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    VIRGINIA PASSES HISTORIC COMMITMENT TO 100 PERCENT CLEAN ENERGY BY 2045

    Mar 06, 2020

    Virginia is catapulting itself to a national leadership role on renewable energy by becoming the seventh state in the U.S. to pass a law that commits to providing 100 percent carbon-free electricity to its citizens by mid-century. The Virginia Senate passed the Virginia Clean Economy Act today, send...

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    SOLAR RECEIVER INSTALLED FOR CHILE'S CERRO DOMINADOR CSP PROJECT

    Mar 06, 2020

    The Cerro Dominador concentrated solar power (CSP) project in Chile’s Atacama Desert hit a milestone this week when the receiver was raised and installed at the top of the tower. The 2,300-tonne solar receiver was assembled at the base of the tower, then placed inside the tower’s cavity and lifted t...

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    GENERAL MOTORS TAKES ‘SHOT ACROSS THE BOW’ AT TESLA WITH NEW ALL-ELECTRIC VEHICLES

    Mar 05, 2020

    General Motors wants to make it a two-horse race between itself and Tesla with its next generation of all-electric vehicles starting next year. The Detroit automaker during an “EV Day” on Wednesday provided unprecedented details about its plans, including unveiling about a dozen of its upcoming prod...

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    AMEREN ILLINOIS ANNOUNCES RENEWABLE ENERGY PLAN

    Mar 05, 2020

    Ameren Illinois on Thursday announced a plan, focused exclusively on its service area, designed to move Illinois toward its goal of 100% clean energy by 2050. The Downstate Clean Energy Affordability Act increases the use of solar energy while delivering environmental and economic development benefi...

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    ONE STATE MOVES TOWARD MANDATING SOLAR PANEL RECYCLING

    Mar 05, 2020

    Legislation in Arizona would establish recycling requirements for end-of-life solar panels, requiring manufacturers to create a recycling program or face a per-panel fee at point-of-sale. HB 2828, introduced last month by Arizona Rep. Mark Finchem, enacts a landfill ban on solar panels and electric ...

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    GRASSHOPPER SOLAR ACQUIRES 278 MW SOLAR PROJECTS IN PENNSYLVANIA

    Mar 04, 2020

    Grasshopper Solar, a global developer and asset owner headquartered in Canada, has announced the acquisition of a 278 MW dc portfolio of solar projects in Pennsylvania from Glidepath Ventures, a leading clean energy-focused development and investment firm. Once operational, the portfolio will nearly...

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    MILWAUKEE CITY OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE LARGEST SOLAR ENERGY SYSTEM

    Mar 04, 2020

    Milwaukee city officials announced on Tuesday plans to build the largest solar energy system in the city's history. The 8-acre project will be located close to General Mitchell International Airport, roughly 10 miles from downtown Milwaukee. "This project is a real win for Milwaukee, for the planet ...

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    GREENFRONT ENERGY PARTNERS LAUNCHES INVESTMENT BANKING AND ADVISORY PLATFORM FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY SECTOR

    Mar 04, 2020

    GreenFront Energy Partners has launched an investment banking and advisory platform focused on the growing renewable and alternative energy sectors. GreenFront serves both the corporations that commit to using more renewable energy, as well as the project developers and sponsors who make solar and w...

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    BOSS OF NORWAY’S FUND GIANT TO STEER US$10.7BN GREEN ENERGY SPLURGE FROM LONDON

    Mar 04, 2020

    The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund will tap its outgoing boss to lead a new campaign to invest billions of dollars in green energy in the space of a few years. Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) is to use its trillion-plus-dollar pot of oil wealth money to inject 100 billion Norwegian c...

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    LONGROAD ENERGY ACQUIRES FOUR CALIFORNIA SOLAR PROJECTS FROM FIRST SOLAR

    Mar 03, 2020

    US-based First Solar has announced that Longroad Energy is the acquirer of its four solar projects with a combined capacity of 160-megawatts (MW) in California. Longroad Energy is a US-based renewable energy developer, owner, and operator, with a multi-gigawatt portfolio of wind and solar projects a...

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    TESLA SOLAR ROOF: HOW TO BUY AND INSTALL ELON MUSK'S ENERGY TILES

    Mar 03, 2020

    Tesla's third-generation Solar Roof, sometimes known as the Solarglass Roof, has arrived. Elon Musk's latest solar energy tiles, unveiled in October 2019, offer a striking design that promises to look like a regular roof to the untrained eye. The tiles have a lot to offer. They're designed to blend ...

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    AMERICAN SOLAR COMPANIES TURN TO OEMS FOR CUSTOM SOLAR PANELS

    Mar 03, 2020

    Although American solar panel manufacturing is growing and many global brands have set up in the country, the domestic demand far outweighs supply. This often leads to mismatched or unfulfilled orders to needy installers. To ensure contracts are met, some installers might choose to source their own ...

