Solar

Chicago-based utility Commonwealth Edison is honoring Black History Month by involving African-American high school students in projects surrounding solar energy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. ComEd held its fifth annual Solar Spotlight program this month. More than 90 local high schools participated in the event, which both highlights renewable technology but also...
Solar

by Philip Gordon, Smart Energy International JinkoSolar has emerged as the leading company in terms of global solar photovoltaic (PV) module shipments in 2019. The company also secured top position in GlobalData’s 2018 ranking produced last year. JinkoSolar topped the 2019 ranking with 14.2 gigawatts (GW) of PV modules compared to the second-ranked JA Solar’s 10.3 GW....
DER

A Virginia-based electric cooperative and global renewables company are partnering again on more than a dozen distributed solar projects across three states in the eastern U.S. Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and EDF Renewables North America announced they will expand their development efforts to add 15 new solar projects across the cooperative’s service territory in Virginia,...
Storage

TULSA, OK.–Clarion North America Energy announced a strategic partnership with the U.S. Energy Storage Association (ESA), the national trade association for companies that develop and deploy the energy storage technologies that are key to modernizing the grid. The partnership involves a well-defined content program at multiple U.S. events including, DISTRIBUTECH International and POWERGEN International. It...
Solar

Gigawatt Global announced last week that it is about to begin construction on a 7.5-MW solar plant in Burundi. The plant will be the first grid-connected project supported by the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) to begin full construction. The project is also the first grid-connected solar project developed by an independent power producer (IPP)...
Event Coverage

With so much new and exciting in the energy delivery space, DTECH is a must-attend for anyone who works with energy on the distribution side of the grid. Here’s a quick look at what to expect in San Antonio. At DISTRIBUTECH International, we strive to give attendees a good look at the future of energy...
Energy Efficiency

The built environment consumes 40 percent of all energy and produces 40 percent of all carbon emissions. Half of that energy is wasted due to process and equipment inefficiencies. Building owners and occupants are demanding better as social pressure drives interest in advanced technologies, sustainable operations and on-site renewable energy. Unfortunately, the energy value chain...
Rooftop

Solar installers say Evergy’s demand fee has made residential solar finances less certain and more complicated. The number of customers seeking to connect solar panels in eastern Kansas plunged in the year after the region’s utility placed a new fee on solar customers. Evergy, the state’s largest electric utility, instituted a demand fee on residential...
Solar

When energy and climate analysts look back on the 2020s, they will see a transformed energy landscape dominated by new solar energy generation, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) said in recognition of the start of the Solar+ Decade. Late last year, SEIA announced an aggressive goal for solar power to reach 20% of all...