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Kansas Utility Cuts Ribbon On Its First Community Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 18, 2017

A crowd including state and local leaders and representatives from Kansas-based utility Westar Energy, Dold Foods and SoCore Energy gathered last week to cut the ribbon on Westar’s first community solar project. According to Westar, the 1.2 MW installation in [Read More]

Duke Energy Plans Renewables Growth As Part Of Grid Modernization

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2017

Duke Energy has launched a $13 billion, 10-year initiative to modernize North Carolina’s electric system. Among the goals of the “Power/Forward Carolinas” project is expanding renewable energy in the state. According to Duke Energy, other plans include hardening the system [Read More]

Demand Energy Building Microgrid At NYC Apartment Complex

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Demand Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America, has started construction on the company’s microgrid at Marcus Garvey Village, a mixed-income apartment complex in New York City owned by L+M Development Partners. According to Demand Energy, [Read More]

East Windsor Township Flips Switch On Municipal Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 06, 2017

Officials in East Windsor Township, N.J., recently completed a new solar project at the township’s police/court building. According to a press release, the 448 kW solar array is located to the rear of the municipal building on land donated to [Read More]

Xcel Energy Connects 32 MW Of Community Solar To Grid

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 24, 2017

Utility company Xcel Energy has announced seven new community solar gardens, totaling 32 MW, are now generating power from the Minnesota sun. The solar gardens are part of a larger project that will total approximately 96 MW throughout the Twin [Read More]

ConEdison Solutions Acquires Ross Solar Group

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 19, 2017

ConEdison Solutions (CES), an energy services company and subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Inc., has acquired the assets of Ross Solar Group LLC, a Fairfield, Conn.-based provider of turnkey solar system solutions for residential, commercial and municipal customers throughout the Northeast. [Read More]

U.S. Interior Dept. Aims To Spur Renewables In The West

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 14, 2016

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced new steps with Western states meant to spur the development of renewable energy, efficiently deliver that electricity to the market and meet the growing consumer demands for clean energy. Under a [Read More]

Phillips 66 Announces ‘Breakthrough’ For Organic Solar Cells

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 07, 2016

Phillips 66, a Houston-based diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company, says it has set a new world record in power conversion efficiency for polymer-based single-junction organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells. The 11.84% efficiency was certified by Newport Corp., a recognized center [Read More]

Duke Energy Brings Solar Project Online In Florida

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 26, 2016

Nearly 15,000 solar panels soaking up the sun in Osceola County are now providing renewable energy to Duke Energy customers in Florida. According to the company, which owns and operates the project, the Osceola Solar Facility is about the size [Read More]

Solar Sector Corporate Funding Hits Three-Year Low

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 07, 2016

During the second quarter of this year (Q2’16), total corporate funding, including venture capital (VC) funding, public market and debt financing, into the solar sector fell to $1.7 billion, a 41% drop compared with the $2.8 billion raised in the [Read More]