The investment will be used over 18 months to fund a diverse portfolio of approximately 75 MW of solar and solar-plus-storage projects to be developed and constructed by Duke Energy Renewables' subsidiary REC Solar. Projects will feature ground-mount and rooftop commercial and industrial projects, as well as community solar projects in several states.
Duke Energy Renewables, a non-regulated unit of Duke Energy, operates U.S. wind and solar generation facilities totaling 3,000 MW as well as energy storage and microgrid projects.
(Source: Duke Energy News Center, Website, 18 Aug., 2020) Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Chris Fallon, (704) 594-6200, email@example.com, www.duke-energy.com; REC Solar, www.recsolar.com
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As previously reported, CIT announced that it had also served as lead arranger on approximately $200 million in financing for another Clearway portfolio of 21 community solar projects encompassing 76 MW of generation capacity located in New York State, Illinois, Massachusetts and Minnesota. (Source: CIT Group, PR, 10 Aug., 2020)
Contact: CIT Group, www.cit.com; Clearway Energy Group, www.clearwayenergygroup.com
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A recent Xcel update reported as of the first quarter of 2020 Minnesota had 349 MW in the application process]while Massachusetts has 276 MW, New York 261 MW and Colorado 81MW.
Xcel reports Minnesota's community solar gardens currently have around 19,000 subscribers, but the commercial and industrial clients represent 86 pct of their capacity.
Even so, Xcel Energy has reportedly called for the program to be cut back or eliminated. (Source: Xcel Energy, Energy News Network, Institute for Nonprofit News, Star Tribune, 19 July, 2020) Contact: Xcel Energy, Christopher Clark, Pres. for Minnesota and the Dakotas, www.xcelenergy.com
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Nautilus will be responsible for the project management, long-term asset management and maintenance services. ReneSola will be responsible for securing the subscribers. The energy generated by the projects will directly benefit qualified commercial and residential off-takers situated within Xcel Energy's service territory by providing energy cost savings as well as advancing Minnesota's 10 pct solar energy goal by 2030.
(Source: Nautilus Solar Energy Website, June, 2020) Contact: Nautilus Solar, Cathy W. McAuliffe, Marketing Coordinator, Nautilus Solar Energy LLC, Jim Rice, Co-CEO,
908-795-3041, firstname.lastname@example.org , www.nautilussolar.com; ReneSola, www.renesolapower.com
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The portfolio of nine projects is a combination of community solar and traditional DG projects , two of which are now in operation while the others are projected to be completed throughout this year.
(Source: Standard Solar, The Oklahoman, 30 June, 2020) Contact: Standard Solar, Peter Coleman, VP Structured Finance, 888.474.3843, www.standardsolar.com
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HECO is seeking parcels as small as one acre and rooftops with at least 3,200 square feet of usable space for future development of grid-scale wind, solar and community solar projects. The location should be reasonably flat and sunny and can include open space of any kind, including large parking lots that could be covered with a shading roof of solar panels.
The RFI may be viewed and responded to at www.hawaiianelectric.com/landRFI
Responses are requested by July 12, 2020. (Source: HECO, PR, 15 June, 2020) Contact: HECO, Jim Alberts, Snr. VP Strategic Planning and Business Development, Shelee Kimura, VP Bus. Dev., (808) 543-7780, email@example.com, www.hawaiianelectric.com
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Nelnet starts with a project-specific, multi-channel marketing plan, coupled with effective subscriber education content, flexible enrollment options, and ongoing customer engagement and collection services.
Nelnet's involvement in renewable energy began in 2018 with a commitment to fund over $142 million for the building of solar energy projects via tax equity financing. (Source: Nelnet Renewable Energy, PR, Solar Builder, 12 June, 2020)
Contact: Nelnet Renewable Energy, Jeff Noordhoek, CEO, www.nelnetinc.com/nds/industries/renewable-energy
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Pivot Energy contracted supplied the design, procurement, and construction management services for the solar carport installation. (Source: Pivot Energy, Solar Builder, 13 May, 2020)
Contact: Intermountain Rural Electric Association, 800-332-9540, www.irea.coop; Pivot Energy, Rick Hunter, CEO, 888-734-3033, www.pivotenergy.net
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California's solar mandate, which went into effect on Jan. 1, this year, required most new single-family homes or low-rise apartments to install rooftop solar panels owned by the homeowner or leased from a solar company, that would sell the generated electricity back to the homeowner at a discounted rate.
(Source: California Energy Commission, Builder Mag., May,2020) Contact: California Energy Commission, www.energy.ca.gov
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Unlike the first phase of the CBRE program which was limited to 8MW, this phase will be open to 235 MW of renewable generation across Hawaiian Electric's five-island service territory. The community solar second phase places special emphasis on opportunities for low-and-middle income residential customers to participate. In addition to private companies, Hawaiian Electric will be able to develop projects and recruit subscribers.
