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Philadelphia inks 20-year Solar PPA for 70-MW Farm
Developers say the Adams Solar will be the state’s largest such farm, by far, and will sell 100 percent of its power under the long-term PPA with the Philadelphia Energy Authority. [...]
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Industry Legend, ex-Duke CEO and Solar Enthusiast Jim Rogers Dies
Rogers was chairman and CEO of North Carolina-based Duke from 2006 until his retirement in 2013. He was named to the top post following the merger with Cinergy, which he led as chairman and CEO for more than 11 years. [...]
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A Senator’s Advice on Political Strategy and Tactics for the Renewable Energy Community
On December 5, at the Solar Energy Industries Association’s Federal and State Policy Summit in Washington DC, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-Rhode Island) presented his perspective on the potential for the renewable energy community to expand its markets through climate, infrastructure, and tax credit legislation; the political obstacles; and how to overcome them. [...]
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SEIA Applauds Washington DC and New York 100 Percent Clean Energy Commitments
This week the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) welcomed the Washington, D.C. City Council’s passage of a landmark bill that will move the District to 100 percent renewable electricity by 2032, including specific requirements to grow solar energy. In addition, SEIA commended New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for pledging to move New York to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2040, which he announced in a speech on his early 2019 policy agenda. [...]
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Notes from the Solar Underground: Is China’s Domestic Solar Industry Too Big To Fail?
Mid-2018 China’s central government threw the entire PV industry, including observers and pundits, into a panic by making drastic changes to its PV deployment that included temporarily halting utility scale deployment, lowering the FiT, shifting economic responsibility to the provinces and, in a related move, attempting (one-more-time) to control the country’s debt problem. Forecasts were lowered, and gloom descended on top of the entire solar industry. [...]
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Solas Energy Consulting — Operations Manager
Solas Energy Consulting US Inc. headquartered in Fort Collins, is seeking a bright, motivated and conscientious operations manager to work on a full-time basis. The position is located in the Fort Collins, CO office. Prospective applicants should have a passion for the field of renewable energy. This position will primarily provide operations support to the […] The post Solas Energy Consulting — Operations Manager appeared first on Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association. [...]
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The Saudis Just Can't Seem to Become the Saudi Arabia of Solar
Around the world, high oil prices tend to accelerate the shift to renewable energy and electric vehicles. In Saudi Arabia, they have the opposite effect. Over the past six years, the Saudis have announced investments of more than $350 billion aimed at making the sun-drenched kingdom the, well, Saudi Arabia of renewable energy. [...]
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Trump’s Solar Tariffs Blamed for 15 Percent Decline in Large-Scale Solar Installations in Q3 2018
On Thursday, Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reported results of their analysis of U.S. solar installations in the third quarter of 2018. While large-scale solar installations fell, the residential market continued to stabilize after falling in 2017, said the analysts. Overall, they said they expect 2018 growth to be flat. [...]
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South Africa's Eskom Facing `Death Spiral' Driven by Distributed Solar Energy
Bloated by debt, bled by corruption and battered by structurally declining sales, South African power utility Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd. is facing what’s known in the industry as a “death spiral.” [...]
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DNV GL Launches Mobile Solar PV Laboratory in India
Advisory and certification company DNV GL has launched a new mobile laboratory service for the onsite testing of PV modules in India. [...]
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Texas Co-op Upping Solar Farm Procurement to 50-plus MW
The deal brings CoServ’s stake to 51.5 MW of the 100-MW Lapetus project. Brazos Electric Power Cooperative is the generation and transmission provider on the procurement. [...]
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Nevada National Security Site Installs Solar, Begins Era of Net-zero Energy Buildings
The Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) inaugurated the Mercury Solar Project late last month and moved it further down the path of sustainability, giving NNSA its first net-zero-energy building. [...]
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Rhode Island Encourages Brownfield Solar Projects
A Rhode Island program promoting solar development on polluted properties could help relieve tensions between the state’s fast-growing solar industry and conservationists concerned with preserving green space. [...]
