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SEPA’s Utility Solar Snapshot shows 15 percent growth, led by five emerging state markets

SEPA’s Utility Solar Snapshot shows 15 percent growth, led by five emerging state markets

June 10, 2019 at 10:27 am 0 comments

  The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA)’s new report, the 2019 Utility Solar Market Snapshot, the educational non-profit found the U.S. solar market is still growing and notably expanding to new emerging state markets – there were 7.3 GWs interconnected in 2018, marking an 20.1% increase in total capacity overRead More

Duke Energy trying out new solar energy program tailored to businesses, schools, nonprofits in Indiana

Duke Energy trying out new solar energy program tailored to businesses, schools, nonprofits in Indiana

June 10, 2019 at 9:31 am 0 comments

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approved a Duke Energy solar energy pilot program aimed at businesses, schools and nonprofits. “This program gives our business and nonprofit customers, including schools and local governments, another option to incorporate clean, renewable energy into their energy mix through a cost-effective leasing arrangement,” said StanRead More

CIT Group leads $416 million financing for gigantic solar project in Texas that has Facebook as a key investor

CIT Group leads $416 million financing for gigantic solar project in Texas that has Facebook as a key investor

May 30, 2019 at 1:30 pm 0 comments

Insert requisite “everything is bigger in Texas!” line here. CIT Group’s Power & Energy business coordinated a $416 million debt financing to support Longroad Energy’s 379-megawatt Prospero solar facility to be built in Andrews County, Texas. Since its founding, Longroad has fully developed approximately 1,000 MW of wind and solarRead More

The largest U.S. electric cooperative is adding an energy storage system

The largest U.S. electric cooperative is adding an energy storage system

May 29, 2019 at 12:57 pm 0 comments

Aggreko, the world’s leading provider of mobile and modular power solutions, has signed an agreement with Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC), the largest electric cooperative in the U.S., to install and commission the utility’s first-ever battery energy storage system: a 2.25 MW / 4.5 MWh project in Johnson City, Texas. AggrekoRead More

Alabama Municipal Electric Authority, Lightsource BP developing 130-MW solar project

Alabama Municipal Electric Authority, Lightsource BP developing 130-MW solar project

May 29, 2019 at 10:19 am 0 comments

Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and Lightsource BP announced the development of a 130 MWDC / 100 MWAC solar energy project in Montgomery County, Ala. Lightsource BP will finance, develop, build, own, and operate the solar facility and will deliver energy to AMEA under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA).Read More

SEPA poll: Nearly 75 percent of battery providers report regulatory barriers to market

SEPA poll: Nearly 75 percent of battery providers report regulatory barriers to market

April 1, 2019 at 1:46 pm Comments are Disabled

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) recently surveyed more than 1,500 industry professionals to publish the first power technology market gap analysis, 2019 Grid Integration Insights. The analysis covers solar, EV infrastructure, microgrids, DERMS, advanced inverters and battery storage technologies, and identifies the largest pain points with grid integration processesRead More

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Duke Energy proposes electric vehicle infrastructure investments in North Carolina

April 1, 2019 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

Duke Energy is proposing the largest investment in electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure ever in the Southeast – a $76 million initiative to spur EV adoption across the state. Duke Energy outlined its program in a filing with the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC), which needs to approve the three-year program.Read More

DTE Energy speeds carbon reduction goals by a full decade

DTE Energy speeds carbon reduction goals by a full decade

April 1, 2019 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

  DTE Energy is ramping up its carbon reduction goals in Michigan by a full decade now, with plans to hit an 80 percent reduction by 2040. DTE also announced it will reduce carbon emissions at least 50 percent by 2030, surpassing its previous carbon reduction commitment of 45 percentRead More

CalCom Energy designed and constructed a 693-kilowatt solar project for Bella Vista Water District in Redding, CA. The solar array reduces electricity costs and carbon emissions by using clean energy to pump water throughout the district. (PRNewsfoto/CalCom Energy)

Calcom Energy, Bella Vista Water District team up to reduce the district’s electricity use by 75 percent

March 20, 2019 at 1:39 pm Comments are Disabled

CalCom Energy and Bella Vista Water District announce the completion of a 693-kilowatt solar project to provide clean energy for the utility’s use in Redding, Calif. The system will advance the district’s sustainability efforts, improve resiliency and reduce costs by offsetting electricity used to pump water throughout the district. CalComRead More

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 Comments are Disabled

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