Although CBRE is open to any established renewable energy technology, community solar allows single-family homes, renters and apartment residents, and small
commercial customers to participate. (Source: Hawaiian Electric, PR, 23 April, 2020) Contact: HECO, Jim Alberts, Snr. VP, Shelee Kimura, VP Bus. Dev., (808) 543-7780, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hawaiianelectric.com
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Massachusetts administers the SMART program in 200-megawatt "blocks," with incentives that step down as they're filled. In addition to doubling the program and setting aside capacity for low-income communities, the changes include a 20 pct carve-out in each block for projects between 25 kilowatts and 500 kilowatts.
Community solar projects and shared solar projects serving low-income customers will have to subscribe at least 90 percent of bill credits before receiving incentives to help guarantee a project's completion.
(Source: Mass. DOER, GTM, 15 April, 2020)
Contact: Mass DOER, www.mass.gov/doer; Mass DOER SMART program, www.mass.gov/solar-massachusetts-renewable-target-smart
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Logical Buildings SmartKit AI is a NYSERDA qualified Real Time Energy Management system and service platform that reduces energy and operating costs by 10 to 20 pct and optimizes performance of building systems, according to the company website.
GridRewards provides a cash-back incentive for energy saving actions such as dimming lights, avoiding electric hot water heating, energy efficient lighting, shifting dish washing and laundry activities to low electric power demand periods, and others.
GridRewards complements Sustainable Westchester's portfolio of energy solutions which includes the Westchester Power Program, the New York State model for Community Choice Aggregation, Community Solar for residents and municipalities and HeatSmart, efficient clean heating & cooling solutions for commercial and residential properties. (Source: Sustainable Westchester, April, 2020) Contact: Sustainable Westchester,
Maria Genovesi, Director of Marketing, Communication & Outreach, (914) 242-4725 x104, maria@SustainableWestchester.org, www.sustainablewestchester.org; Green Button Initiative, www.greenbuttondata.org; Logical Buildings, Jeff Hendler, CEO, 908 517 3730 , www.logicalbuildings.com
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The 3.6 MW provides the remaining amount of clean energy Breckenridge needs to achieve its goal of 100 pct renewable electricity for municipal facilities by 2025. The agreement is expected to save the ski resort community of 5,000 +- residents more than
$700,000 in energy costs over the 20-year agreement without upfront capital costs. (Source: Town of Breckenridge, Pivot Energy, April, 2020)
Contact: Town of Breckenridge, 970-453-2251, www.townofbreckenridge.com; Pivot Energy, Rick Hunter, CEO, 888-734-3033, www.pivotenergy.net
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In New York, UGE and Wildflower signed an agreement for a 100 kW system on the roof of a storage facility in Holbrook, NY.
In the Philippines, the Cebu Institute of Technology (CIT-U) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UGE Philippines for a 97 kW solar energy system for their high school building in Cebu City. UGE Philippines also signed a contract with Lite Properties Inc. for a 200 kW project on Bohol Island.
In Ontario, UGE Consulting Services has inked an agreement to complete the engineering scope of work for a rooftop system that will increase the existing system's capacity from 218kW to 350kW. UGE Consulting Services also signed an agreement for the engineering of a commercial solar project for a large commercial-scale developer in the southwest USA.
All of the above projects are expected to be completed in 2020.
(Source: UGE, PR, 20 Feb., 2020) Contact: UGE, 917-721-5685, email@example.com, www.ugei.com
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The SPI portfolio includes closed projects in Yamhill, Polk, Marion and Clakamas counties . SPI Energy also announced the agreed acquisition of up to eight projects with a combined capacity of 21 MW in Oregon in July. All projects have 20-year PPAs with Portland General Electric.
SPI Energy Co., Ltd. provides photovoltaic solutions for business, residential, government, and utility customers and investors. It offers engineering, procurement, and construction services to independent power developers and producers, and commercial and industrial companies. The company also develops, owns, and operates solar projects that sell electricity to power companies and other electricity off-takers. As of April 30, 2019, it owned and operated 15.706 MW of solar projects. The company operates in Greece, the United States, Italy, Japan, the U.K., Australia, and Germany.
(Source: SPI Energy Ltd, Renewables, Feb., 2020)
Contact: SPI Energy Ltd., www.spigroups.com; Oregon Community Solar Programme, www.oseia.org › communitysolar
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The project, which is expected to generate sufficient solar power for roughly 250 homes. will be constructed by
RER Energy and managed by Sunvestment. (Source: Saranac Lake, Adirondack Daily Entersprise, 4 Feb., 2020) Contact:
Sunvestment Energy, www.sunvestmentgroup.com; RER Energy, Mike Barnes, COO, firstname.lastname@example.org, 717-554-5801, www.rerenergygroup.com
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Clearway Energy Group LLC focuses on renewable energy generation and distribution, as well as owns renewable energy projects. The company has over 320 MW of community solar projects across the country, in addition to its utility-scale solar and wind operations. (Source: Clearway Energy Group, Renewables, 17 Jan., 2020) Contact: Clearway Energy Group, 415-627-1600, www.clearwayenergygroup.com
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Canon City holds roughly 40 pct of the solar garden's subscription capacity and the county has about 15 pct with remaining subscribers in Fremont, Custer and Pueblo counties.
