Energy

Target commits to 100 percent renewables; signs PPAs to purchase wind and solar energy
On June 12, Target corporation said it was increasing its renewable energy goals by committing to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030. The goal applies to all of Target’s domestic operations. [...]
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Iowa officials consider energy storage tax credit, ‘value of storage’ study
Iowa economic development officials are tentatively endorsing a tax credit for battery storage to complement the state’s wind and solar generation. [...]
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It’s clean, powerful and available: Are you ready for hydrogen energy?
As the world responds to the challenges of climate change, energy systems are evolving, and evolving fast. The past 10 years have seen the rise (and dramatic cost reduction) of renewable energy such as wind and solar, to the extent that they are no longer considered alternative energy. They have become mainstream energy sources. Now, what will be the “next big thing” as the world shifts to a low carbon future? [...]
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Project Developer — Oak Leaf Energy Partners — Denver, CO
Responsibilities: Participates as an integral member of the Project Development team;Identifies land parcels meeting the Company’s solar development requirements;Secures land positions for the Company;Supports in-house title in gathering, organizing and analyzing title documents and performing internal title updates;Works with in-house GIS resources to guide land screening activities;Engages landowners in land acquisition discussions about project site opportunities;Supports drafting of LOI [...]
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Doing business better: Empowering women through solar energy
Incredibly, 1.1 billion people – 14% of the world’s population – still live without access to electricity. In rural, remote communities, many people simply have no light after sunset. That makes being productive at night—such as working and learning--extremely difficult. Limiting useful hours of the day by access to daylight holds back personal and economic development and wastes human potential. [...]
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Xcel Energy sets course for coal-free, renewable-heavy future
This week, Xcel Energy announced plans to retire its last two coal plants in the Upper Midwest a decade earlier than scheduled. The acceleration of the coal closures is part of the company’s clean energy transition that includes expanding wind and solar, using natural gas and operating its Monticello nuclear plant until at least 2040. [...]
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Toward 100% clean energy: two million solar strong and growing
Today, IREC proudly joins the collective voice of advocates and industry celebrating a milestone we have worked for 37 years to witness: two million solar installations now in the U.S. What better timing than in a year when children and governors, presidential candidates and corporate CEOs are all making headlines about the urgency of climate change action. [...]
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LA is next city to announce 100 percent renewable energy goals
As of 2018, the city of Los Angeles boasted close to 350 MW of installed local solar power, according to reports. Its solar capacity increased some 44 percent year over year. [...]
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Machine learning, AI aiding Sempra utilities in solar energy management on the grid
This week Sempra Energy subsidiary PXiSE Energy Solutions announced that Sempra-owned development company Infraestructura Energetica Nova (IEnova) would be using its software at the 110-MW Pima Solar facility located in Mexico to help manage the integration of renewable power to the electric grid. [...]
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California college invests in 1-MW solar carport to offset 100 percent of its energy use
Yuba College, a community college part of the Yuba Community College District, this week completed a 1-MW solar carport installation that it says could result in $10 million of avoided utility costs over the life of the system. The District purchased the solar outright, which resulted in optimal savings. [...]
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Transaction Coordinator — Amp Energy — Denver, CO
Job Purpose The Transaction Coordinator focuses on (i) coordinating the US transactions where Amp is acquiring projects or assets, (ii) managing Amp’s community solar customers and service providers and (iii) supporting the asset management and legal teams through interaction with Amp’s consultants, brokers, agents and other stakeholders as necessary to meet project requirements.  This role maintains regular interaction with internal and external resources to support Amp’s busines [...]
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Manager, Development — Amp Energy — Denver, CO
Job Purpose The Manager, Development works closely with Amp’s functional groups (e.g. Project Execution, Project Finance, Regulatory, Operations and Technology & Engineering) in overseeing the project development cycle through to each commercial operation.  This is a critical role within Amp whereby the incumbent will partner with internal and external parties and navigate regulatory channels through critical milestones to execute assigned projects. This role reports to the Senior Manage [...]
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Duke Energy to build North Carolina solar estimated at $404M
Duke Energy Corp. will develop six utility-scale solar power projects in North Carolina that may cost up to $404 million as part of the state’s bid to boost renewable energy. [...]
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Project Accountant — Amp Energy — Denver, CO
Job Purpose Amp is currently looking to add a Project Accountant to its US regional team. The US Project Accountant will play an integral role in financial management and reporting for all of Amp’s operating projects and for those currently under development.  The successful candidate will provide day-to-day project accounting expertise and guidance, including tracking revenue and expenses, coordinating with the broader accounting team for remitting vendor payments, maintaining project a [...]
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Three strategies for building solar and wind energy systems on potentially contaminated lands
Building solar and wind energy projects on potentially contaminated lands can be a golden opportunity, both effective and cost-effective, for developers. The 120-acre Reilly Tar & Chemical Corporation Superfund site was recently redeveloped with a utility-scale solar farm and is a prime example of the reuse potential inherent in thousands of Superfund sites, brownfields, retired power plants, and landfills. [...]
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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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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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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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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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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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Crowdfunding Renewable Energy November Update: Solar and Wind Powered Campsites & Building Green Energy Agriculture in Africa
As the Internet serves to democratize the world and enable strangers to share everything from their spare bedrooms to their personal cars through apps and websites, the trend has made its way to renewable energy startups. Specifically, crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo allow innovators to break outside of the traditional model of seeking out venture capital or applying for government grants. Instead, these ambitious renewable energy projects are increasingly gathering needed s [...]
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Direct Energy signs PPA for 75-MW solar array in California
California-based solar developer Sunpin Solar said that Direct Energy Business, a subsidiary of Centrica PLC, signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the full output of the recently completed 96.75-MW DC / 74.8-MW AC ColGreen North Shore Power Plant. [...]
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COSEIA Opens Nominations for 2019 Solar Power and Energy Storage Awards
For immediate release: February 18, 2019 DENVER, CO. – The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA), has announced that nominations are now open for the 2019 Solar Power and Energy Storage Awards. The second annual awards shift away from system size to market segment to better highlight the range of innovation and technology occuring in […] The post COSEIA Opens Nominations for 2019 Solar Power and Energy Storage Awards appeared first on Colorado Solar Energy Industri [...]
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