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Can this online startup change how companies buy renewable power?
It was a milestone deal, not for its size but for the number of parties. In January, five big companies, each with differing energy requirements and renewable strategies, agreed to pool their investment and collectively purchase 42.5 megawatts from a North Carolina solar project. [...]
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Investment group says solar energy could see “popularity boost” in UK due to Brexit
Solar energy companies could fill the void created by the lack of secure energy transfer between UK and EU, the group says. [...]
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Arizona Public Service issues RFP for large solar + storage plant to provide ‘solar after sunset’
After announcing nearly a gigawatt of new clean-energy projects in February, APS is now seeking proposals to build two of them in different parts of the state. The first request for proposals (RFP) seeks partners to add batteries to existing APS solar plants in rural Arizona, storing their power for use after the panels stop producing each day. A second partner is being sought to develop a large (100-MW) solar plant paired with an equal amount of storage, to bring more clean energy to customers [...]
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Multi-millions of dollars available for wind, solar energy research
Over the past week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced multiple funding opportunities to renewable energy research including $130M for early-stage solar and $28M for wind. Further, the National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium announced up to $7M in funding for offshore wind. [...]
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Germany generated more than 50 percent of electricity from renewables in March
In a world first, Germany generated 54.5 percent of electricity from renewable energy in March 2019. This is according to data collected by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems. [...]
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BlackRock beefs up its bet on renewables with small-scale solar
BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest money manager, is boosting its bet on clean energy. [...]
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SINN Power to conduct feasibility study of wave energy, other renewables in Guinea
SINN Power is conducting a study to determine how a renewable energy mix of its wave technology, small wind farms, kinematic hydroelectric plants and solar energy can be used to secure a durable and stable power supply in Guinea. [...]
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Onsite solar to power Cambodia cement factory
An onsite solar PV system in now operational at the most advanced cement factory in Cambodia. [...]
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Idaho Power sets goal for 100-percent clean energy by 2045; signs record-low solar PPA
Idaho Power unveiled a goal Tuesday to provide 100-percent clean energy by 2045 on the heels of an announcement that it will purchase 120-MW of solar energy through a PPA with Jackpot Holdings at a price of less than US $0.022 cents per kWh. [...]
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Powering the future… thanks to your neighbor’s renewable energy
Distributed Energy Resources (DER), such as residential solar panels, are not only changing the way energy systems operate, they also present an opportunity to change the way local communities operate by giving consumers the ability to sell excess energy, generated by microgrids or renewable set-ups, to their neighbors – it’s the new energy paradigm. [...]
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Event Focus: SolarVision highlights Asia renewables potential
Southeast Asia is poised for a long-overdue and much-needed boom in solar. [...]
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GRID Alternatives — Project Developer, Community Solar (Location Flexible)
POSITION DESCRIPTION: GRID is seeking an exceptional Project Developer to lead the development of new community solar projects aimed at scaling the organization’s triple bottom line impact of People, Planet, Employment. This role will ensure that all project components and partners come together so that 100kw-10MW solar systems are built on time and budget, and deliver on GRID’s mission. The position will report to the Director of Business & Project Development, and sit on GRID’s Natio [...]
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GRID Alternatives – Commercial Design Engineer (Flexible Location)
POSITION DESCRIPTION: GRID is seeking an experienced commercial solar design engineer to focus on both rooftop and ground-mounted projects in the 25kW-10mW range. The position will play a key role in the development, implementation, and management of commercial scale projects across multiple states. This position will play a critical role in GRID’s effort to scale up our triple bottom line impact through community and multifamily affordable housing solar projects. This position will help achie [...]
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NextEra, Con Ed warn patent dispute could roil US solar sector
Two of America’s biggest solar-farm owners are warning that a patent dispute between panel makers could roil a sector already shaken by President Donald Trump’s import tariffs. [...]
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North Carolina’s solar power output grew 36 percent in 2018
Annual solar energy production in North Carolina jumped 36 percent in 2018, according to the latest government data – firmly placing North Carolina as the No. 2 solar-producing state in the nation. [...]
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Unintended fallout of Trump steel duty: solar manufacturers buying abroad
The Trump administration imposed a tariff on steel imports last year to get companies to buy more American metal. In some ways, the duty has the U.S. solar business doing the exact opposite. [...]
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Bringing reliable power to the people of Supai through solar PV and a microgrid
Reaching the remote Havasupai community of Supai, Arizona is not a journey for the faint of heart. Surrounded entirely by the Grand Canyon, this remote Native American reservation is either an eight-mile hike or mule trek from the closest road, or a helicopter ride to the bottom. [...]
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Solar hybrid microgrid electrifies Tanzania villages
A solar-hybrid mini-grid project is underway in Tanzania. [...]
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Utility-linked group seeks to dismantle net metering in Michigan
Nonprofit advocacy groups linked to DTE Energy are waging a public campaign to significantly reduce the amount customers are paid for their solar power, in line with the utility’s request before Michigan regulators. [...]
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U.S. solar market tops 10 GW in 2018, again
For the third year in a row, the U.S. solar industry installed double-digit gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity, with 10.6 GW coming online in 2018, according to the latest statistics from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). [...]
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Solar and wind take the lead in FERC first infrastructure report of 2019
According to an analysis by the SUN DAY Campaign of data just released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), new solar and wind generating capacity has taken the lead over natural gas and all other energy sources for the first month of 2019. [...]
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SunPower releases most efficient residential solar panel on the market
Today SunPower is launching its next generation solar panel called A-series, which boasts 400 or 415 watts, in the United States. A new 400-watt product, Maxeon 3, is available in Europe and Australia. [...]
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Microgrid Energy–Manager Project Analysis Team
Post Date: June 1, 2018 Job Title: Manager Project Analysis Team Location:  Denver, CO To Apply: You can apply online here Summary This position offers an exciting opportunity to build and lead an internal team to support the company as it grows. This individual will work with sales, legal, finance, engineering, and construction to accelerate the sales process, manage risk, develop financial models, and deliver compelling client proposals.  This position supports both the company headquarters [...]
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Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association Becomes Colorado Solar and Storage Association
Expanded mission is a sign that the Colorado energy market is maturing with a focus on a clean energy future Denver, Colorado – March 12, 2019 – The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) is expanding its mission to become the Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) today. Customers across the state are demanding more from their solar generation. Large scale installations are installing storage to get more MWhs from their projects. Businesses are deploying batte [...]
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