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Palmetto Electric Cooperative Dedicates Community Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 04, 2017

With the goal of making solar energy more accessible for all its members, Palmetto Electric Cooperative says it has dedicated the area’s first community solar farm, adjacent to its New River office in Hardeeville, S.C. The cooperative says it committed [Read More]

Florida Power & Light Boosts Solar Plans Yet Again

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 04, 2017

Florida Power & Light Co.’s (FPL) utility-scale solar ambitions keep on growing. Building on the company’s recently revealed plans to double down and install about 600 MW of utility-scale projects by early 2018, FPL says it now wants to develop [Read More]

NRDC: Renewable Energy Tax Credits Create ‘Huge’ Economic Gains

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 04, 2017

The U.S.’ federal tax credit extensions for renewable energy are leading to new wind and solar projects that will create more than 220,000 jobs and add nearly $23 billion to the U.S. economy this year alone, according to new findings [Read More]

Hubner Manufacturing Flips Switch On Rooftop Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 03, 2017

Hubner Manufacturing Corp. has begun generating clean energy at its facility in Mount Pleasant, S.C., after Hubner CEO Ron Paquette flipped the switch on the company’s new 918 kV solar PV system. Consisting of 2,700 solar panels, the rooftop project [Read More]

Voluntary Utility Program Funds Three Wyoming Solar Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 03, 2017

Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) has awarded funding for three community-based solar projects in Wyoming through the utility’s Blue Sky program, under which customers volunteer to pay extra on their monthly bills to support the development of renewable energy resources. According [Read More]

SEPA Officially Combines Forces With SGIP

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 03, 2017

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has completed the process to merge with SGIP under the SEPA brand and organizational umbrella. First announced in January, the merger aims to provide a single source for information and collaboration for utilities and [Read More]

Altus Power Commissions 6.2 MW Solar Project In Oahu

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 31, 2017

Altus Power America Inc. has completed a 6.2 MW ground-mounted solar installation in Waianae, Hawaii, on the west side of Oahu. The solar energy system, known as the Aloha Solar Project, will sell renewable energy to utility Hawaiian Electric for [Read More]

IRENA: Solar Outpaced Wind During Banner Year For Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 31, 2017

Adding to the list of studies highlighting the immense growth of renewables last year, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released a new report that finds global renewable energy generation capacity increased by 161 GW in 2016, making it [Read More]

First Solar Sells Newly Completed Tribal Project To Capital Dynamics

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 31, 2017

Shortly after the vertically integrated solar company marked commissioning of the Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project in Nevada, First Solar Inc. has sold its cash equity interests in the 250 MW AC facility to global private asset manager Capital Dynamics. [Read More]

U.S. Solar Manufacturer Suniva Announces ‘Significant’ Layoffs

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on March 30, 2017

Editor’s note: This article was updated on March 31 to include details about the number of job losses at Suniva’s Georgia plant and then on April 3 to include details about layoffs at the company’s Michigan facility. Citing “continued downward [Read More]