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Ameren Missouri to bring customers solar energy at night
Ameren Missouri, a unit of Ameren Corp., filed plans with the Missouri Public Service Commission to build three solar + storage facilities across Missouri [...]
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Marketing and Communications Manager – Solar Energy International – Colorado
Job Description: The Marketing and Communications Manager will generate content for SEI’s various outreach mediums. The Manager will work throughout the training season and in the offseason to create relevant content from students, staff and alumni to share across various SEI marketing mediums. Additionally, the Manager will work as a member of the marketing team to be the primary marketing contact for SEI’s Middle East Program. Additionally, the Marketing Manager will work with SEI Programa [...]
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Bernie Sanders’ ‘Green New Deal’ aims to have renewables power homes by 2030
Bernie Sanders wants renewable energy to power U.S. homes and vehicles by 2030 -- and he wants to do it by enlisting the federal government in building and running new solar, wind and geothermal electricity projects. [...]
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Fabric-based solar cells on the horizon
New textile-based solar cells developed by Fraunhofer researchers, semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the use of conventional silicon-based solar cells. [...]
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Solar Resource Analyst – E3 Consulting Services (E3) – Denver, CO
E3 Consulting Services (E3) has an exciting opportunity for a Solar Resource Analyst to come work in our Denver-area headquarter to support our renewable energy technical due diligence practice, with a focus on solar design review and PVSyst modeling. Celebrating our 20th anniversary this year, E3 is a leading technical advisor, providing reviews of complex capital-intensive projects for capital providers, project developers, owners, and regulators. E3 primarily provides independent engineering [...]
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How the tech giants are fueling a solar revolution
From the way we shop to the way we socialize, the internet affects nearly everything we do these days. This dramatic change in our way of life has been fueled by a handful of large tech companies, companies that are increasingly going all in on solar. [...]
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Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, NextEra plan combined wind, solar, energy storage project
The Skeleton Creek project will be located in three Oklahoma counties [...]
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Glendale Water & Power to repower Grayson power plant with solar plus storage
Last week, California’s Glendale Water & Power (GWP) received approval from the Glendale City Council to move forward with a plan to repower the aging Grayson Power Plant with a combination of renewable energy resources, energy storage and a limited amount of thermal generation. [...]
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Project Development Manager — Solaris Energy — Fort Collins, CO
The Development Project Manager plays an integral part of Solaris Energy, by assuring the efficient collection, compilation, and filing of the suite of due diligence documents required to complete the development and finance of portfolios of behind the meter, commercial scale solar projects. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Interfacing with Offtakers, EPC contractors, and finance partners to obtain, execute, and file various documents including but not limited to: • EPC, PPA, an [...]
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Installer — Sunrun — Arvada, CO
Overview Are you looking to turn your construction and installation experience into a career that is more personally and professionally rewarding? That opportunity is waiting for you at Sunrun. As the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, we have outstanding opportunities for Installers to join our team of more than 3,000 dedicated individuals focused on bringing the power of the sun to more and more people every day. Responsibilities Working in our positive [...]
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GE sells solar-business stake to BlackRock
General Electric Co. agreed to sell a majority stake in a solar-energy business to BlackRock Inc., giving the investment giant footing in a growing market as the ailing manufacturer shifts its focus elsewhere. [...]
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Long-term financing for solar is possible and critical for supporting continued industry growth
Installed solar capacity in the United States exceeded 10 GW for the third year in a row in 2018, and the pace of growth is expected to continue. The first quarter of 2019 was the strongest in the history of the U.S. solar market, according to a recent report from Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. Yet inefficient and costly project financing inhibits many solar developers from tapping into the market’s true potential. [...]
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75 MW of community solar coming to Illinois in Ameren, ComEd territories
Arlington, VA based Summit Ridge Energy (SRE) announced that it will acquire 11 projects from Pivot Energy in Illinois totaling 29 MWs, increasing SRE’s portfolio of community solar projects in the state to more than 20. [...]
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Hanergy to deliver 400 MW of solar to Democratic Republic of Congo
Chinese solar company Hanergy Thin Film Power Group has won a deal to build the first solar PV plants in the Democratic Republic of Congo. [...]
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Highlights from Xcel’s Solar*Rewards Installer Update – July 2019
Xcel Energy Colorado has reached 50,000 Customer-Sited Solar Installations!In 2018, the Solar*Rewards team handled more than 8,700 applications which led to over 6,400 on-site solar installations. This number will continue to grow as nearly 20 on-site solar projects are being interconnected, per day. Congratulations! 2020-2021 Renewable Energy (RE) PlanThe proposed plan has been filed and can be found under docket # 19A-0369EMedium Solar*Rewards Program Q3 is Open 6 MW available (+ add’l [...]
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Member Listening and Policy Planning Sessions
2020 may seem like a long way off, but we need to pull together our legislative and regulatory policy goals so that we can prepare our clean energy allies in the legislature and build our coalitions for success. On July 17 and August 21, COSSA will host member-only listening and planning sessions on solar and storage policy with the goal of proactively shaping our policy agenda for 2020. We want to build on the fabulous wins from the 2019 session. COSSA represents a wide range of the solar [...]
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Natural Gas beat coal in the US. Will renewables and storage beat gas?
In April 2019, in the heart of coal country, Indiana regulators rejected a proposal by its electric and gas utility, Vectren, to replace baseload coal plants with a new $900 million, 850 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired power plant. Regulators were concerned that with the dramatic decline in the cost of renewable energy, maturation of energy storage and rapidly changing customer demand, such a major gas plant investment could become a stranded, uneconomic asset in the future. Regulators are now p [...]
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FERC revises three-year forecast to reflect rapid growth of renewable energy
According to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), within the past month, the agency has dramatically revised its three-year forecast for changes in the U.S. electrical generating capacity mix. Sharp declines are foreseen for fossil fuels and nuclear power while accompanied by even stronger growth in renewable energy (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) than earlier projected. [...]
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Clearway Energy sets up blockchain test to trade renewable energy credits
Clearway Energy Group, one of the U.S.’s largest clean power developers, is launching a pilot electronic marketplace for renewable energy credits as more states push for solar and wind projects. [...]
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Clean Power Alliance signs PPA for 12-MW Isabella small hydro project in California
The Clean Power Alliance (CPA) has signed three long-term power purchase agreements, including two new solar projects and one existing small hydro project.   [...]
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PNM plans early retirement of coal plant with massive addition of solar + storage
On July 1, Public Service of New Mexico filed a plan with regulators in the state for how it plans to get to a 100 percent emission-free power by 2040. The utility reviewed four scenarios, all of which involved the early retirement of the San Juan Coal Plant, to arrive at its recommended path forward. [...]
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India wins trade dispute with US over solar-panel incentives
A series of U.S. renewable energy incentives violated international trade rules, according to the World Trade Organization, threatening to stoke tensions between the two countries as President Donald Trump prepares to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday. [...]
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NV Energy's new 540-MWh storage and 475-MW solar project comes at a very low price
8minute Solar Energy, NV Energy and the Moapa Band of Paiutes announced that NV Energy selected 8minute to develop the largest solar plus storage project ever built in Nevada and one of the largest in the world. [...]
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Trump exempts bi-facial solar modules from import tariffs
In an announcement that was celebrated by the solar industry, yesterday U.S. trade officials said that bi-facial solar modules, which are solar modules that produce energy on both sides of the panel, would be exempt from import tariffs. [...]
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