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Customers are driving the push towards renewables and digitalization

For us at ABB, it’s an exciting time. Our customers are pushing us to help them maximize their efficiencies and increase long-term sustainability with digital and cloud-connected technologies.

Rooftop solar booming in Hawaii as utility launches ‘Quick Connect’

Hawaiian Electric announced that rooftop solar installations increased by 55% in 2020 despite the global pandemic. In 2020, 5,965 new rooftop solar systems were installed across Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi Island and Maui County, up from...
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Report: India added 438 MW of solar capacity in Q32020

India added 438 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity in Q3 2020, a 114% increase compared to 205 MW installed in Q2 2020, according to Mercom India Research's newly released Q3 2020 India Solar Market Update....

Eskom CEO to answer tough questions on Day 1 of African Utility Week

During this year’s opening session of the Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa on 24 November, Eskom CEO André de Ruyter will open up about his time so far at South Africa’s state utility, his...

Google will power two southern US data centers with Tennessee sunshine

TVA, Origis Energy help Google get to 100% renewable energy for its data centers with 100-MW solar farm in Obion County. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) said Monday that the new 100-megawatt solar facility in Obion County, Tennessee, will...

Iberdrola adds $2m solar project to combined cycle plant

Spanish multinational energy company Iberdrola is investing €2.3 million ($2.7 million) to install solar PV at its combined existing combined cycle gas plant in Castellon. The utility has finished installing 7,800 photovoltaic modules to add...
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Winners of AFSIA Solar Awards announced

The inaugural Africa Solar Industry Association (AFSIA) Solar Awards, organized in partnership with the Africa Energy Forum (aef), culminated in a grand show streamed online, during which the winners of 15 categories were unveiled...
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Burns & McDonnell begin construction on 50-MW solar farm in Indiana

Burns & McDonnell announced construction of a 50-MW solar array in Troy, Indiana, to service electric customers in CenterPoint Energy’s Indiana Electric territory. Combined with the utility’s current 4 MWs of solar power, the new solar farm,...
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Biggest utility in New Mexico moves forcefully toward solar

Four deals totaling almost 1GW will replace outdated coal plant by June 2022; PNM Plan deals another blow to proposed San Juan carbon-capture retrofit Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) will begin construction work...

Minnesota co-op recognized for commitment to renewable energy

Today, Clean Grid Alliance (CGA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in St. Paul, Minn., whose mission is to advance renewable energy in the Midwest, presented a Leadership and Innovation Award by a Cooperative Electric Utility to Great River...