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100-Acre Solar Project Goes Online In Arkansas

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 31, 2016

Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings Inc., Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. (AECC) and Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp. (OECC) have announced the full commissioning of a 100-acre solar project in East Camden, Ark. The 12 MW AC array is [Read More]

DTE Building 2 MW Solar Project On Blighted Land In Detroit

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 30, 2016

Michigan-based DTE Energy has received approval from the Detroit City Council to develop one of the largest urban solar power arrays in the country on a 10-acre vacant parcel of land in Detroit at the former O’Shea Park, near Interstate [Read More]

Tennessee Valley Authority OKs 16.7 MW Under Solar Pilot

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 30, 2016

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), in partnership with the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association (TVPPA), has awarded 16.7 MW of solar capacity to four local power companies (LPCs) that applied through the Distributed Solar Solutions pilot. Once completed, the projects [Read More]

Renewable Energy Investments ‘Far Outpace’ Fossil-Fuel Plant Spending

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 28, 2016

A new UN-backed report says the global renewable energy market broke records in 2015 and even finds that developing countries helped lead the pack.

Eaton Unveils Aluminum DC Collection System For Utility-Scale Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 24, 2016

Eaton has added to its Crouse-Hinds series with the new Sunnector aluminum direct-current (DC) collection system, which is designed for use with 5 MW and larger-scale, grid-tied solar PV projects that incorporate fixed-tilt ground-mount racking. The power management company says [Read More]

Duke Energy Renewables Adds To California Solar Portfolio

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 23, 2016

Duke Energy Renewables has acquired the development assets associated with the proposed 20 MW AC Longboat solar project in California from EDF Renewable Energy. The project will be built in San Bernardino County near the city of Barstow. With this [Read More]

New York Passes Regulations To Help Boost Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 22, 2016

The New York State Public Service Commission has announced new regulations that it says will make it faster and easier for solar energy, microgrid and other distributed generation (DG) projects to connect to the electric grid and advance the development [Read More]

Colorado Regulators Reject Xcel’s Community Solar Settlement

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 18, 2016

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has denied Xcel Energy’s proposed settlement agreement with three community solar developers. In February, Xcel announced a deal with Clean Energy Collective, Community Energy Inc. and SunShare under which the utility would have added [Read More]

Yuba City Expects To Save $6 Million With Clean Energy Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 18, 2016

The City of Yuba City, Calif., has completed the implementation of an energy efficiency and solar power program with OpTerra Energy Services. The city expects to save over $6 million, over a 30-year term, in energy and utility costs as [Read More]

IRENA: Doubling Renewables By 2030 Would Save Trillions Of Dollars

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 17, 2016

Doubling the share of renewables in the global energy mix by 2030 is not only feasible, but also cheaper than not doing so, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The report finds the effort [Read More]