Archive for smart-grid – Page 5

Stanford Solar Policy Guide Urges U.S. Collaboration With China

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

Backed by a U.S. Department of Energy grant, the Stanford study makes some intriguing and perhaps controversial recommendations.

NV Energy, Solar Installers Request NEM Grandfathering Extension

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

The long battle over net energy metering (NEM) in Nevada hasn’t always been pleasant – and it still isn’t over – but when utility NV Energy and solar stakeholders reached a compromise to grandfather in existing rooftop solar customers under [Read More]

UMass Boston To Save Up To $5M With Solar Contract

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

A new 3.9 MW solar installation built atop Boston Business Park is expected to help the University of Massachusetts, Boston (UMass Boston) avoid up to $5 million in energy costs over the next 20 years through virtual net metering, according [Read More]

GE Unit Builds Solar Projects Throughout Northeast

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2017

Through its Current subsidiary, General Electric (GE) has been building solar projects both for itself and for a diverse range of customers in the U.S. Northeast. The global conglomerate first established Boston-based Current in late 2015 as a start-up unit [Read More]

New York City Surpasses 100 MW Solar Generation Milestone

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

The Big Apple has hit a big milestone! New York City residents and businesses are using the power of the sun to generate more than 100 MW of clean, renewable power, according to utility Con Edison. The company says its [Read More]

Oregon Solar Incentive Program Selects Winning Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2017

Business Oregon, a state economic development agency, has approved 15 utility-scale solar energy projects to enroll in the new Solar Development Incentive program. Created in the 2016 Oregon legislative session, the program encourages development of 2 MW to 10 MW [Read More]

Solar Provider Sungevity Files For Bankruptcy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2017

The decision comes shortly after Sungevity lost a deal to become a public company and raise much-needed capital.

Coalition Calls On Congress To Expand U.S. Electrical Infrastructure

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2017

A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy and environmental workers is calling on Congress to streamline the expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure, as well as include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation. [Read More]

Wanted: Solar Power For Colorado Electric Co-ops

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 14, 2017

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to develop 16.75 MW of community-scale solar generation on behalf of six rural electric cooperatives based in eastern Colorado. The participating electric cooperatives are the Highline Electric Association; K.C. [Read More]

Solar’s Global Rise Means ‘Intense Growth Phase’ For MLPE Market

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 13, 2017

The module-level power electronics (MLPE) industry is witnessing an intense growth phase, with the market expected to grow from $648.7 million in 2016 to $1.16 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.4%, according to a [Read More]