Archive for renewable-energy

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]

Duke Energy To Build Three Solar Projects In Kentucky

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 14, 2017

Duke Energy says it will build and operate three solar power plants on sites in Kenton and Grant counties in Kentucky, as part of the company’s plans to develop its first solar facilities in the commonwealth. “Our customers want solar,” says [Read More]

Husqvarna Group Adds On-Site Solar Project To Nashville Facility

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 13, 2017

Husqvarna Group has announced that it is building its first solar power generating facility at its current injection molding site in Nashville, Ark. According to Husqvarna Group, the new facility is expected to reduce the CO2 footprint by approximately 1,000 [Read More]

Solar Advocates Push Mass. Agency For ‘Smarter’ Incentive Program

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 12, 2017

Industry organizations and advocates representing Massachusetts’ 488 solar employers are joining forces in calling for significant changes to be made to the state Department of Energy Resources’ (DOER) Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program. As previously reported, SMART is a long-term [Read More]

Origis Energy, Electric Co-op Sign PPA For Ripley Solar Facility In Maryland

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 12, 2017

Origis Energy USA says it has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) for the new Ripley Solar 27.5 MW AC facility to be constructed on Ripley Road in La Plata, Maryland. According to Origis [Read More]

LG Electronics USA Launches Two New Residential Solar Panel Products

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 11, 2017

Englewood Cliffs, N.J.-based LG Electronics USA has announced the launch of two new solar panels for residential installation. The LG NeON R is a 60-cell solar panel for residential installation with back contact. The newly released technology has all electrodes on the rear [Read More]

Xcel Energy, Energy CENTS Coalition To Build Low-Income Community Solar Garden

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 11, 2017

Utility company Xcel Energy has proposed a new pilot program to give low-income customers more access to renewable energy. According to Xcel Energy, it will partner with Energy CENTS Coalition to help residents in St. Paul’s Railroad Island community in [Read More]

NEXTracker Introduces Self-Adjusting Control System For Solar Plants

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 11, 2017

California-based NEXTracker, a Flex company, has launched an intelligent, self-adjusting tracker control system for solar power plants called TrueCapture. According to the company, TrueCapture’s technology continuously refines the tracking algorithm of each individual solar array in response to existing site and [Read More]

Rosendin Electric To Upgrade Solar PV Systems With Ampt String Optimizers

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 11, 2017

Rosendin Electric, a San Jose, Calif.-based private electrical contractor, and Ampt LLC, a power conversion technology company, have announced a new offering to repower large-scale solar photovoltaic systems that are underperforming or that require inverter replacement. With over 2.4 GW [Read More]

Planet Fitness Powers Florida Facility With Rooftop Solar Project

Posted by Lauren Tyler on July 10, 2017

Planet Fitness Inc. has partnered with Tampa-based Solar Energy Management to make its St. Petersburg, Fla., location a net-zero energy building, featuring a 179 kW solar project that provides 99.5% of the facility’s energy needs. The fitness center operator says [Read More]