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Grid Operator PJM Says It’s Prepared For The Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 02, 2017

The operator of North America’s largest power grid says it is prepared to ensure reliable electricity supplies during a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, when solar power resources will fall temporarily. Although the eclipse will reduce solar power generation, [Read More]

SEPA Snapshot Report Highlights Utilities’ ‘Critical Role’ In U.S. Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 02, 2017

The U.S. currently has 33.4 GW of solar online – and more than a quarter of that, 9.4 GW, was interconnected to the grid by American utilities just in 2016. Those figures, as well as a wealth of other market [Read More]

Partners Complete 3.4 MW Solar Farm In Wisconsin

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 02, 2017

Project partners groSolar, CMS Energy, Dairyland Power Cooperative and Price Electric Cooperative have announced the commercial operation of the 3.4 MW Flambeau Solar project in Flambeau, Wis. The project features single-axis trackers and is expected to produce approximately 5,000 MWh of [Read More]

U.S. Senators Introduce Community Solar Consumer Choice Act

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 31, 2017

U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., have introduced the Community Solar Consumer Choice Act of 2017. The Senate bill, S.1670, would make permanent an existing U.S. Department of Energy program that promotes community solar by providing technical [Read More]

N.C. Governor Signs Solar-Friendly Bill, Fights Wind Moratorium

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 28, 2017

Citing the importance of the legislation for the solar industry, Gov. Roy Cooper, D-N.C., has signed into law H.B.589, a comprehensive energy bill that is expected to help boost North Carolina’s solar sector but also establishes a moratorium on new wind farm [Read More]

Hawaiian Electric Approved To Buy Solar From Three NRG Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 28, 2017

Hawaiian Electric Co.’s application to buy renewable energy from three new solar facilities to be built and operated by NRG Energy Inc. has been approved by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission. The projects, located on Oahu and expected to be [Read More]

Judge Approves SunEdison’s Plan To Emerge From Chapter 11

Posted by Betsy Lillian on July 27, 2017

More than a year after filing voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy, SunEdison has now been granted approval to exit Chapter 11 and reorganize as planned, despite opposition from shareholders and investors. According to a report from Bloomberg, [Read More]

Connecticut Green Bank’s C-PACE Program Reaches ‘Impressive’ Milestone

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 27, 2017

The Connecticut Green Bank recently announced its commercial property assessed clean energy (C-PACE) program has reached the milestone of $100 million in total closed project financing. The solar photovoltaic (PV) and energy efficiency projects, which vary in size and scope, [Read More]

U.S. Renewables Have Come A Long Way Over The Past Decade

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 26, 2017

A new Environment America report offers some stats highlighting the rapid rise of solar, wind and other clean energy technologies in the U.S.

Ideal Power To Help Deploy Commercial Solar+Storage Project In Texas

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 26, 2017

Ideal Power Inc., a power conversion technology company, and W Energies Solar One, a streamlined solar energy provider, have partnered to develop one of the first commercial solar-plus-storage energy projects in North Texas. The project, which will include grid resiliency [Read More]