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New Hampshire Shines In Solar Compromise

Written by Chris Rauscher on June 27, 2017

In this guest article, The Alliance for Solar Choice discusses what state regulators’ newly issued NEM order means for rooftop solar in New Hampshire.

L.A. Mayor And Partners Mark Completion Of Massive Rooftop Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 27, 2017

On Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to celebrate the completion of a rooftop solar project that will generate enough renewable energy to power nearly 5,000 homes. The 16.4 MW [Read More]

IKEA Flips Switch On Solar Array At Relocated Burbank Store

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 27, 2017

Home furnishings retailer IKEA has commissioned a solar panel array atop its recently relocated, roomier store in Burbank, Calif. The new Burbank store’s 71,000-square-foot solar array consists of a 646 kW system, built with 1,872 panels, and will produce approximately [Read More]

SEPA Names 2017 Power Player Award Winners

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 27, 2017

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has announced the winners of its 2017 SEPA Power Player Awards. Winners will be honored July 26 as part of SEPA’s Grid Evolution Summit: A National Town Meeting in Washington, D.C. Now in their [Read More]

Report: U.S. Renewables Overtake Nuclear Power

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 26, 2017

The latest issue of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Electric Power Monthly (with data through April 30) reveals that renewable energy sources – including solar, wind, geothermal and hydropower – are now providing a greater share of the nation’s [Read More]

UC Merced To Boost Campus Sustainability With Solar+Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 26, 2017

The University of California, Merced’s Triple Zero Commitment aims for zero net energy use, the creation of zero net landfill waste and climate neutrality on campus by 2020 – a commitment that coincides with the university’s expansion project to nearly [Read More]

Mayors Throw Support Behind 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 26, 2017

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has approved a resolution that establishes support from the nation’s mayors for the goal of moving to 100% clean and renewable energy in cities nationwide. Introduced by the co-chairs of Mayors for 100% Clean Energy, [Read More]

IBM Achieves Renewables, CO2-Reduction Goals Four Years Early

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 23, 2017

Technology giant IBM says it has achieved two major commitments four years ahead of schedule in its efforts to help combat climate change. First, the company has surpassed its goal of procuring 20% of its electricity from renewable sources by [Read More]

Energy Dept. Funds Tribal Solar And Wind Projects 

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 22, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs has selected 13 tribal energy projects – including wind, solar, biomass and energy efficiency – to receive funding of $7.8 million. The selections are the result of [Read More]

Silicon Ranch Building 200 MW Solar Portfolio For Green Power EMC

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 21, 2017

Green Power EMC, the renewable energy supplier for 38 Georgia Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs), and Silicon Ranch, an independent solar power producer, have announced an agreement to bring an additional 200 MW of solar energy online by the year 2020. [Read More]