Archive for renewables – Page 8

California Charter High School Gets More Solar

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 04, 2017

Baker Electric Solar recently designed and installed a 321.75 kW solar carport system for California’s Escondido Charter High School (ECHS), which now expects to see a 63% reduction in its annual electricity bills. The 400-student school, located in San Diego [Read More]

Indiana Solar Array Starts Operations On Remediated Superfund Land

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 04, 2017

Alterra Power Corp. and Inovateus Solar LLC have announced that their 7 MW Kokomo solar project commenced full commercial operations on Dec. 29. The facility is located on a remediated Superfund parcel of land in Kokomo, Ind. Alterra will manage [Read More]

Tesla, Panasonic Finalize Solar Manufacturing Deal For N.Y. Plant

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 27, 2016

Tesla and Panasonic have finalized an agreement to manufacture solar PV cells and modules at a factory in Buffalo, N.Y. Although the two companies inked a non-binding letter of intent in October, the collaboration was contingent upon Tesla’s successful acquisition [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric Keeps Solar In Mind With Increased Rate Proposal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 22, 2016

In an effort to integrate more renewable energy, improve customer service and help pay for operating costs, Hawaiian Electric has proposed the first increase of Oahu base rates in nearly six years. Specifically, the request is for a 6.9% increase [Read More]

DESRI Starts Building Newly Acquired Solar Farm In Mississippi

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 15, 2016

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments LLC (DESRI) has commenced construction on a newly acquired solar project in Mississippi. The company bought the 52 MW Mississippi Solar 2 facility, located three miles away from the town of Sumrall in Lamar County, [Read More]

U.S. Interior Dept. Aims To Spur Renewables In The West

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 14, 2016

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced new steps with Western states meant to spur the development of renewable energy, efficiently deliver that electricity to the market and meet the growing consumer demands for clean energy. Under a [Read More]

SolarPower Europe: Top 10 Policy Priorities For Solar Plus Storage

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 28, 2016

SolarPower Europe is calling on the European Commission to address the needs of solar power and storage technology in the commission’s upcoming Energy Union Package. Specifically, the association says its Task Force on Solar & Storage has created 10 policy [Read More]

Ohio Utility Includes Renewables Mechanism In Proposed Electricity Plan

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 28, 2016

AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power (AEP), has filed a proposal with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to extend its current Electric Security Plan (ESP), with modifications, through May 2024. The ESP would otherwise expire in [Read More]

Survey: U.S. Latino Voters ‘Overwhelmingly’ Support 100% Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 28, 2016

The Sierra Club and GreenLatinos have released the results of a post-election survey finding that 88% of Latino voters want the U.S. to meet its commitments under the Paris Agreement. In addition, 82% back the continuation of the Clean Power [Read More]

Connecticut Manufacturer Turns On 1.12 MW Solar Project

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 28, 2016

TOMZ Corp., a technology manufacturing company based in Berlin, Conn., is now being powered by a 1.12 MW solar project. TOMZ owns and operates the system, which was developed and built by turnkey energy solutions provider Dynamic Energy. TOMZ, whose [Read More]