Utilities Offering Community Solar Programs Can Consult New Checklist to Ensure Success

Friday, 16 November 2018

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.

California CCAs Double Renewable Energy Commitment, Adding 1 GW Capacity, in One Year

Friday, 16 November 2018

The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) announced this week that community choice aggregators (CCAs) in the state have signed long-term contracts with new renewable energy facilities totaling more than 2,000 MW (2 GW), reflecting a strong commitment by CCAs to drive clean energy and economic development in California and help the state achieve ambitious decarbonization and climate change goals.

Governors Urge FERC To Consider the Renewable Benefits of One Unified Electricity Grid

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

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.

Digital Future Carries the day at Schneider Electric Innovation Summit

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

And CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire, the French CEO of Schneider Electric, said it was fitting to focus so much on digital in North America. “This is the birthplace,” he said in the opening keynote at the Hilton Atlanta downtown. “This is where it all started.”

Wind Turbine Manufacturers Hit Turbulence

Monday, 12 November 2018

The shakeout in wind turbine manufacturing industry is starting to produce winners and losers after increasing competition gutted margins. Wind is one of the lowest-cost forms of energy generation and getting cheaper, with turbine prices down more than 50 percent in the past decade. That has hurt profit and spurred gloomier market outlooks from wind machinery makers from General Electric Co. to Vestas Wind Systems A/S.

Putting PURPA Under a Microscope

Monday, 12 November 2018

A 40-year-old law that’s been key to the growth of renewable energy in the U.S. may be due for an overhaul.

1000-Acre Sunflower Solar Farm to be Built for Entergy Mississippi

Thursday, 08 November 2018

This week the parent company of Recurrent Energy, Canadian Solar, said that Recurrent had signed a build-transfer agreement (BTA) for a base purchase price of approximately $138.4 million with Entergy Mississippi for a 100-MWac solar PV project in Sunflower County, Mississippi.

Study: Women on Corporate Boards Reduce the Likelihood of Environmental Lawsuits

Tuesday, 06 November 2018

Each woman appointed to a corporate board reduces the firm's risk of being hit with an environmental lawsuit by 1.5 percent, according to a new analysis published in the Journal of Corporate Finance. In fact, board gender diversity is among the top three factors predicting a company's vulnerability to environmental lawsuits.

Source: renewableenergyworld.com