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Construction Starts on 100 MW Chicot Solar Energy Center

NextEra Energy Resources and Entergy Arkansas are beginning construction on what will become Arkansas' largest utility-scale solar energy project: the 100 MW...

Senate Confirms Brouillette As Next Energy Secretary

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Dan Brouillette to be the 15th U.S. Secretary of Energy, taking the place of Rick Perry, who...

Richmond Schools Host 10 Solar Projects Totaling 2.9 MW

Standard Solar Inc. is wrapping up construction on a 10-site, 2.9 MW solar project for Richmond Public Schools (RPS) in Virginia, for...

EPRI Receives Funding to Support Solar Research

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has been awarded $10.7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies...

JinkoSolar Tiger Modules Being Used in Demo Plant

JinkoSolar says it has supplied 300 MW of its high-energy-density Tiger solar panels for an ultra-high-voltage demonstration power plant in Qinghai Province,...

Utility-Scale Energy Storage Poised for Big Growth

According to a new report from Navigant Research, global new capacity additions of utility-scale energy storage (USES) systems are expected to reach...

JinkoSolar Inks Massive Contract for Cheetah Modules

Solar module manufacturer JinkoSolar has delivered 950 MW of its ultra-high-efficiency Cheetah 72-cell modules to developer X-ELIO, to be installed at different...

Trina Claims Record for Solar Cell Efficiency

Trina Solar Co. Ltd. says its State Key Laboratory of PV Science and Technology of China has set a new world record...

Florida Utility Puts $700 Million to Work for Solar and Storage

Duke Energy Florida, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, has completed a $700 million debt issuance for the utility’s first green bond, which...

Largest Solar Project in St. Louis Comes Online

A 1.8 MW solar installation atop the BJC HealthCare employee parking garage in midtown St. Louis is now connected and sending power...