Philly Set to Celebrate Completion of Solar Farm Powering Municipal Buildings
Cities
Philly Set to Celebrate Completion of Solar Farm Powering Municipal Buildings
2024-04-29 21:05:47
by Dan McCue

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker, city officials and members of the municipal energy authority are set to gather at City Hall on Tuesday to celebrate the long-awaited completion of the Adams Solar Project. The 70 MW facility not... Read More

NJ Appeals Court Backs State’s Siting Regs for Solar Projects
In The States
NJ Appeals Court Backs State's Siting Regs for Solar Projects
2024-04-24 17:12:02
by Dan McCue

TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey appeals court on Tuesday upheld state siting requirements for new solar projects that seek to encourage clean energy development while also preserving its quickly diminishing agricultural lands. The underlying dispute in the case stemmed... Read More

San Antonio Approves Lone Star State’s Largest Municipal Solar Project
Cities
San Antonio Approves Lone Star State’s Largest Municipal Solar Project
2023-11-15 16:11:39
by Dan McCue

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio City Council has approved the largest on-site municipal solar project in Texas, a $30 million initiative that will see the installation of rooftop, parking and park canopy solar systems on 42 city facilities. During... Read More

Hochul Celebrates New York’s Largest Rooftop Solar Project
Renewable Energy
Hochul Celebrates New York’s Largest Rooftop Solar Project
2023-07-24 14:40:00
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Thursday celebrated the completion of the state’s largest rooftop solar project. Located in Orange County, New York, or about 62 miles north of New York City, the 7.2 MW community solar project... Read More

New Venture, Led by Indian Firm, to Invest up to $1.5B in Solar in Colorado
Renewable Energy
New Venture, Led by Indian Firm, to Invest up to $1.5B in Solar in Colorado
2023-06-23 17:55:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A new venture backed by Vikram Solar Ltd., one of the largest solar module manufacturers in India, is set to invest up to $1.5 billion in new manufacturing facilities in Colorado and an as-yet undisclosed state in the... Read More

House Votes to Undo Solar Moratorium
Congress
House Votes to Undo Solar Moratorium
2023-05-01 19:03:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The House voted 221-202 on Friday to overturn President Joe Biden’s two-year moratorium on imposing new tariffs on solar panels and related equipment from four Southeast Asian countries suspected of illicitly working to allow Chinese companies to skirt... Read More

DOE Makes $200,000 Available for Community Solar Projects
Renewable Energy
DOE Makes $200,000 Available for Community Solar Projects
2023-04-21 18:53:11
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — The second round of the American-Made Sunny Awards for Equitable Community Solar, which offers $200,000 to community solar projects and programs that employ best practices in delivering meaningful benefits to their subscribers and communities, is underway, according to... Read More

What’s Happening Tuesday On Capitol Hill
Congress
What’s Happening Tuesday On Capitol Hill
2023-04-18 13:49:13
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — A day after unveiling his plan for the debt limit before a roomful of bigwigs at the New York Stock Exchange Institute in New York, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Tuesday will try to sell his fellow... Read More

Harris Announces Largest-Ever U.S. Solar Power Deal
Renewable Energy
Harris Announces Largest-Ever U.S. Solar Power Deal
2023-04-07 14:48:13
by Dan McCue

DALTON, Ga. — Vice President Kamala Harris visited the congressional district of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., on Thursday to announce the largest-ever private investment in solar power-related manufacturing in U.S. history. The $2.5 billion expansion by Qcells, a South... Read More

Large Trucks, RVs and Buses Seen as Ripe for Solar Integration
Transportation
Large Trucks, RVs and Buses Seen as Ripe for Solar Integration
2023-03-06 15:49:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — After six months of gathering public comment, two agencies of the U.S. Department of Energy have concluded that commercial trucks, RVs, buses and local delivery fleet vehicles are the biggest market opportunity when it comes to integrating solar... Read More

Entergy Louisiana Wants to Add 225 MW of Solar Power
Renewable Energy
Entergy Louisiana Wants to Add 225 MW of Solar Power
2023-03-03 19:52:18
by Dan McCue

BATON ROUGE, La. — Natural gas and electric service provider Entergy Louisiana has asked state regulators to approve its plan to add 225 MW of solar power to its generation mix in Louisiana. The company filed its request with the... Read More

DOE Starts Fellowship Program to Advance Community Solar
In The News
DOE Starts Fellowship Program to Advance Community Solar
2023-02-06 19:39:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy is looking for energy professionals to work with state and regional organizations to make community solar subscriptions more accessible to low-income households. The fellowship, which will require relocating to the District of Columbia,... Read More

