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Midwest Utility Unveils Multi-Tech Solar Demo Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 03, 2016

Midwest utility Alliant Energy has officially opened its Madison Solar Demonstration Project, located at the company’s Madison, Wis., headquarters. Partnering with the Electric Power Research Institute, Alliant has integrated multiple solar and clean energy technologies to create a center for [Read More]

U.S. DOE Funding $25 Million For Solar Integration

Posted by Joseph Bebon on May 03, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says $25 million in funding is available through the Enabling Extreme Real-Time Grid Integration of Solar Energy (ENERGISE) effort as part of its ongoing attempts to modernize the U.S.’ energy grid under the Grid [Read More]

Georgia Power Breaks Ground On Military Base Solar Installation

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 29, 2016

Georgia Power and the U.S. Department of the Navy (DON) have marked the start of construction on a 31 MW AC solar project at the Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) Albany. This represents the fifth large-scale solar project to be [Read More]

Maine Governor Vetoes Solar Compromise Bill

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Written by Joseph Bebon on April 29, 2016

Editor’s Note: Originally published on Thursday, April 28, this article was updated on April 29 to report the outcome of efforts to override the veto. Despite eleventh-hour negotiations, Gov. Paul LePage, R-Maine, vetoed a comprehensive solar policy bill on Wednesday. [Read More]

Construction Starts On New York Community Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2016

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the New York State Department of Public Service, EnterSolar, and Clean Energy Collective (CEC) have announced the beginning of construction on the first community solar project under the state’s Shared [Read More]

Poll: Voters In Four States Suing Over CPP Actually Support The Climate Initiative

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2016

Last year, a coalition of over 20 states launched a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to block the implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The climate initiative establishes the first-ever limits on carbon pollution from U.S. [Read More]

University And Utility Team Up On Solar Research In Florida

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2016

Florida International University (FIU) and Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) have unveiled a new commercial-scale solar installation at FIU’s College of Engineering and Computing – the only solar research facility of its kind that FPL has installed at a [Read More]

Mississippi Power, Silicon Ranch Break Ground On 50 MW Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2016

Mississippi Power and Silicon Ranch Corp. have broken ground on a $100 million, 50 MW solar project in Hattiesburg, Miss. Anthony L. Wilson, president and CEO of Mississippi Power, says the utility is “committed to having a well-balanced energy portfolio.” [Read More]

Duke Energy Increases Renewables Target By 33%

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 28, 2016

In an effort to accelerate its renewable energy growth, Duke Energy has raised its 2020 renewable energy goal by 33%, as the company now expects to own or purchase 8 GW of wind, solar and biomass capacity by 2020. According [Read More]

The Undoing Of Utilities? A Look At The New Consumer-Driven Age Of Energy

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Written by Erin Vaughan on April 28, 2016

As consumers increasingly embrace solar and other distributed generation, the future role of power companies could change.