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Michigan’s first commercial-scale solar + storage system up and running via Consumers Energy

Michigan’s first commercial-scale solar + storage system up and running via Consumers Energy

January 28, 2019 at 9:21 am 0 comments

Michigan’s first ever rooftop solar array and battery storage system debuted last week in the growing area of Grand Rapids. Nearly 1,800 solar panels atop the Bridge Street Market and adjoining buildings between Bridge and First Streets within the Circuit West district are accompanied nearby by a 500-kilowatt battery. “Today, thereRead More

After some drama, California’s major utilities have published updated Interconnection Capacity Analysis maps

After some drama, California’s major utilities have published updated Interconnection Capacity Analysis maps

January 14, 2019 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

California has just taken a major step forward in bringing clean local energy online. The Clean Coalition played a major role in this progress as a leading advocate for streamlining the interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER) to the electric grid. On Dec. 28, 2018, California’s major utilities, Pacific GasRead More

Duke Energy Florida brings massive Hamilton Solar Power Plant online

Duke Energy Florida brings massive Hamilton Solar Power Plant online

January 8, 2019 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

The new 74.9-megawatt (MW) Hamilton Solar Power Plant in Jasper, Fla., is now operation, according to Duke Energy. The plant’s carbon-free power is enough to energize more than 20,000 homes at peak production. The Hamilton plant is part of the company’s strategic commitment to install or acquire 700 MW ofRead More

Harvest Energy Solutions solar system installed at Harvest Energy Lenawee in Lenawee County, MI.

Harvest Energy Solutions installs first utility solar project in Michigan’s Lenawee County

January 2, 2019 at 10:14 am 0 comments

Jackson, Mich.-based solar energy provider, Harvest Energy Solutions is the first provider of solar energy to a utility in Lenawee County, Mich., via three large scale solar array projects in the region. The installations are owned by Stateline Farms, Gerken Paving, and Harvest Solar Lenawee. Each of these systems isRead More

Xcel Energy shows its path to 100 percent renewable generation by 2050

Xcel Energy shows its path to 100 percent renewable generation by 2050

December 7, 2018 at 8:39 am Comments are Disabled

Xcel Energy is officially all-in on renewable generation, laying out a plan to deliver 100 percent carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. OK, so that’s fairly distant, but they plan to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent from 2005 levels in the eight states it serves by 2030. “This is anRead More

PNM New Mexico issues RFP for 50 MW solar facility

PNM New Mexico issues RFP for 50 MW solar facility

November 27, 2018 at 9:18 am Comments are Disabled

PNM Resources’ New Mexico utility announced a new program designed to support governmental, tribal and large customers in meeting their sustainable energy goals. The program, PNM Solar Direct, is an option for local governments, tribes and large electric customers in New Mexico to subscribe to energy produced by a large-scale solarRead More

Wind Solar Alliance report shows how outdated wholesale market rules prevent price reductions

Wind Solar Alliance report shows how outdated wholesale market rules prevent price reductions

November 19, 2018 at 2:37 pm 1 comment

Record low costs and consumer demand are driving growth in American wind and solar energy. However, outdated wholesale market rules are preventing the two technologies from further reducing prices for consumers, according to a new report, Customer-Focused and Clean: Power Markets for the Future. With major grid operators in PJMRead More

Poll results show utilities losing ground to third-parties in consumer preference for new energy services

Poll results show utilities losing ground to third-parties in consumer preference for new energy services

November 19, 2018 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

Customer demand for new energy technologies like electric vehicle (EV) charging and solar power has more than doubled since 2017. Utilities across the country, with an eye on creating new revenue streams, are increasingly launching EV charging and solar power offerings to meet this growing demand. While many consumers viewRead More

American Electric Power (AEP) to add 8.3 GW of renewable generation by 2030

American Electric Power (AEP) to add 8.3 GW of renewable generation by 2030

November 14, 2018 at 8:23 am Comments are Disabled

Ohio-based American Electric Power says it plans to invest $33 billion in capital from 2019 through 2023, with $2.7 billion of that focused on new renewable generation, including approximately $2.2 billion for competitive, contracted renewable projects. “Our long-term strategy is built on investments that will benefit our customers and positionRead More

Nevada voters want the state to hit 50 percent renewable energy by 2030

Nevada voters want the state to hit 50 percent renewable energy by 2030

November 12, 2018 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

The Nevada solar industry got a shot in the arm on Election day with the passing of Question 6 and calling for a stronger economy fueled by clean energy. By putting the state on track to use 50 percent renewable energy by the year 2030 (doubling the previous RPS), QuestionRead More