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Veto Override: Md. Lawmakers Enact Clean Energy Jobs Act

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 02, 2017

On Thursday, the Maryland Senate voted to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of the Clean Energy Jobs Act, legislation to increase the state’s renewable energy goals. Following a similar 88-51 House of Delegates vote just a few days ago, the [Read More]

The Top 10 Solar Battleground States Of 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

The vast majority of U.S. states took some form of policy action on distributed solar last year, according to a detailed report from the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center.

Solar Groups Praise Massachusetts’ Continued Support Of Incentives

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) has announced plans to extend the state’s Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC 2) program further into 2017, along with a new proposal for a long-term replacement of the program. In a joint press [Read More]

SunShot Announces $30M For Solar Integration Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

Although the ultimate fate of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative remains unclear under the new Trump administration, the federal solar program continues pushing forward. On Tuesday, the SunShot Initiative announced up to $30 million in funding for [Read More]

NRG Revives SunEdison Solar Projects In Hawaii

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

NRG Energy Inc. and utility Hawaiian Electric have reached agreements to revive solar projects that were originally proposed by now-bankrupt renewables firm SunEdison. NRG and Hawaiian Electric have signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) for the utility to buy electricity generated [Read More]

8minutenergy Secures PPA For Third Springbok Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

Solar developer 8minutenergy Renewables LLC has received approval on a power purchase agreement (PPA) to develop the over 115 MW DC Springbok 3 solar farm, located in Kern County, Calif. The project is the third installation in the Springbok cluster, [Read More]

Tucson Electric Power Turns To Energy Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

Tucson Electric Power (TEP), a utility that provides electricity to approximately 417,000 customers in southern Arizona, says it is enhancing the resiliency of the local electric grid with three large-scale energy storage facilities. According to the utility, a subsidiary of [Read More]

Wells Fargo Backs Nonprofit Solar Installer Grid Alternatives

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

The Wells Fargo Foundation has committed to a four-year, $2 million grant for GRID Alternatives, a U.S. nonprofit solar developer, to expand low-income solar access. The grant builds on more than $4 million Wells Fargo has invested in GRID since [Read More]

Ideal Power Launches Stabiliti Power Conversion System

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

Texas-based Ideal Power Inc. has introduced Stabiliti, a grid-resilient 30 kW power conversion system (PCS) that the company says can be used for a multitude of applications, including microgrids, electric vehicle (EV) fast charging and peak shaving. According to the [Read More]

AMSC Unveils Volt/VAR Optimization Solution

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

Energy technology provider AMSC has launched D-VAR VVO, a new volt/VAR optimization solution designed to help utilities mitigate power quality issues on the distribution power grid for increased solar capacity and to support conservation voltage reduction management. The company says [Read More]