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Homeowners Searching For Solar Solutions With Aesthetic Impact

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Written by Erin Vaughan on April 13, 2017

Curbside appeal is important for homeowners, and some might not like the look of conventional solar panels. Is it time for the industry to embrace more unconventional solutions?

APS Maps Out Cleaner Future For Arizona Grid

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2017

Arizona Public Service Co. (APS) says its customers will benefit from increasingly clean, reliable and affordable energy – and a smarter, stronger energy grid – through steps outlined in the utility’s 2017 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The result of a [Read More]

NREL Reclaims World Record For Solar Hydrogen Production

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2017

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have recaptured the record for highest efficiency in solar hydrogen production via a photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting process. According to NREL, the new solar-to-hydrogen (STH) efficiency record is [Read More]

Calif. Produce Maker Powers Up Solar, Wind And Cogeneration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 13, 2017

North American produce company Taylor Farms is now using a combination of wind, solar and cogeneration energy systems to power the majority of its Gonzales, Calif., facility’s operations. Combined, the systems generate 4.25 MW of energy on-site, which will be [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]

Adara Power Launches New Residential Solar Storage System

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 13, 2017

Adara Power has announced the launch of its second-generation energy storage system for residential solar, the Adara Pulse. According to the Silicon Valley company, its Adara Pulse is an intelligent, stackable to 20 kWh residential energy storage solution driven by [Read More]

BNEF: Clean Energy Investment Market Was A Mixed Bag In Q1

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Global clean energy investment totaled $53.6 billion in the first quarter of this year (Q1’17), down 17% from Q1’16 but only 7% lower than the final quarter of last year, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). [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]

NV Energy Surpasses 2016 Renewable Energy Mandate

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Say what you will about NV Energy’s controversial stance against retail net-metering for rooftop solar, but the Nevada utility sure has embraced utility-scale renewable energy. According to NV Energy, the company achieved a 22.2% renewable credit level in southern Nevada [Read More]

Arizona Utility Names Solar Project In Memory Of Employee

Posted by Joseph Bebon on April 12, 2017

Arizona-based utility UniSource Energy Services (UES) has dedicated a new 5 MW solar array in memory of an employee who helped to keep the lights on for more than 30 years in Mohave County. UES says the Steven H. Jacobson [Read More]