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Dominion Virginia Power, SunEnergy1 To Build 20 MW Solar Farm

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 08, 2016

Dominion Virginia Power plans to add more solar power to its generation portfolio, as the utility has partnered with SunEnergy1 to build a 20 MW solar farm in Chesapeake, Va. North Carolina-based SunEnergy1 will lease a 250-acre site located off [Read More]

Hawaiian Co-Op Hits 90% Renewable Energy Milestone

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 05, 2016

Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) used a combination of renewable resources, including a lot of solar and some biomass and hydropower, to generate 90% of the island’s electricity during brief periods on four separate days in January. Furthermore, the co-op [Read More]

CAISO Plans Upgrades To Boost Renewable Energy Management

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 05, 2016

With a continued goal of operating a cleaner energy grid, the California Independent System Operator Corp.’s (CAISO) board of governors has approved several proposals that CAISO says will support improved integration of energy storage and demand response resources in the [Read More]

Entergy New Orleans Breaks Ground On 1 MW Solar/Storage Pilot

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 05, 2016

Entergy New Orleans Inc. recently hosted elected officials, community leaders and other dignitaries at existing company property to break ground on what the utility says is the city’s first utility-scale solar project. The 1 MW pilot project, which is expected [Read More]

PSE&G Completes Its Largest Solar Project To Date

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 04, 2016

New Jersey-based utility Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) has announced that its L&D Solar Farm is online. The 12.93 MW installation represents PSE&G’s largest solar farm to date and is one of the biggest landfill solar projects in [Read More]

PG&E Launches Program To Let All Customers Go 100% Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 03, 2016

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has officially launched its previously announced program to extend the option for 100% solar power to all customers, whether or not they are planning to install rooftop solar. Under PG&E’s Solar Choice program, customers [Read More]

Ideal Power Inks Distribution Deal With WESCO International

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 02, 2016

Ideal Power Inc., a Texas-based developer of power conversion technologies, has entered into a distribution agreement with Pennsylvania-based WESCO International Inc. WESCO has added Ideal Power’s Grid Resilient 30 kW and 125 kW power conversion systems to its distribution portfolio [Read More]

SolarWorld, sonnen And PetersenDean Partner On U.S. Solar-Plus-Storage Offering

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 29, 2016

Crystalline-silicon solar manufacturer SolarWorld has teamed up with sonnen Inc. and PetersenDean to provide integrated solar-plus-storage solutions to the U.S. market. sonnen is a European energy storage company that has opened a new headquarters office in Los Angeles, and PetersenDean [Read More]

Minnesota Power Gets Approval For Its First Utility-Scale Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 29, 2016

Regulators have given the go-ahead for Minnesota Power’s plans to install a 10 MW solar energy array at Camp Ripley, Minnesota National Guard’s base on the southwestern edge of the utility’s service territory. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved [Read More]

The Verdict Is In: CPUC Preserves Solar Net Metering In California

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 28, 2016

In a 3-2 vote on Thursday, the California Public Utilities Commission issued its long-awaited final decision on the state’s successor net-metering program, often referred to as NEM 2.0.