Solar

In the past few years, the large-scale deployment of solar power has faced a range of challenges.  Ambitious price targets set a high bar, with rapid technological advances needed to meet these expectations. However, the industry has excelled, with installations of solar panels set to reach a record high this year. According to recent research...
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...
DER

Julia Hamm reflects on 20 years with SEPA and the ways in which the sector and organization have changed. When I started in 1999, SEPA wasn’t the Smart Electric Power Alliance: it was the Utility PhotoVoltaic Group (UPVG) before becoming the Solar Electric Power Association (version 1.0 of the SEPA acronym) in 2000. At the...
Solar

Today, the City of West Plains, Mo., said it will be providing solar power to the community through a new 9.6-MW solar array that will be built by Evergy. Evergy is the recently announced new name of Kansas City Power and Light (KCP&L) and Westar, after they merged last year. They announced the new name...
Solar

Last month, Deloitte surveyed 308 executives across multiple industries in the private and public sectors to understand these organizations’ paths in the transition to renewable energy, their goals and procurement strategies and the challenges they face and today they have released the results of that research in a new study called Moving organizational energy use...
Energy Efficiency

Yesterday, Spring Labs, which is developing a network that it says will transform how information and data are shared globally, announced that four Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing providers have selected Spring Labs to develop a national property lien registry for PACE financing. Ygrene Energy Fund California, LLC, Renovate America, Inc., Energy Efficient Equity,...
Rooftop

A few years ago the UK’s electricity came almost entirely from a few dozen power stations. Today, solar electricity comes from nearly a million homes, schools, hospitals, supermarkets, factories and fields. How do you track a million invisible energy creators? It’s difficult to walk into National Grid’s Electricity System Operator (ESO) Control Room without an...