New Joint Venture Formed to Develop Utility-Scale Solar Projects
Renewable Energy
New Joint Venture Formed to Develop Utility-Scale Solar Projects
2022-09-26 21:53:53
by Dan McCue

ARDMORE, Pa. — Prospect14, a renewable energy developer that sold off nearly 1 GW in assets in Virginia and Pennsylvania last year, has partnered with a new set of investors to build and operate utility-scale solar and solar-plus storage projects... Read More

Renewables Firm Closes Financing on 105 MW Montana PV Project
Renewable Energy
Renewables Firm Closes Financing on 105 MW Montana PV Project
2022-09-26 21:34:58
by Dan McCue

BOISE, Idaho — Renewable Energy developer Clēnera, a subsidiary of Enlight Renewable Energy, has closed a construction and tax equity financing round on a 105 MW utility-scale solar project in Beaverhead County, Montana. Bank of America, a leader in financing... Read More

DOE to Host Webinar on Community Solar Awards Program Aug. 18
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

$26M to Be Awarded for Projects Demonstrating Grid Can Run Reliably on Renewables
Renewable Energy
$26M to Be Awarded for Projects Demonstrating Grid Can Run Reliably on Renewables
2022-08-02 20:46:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Energy plans to award a total of $26 million to fund projects that will demonstrate the nation's electricity grid can reliably run on a mix of solar, wind, energy storage and other clean resources.... Read More

President Waives Tariffs on Solar Panels From Southeast Asia
White House
President Waives Tariffs on Solar Panels From Southeast Asia
2022-06-06 18:59:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden waived tariffs on solar panels from four Southeast Asian nations on Monday and invoked the Defense Production Act to boost solar panel manufacturing in the United States. The tariff exemption, which will last for two... Read More

US Army Awards Ameresco Energy Storage System Contract
Military
US Army Awards Ameresco Energy Storage System Contract
2022-05-09 20:14:45
by Dan McCue

FREDERICK, Md. — The U.S. Army has awarded the Federal Solutions Group of Ameresco Inc. a contract to add a comprehensive battery storage system to the existing 18.6-MW solar energy facility at the Fort Detrick Army Garrison in Maryland. Ameresco,... Read More

Federal Lands in Utah Earmarked for Massive Solar Energy Project
Renewable Energy
Federal Lands in Utah Earmarked for Massive Solar Energy Project
2022-04-21 17:40:51
by Dan McCue

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Minersville Solar Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Chicago-based sustainable energy developer Invenergy, has been awarded leases to develop a massive solar farm on about 4,800 acres of public land in Utah’s Escalante Desert. According to the... Read More

New England Grocers Install Largest Rooftop Solar Array in New Hampshire
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

Breakthrough Achieved in Self-Charging Electronics Using Stored Solar Power
Research
Breakthrough Achieved in Self-Charging Electronics Using Stored Solar Power
2022-04-15 20:14:02
by Dan McCue

GÖTEBORG, Sweden — Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have succeeded in producing electricity from stored solar energy, a breakthrough that could eventually lead to the development of self-charging phones and other electronics using solar energy on demand.... Read More

Solar Energy Has Potential to Power 40% of Nation’s Electricity by 2035
Energy
Solar Energy Has Potential to Power 40% of Nation's Electricity by 2035
2021-09-08 18:14:23
by TWN Staff

The U.S. Department of Energy has released the Solar Futures Study detailing the significant role solar will play in decarbonizing the nation’s power grid. The study shows that by 2035, solar energy has the potential to power 40% of the... Read More

The Knowns, And Known Unknowns of Achieving a National-Scale Renewable Electric Grid
Energy
The Knowns, And Known Unknowns of Achieving a National-Scale Renewable Electric Grid
2021-05-19 18:51:09
by TWN Staff

As the Biden administration continues to push for a deal on an infrastructure bill that includes a sweeping number of renewable energy related projects, a team of researchers at the Department of Energy say they have growing confidence that reliable,... Read More

Industry Analysis Finds Trump’s War Restricts Solar Energy Job Growth
Employment
Industry Analysis Finds Trump’s War Restricts Solar Energy Job Growth
2020-02-19 19:21:02
by Dan McCue

President Donald Trump's tariff war with China significantly restricted the growth of the nation's solar energy workforce last year, an industry analysis shows. According to a report released Wednesday by The Solar Energy Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to... Read More

South Carolina Senate Passes Energy Freedom Act in Bipartisan Vote
Energy
South Carolina Senate Passes Energy Freedom Act in Bipartisan Vote
2019-05-10 20:36:44
by Dan McCue

The South Carolina State Senate Thursday unanimously passed The Energy Freedom Act, a comprehensive solar bill that will lift the state's 2 percent cap on net metering, among other solar-related actions. The state House is expected to take up the... Read More

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