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In Wisconsin, conservatives make the case for third-party community solar

A conservative-led alliance of farming, construction, and clean energy groups is pushing new legislation in Wisconsin meant to create competition and accelerate the development of subscriber-backed community solar projects.

Electric utilities plan DC fast-chargers up and down eastern US highways

Now 14 utilities representing 29 states plus DC and serving more than 60M customers have joined a coalition to speed EV adoption. The Electric Highway Coalition (EHC), a group of electric utilities working together to...

Grid enhancing technologies find a place in FERC’s ANOPR on transmission planning

In the recently announced ANOPR on transmission planning, cost allocation, and generator interconnection reform process, FERC is seeking comments on whether it should require transmission providers to consider grid enhancing technologies in generator interconnection...

SUN DAY says data show renewables could meet 33% of need by 2030…and maybe...

Last week, Ken Bossong of the SUN DAY campaign said that data released over the past decade by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as well as...

Solar and battery-powered mini-grids to bring electricity to 55,000 people in Nigeria for the...

PowerGen, a developer of on- and off-grid distributed energy said this week that it has secured long term project financing to connect 55,000 people to electricity in rural Nigeria

Energy Storage, Clean Power associations planning merger to strengthen U.S. renewable energy unity

The U.S. Energy Storage Association intends to merge with the American Clean Power Association in a move to spearhead transformative growth for renewable energies.
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Natel Energy announces $20 million funding to further deploy Restoration Hydro Turbine

Natel Energy announced a $20 million funding round, led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and supported by Chevron Technology Ventures, to build momentum in deploying its flagship product, the Restoration Hydro Turbine (RHT). “As more...

California is planning floating wind farms offshore to boost its power supply – here’s...

Northern California has some of the strongest offshore winds in the U.S., with immense potential to produce clean energy. But it has a problem. Its continental shelf drops off quickly, making building traditional wind turbines directly on the seafloor costly if not impossible.

Sandia explores molten salt batteries for grid-scale energy storage

New molten sodium batteries operate at lower temperatures using low- cost materials Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have designed a new class of molten sodium batteries for grid-scale energy storage. The new battery design was shared...

National Grid JV Emerald gains $150M credit for future solar, wind & energy storage...

A joint venture owned by utility giant National Grid has secured $150 million in new credit to help grow its renewable energy investment over the coming years. Emerald Energy Venture LLC secured its $150 million...