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Green Mountain Power Wants to Help Nonprofits Go Solar

GMP solar array

Green Mountain Power (GMP) is looking to help eight non-profit groups capture the sun to lower their energy costs and generate more clean, renewable energy for Vermont. Green Mountain Power announced on Oct. 14 that it is once again sponsoring a program to help eight non-profits construct solar arrays. The Vermont Public Service Board approved a GMP proposal to award eight ... Read More »

Greening the Electric Grid

greening the grid

– GUEST BLOG BY PABLO ASTORGA OF MOSAIC – Grid operators and power companies have long cautioned against adding too much wind or solar generation to the energy mix, based on the assumption that a high penetration of intermittent power sources could jeopardize the stability of the entire grid. However, a recent study by PJM (a large Regional Transmission Authority in the U.S. ... Read More »

Construction is Underway at YVEA Community Solar Farm

Photo by Jeff Troeger

A 5-acre plot of land beside the wastewater treatment plant in Craig, Colo. will soon feature more than 1,900 solar electric panels. Construction is officially underway on the 577 kilowatt (kW) YVEA Community Solar Farm. Recent progress includes site survey and layout, post setting and racking system assembly. All construction equipment, perimeter fencing and structural materials are on site. The ... Read More »

Clean Energy Collective Unveils Generous Referral Rewards Program

Referral Rewards Program

Community solar developer Clean Energy Collective (CEC) announced today the release of its new Referral Rewards program that pays cash to customers and solar advocates who refer prospective community solar customers. With more than 75% of Colorado ratepayers within a CEC community solar facility service territory, there is broad opportunity to cash in. Crafted with an emphasis on simplicity and ... Read More »

New Community Solar Program SolarPerks™ Opens Access to All NSTAR and National Grid Ratepayers

SolarPerks in Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ favorable renewable energy landscape has set the stage for broad interest in individual solar energy production. Yet, historical solar programs have been available only to residents and businesses that own suitable rooftop space and feature long-term leasing arrangements. Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation’s leading community solar developer, announced today the launch of SolarPerks™, the first-of-its-kind community solar program ... Read More »

Clean Energy Collective Awarded U.S. Department of Energy Funds To Create National Community Solar Platform

National Community Solar Program

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation’s leading provider of community solar, has been selected to receive a $700,000 SunShot Initiative cooperative award to develop and implement the National Community Solar Platform (NCSP)—a centralized web platform which will provide broad access to information and market-proven tools to make community solar development easier, cheaper, faster, ... Read More »

Community Solar Allows Utilities to Adapt, Thrive as Energy Landscape Evolves

utilities and community solar

Adaptability is the key to survival—both in nature as Charles Darwin observed, and in the business sector. As the solar industry continues to flourish, utility companies across the U.S. are beginning to witness how the traditional electric grid is transforming. As tens of thousands of residents have solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installed on their rooftops and begin generating their own ... Read More »

Patagonia Will Pay for Homeowners’ Solar Panels

Photo by Kina’ole Capital Partners

– ARTICLE BY CAROLINE WINTER OF BUSINESSWEEK –  Patagonia plans to use state and federal tax credits to invest $13 million in the construction of solar panels on 1,000 homes in Hawaii, turning the eco-conscious retailer into the financial backer of a green electrical utility. With the announcement on Wednesday, Patagonia hopes companies across America will follow suit with similar efforts. “Any ... Read More »

Impacts of Climate Change Becoming More Apparent

photo by Associated Press

From the thousands of walruses congregating on the beaches of Alaska to the changing behaviors of damselfish along the Australian Coast, climate change presents an imminent threat to species across the globe. Melting Glaciers Destroy Walrus Habitats Unable to find sea ice, a record number of walruses – some 35,000 – gathered along the shore of northwest Alaska at the ... Read More »

Studies Reveal Major Solar Energy Growth in Next 20 Years

solar PV growing

– GUEST BLOG BY CYNTHIA HILL OF PV SOLAR REPORT –  Solar market studies are popping up everywhere, and apparently, things have never been better. In an online presentation, power and energy market research company Frost & Sullivan revealed that global solar energy usage will more than quadruple by 2030. Another study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) ... Read More »