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

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.

Aquion And Ideal Power Supply Microgrid At Sonoma Winery

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 27, 2016

Aquion Energy Inc., developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) batteries and energy storage systems, and Ideal Power Inc., a developer of power conversion technologies, have installed their products as part of a microgrid at Stone Edge Farm, a [Read More]

Mercom Expects ‘Impressive’ Solar Growth In The Face Of Market Troubles

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 27, 2016

Global solar installations will increase 15% and reach 66.7 GW this year, with China, the U.S., Japan and India making up the top four solar markets, according to the latest forecast from Mercom Capital Group. The clean energy communications and [Read More]

What SCOTUS’ Hughes Ruling Means For Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 26, 2016

In its recent Hughes v. Talen Energy decision, the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated a capacity program in Maryland.

RES Distributed, Texas Co-op Partner On Community Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 25, 2016

RES Distributed, a wholly owned subsidiary of Renewable Energy Systems (RES), has entered into an agreement with Johnson City, Texas-based Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) to develop, construct and manage a 15 MW portfolio of solar PV projects in the Texas [Read More]

World Leaders Celebrate Earth Day By Signing Paris Agreement

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on April 22, 2016

On Earth Day, leaders from about 170 countries converged in New York City to formally sign the Paris Agreement. According to the United Nations, that is by far the biggest number of countries to ever sign an international agreement in [Read More]

Illinois Utility ComEd Proposes Solar Rebate Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 22, 2016

Chicago-based utility Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has proposed a new rebate program designed to jump-start solar in Illinois by helping reduce the upfront costs of installing solar panels. Through the proposed program, ComEd would provide a rebate of $1,000/kW of installed [Read More]

SolarWorld Supplies Four Projects For California Water District

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 22, 2016

SolarWorld has supplied the solar panels for four systems of about 1 MW each for the Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) in California’s Riverside County. The four installations, the last of which is to be commissioned in coming days, are [Read More]

U.S. Senate Passes Stalled Energy Bill Without Solar NEM Amendment

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on April 21, 2016

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed a long-stalled energy bill after lawmakers ended a partisan dispute over funding for the water-contamination crisis in Flint, Mich. S.2012, also called the Energy Policy Modernization Act, includes several provisions that could prove helpful [Read More]

SunEdison Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 21, 2016

With the giant renewable energy company facing financial and other troubles, the CEO says the filing is a “difficult but important step.”