Archive for renewables

IBM Achieves Renewables, CO2-Reduction Goals Four Years Early

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2017

Technology giant IBM says it has achieved two major commitments four years ahead of schedule in its efforts to help combat climate change. First, the company has surpassed its goal of procuring 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by [Read More]

Clean Energy Advocates Denounce Court Decision On PJM Rules

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on June 21, 2017

An appeals court upheld FERC’s approval of new PJM capacity rules, which opponents argue discriminate against wind and solar.

Gov. Sandoval Vetoes Nevada RPS And Community Solar Bills

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on June 20, 2017

Shortly after praising Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-Nev., for signing a bill to help restore Nevada’s rooftop solar industry last week, renewable energy advocates have expressed disappointment with the governor’s decision to veto two other clean energy bills. On Friday, Sandoval [Read More]

Solar Alliance Inks JDA With Caterpillar Dealer For Solar In Southeast

Posted by Amanda Fava on June 19, 2017

Solar Alliance Energy Inc. says it has signed a joint development agreement (JDA) with U.S. Caterpillar dealer Thompson Machinery Commerce Corp. The solar company will work with Thompson Machinery’s power division and Aries Solar, an affiliated company, to provide commercial [Read More]

Sunworks To Build 1.1 MW Solar System For Calif. Ag Company

Posted by Amanda Fava on June 19, 2017

Sunworks Inc., a provider of solar solutions for agriculture, commercial, industrial and residential markets, has announced a new 1.1 MW DC solar project to be constructed at CSP Labs in Pleasant Grove, Calif. The system is expected to offset more [Read More]

NYSERDA, EnterSolar Wrap Up Work On Largest State-Supported Solar Installation

Posted by Amanda Fava on June 19, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and EnterSolar have announced the completion of the largest state-supported solar installation in the Consolidated Edison service territory in Armonk, N.Y. The 2.7 MW solar installation at Swiss Re Americas’ headquarters [Read More]

Calif. School District To Break Ground On Solar Project

Posted by Amanda Fava on June 19, 2017

Taft Union High School District, located in Taft, Calif., plans to break ground this summer on a solar project that will be designed and built by REC Solar. Sage Renewable Energy Consulting Inc. has been retained to aid in the [Read More]

EDF Unit Nets Ownership Interest In Pirapora Solar Project

Posted by Michael Bates on June 19, 2017

EDF EN do Brasil, a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, has acquired an 80% ownership interest in Canadian Solar Inc.‘s Pirapora II solar energy project in Brazil. The 115 MW project will start construction in fall 2017 and is expected [Read More]

Toy Maker Hasbro Commits To 100% Renewables, Carbon Neutrality

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

Hasbro Inc., a global toy maker whose brands include Nerf, Play-Doh, Monopoly and My Little Pony, has set a goal of achieving 100% renewable energy and carbon neutrality across its owned and operated global operations. Hasbro, which is headquartered out [Read More]

Florida Power & Light Gets To Work On Big Solar Portfolio

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 14, 2017

Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) has commenced construction on its next eight solar projects, which total nearly 600 MW of combined capacity. Each of the eight facilities will be capable of generating 74.5 MW of power, according to the [Read More]