Solar

A new initiative announced Wednesday will install up to 12 megawatts of solar power in Virginia’s historic coalfield region over the next three years. Persistence should be Adam Wells’ middle name. The nonprofit organizer’s vision of embedding solar energy training, jobs and renewable power in his native Appalachia is on the verge of happening after...
Wind Power

American Electric Power’s competitive market renewable energy subsidiary has completed its acquisition of wind farm developer Invenergy’s one-fifth stake in two Texas facilities. AEP Renewables has jointly owned the Desert Sky and Trent Mesa wind farms with Invenergy since 2018. Financial terms were not disclosed on AEP’s purchase of Invenergy’s remaining 20.1 percent interest. AEP...
Utility Scale

A consortium consisting of ACWA Power, GIC and AEPC said this week that they achieved financial closure for a 500-MW solar PV power plant at Ibri in the Sultanate of Oman. It is currently the largest solar PV power plant in the country. The 500 MWac Ibri II solar project is an Independent Power Project...
Solar

Solar enjoys tremendous advantages over conventional power. It’s cleaner. It’s cheaper than traditional power in many parts of the world. And it’s popular with consumers. But there is also an often unrecognized aspect of solar that will play a leading role in further lowering costs and driving adoption.
Offshore

New Jersey-based utility holding company Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is negotiating with Danish energy infrastructure firm Ørsted about investing in an offshore wind project. PSEG is exclusively talking with Ørsted about taking a 25 percent stake in Ocean Wind. It is a planned 1,100-MW farm which would be 15 miles off the coast of...
Bioenergy

In late 2018, I put out the call to see how many fellow energy nerds I could gather to indulge me in combining my passion for energy analysis and clean power policy with my love of fantasy sports. By the end of January 2019, I had my cast of characters who somehow thought this idea was as fun as I did (isn’t the Internet the greatest tool for finding people who share your interests?) and I released my Draft Preview. Coordinating this draft among 14 different teams with different time zones and schedules chock-full of actually helping to save the planet proved no easy task, but by the end of March we had conducted 5 rounds of picks for a total of 70 selections in this Inaugural Fantasy Energy League!