company’s renewable energy needs for its Reno data center. In the coming weeks, NV Energy will [Read More]