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Clean Energy Groups Technical Assistance Fund: 2021 Year-in-Review

Clean Energy Groups Technical Assistance Fund: 2021 Year-in-Review

At the end of each year Clean Energy Group assesses our largest regrant program, the Resilient Power Technical Assistance Fund. This year-in-review blog overviews projects, successes, lessons learned and goals for the new year.
Public Forum on Nantucket Sound Report

Public Forum on Nantucket Sound Report

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies (PCCS) will sponsor a panel discussion and forum on its latest report entitled Toward an Ocean Vision for the Nantucket Shelf Region on Tuesday, March 15, at the Barnstable Senior Citizen’s Center. Among the topics to be addressed will be the Cape Wind proposal for Nantucket Sound. The 420 MW offshore wind farm […]
New Solar Systems in the Windy City

New Solar Systems in the Windy City

Spire Solar Chicago has provided solar electric systems for Lakefront SRO Holland Apartments and the Children's Place at Vision House Apartments, two affordable multifamily housing developments in Chicago. Each of the solar photovoltaic (PV) systems incorporates a solar array with a peak capacity of 18 kW, enough to supply over 21,000 kWh in a typical Chicago year.
Secretary of Energy Encourages Renewables

Secretary of Energy Encourages Renewables

Touring the Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Lab yesterday, the U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham encouraged Americans to use energy efficient technologies and practices in their homes and businesses in the wake of rising natural gas prices this year.
Enel North America partners with 75 organizations to support community-based responses to COVID-19

Enel North America partners with 75 organizations to support community-based responses to COVID-19

Enel North America, which operates through renewable energy companies Enel Green Power North America and Enel X North America, announced a commitment to provide 1.3 million USD to support 75 local organizations across the U.S. and Canada in response to COVID-19. The company will focus on needs of the local and rural communities in which its businesses operate. The company […]
Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Under Construction

Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Under Construction

Construction is currently under way this month on a rare wind energy project, a 200 kilowatt (kW) vertical-axis wind turbine outside a large residential complex in Michigan.
Going Solar: From the Millennials to Baby Boomers

Going Solar: From the Millennials to Baby Boomers

As we continue installing thousands of rooftop solar power systems on homes across the United States, we continue to gain a deeper understanding of what motivates people to pull the trigger and go solar. While the decreasing cost of solar is the all-important driver, the incentive to install a solar array at home comes from a wide variety of needs and desires. These motivations are closely related to generational trends.  We’ve identified […]
Renewable Energy Promise for Native Americans

Renewable Energy Promise for Native Americans

U. S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is making $2.2 million available to seven Native American tribes to support the development of renewable energy resources on tribal lands.
Video Reveals Truth about Smart Grid

Video Reveals Truth about Smart Grid

We don’t think about energy until something goes wrong, and this week things went wrong on an historic level. As a result, the public and pundits are again focusing on the fragility of big electric grids. Ten percent of the world’s population — more than 600 million people — lost their power in India on July 31, marking the largest blackout in […]
Arizona Fights for Its Solar Energy Rights

Arizona Fights for Its Solar Energy Rights

Arizona Public Service (APS) recently proposed a drastic overhaul of net energy metering (NEM) policy in areas where it operates. APS’s plan, submitted in July to the state’s utility regulatory body — the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) would replace consumer-friendly NEM practices with terms — and economics — more favorable to the monopoly electricity provider.   APS’s proposal, if approved […]