Archive for smart-grid – Page 2

Duke Energy Renewables Enters N.Y. Market With Acquisition Deal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 14, 2017

North Carolina-based Duke Energy Renewables is expanding its footprint into the New York market through a deal to acquire the 24.9 MW Shoreham Solar Commons project on Long Island from developer Invenergy. The project, currently under construction by Invenergy, is [Read More]

Germany’s SolarWorld Starts Anew, U.S. Arm Provides Update

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 11, 2017

After reaching an acquisition agreement earlier this week, Germany-based module manufacturer SolarWorld AG has received approval to hand over its German production facilities and its distribution companies in Europe, Asia and Africa to SolarWorld Industries GmbH, a newly formed entity [Read More]

1.95 MW Low-Income Community Solar Project Under Way In Colo.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 11, 2017

Training, diversity, state funding and utility support – this low-income community solar project in Colorado has it all! The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), GRID Alternatives (GRID), and Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) have announced the development of a new [Read More]

U.S. Surpasses 40 Cities Committed To 100% Renewables, Notes Sierra Club

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 11, 2017

On Thursday, just days after Orlando, Fla., established a similar goal, Nevada City, Calif., joined the growing list of U.S. cities that are officially committed to transition to 100% clean, renewable energy. Surrounded by city council members, key members of [Read More]

Salt River Project Using Advanced Inverters To Study Solar Impacts

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 10, 2017

Arizona-based utility Salt River Project (SRP) says more than 750 customers are participating in an advanced inverter study to investigate how solar and other types of customer-generated energy sources impact the grid. The purpose of the pilot study, which is [Read More]

SMA Launches Installer Rebate Program For Power+ Solution

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 10, 2017

SMA has announced a new rebate program for its Power+ Solution. Under the Power+ Payday program, residential installers can receive a $50 pre-paid debit reward card for each Power+ Solution that is installed and registered in Sunny Portal between Aug. [Read More]

Alterra Nets Financing For 11 MW University Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 09, 2017

Alterra Power Corp. and Inovateus Solar LLC have announced the closing of a $19.9 million construction loan facility for the Spartan solar project, an 11 MW solar project located on the Michigan State University campus in East Lansing, Mich. The [Read More]

Federal Court Extends Suspension Of Clean Power Plan Case

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 09, 2017

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit announced that long-pending litigation over the Clean Power Plan (CPP), an Obama administration policy establishing the first-ever regulations on carbon pollution from existing U.S. power plants, will [Read More]

Orlando Becomes Latest U.S. City To Establish 100% Renewables Goal

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 09, 2017

On Tuesday, the Orlando, Fla., city commission unanimously approved a resolution establishing a goal to transition Orlando to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2050. According to the Sierra Club, Orlando is now the largest city in Florida to make [Read More]

Utility APS Chooses Battery Storage Over Traditional T&D

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 09, 2017

Instead of rebuilding about 20 miles of transmission and distribution (T&D) poles and wires, Arizona Public Service (APS) will install two battery storage systems in rural Punkin Center, Ariz., making it one of the first electricity companies in the nation [Read More]