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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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Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association Names Its First President & CEO
Creation of new role is a sign of the maturing solar and energy storage industries in Colorado The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Kruger as its new President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “I’m overjoyed to join COSEIA and the Colorado solar and energy storage industries. […] The post Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association Names Its First President & CEO appeared first on Colorado Solar Ener [...]
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Renewable Hungry Companies need to get on the RTO ASAP
The report by recently rebranded Wind-Solar Alliance points out that more than 100 U.S. corporate buyers —members of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance — have set a goal of purchasing 60 GW of new U.S. renewable energy capacity by 2025. So far, since 2013, the companies have procured just over 13 gigawatts of renewable power. [...]
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DNV GL in World First for Solar PV
Testing and risk management company DNV GL has issued the world’s first project certificate for photovoltaic power plants. [...]
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US Production, Consumption  of  Non-Hydro Renewables Hit Record High in 1H 2018
Non-hydro renewable energy sources (i.e., biofuels, biomass, geothermal, solar, wind) set new U.S. records for both production and consumption in the first half of 2018, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of data just released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). [...]
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Analyst: We've Misunderstood Energy Efficiency
According to energy expert, Amory Lovins, CEO of the Rocky Mountain Institute, the energy industry has vastly misunderstood the scope of the energy efficiency resource. Lovins claims that it’s design, not technology that can achieve incredibly energy efficiency gains. Using his own home in the Colorado Rocky Mountains as an example, Lovins shows how simple changes in design have allowed him to grow banana crops using only natural sunlight and reduce the amount of energy he uses significantly. [...]
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US Residential and Commercial Installed Solar PV Prices Still Dropping
According to the latest edition of Lawrence Berkley National Lab’s (LBNL’s) “Tracking the Sun” report, the median installed price for a solar PV system in the first part of 2018 was $2.2/W for a large non-residential system (up to 5 MW in capacity), representing a 5 percent decline over the previous period. [...]
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Entura appointed owner’s engineer for Kidston Stage 2 pumped hydro, solar projects
Genex Power Limited has appointed power and water consulting firm Entura to be owner’s engineer for the Kidston Stage 2 project in Australia. [...]
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Subsidy-free Solar Farms Popping Up from Britain to Italy
Next to a wheat field north of London, banks of solar panels in 35 neat rows are generating electricity without any support from the government. [...]
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Wind, Solar Provide 98 Percent of New US Generating Capacity in Jan/Feb
Wind and solar accounted for more than 98 percent of all new U.S. electrical generation placed into service in the first two months of this year. [...]
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Trump Foreign Policy Is Boosting African Solar Says Consultancy
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Unirac Acquires Residential Attachments Specialist SolarHooks
Solar PV mounting systems provider Unirac Inc. today said that it has acquired certain assets of SolarHooks, a manufacturer of residential solar roof attachments. [...]
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