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Study: Finding Qualified Workers Is Costing Solar Employers Money And Growth

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

The U.S. experienced historic solar jobs growth last year, but the meteoric rise of the solar industry has also highlighted the necessity and benefits of workforce training. According to a new research study released by nonprofit The Solar Foundation, two-thirds [Read More]

NRG Commissions Utility-Scale Solar Project For Cisco In California

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

NRG Energy has announced that a newly commissioned, 20 MW AC solar energy facility is now generating solar power for technology conglomerate Cisco’s San Jose, Calif., headquarters. NRG says all electricity and renewable energy credits generated by its new plant [Read More]

El Paso Electric Community Solar Program Sells Out Within A Month

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

There’s no denying that community solar is quickly catching on as a viable alternative to rooftop solar all across the country. Underscoring that growing interest among consumers, utility El Paso Electric (EPE) has just announced that subscriptions for its new [Read More]

N.Y. Food Bank Completes State-Backed Solar Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York have announced that two newly completed solar installations atop the food bank’s warehouse facilities in Albany and the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, [Read More]

Experts Say 10 Terawatts Of Solar By 2030 Is Possible

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world’s energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being realized, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s [Read More]

Green Power EMC, Silicon Ranch Dedicate Georgia Solar Farm

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 20, 2017

Green Power EMC, the renewable energy supplier for 38 Georgia Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs), and Silicon Ranch, an independent solar power producer, have officially dedicated a 52 MW AC solar energy plant in Jeff Davis County, Ga. According to the [Read More]

New Utility Model Could Change How Corporations, Governments Buy Renewables

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Written by Letha Tawney on April 19, 2017

Washington-based Puget Sound Energy has launched a novel clean energy program focused specifically on commercial and municipal customers.

South Lake Tahoe Makes 100% Renewable Energy Commitment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2017

South Lake Tahoe, Calif., has become the 26th city in the U.S. and the latest in a growing coalition of mountain communities to officially commit to 100% renewable energy, according to the Sierra Club. On Tuesday, the South Lake Tahoe [Read More]

LG Chem Launches Residential Battery Systems In North America

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2017

LG Chem Ltd., a provider of lithium-ion batteries for automotive, stationary and consumer applications, has formally launched its range of residential battery systems in the North American market. The launch follows successful completion of UL certification and represents LG Chem’s [Read More]

University Of Virginia Solar Project Turns Library Into ‘Living Laboratory’

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 19, 2017

On Tuesday, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark completion of a solar project at the University of Virginia (UVA). According to an announcement, the 324-panel system covers more than 7,500 square feet atop UVA’s Clemons Library [Read More]