Archive for smart-grid – Page 6

San Diego Agency Seeks Energy Storage Project Proposals

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 19, 2017

The San Diego County Water Authority has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a potential joint energy storage project with the City of San Diego. According to the public agency, the project could lessen upward pressure on water rates [Read More]

Trade Case Was ‘The Elephant In The Room’ At Intersolar NA

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on July 18, 2017

Industry players chimed in on the controversial Section 201 petition during last week’s Intersolar North America trade show.

Xcel Renewable Energy Program Powers Minneapolis Facilities

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 18, 2017

Thanks to utility Xcel Energy’s Renewable*Connect program, the Minneapolis Convention Center and one of the city’s two drinking-water facilities will be powered in part by local wind and solar energy. The City of Minneapolis and Xcel Energy have a new [Read More]

Iconic Actor William Shatner Installs Solar At L.A. Home

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 17, 2017

Proving that the promise of solar power is far from science fiction, William Shatner, an actor whose career included the iconic role as Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek franchise, has added a 6.3 kW solar installation at [Read More]

Solar Led Clean Energy Investment Rebound In Q2

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 07, 2017

The financing of two huge solar photovoltaic projects in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) helped to drive a recovery in global clean energy investment to $64.8 billion in the second quarter of this year (Q2’17), the highest for any quarter [Read More]

Report: Distributed Energy Resources Challenge The Traditional Utility Model

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 06, 2017

Navigant and Public Utilities Fortnightly have released the second edition of “State & Future of the Power Industry,” a report exploring the current status and future of the electric utility industry. Navigant says key findings from this year’s report highlight [Read More]

Groups Launch ‘Solar XL’ Campaign Against Keystone XL Pipeline

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 06, 2017

Bold Nebraska,, Indigenous Environmental Network, CREDO, and Oil Change International have launched a campaign, called “Solar XL,” to build solar arrays along the route of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska. The groups claim the solar panels, which [Read More]

Unfinished Nuclear Plant Site Repurposed With Solar Farm

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 06, 2017

The site of an unfinished nuclear power plant in Tennessee has been newly energized – with solar power. North Carolina-based Birdseye Renewable Energy recently partnered with Georgia-based United Renewable Energy to design and construct a 1 MW solar farm at [Read More]

National Lab Marks 40 Years Of Solar Innovation

Written by Don Gwinner & Wayne Hicks on July 05, 2017

As NREL celebrates its 40th anniversary this month, the laboratory highlights some of its biggest solar research achievements.

EIA: Solar And Wind Farm Construction Costs Fell In Recent Years

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 05, 2017

Based on U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) survey data for new, utility-scale electric generators (those with a capacity greater than 1 MW), capacity-weighted average construction costs for most generator types, including solar and wind power, have fallen in recent years. [Read More]