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Mercedes-Benz Taps Vivint Solar For U.S. Rollout Of Home Batteries

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 18, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Energy and Vivint Solar have announced an exclusive strategic partnership to bring the Mercedes-Benz customizable home energy storage system to the U.S. residential solar market. Last November, Germany-based Mercedes-Benz and parent company Daimler AG established a new unit, Mercedes-Benz Energy [Read More]

Georgia Power To Build 139 MW Solar Project At Robins Air Force Base

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

Atlanta-based utility Georgia Power has announced plans to build a new 139 MW solar facility adjacent to Robins Air Force Base (AFB) in Warner Robins, Ga., just south of Macon. The project was approved Tuesday by the Georgia Public Service [Read More]

DTE Energy Plans To Slash Emissions 80% By 2050

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

As part of a new plan to reduce its carbon emissions by more than 80% by 2050, Detroit-based DTE Energy will incorporate “substantially more” renewable energy. The energy company says it will also transition its 24/7 power sources from coal [Read More]

Women Of Wind Energy Rebrands To Reflect Expansion Into Other Cleantech

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 17, 2017

After announcing plans to expand its scope beyond wind power last November, Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) has officially changed its name and become Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), pronounced “rise.” Founded in 2005, the group promotes [Read More]

Tesla, Vermont Utility Launch ‘First-Of-Its-Kind’ Energy Storage Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

Tesla has teamed up with Vermont utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) to launch what has been dubbed a “first-of-its-kind” energy storage aggregation program using Tesla’s battery solutions. In a blog post, Tesla says, “The next step in tapping the potential [Read More]

Wartsila Acquires Greensmith To Boost Energy Storage Capabilities

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 16, 2017

Wartsila, a global technology group and manufacturer in the marine and energy markets, has signed an agreement to acquire Greensmith Energy Management Systems Inc., a U.S.-based provider of energy storage technologies and software solutions, for an undisclosed amount. With approximately [Read More]

Washington Clean Energy Fund Backs Utility Microgrid Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 12, 2017

The Washington State Department of Commerce has finalized grants totaling $7 million with two Washington state utilities to further their work on microgrid projects. Spokane, Wash.-based private utility Avista and the Snohomish County Public Utility District (SnoPUD) each won $3.5 [Read More]

CPUC Touts Successful Relaunch Of Self-Generation Incentive Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 12, 2017

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has announced that the state’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) successfully relaunched on May 1 amidst heavy customer demand, particularly for energy storage projects. In fact, the relaunch was so popular that the commission says [Read More]

How Are Major Solar Players Holding Up Amid Market Challenges?

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 11, 2017

They don’t call it a “solar coaster” for nothing: The industry has a long history of ups and downs, and unfortunately, a number of companies such as Sungevity, Suniva, SolarWorld AG and Ten K Solar have recently announced some major [Read More]

New Hampshire Town Commits To 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 11, 2017

The Town of Hanover, N.H., has voted to establish a goal of transitioning to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2050. The article approved at Tuesday’s town meeting sets a community-wide goal of transitioning to 100% renewable electricity by 2030 [Read More]