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AES DE Completes Utility-Scale Solar Plant In Georgia

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 23, 2017

AES Distributed Energy (AES DE), a subsidiary of The AES Corp., has announced the commissioning of its largest solar project to date – the 16 MW AC Rincon solar plant in Georgia. The 287-acre PV array is located on the [Read More]

Apple Nears Completion Of Futuristic, Solar-Powered Campus

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 23, 2017

The new Apple Park will be aligned with the tech company’s goal to power its global operations with renewables.

Florida Utility FPL Doubles Down On Solar Plans

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

The company now plans to build eight large-scale solar projects, which will collectively feature more than 2.5 million new solar panels, by early 2018.

Fraunhofer ISE Claims New Solar Cell Efficiency Record

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

The Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has claimed a new world record for the most efficient multicrystalline silicon solar cell after its researchers produced a cell with 21.9% efficiency. Fraunhofer ISE says the record-breaking solar cell consists [Read More]

EPB Breaks Ground On City’s First Community Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

EPB, a municipally owned utility in Chattanooga, Tenn., has started construction on the city’s first community solar installation. Dubbed Solar Share, the community solar project is a partnership between EPB and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and the solar facility [Read More]

Renewable Energy Mandate Proves Effective In Michigan

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

State renewable portfolio standards (RPS), which require regulated utilities to procure a certain amount of clean energy, have been a major driver of renewables development across the U.S. Highlighting that success, a new report from the Michigan Public Service Commission [Read More]

Maryland Pushes Ahead With Community Solar Program

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2017

The Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved final rules to implement the state’s three-year community solar pilot program. The PSC order sets the total program capacity target at close to 200 MW, directs state utilities to file their community [Read More]

Standard Solar Builds Multi-Tech Commercial Project In Md.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2017

Maryland-based Standard Solar Inc. recently completed a 708 kW solar project at the corporate center of DANAC LLC, a commercial real estate developer, in Rockville, Md. The project consists of a parking garage solar canopy, a solar carport and a [Read More]

Red Wing Shoe Co. Signs Up For Community Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

NRG Energy Inc. has announced that purpose-built footwear company Red Wing Shoe Co. has subscribed to two community solar farms in Minnesota’s Olmstead and Dodge counties. NRG says it is building the projects under the Xcel Energy Solar Rewards Community [Read More]

El Paso Electric Targets Rooftop Solar Customers Again

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

Despite reaching a settlement agreement last year, the Texas-based utility is revamping efforts to change how it charges solar customers.