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U.S. Reps Launch Advanced Energy Storage Caucus

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 09, 2017

U.S. Reps. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., and Mark Takano, D-Calif., have launched the Advanced Energy Storage Caucus in Congress. The two lawmakers created a similar Battery Energy Storage Caucus in 2015, and this latest endeavor builds on that effort with an [Read More]

Minnesota Experiences ‘Dramatic’ Solar Growth

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 08, 2017

On a bright, sunny Minnesota spring day, with solar panels in the background, Minnesota Commerce Commissioner Mike Rothman announced that the state is enjoying dramatic growth in solar power, adding nearly as much new solar capacity in just the first [Read More]

Indiana Power Agency Cuts Ribbon On 5 MW Solar Park

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 05, 2017

Surrounded by local school children on Tuesday, officials from the City of Anderson, Ind., and the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) cut the ribbon on the Anderson 1 Solar Park. The 5 MW solar project is the 13th such facility [Read More]

Renewable Choice Energy Issues Call To North American Developers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 05, 2017

Renewable Choice Energy (RCE), which was acquired earlier this year by Schneider Electric, has issued a renewable energy request for information (RFI) for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers in North America. The RFI will allow the combined RCE and Schneider [Read More]

SEC Investigating Sunrun And SolarCity Over Contract Cancellations

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

The federal probe of two major solar companies also raises a broader question about sales tactics and consumer protection.

Fla. Legislature Green-Lights Pro-Solar Amendment 4

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

On Thursday, the Florida legislature officially approved a bill to implement the pro-solar Amendment 4, which voters overwhelmingly passed with 73% of the vote on the August 2016 primary ballot. The bill, S.B.90, is slated to reduce tax barriers for [Read More]

EIA Charts Utility-Scale Solar’s ‘Rapid’ Five-Year Growth

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

U.S. utility-scale solar installations – including both photovoltaic (PV) and thermal technologies – grew at an average rate of 72% per year between 2010 and 2016, faster than any other generating technologies, according to a new analysis from the U.S. [Read More]

Trump Taps Renewables Critic To Head Clean Energy Office

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

President Donald Trump has reportedly made his pick for the next head of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE): Daniel Simmons, former vice president of policy at the Institute for Energy Research [Read More]

Ameren Missouri Plans Community Solar Project At Airport

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 04, 2017

Ameren Missouri has announced plans to launch a new community solar program under which the utility would build a solar project at the St. Louis Lambert International Airport and allow customers to sign up for the energy produced. “What better [Read More]

Wholesale Power Markets’ Role In Helping States Achieve Decarbonization

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 03, 2017

How can wholesale power markets and state policies work together to achieve decarbonization and reliability objectives at a low cost? In response to questions posed at Tuesday’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Technical Conference, Dr. Samuel Newell, principal at The [Read More]