News

On Monday via Instagram, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that he is launching the “Bezos Earth Fund,” to offer grant money to scientists, activists, NGOs and others who are making an “effort that offers a real possibility to help preserve and protect the natural world,” he wrote in the post. An email from his public...
Community Solar

Under new rules, utilities will identify customers who qualify and automatically enroll them for shared solar projects. Utilities — not solar developers — will be tasked with signing up lower-income customers under final rules for a Connecticut shared solar program. The model, recently adopted by state regulators, is meant to simplify the subscription process and...
Wind Power

The U.S. overhauled how it produces, delivers, and consumes energy over a momentous decade of change, according to a new report from BloombergNEF (BNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE). In the process, the U.S. posted 10 straight years of economic growth, while cutting both power-sector CO2 emissions and consumer energy costs to...
Solar

Policy certainty will increase domestic and international investing into India finds a new report out this week by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report India’s Renewable Energy Policy Headwinds – Recommendations for Urgently Accelerating Activity in the Renewable Energy Sector finds a number of recent policy positions have undermined growth in India’s...
Utility Scale

Merit SI, LLC and KOMIPO America, Inc. today announced the execution of a Joint Development Agreement to complete development and construction of the 150 MW Concho Valley Solar project located in Tom Green County, TX. The project will use Merit SI’s advanced power plant controls platform, which the company says allows intermittent renewable power plants...
Bioenergy

Turboden said it finalized a contract to provide the Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC), representing nine Indigenous First Nations in Saskatchewan, Canada, with an 8,000 kW Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) power generation system that uses sawmill residual woody biomass as fuel. The MLTC Bioenergy Centre will be located near Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan and is receiving...
DER

Envision Digital International Pte Ltd (Envision Digital), a global digital AIoT technology company headquartered in Singapore, has been appointed to develop the first smart grid for Thailand’s major energy company, PTT Public Company Ltd (PTT). The contract involves developing an AIoT smart grid at Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), powered by Envision Digital’s...
C&I

Portland General Electric and Avangrid Renewables this week announced that PGE has agreed to purchase the output of a new 162-MW solar facility that Avangrid is building in eastern Oregon. The new facility will supply power and the accompanying renewable energy credits to PGE’s Green Future Impact customers, helping them source up to 100% of...