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US Set Solar Capacity Growth Record in 2nd Quarter
Renewable Energy
US Set Solar Capacity Growth Record in 2nd Quarter
2022-09-30 17:10:15
by Dan McCue

EDINBURGH, Scotland — The pro-renewable energy policies of the Biden-Harris administration helped the United States achieve its largest ever quarter-over-quarter growth in utility-scale solar capacity, according to new analysis of the market. According to Wood Mackenzie, a U.K.-based research and... Read More

Renewable Energy
Some Deadlines Extended by Solar Energy Technologies Office 
2022-08-29 19:41:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office has several funding opportunity deadlines approaching, some of which have been extended. The two deadlines that have been extended are for the office’s Solar and Wind Grid Services and Reliability... Read More

Energy
Americans Used More Energy in 2021; Coal and Petroleum Make Biggest Jump
2022-08-24 13:48:27
by Dan McCue

LIVERMORE, Calif. — Americans used 97.3 quadrillion British Thermal Units of energy in 2021, an increase of about 5% from 2020, a new analysis from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory shows. However, both 2020 and 2021 annual energy consumption totals... Read More

Renewable Energy
Dominion Energy Pilot Project Advances Solar With Storage Technology
2022-08-12 21:02:38
by Dan McCue

POWHATAN, Va. — Dominion Energy successfully completed an energy storage pilot project last week that could extend the reach of solar power in the mid-Atlantic region. The pilot project was carried out at the Scott Solar facility in Powhatan, which... Read More

Renewable Energy
Comprehensive Databases of Local Wind, Solar Siting Ordinances Released
2022-08-09 21:52:33
by Dan McCue

GOLDEN, Colo. — Project developers seeking to build renewable energy projects in the U.S. got a big leg up Tuesday with the release of two new databases of state and local wind and solar energy zoning ordinances by the National... Read More

Renewable Energy
DOE to Host Webinar on Community Solar Awards Program Aug. 18
2022-08-05 18:17:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Community Solar Partnership will host a webinar on Aug. 18 to explain its new Sunny Award prize program, the awards to be given and how to nominate a community solar project or... Read More

Renewable Energy
New Research Group Launched to Grow America's Solar Industry
2022-08-01 18:38:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A new research group has been launched to make cadmium telluride solar cells less expensive, more efficient and develop new markets for solar cell products.  Cadmium telluride solar cells were first developed in the United States and are... Read More

Renewable Energy
White House Seeks to Ensure Equitable Benefits From Solar Power
2022-07-28 14:45:04
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The White House on Wednesday rolled out a series of initiatives it says will not only reduce the price of electricity, but will make solar energy and energy efficient homes more affordable to Americans living on low or... Read More

Renewable Energy
Energy Dept. Makes $27M Available for Solar Manufacturing Incubator
2022-07-15 16:12:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy is making $27 million available to support projects aimed at lowering the cost of solar energy, developing next-generation solar technologies and boosting American solar manufacturing.  According to the DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, which... Read More

Renewable Energy
Deadline Fast Approaching for Solar Placement Study Funding
2022-06-13 19:31:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The deadline is fast approaching for applications to share in $15 million the U.S. Department of Energy is making available to those with innovative strategies to minimize the impact solar farms have on wildlife. Interested parties have just... Read More

Renewable Energy
Army Deploys Largest Floating Solar Array in Southeast at Fort Bragg
2022-06-10 17:03:38
by Dan McCue

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – The U.S. Army held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday to celebrate the deployment of a floating solar array that not only is a first of its kind for the Department of Defense, but is also the... Read More

Renewable Energy
California Nearly Reaches 100% Renewable Energy Milestone
2022-05-05 17:10:16
by Dan McCue

FOLSOM, Calif. – California reached a major energy milestone on April 30, coming oh so close to having 100% of its energy produced from renewable resources. It happened on a Saturday afternoon when statewide energy demand hit 18,672 MW. Shortly... Read More

Renewable Energy
German Firm Builds Floating Solar Plant on Quarry Lake
2022-04-20 21:21:00
by Dan McCue

MUNICH, Germany — Germany’s global renewable energy developer BayWa r.e. plans to turn on a floating solar power plant next month, a potential game changer in the sector that could help further reduce the country’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels... Read More

Renewable Energy
New England Grocers Install Largest Rooftop Solar Array in New Hampshire
2022-04-18 19:26:15
by Dan McCue

PEMBROKE, N.H. — The Associated Grocers of New England, the largest retailer-owned, wholesale grocery distribution center in New England, has set a new standard in its commitment to sustainable business practices by covering a large piece of the roof of... Read More

In The States
NY’s Largest Solar Farm Project by Acreage Gains Approval
2022-04-07 16:54:58
by Reece Nations

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment authorized Excelsior Energy Center LLC to construct and manage a 280-megawatt solar farm in the Town of Byron, located in Genesee County. Following a review... Read More

Renewable Energy
Report: 685 MW of Wind and Solar Projects Added to US Renewable Energy Portfolio in January
2022-03-08 22:24:43
by Dan McCue

NEW YORK — The United States’ capacity to generate energy from renewable resources grew by a new 685 megawatts in January thanks to the completion of one major wind farm and several solar projects, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence... Read More

Energy
Solar Energy Project to Power 25,000 Homes in Colorado
2021-09-01 16:40:31
by Dan McCue

DENVER, Colo. -- Invenergy, a privately held developer of sustainable energy solutions, has begun work on a 127 megawatt project in Colorado that will generate enough electricity to power 25,000 homes while paying about $250,000 annually in local property taxes.... Read More

Energy
US Solar Energy Market Eclipses 100 Gigawatts
2021-06-15 18:07:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. solar energy market has surpassed 100 gigawatts of installed electric generating capacity, doubling the size of the industry over the last three-and-a-half years, according to a new report from the Solar Energy Industries Association and Wood... Read More

Employment
O'Halleran, A Warrior for Job Creation, Seeks Solar Energy Training for Veterans
2020-03-19 15:02:34
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Ariz., is no stranger to fighting to create jobs and a stronger economy for all Americans. His latest effort in this area is co-sponsoring bipartisan legislation to foster workforce training for transitioning military personnel in... Read More

State News
Texas Extends Tax Break That Helped Make It a Renewable Energy Powerhouse
2019-07-02 19:36:11
by Dan McCue

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed a pair of bills extending a property tax abatement that helped make the state a wind and solar energy powerhouse while also providing greater transparency for the program. The extension of the tax abatement,... Read More

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