Archive for clean-energy – Page 8

D.C. Mayor Kicks Off Low-Income Solar Program, Accepts SolSmart Award

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 25, 2017

On Monday, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser kicked off the first cohort of Solar Works DC, a job training program that installs cost-saving solar energy systems on the homes of low-income residents. A joint effort between the district’s Department of [Read More]

New York Governor Expects Transmission Upgrade To Boost Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 24, 2017

In an effort to strengthen the reliability of New York’s electric power grid and enable more upstate renewables to connect to the statewide power system, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced plans to rebuild 78 miles of power transmission [Read More]

Key Equipment Finance Backs 16 Community Solar Projects In Mass.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 21, 2017

Key Equipment Finance, an affiliate of KeyCorp, has announced it provided financing for 16 community solar projects across Massachusetts for developers Clean Energy Collective (CEC) and ENGIE. Using financing from Key Equipment Finance, CEC and ENGIE will own and operate the [Read More]

U.S. House Rolls Out 100% Renewable Energy Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2017

The House version of a landmark 100% clean energy bill rolled out earlier this year has been introduced by U.S. Reps. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz.; Jared Huffman, D-Calif.; and Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash. According to the lawmakers, the “100 [Read More]

Connecticut Wire Manufacturer Adds Rooftop Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 21, 2017

Kingspan Energy, a subsidiary of Ireland-based Kingspan Group, has completed a rooftop solar project for Ulbrich Shaped Wire, a division of Ulbrich Stainless Steels & Special Metals, in North Haven, Conn. Kingspan says it installed over 500 Hanwha 72-cell 330W [Read More]

California Moving Too Slowly On Customer-Sited Energy Storage

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Written by Laura Gray on July 20, 2017

Despite strong support and a creative push by CALSEIA at Intersolar N.A., a promising energy storage bill has died in committee.

University Of Notre Dame Powers Facility With New Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 20, 2017

Inovateus Solar has completed a 144.72 kW solar photovoltaic installation for the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. The ground-mounted system is located at the Kenmore Warehouse storage facility and is the largest solar array built by the university to [Read More]

Utility Regulators OK Microsoft-PSE Renewable Energy Settlement

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 20, 2017

Under a newly approved settlement agreement between Microsoft Corp. and Washington utility Puget Sound Energy (PSE), the tech giant will be able to purchase clean energy from the wholesale market to power its Puget Sound facility in Washington state. The [Read More]

New Study Tallies U.S. Distributed Solar Policy Actions In Q2

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 20, 2017

Thirty-nine states and the District of Columbia took some form of action on distributed solar policy and rate design changes in the second quarter of this year (Q1’17), according to the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center’s (NCCETC) latest edition of its [Read More]

N.Y. Launches Toolkit To Help Municipalities Advance Solar Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 20, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has developed a Solar PILOT Toolkit to assist the state’s municipalities in understanding and negotiating payment-in-lieu-of taxes (PILOT) agreements for solar projects larger than 1 MW, including community solar projects. [Read More]