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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]

Tesla Starts Taking Solar Roof Tile Orders, Reveals Details

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on May 10, 2017

Tesla has officially started taking orders for its new Solar Roof tiles and finally released some details about the much-anticipated products. The news comes a bit later than originally planned, as Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted in March that the [Read More]

How Military Solar-Powered Microgrids Could Boost National Security

Written by Allison Mills on May 10, 2017

New research says distributed microgrid tech can secure the electrical grids at military bases to reduce the impact of cyberattacks, physical attacks from terrorists, and natural disasters.

Tennessee Valley Authority Awards 10 MW Under Solar Pilot Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 10, 2017

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), in partnership with the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA), has awarded 10 MW of solar capacity to seven local power companies (LPCs) that applied through TVA’s Distributed Solar Solutions (DSS) pilot program. Once completed, [Read More]

Virginia Governor Signs Bundle Of Clean Energy Bills

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 09, 2017

Joined by clean energy industry stakeholders and several bill patrons on Monday at the Executive Mansion, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., ceremoniously signed 11 bipartisan bills passed by the state legislature earlier this year that promote the use of solar and [Read More]

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]