Archive for wind-power

Appalachian Power Seeks Its First Utility-Scale Solar Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 20, 2017

Appalachian Power, a unit of American Electric Power, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for what could become the first utility-scale solar projects in the company’s portfolio. The utility’s RFP calls for up to 25 MW AC of ground-mounted [Read More]

Corporations Worldwide Transition Toward 100% Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 19, 2017

The rapidly expanding corporate sourcing of renewable electricity could prove to be a major driver in the world’s transition to a zero-emissions economy, according to a new report released by RE100, a global initiative of companies committed to 100% renewable [Read More]

Solar Alliance Offloads B.C. Wind To Help U.S. Expansion

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 18, 2017

Solar Alliance Energy Inc., a solar sales and marketing firm with home bases in Vancouver, B.C., and San Diego, has signed a letter of intent with Concord Green Energy Inc. for the sale of certain British Columbia wind energy assets [Read More]

U.S. Solar Employment Jumped 25% In 2016, Says DOE Study

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 13, 2017

Changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national employment in key sectors of the economy, explains a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). In particular, wind and solar added 25,000 and 73,000 new jobs in the country, [Read More]

Clean Energy In 2016: Investments Dropped, Solar Set Install Record

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 12, 2017

A report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance has found that last year led to a mixed bag of results for global clean energy.

States’ Clean Energy Options Are Key To Attracting Big Businesses

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 10, 2017

U.S. states that are investing in clean domestic energy production are also the most likely to attract major businesses, creating thousands of jobs in their communities, concludes a new report jointly released by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and [Read More]

SEIA Names Abigail Ross Hopper New Head Of U.S. Solar Industry

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 09, 2017

Hopper joins the group after leading the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Report: Clean Energy Sector Employs Thousands Of Coloradans

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 09, 2017

Of the 62,000 people in Colorado who work in the clean energy sector, nearly a quarter of them are employed in the renewable energy sector, according to a new report released by nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). The report, [Read More]

Renewables Industry ‘More Than Ready’ For N.Y. Nuclear Plant Closure

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 09, 2017

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., has announced the closure of a 2 GW nuclear power plant in New York by April 2021. Renewable energy advocates have applauded the decision and say it provides an opportunity to further bolster solar and [Read More]

sPower Surpasses 1 GW Solar Milestone

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 09, 2017

sPower, a Salt Lake City-based independent power producer (IPP), says it crossed the 1 GW milestone for operating solar projects before the end of 2016. This takes sPower’s total portfolio of operating renewable assets to over 1.15 GW when including [Read More]