Solar

State-owned buildings and facilities in Virginia will soon be powered with solar and wind energy under a new agreement between the Commonwealth and Dominion Energy. The agreement represents the largest procurement of renewable energy by a state to meet its own renewable energy needs, a significant step in accepting Governor Ralph Northam’s challenge to power state government with clean...
DER

The world’s total renewables-based power capacity will grow by 50 percent in the next five years – and solar PV will account for 60 percent of this increase. That’s the headline finding of a new report released today into renewables from the International Energy Agency. The IEA says that the 50 percent rise between now and...
Solar

The National Climate Bank Act introduced this year is based in part on successful projects in Connecticut and New York.  Even as previous attempts to win bipartisan support for a national green bank have failed to gain traction, advocates are continuing to promote the concept, this time with an even more ambitious proposal based in...
Wind Power

Felix Njini, Mike Cohen and Paul Vecchiatto, Bloomberg In South Africa, solar and wind are in, and coal is gradually on the way out. That’s the key takeaway from the latest Integrated Resource Plan, which maps out the energy mix for the next decade. It envisions the nation’s total electricity-production capacity rising to 77,834 megawatts...
Wind Power

Ex Texas Gov. Rick Perry has reportedly told President Donald Trump of his plans to resign as secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy Thursday afternoon. According to reports, Trump said Perry, 69, will stay on as energy secretary until the end of the year. A replacement has already been selected, according to the president....
Wind Power

The latest three contracts cover the installation and commission of 82 SG 4.5-145 turbines with flexible power rating, as well as provide long-term operation and maintenance services of up to 15 years to some of the projects. Installation of the wind turbines is scheduled for next year.
Solar

Rajesh Kumar Singh, Bloomberg India is considering building 30 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity along a desert on its western border known for its sunny, windy and arid expanse, according to people familiar with the plan. The projects, which will be spread across the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan, are part of efforts to expand...
Solar

An interview with Matt Langer, COO of Clean Power Alliance Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) started in Massachusetts over 20 years ago, giving a small number of coastal communities a measure of freedom to choose their power sources by pooling their electricity requirements. Today, CCAs serve millions of customers in seven states. CCA offerings largely reflect...