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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

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 Comments are Disabled

  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 1 comment

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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