Sunrun announced a partnership with GRID Alternatives that will provide 100% free battery systems to low-income customers in wildfire-prone regions. The batteries will be funded through California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) Equity Resiliency Budget, enabling Sunrun and GRID Alternatives to provide batteries at zero cost... Read More
The coronavirus pandemic has shrunk economies significantly, with two opposing impacts: 1) a serious decline in greenhouse gas emissions; good for the planet in the short-term; 2) a serious decline in new project development of all types, including green energy and public transit — not so good... Read More
California was beset by its first rolling blackouts since the 2001 energy crisis, as a heatwave slammed the Western U.S. Friday and Saturday. Electricity demand for air conditioning throughout the region stretched California's power capacity and limited the state's ability to import power from nearby states.
But... Read More
Dominion Energy has acquired the 62.5-MWac Madison Solar generating facility in Orange County, Virginia, from Cypress Creek Renewables. The project, which will be owned by Dominion Energy’s contracted assets arm and which has received all applicable state and local permits, is expected to enter service... Read More
We’re constantly going through waves of hype in different energy sectors: flexible solar panels, vertical-axis wind, electric planes, vehicle-to-grid, the smart home, blockchain. Some are real; some are not. Some just need to mature.
So what phase are we in now? In this episode, Shayle and... Read More
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $20 million in funding to advance perovskite solar photovoltaic technologies. Perovskites are a family of materials with a specific crystal structure, named after the mineral with that structure. When used to create solar cells, they have shown potential... Read More
Global investment in offshore wind more than quadrupled in the first half of 2020. More new wind farms were approved at the height of the pandemic than during all last year.
Some of these offshore projects include battery storage or hydrogen. Some of them include floating... Read More
CIT Group‘s Power and Energy business served as lead arranger for approximately $185 million in financing for a 66-MW portfolio of 19 community solar projects for Clearway Energy Group in Massachusetts, Illinois and New York State. Earlier this year, CIT announced that it had also served... Read More
Solar Inventions has released a white paper with the first scientific details on its patent-pending new architecture for solar cells, which won the first Made in America Solar Prize last year from the U.S. Department of Energy. Solar Inventions is now offering manufacturers guaranteed ROI,... Read More
In June, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey asked the state's Department of Public Utilities to open an investigation into the future of natural gas companies in the state. Healey’s request was prompted by the recognition that Massachusetts cannot meet its legally binding emission reduction targets unless... Read More