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Solar Frontier Americas continues to develop build and acquire large scale solar projects.

Solar Frontier Americas adds another 50-MW solar project to its portfolio

September 18, 2019 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

Solar Frontier Americas, the US-based renewable energy business of Idemitsu Kosan Company, has further expanded its power generation portfolio with the acquisition of a 50.5 MWdc solar project purchased from CS Solar, joint venture company of Samsung Solar Energy. The project is located in Stanislaus County, Calif., a few hoursRead More

The largest U.S. power utility commits to a net-zero carbon emission target

The largest U.S. power utility commits to a net-zero carbon emission target

September 17, 2019 at 7:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Duke Energy, the largest U.S. power utility, announced a major commitment to address climate change by setting a target to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, with an interim target of 50 percent carbon emission reductions by 2030. The company’s 2017 goal to reduce carbon emissions 40% by 2030 wasRead More

What’s new in the 2019 edition of IREC’s grid interconnection best practices?

What’s new in the 2019 edition of IREC’s grid interconnection best practices?

September 16, 2019 at 1:53 pm Comments are Disabled

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) released its nationally applicable IREC Model Interconnection Procedures, 2019 Edition, last week. The model procedures reflect the latest evolution in best practices to facilitate higher penetrations of distributed energy resources (DERs) on the grid, integrating new technologies while maintaining grid safety and reliability. TheRead More

New Duke Energy logo.  (PRNewsFoto/Duke Energy)

Duke Energy to let large energy customers negotiate directly with solar facilities in new program

August 21, 2019 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

The North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC) has approved Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage (GSA) program in North Carolina, designed to provide more renewable energy pricing options for large customers. In the GSA program, large energy users will have the flexibility of selecting and negotiating all price terms directly with aRead More

Black & Veatch survey results show an electric sector that needs to evolve

Black & Veatch survey results show an electric sector that needs to evolve

August 15, 2019 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

Black & Veatch just released its 2019 Strategic Directions: Electric Report, which shows power sector in need of repowering itself in an increasingly complex, multifaceted and evolving energy ecosystem. The surge of renewable energy from solar, wind and battery storage – and growing penetration of microgrids and other distributed energy resources (DERs)Read More

SEPA: Energy storage interconnection increased 44 percent in 2018 (residential up 500 percent)

SEPA: Energy storage interconnection increased 44 percent in 2018 (residential up 500 percent)

August 6, 2019 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

The release of 2019 Utility Energy Storage Market Snapshot, a new Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) report, finds the U.S. energy storage market is healthy and primed for continued growth, with interconnected capacity growing 44.9% in 2018. The release of the Snapshot report also marks the announcement of the SEPARead More

The Apollo Elementary School in Titusville, Fla., lost power during Hurricane Irma and used the solar + storage system to power emergency lights and charge cell phones. Photo Credit: Nick Waters, Florida Solar Energy Center

The Riddle of Resilience: What’s important for society and the economy and yet has no value?

July 23, 2019 at 8:05 am Comments are Disabled

The Union of Concerned Scientists convened a group of diverse stakeholders in Chicago late last year to discuss the equitable deployment of energy storage. The participants developed a set of consensus principles for storage deployment that elevate the critical importance of community-led clean energy solutions. Listed second in those principlesRead More

Portland General Electric proposes mix of renewables, energy efficiency, demand response in integrated resource plan

Portland General Electric proposes mix of renewables, energy efficiency, demand response in integrated resource plan

July 22, 2019 at 8:01 am Comments are Disabled

Portland General Electric Co. (PGE) presented a new integrated resource plan to the Oregon Public Utility Commission that focuses on adding more renewable power, capturing more energy efficiency and partnering with customers to help balance energy supply and demand during periods of peak energy use. “This is the first resourceRead More

Pine Gate Renewables starts construction on 101 megawatt solar project in South Carolina

Pine Gate Renewables starts construction on 101 megawatt solar project in South Carolina

July 8, 2019 at 11:12 am 1 comment

Construction of Bowman Solar has commenced, according to Pine Gate Renewables, a national utility-scale solar developer. Bowman is a 101-megawatt project spanning 651 acres in Orangeburg County, South Carolina, making it one of the largest solar sites in the state. Through the teamwork of Pine Gate’s in-house EPC team andRead More

Label manufacturer opts for 100 percent renewable energy at factory via Duke Energy program

Label manufacturer opts for 100 percent renewable energy at factory via Duke Energy program

July 8, 2019 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

UPM Raflatac, a manufacturer of pressure sensitive label materials, is now sourcing all of the electricity at its factory in Mills River, N.C., via renewable sources through Duke Energy’s NC Renewable Energy Program. The company opted to increase its renewable electricity use from 4 percent to 100 percent from sourcesRead More