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SEPA Utility Conference

Posted by Amanda Fava on April 24, 2017

The SEPA Utility Conference presents an opportunity for utilities to devise strategies, discuss service solutions and exchange ideas in order to foster and promote long-term distributed energy planning. In this utility-only setting, professionals learn from experts without industry pressure or [Read More]

Duke Energy Indiana’s First Solar Project Goes Online

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 28, 2017

Duke Energy Indiana says its first large-scale solar power plant is now in commercial service and sending clean, renewable energy to customers throughout the utility’s 69-county service territory. The plant, which can generate as much as 17 MW of alternating-current [Read More]

SDG&E Completes World’s Biggest Li-Ion Battery Storage Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 27, 2017

In partnership with AES Energy Storage, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) recently completed what the utility says is the world’s largest lithium-ion battery energy storage facility. Located in Escondido, Calif., the 30 MW facility is capable of storing up [Read More]

Georgia Utility Launches New Solar Option For Customers

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 24, 2017

Atlanta-based utility Georgia Power has introduced Georgia Power Simple Solar, a new voluntary program meant to allow its customers to support solar energy even if they are unable to, or choose not to, install a solar system at their homes [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]

Florida Utility FPL Doubles Down On Solar Plans

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

The company now plans to build eight large-scale solar projects, which will collectively feature more than 2.5 million new solar panels, by early 2018.

EPB Breaks Ground On City’s First Community Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

EPB, a municipally owned utility in Chattanooga, Tenn., has started construction on the city’s first community solar installation. Dubbed Solar Share, the community solar project is a partnership between EPB and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and the solar facility [Read More]

Renewable Energy Mandate Proves Effective In Michigan

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

State renewable portfolio standards (RPS), which require regulated utilities to procure a certain amount of clean energy, have been a major driver of renewables development across the U.S. Highlighting that success, a new report from the Michigan Public Service Commission [Read More]

El Paso Electric Targets Rooftop Solar Customers Again

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

Despite reaching a settlement agreement last year, the Texas-based utility is revamping efforts to change how it charges solar customers.

It’s Official: U.S. Solar Market Shattered Records In 2016

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 15, 2017

The Solar Energy Industries Association has revealed the latest year-end data, which shows the market grew 95%.