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AlsoEnergy Unveils PowerPortal For Community Solar Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 16, 2016

AlsoEnergy, a Colorado-based solar monitoring solutions provider, has announced its new PowerPortal displays for community solar projects. The company says it designed PowerPortal to provide flexible display options for today’s community solar projects. As AlsoEnergy explains, these projects, sometimes called [Read More]

Microsoft Joins Public-Private Solar Project In Virginia

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 16, 2016

The government of Virginia, Microsoft and Dominion Virginia Power, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion Resource Inc., announced a partnership to construct a new facility and bring 20 MW of solar energy onto the grid in Virginia – enough energy [Read More]

100 Mass. Reps Rally Behind Solar NEM

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Written by Joseph Bebon on March 15, 2016

Massachusetts House members have requested that the legislature lift the state’s net-metering cap, as well as warned against what harm rate cuts would have on the solar sector.

Conveyor Belt Manufacturer Embraces Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 15, 2016

With two solar thermal systems and a 150 kW photovoltaic rooftop array, Londonderry, N.H.-based Wire Belt Company of America has made solar power an integral part of its manufacturing process. Solar installer ReVision Energy recently expanded the manufacturer’s rooftop array, [Read More]

SMUD Is On The Lookout For Solar PPAs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 15, 2016

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has released a request for offers (RFO) for cost-effective photovoltaic project power purchase agreements (PPAs). Proposals are due April 14. This RFO is requesting qualified offers of renewable-portfolio-standard-eligible solar photovoltaic energy resources located external [Read More]

Oregon Gov. Signs Anti-Coal, Pro-Renewables Bill Into Law

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2016

As expected, Gov. Kate Brown, D-Ore., has signed into law S.B.1547-B, the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition plan. The utility-backed legislation aims to significantly increase renewable energy procurement and eliminate coal use in Oregon. Passed by Oregon legislators earlier this [Read More]

Minnesota To Surpass Renewables Goal, See ‘Dramatic Growth’ Of Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2016

Minnesota, which generated 21% of its electricity from renewable energy – wind, solar, hydro and biomass – in 2015, is well on pace to exceed its renewable portfolio standard of 25% by 2025, according to a report from the Minnesota [Read More]

Denver Will Host DOE’s Next Solar Decathlon Competition

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2016

Denver will be the host city for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) next Solar Decathlon competition in fall 2017. Dr. Franklin Orr, the U.S. undersecretary for science and energy, made the announcement alongside Denver Mayor Michael Hancock during a [Read More]

Regulators OK Wisconsin Utility’s Community Solar Pilot Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2016

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has granted Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), the investor-owned utility serving Madison, Wis., approval to move forward with a community solar pilot project. MGE says the project, a 500 kW solar array at the [Read More]

Solar Frontier’s Solar Panels Pass Large-Hail Test

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2016

Japan-based Solar Frontier has announced that its s-series solar panels have passed tests demonstrating the products can withstand the impact of 45-mm-wide hail. That’s approximately the size of a golf ball and recognized within the threshold of damage-causing hail. The [Read More]