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Mass. Schools, Town To Benefit From Brownfield Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 27, 2017

Renewable energy company Soltage LLC and independent power producer Tenaska have completed a 3.68 MW ground-mounted solar project in Billerica, Mass. According to the companies, the project is located on a brownfield site and will generate 4,445 MWh of clean [Read More]

Bipartisan Legislation Aims To Boost Minnesota’s Renewable Energy Target

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 27, 2017

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, D-Minn., has announced a proposal that would increase Minnesota’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from 25% by 2025 to 50% by 2030. According to an announcement from the office of Smith and Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota is [Read More]

SunPower Solar Project To Create About 300 Jobs In Oregon

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 27, 2017

SunPower Corp. has kicked off construction on the 56 MW AC Gala Solar Power Plant in Crook County, Ore. The project, which is expected to be the state’s largest operating solar power plant when completed by the end of 2017, [Read More]

Renewables Developer sPower Purchased By AES, AIMCo

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 24, 2017

Salt Lake City-based FTP Power LLC (sPower) – a renewable energy owner, operator and developer – has been sold to AES Corp. and Alberta Investment Management Corp. (AIMCo). sPower, which was capitalized by Fir Tree Partners in 2014, owns and [Read More]

Georgia Utility Launches New Solar Option For Customers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 24, 2017

Atlanta-based utility Georgia Power has introduced Georgia Power Simple Solar, a new voluntary program meant to allow its customers to support solar energy even if they are unable to, or choose not to, install a solar system at their homes [Read More]

GE And Juhl Partner On Hybrid Wind-Solar Project In Minn.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 24, 2017

GE Renewable Energy has been selected to supply equipment for what it says will be the first commercial integrated solar-wind hybrid power generation project in the U.S. The 4.6 MW, community-based project will be situated in Red Lake Falls, Minn. [Read More]

Renewables Can ‘No Doubt’ Replace N.Y. Nuclear Plant

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 23, 2017

Electricity generation from the Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC) nuclear plant, located north of New York City, is capable of being replaced predominantly with renewable energy and energy-efficiency resources at a reasonable cost, according to new findings from utility industry [Read More]

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.