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Signaling A ‘Seismic Shift’ In Energy, Delta-Montrose Seeks Exit From Tri State Contract
The rural electricity provider in Colorado coal country is parting ways because Tri State is too closely tied to fossil fuels. A rural electricity provider in Colorado coal country sent shockwaves Thursday when it announced plans to sever ties with wholesale power provider Tri-State Generation and Transmission in part because Tri-State is too closely tied to fossil fuels. “Average member rates have increased by 56 percent since 2005,” said Virginia Harman, chief operating officer of the Delt [...]
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Kansas City Firm Buys Rights to 21.8 MW in North Carolina Solar Projects
The three farms, totaling 21.8 MW, are under construction and expected to reach commercial operation early next year. Once completed, the SE Solar Portfolio will sell all the power generation to a utility off-taker through a 15-year fixed-price PPA. [...]
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SunShare – Vice President of Business Development – Denver, CO
POSITION SUMMARY: The candidate will be a leader in a fast-paced, high-growth, and innovative organization with a high performing team. He or she will be responsible for project acquisition and development partnerships in the community solar space, as well as developing and implementing a programmatic sales strategy for small and medium sized utilities. DUTIES & […] The post SunShare – Vice President of Business Development – Denver, CO appeared first on Colorado Solar Ene [...]
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SunShare – Customer Operations Manager – Denver CO
Customer Operations Manager As part of a dynamic and growing team, the customer operations manager will be responsible for building and maintaining the processes required for managing SunShare’s subscribers. This position will work closely in conjunction with an insourced team of Customer Experience representatives and will be responsible for modifying and maintaining SunShare’s Salesforce-based CRM […] The post SunShare – Customer Operations Manager – Denver CO appeared fi [...]
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Solar and Wind Now the Cheapest Power Source Says BloombergNEF
Unsubsidised solar and onshore wind are now the cheapest source of new bulk power in all major economies except Japan thanks to falling technology costs. [...]
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Utilities Offering Community Solar Programs Can Consult New Checklist to Ensure Success
Coming on the heels of Salt River Project’s announcement that it will procure up to 1 GW of solar capacity by 2025 and will seek to offer some community solar projects to its customers, this week two organizations released a new checklist intended to help regulators and interested stakeholders evaluate and improve community solar across the country. [...]
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Governors Urge FERC To Consider the Renewable Benefits of One Unified Electricity Grid
The so-called “Seams Study” conducted by NREL and presented at POWER-GEN International in December 2017 during a session called #RocktheGrid is the basis of a new proposal put forth by a group of 18 U.S. governors. The bipartisan Governor’s Wind and Solar Energy Coalition sent a letter on November 9 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) urging commissioners to consider the benefits to the entire country of one unified electricity grid. [...]
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GE's Latest Offspring Hopes to Ride Wind, Solar Microgrid Wave
The latest company born out of General Electric Co. expects sales of its industrial engines fired by natural gas to benefit from the spread of renewables such as solar and wind. [...]
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Dominion Energy Launches Green Bonds Program
Dominion Energy on Friday said that it had closed its inaugural offering of green bonds. The $362 million in privately placed bond proceeds will be used to reimburse Dominion Energy for previously deployed capital related to the acquisition, development and/or construction of 20 merchant solar projects with a total capacity of 574 MW of renewable energy. [...]
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Navajo Nations Eyes Utility-Scale Solar with Growing Interest
Momentum is growing around modernizing tribal renewable-energy policies on the Navajo Nation of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, according to a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. [...]
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Utilities Take Note: Flexible, Dispatchable Solar Generation Is Here
Up until now, solar generation on the electricity grid operated in most places in what is known as a “must-take” scenario. That means that all solar that is generated must be used on the grid. When renewable energy was a fledgling new technology, this scenario made sense. [...]
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