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    NEW YORK PASSES RENEWABLE ENERGY ACT AMIDST CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

    Apr 06, 2020

    State of New York authorities have passed legislation to speed up the siting and construction of large-scale clean energy projects to help the sector recover from the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak and meet climate targets. The Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act – to be imp...

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    IEA STARTS CONSTRUCTION ON 25-MW GEORGIA SOLAR PROJECT

    Apr 06, 2020

    Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, an infrastructure construction company with specialized energy and heavy civil expertise, announced that it has begun construction on the 25-MWac Appling Solar Farm, located near the Baxley, Georgia. Nashville-based Silicon Ranch, one of the nation’s largest i...

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    TOYOTA TO ENTER RENEWABLE ENERGY BUSINESS WITH NEW POWER VENTURE

    Apr 03, 2020

    Automotive giant Toyota unveiled plans to enter the renewable power generation industry after a deal to set up Toyota Green Energy with a Japanese utility. Toyota – one of the world’s largest auto manufacturers and a pioneer of electric vehicles (EVs) with its Prius hybrid model – said the new compa...

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    NEW ROOF, SOLAR PANELS COMING TO LA JOLLA COMMUNITY CENTER

    Apr 03, 2020

    La Jolla Community Center (LJCC) will be sporting a new roof and solar panels next year, and has its community partnerships to thank for it. “The existing roof predates the 10 years the building has been the LJCC,” said board member and facilities committee chair Don Hodges, in an interview with the...

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    100% RENEWABLE ENERGY: HAWAII ADDS 1 GIGAWATT-HOUR OF BATTERY STORAGE (MOSTLY TESLA MEGAPACKS)

    Apr 03, 2020

    The state of Hawai’i has set a goal of getting 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources by 2045. Clearly, in order to reach that goal, grid-scale battery storage will be required. Now Hawaiian Electric, which supplies electricity to 95% of Hawai’i residents, says it is looking at instal...

    RED, GREEN, AND BLUE
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    ILLIONIS, VIRGINIA WIND FARMS ADD 72MWH OF BATTERY STORAGE FOR PJM FREQUENCY REGULATION MARKET

    Apr 02, 2020

    Technology provider Sinexcel has announced the successful commissioning of a 72MWh pair of lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery energy storage projects in Illinois and West Virginia in the US, to deliver frequency regulation services to the PJM Interconnection service area. Fremont, California-headq...

    ENERGY STORAGE NEWS
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    SOLAR ENERGY FIRM SIGNS LARGE DEAL FOR NEW YORK PROJECT, 12–15 TIMES ITS AVERAGE SIZE

    Apr 02, 2020

    UGE International Ltd. announced the signing of an agreement for its largest U.S. project ever, a 6.6 MW project in Westchester County, New York. Located on a corporate campus, the project will feed energy into the grid while providing energy credits to community solar subscribers at a discounted ra...

    STREETWISE REPORTS
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    DEVELOPING NEXT GENERATION SOLAR ENERGY TRADING PLATFORMS

    Apr 01, 2020

    TTP, an independent technology and product development company, has announced that it has entered into a partnership with SOLshare, a social enterprise that has created a new approach to distributing and trading affordable solar electricity across peer-to-peer micro-grids. By making improvements to ...

    TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS
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    NASA’S NEXT SOLAR MISSION WILL USE SIX SPACECRAFT TO MAKE ONE GIANT TELESCOPE

    Apr 01, 2020

    Want to build the largest radio telescope to fly in space? Here’s an easier technique: Design six tiny satellites to fly in formation and work together. That’s the approach of a NASA’s new Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE) mission, which is scheduled to launch no earlier than July ...

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    CALIFORNIA’S NEXT RENEWABLE ENERGY GOAL: A MILLION SOLAR BATTERIES

    Apr 01, 2020

    In 2006, California’s pledge to build 1 million solar energy systems on homes, schools, farms and businesses was visionary and audacious, but achievable. By the end of the decade, we hit the million solar roofs milestone through a combination of smart government policy, a supportive business coaliti...

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    TESLA’S NEXT KILLER APP: SOLAR POWER ON ITS ELECTRIC CARS – STARTING WITH CYBERTRUCK

    Mar 31, 2020

    Solar power on electric cars has yet to become a common feature, but Tesla is about to change that – starting with the Cybertruck electric pickup. We’ve discussed solar roofs on electric vehicles before, most recently with the one on the latest Prius Prime, but the recurring problem is that they rar...

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    NEXTENERGY CAPITAL ENTERS LATIN AMERICAN SOLAR MARKET WITH FIRST ACQUISITION

    Mar 31, 2020

    NextEnergy Capital has announced the first acquisition for NextPower III (NPIII), its third institutional fund, the first phase of a 108MW solar project. It says the first phase is a 36.1MW plant located in Guanajuato, which is expected to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2020, while the sec...

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Nuclear power has been around for decades, and it accounts for 19% of energy in the United States. Julian is here to discuss how scientists are now looking at how molten salt reactors might be changing the way we create energy.

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