(Source: Black Hills, Carson City Daily Record, Jan., 2019) Contact: Clean Energy Co., 844-232-7253, email@example.com, www.cleanenergyco.com; Black Hills Energy, 888-890-5554, www.blackhillsenergy.com
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Consolidated billing has another benefit as well. Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs, which allow local communities to leverage their combined demand to purchase renewable forms of power and other energy services, have not included community solar projects in their portfolios because of the high customer acquisition costs and because CCA programs typically use an "opt-out" model, in which customers are enrolled in the CCA unless they specifically decline to participate.
(Source: New York Public Service Commission, NRDC, 12 Dec., 2019) Contact: New York Public Service Commission, www.dps.ny.gov
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APS will install, operate, and maintain the city's solar photovoltaic system free of charge, and the city will receive a monthly bill credit from APS. The program, which is designed to enable non-residential customers as well as limited- and moderate-income customers take advantage of clean solar energy. The project is scheduled for completion in late January. (Source: City of Sadona, APS Solar Communities, Signals AZ, Dec., 2019) Contact: City of Sedona, www.sedonaaz.gov; APS,
Solar Communities; www.aps.com/solarcommunities,
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The two-year SEP designation is awarded to public power utilities that demonstrate leadership in four key disciplines: smart energy program structure; energy efficiency and distributed energy programs; environmental and sustainability initiatives; and customer experience.
Utilities are rated on a scale of 100 points. The PUD earned 84 points, scoring high on offering distributed generation programs like community solar, working to support environmental sustainability programs like Carbon Solutions and providing customers with robust conservation programs. (Source: American Public Power Association, Edmonds News, 13 Nov., 2019) Contact: American Public Power Association, www.publicpower.org;
Snohomish County PUD , www.snopud.com
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Fayetteville Public Works Commission will use the funding to support the participation of 10 eligible households in their PWC Community Solar Weatherization Pilot project.
Blue Ridge Energy's Community Solar Savings Pilot will serve 10 households, with each receiving a bill credit for the energy generated by solar panels plus a rate reduction from the standard residential energy charge.
Roanoke Electric Cooperative will serve 20 homes participating in the Upgrade to Save Community Solar Program. The community solar participation will allow the households to share in the community solar garden and receive future billing credits estimated at approximately $365 per year per eligible household for a period of no less than 15 years. (Source: NCWAP, rrspin.com, 15 Oct., 2019) Contact:
N.C. Weatherization Assistance Program , www.nc.gov/weatherization-assistance-program
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The project -- the Aloha State's first community solar project -- is being developed by Honolulu-based Tritium3 Renewable Ventures and is fully subscribed with participants who will receive bill credits once the project is sending energy to the grid.
Six other Hawaiian community solar projects are still under review in the first phase of community solar
which allows for a total of 8 MW capacity across the Hawaiian Electric service
territory. More projects like Mililani Tech Solar I are expected to be approved in 2020. (Source: Hawaiian Electric, PR, 16 Sept., 2019) Contact: Tritium3 Renewable Ventures, Ryan McCauley, CEO, (808) 377-4408, firstname.lastname@example.org,
www.tritium3.com; Mauii Electric, www.mauielectric.com/communitysolar; HECO, Shelee Kimura, VP Bus. Dev., (808) 543-7780, email@example.com, www.hawaiianelectric.com
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To meet increasing customer demand for solar energy, DOER proposes adding 800 MW to the SMART incentive program, bringing the total to 2.4 gigawatts. The Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) supports this expansion but, in comments to regulators, is calling for even more capacity to be added to the program. To that end, DOER has proposed the dollowing regulatory clarifications and fixes:
According to SEIA, the most troubling aspects of DOER's plans involve the treatment of community solar projects, including a proposed five-fold increase in penalties for larger scale solar projects on certain lands. DOER calls for the new penalties to apply to a broader swath of community solar projects and for changes to apply to projects already in development.
These proposals would have a negative impact on the community solar market. Increased penalties will halt solar development, with penalties ranging from a few hundred thousand dollars to many millions, according to SEIA.
(Source: Mass. DOER, Solar Energy Industries Assoc., 16 Sept., 2019)Contact: Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources, (617) 626-7300, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mass.gov/doer; SEIA, Abigail Ross-Hopper, CEO, (202) 682-0556, email@example.com, www.seia.org
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This partnership is supported by NYSERDA through its NY-Sun Affordable Solar Predevelopment and Technical Assistance program, which provides funding to address resource gaps and solve market barriers preventing the development of solar installations serving low-to-moderate income (LMI) households.
Common Energy works with businesses and households to connect their existing utility account to local, clean energy projects.
(Source: Saratoga Springs Housing Authority, PR, NewsWire, 12 Sept., 2019)
Contact: Saratoga Springs Housing Authority, Malcolm Bliss, www.saratogaspringspha.org; Common Energy, www.commonenergy.com
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The first two projects in the expanded portfolio are expected to break ground this summer for commissioning in summer 2020. by summer 2020.
Standard Solar will finance, own and maintain the community solar arrays that Pivot Energy will develop and construct. Once the arrays are live, customer enrollment and subscriptions will be managed through SunCentral, Pivot Energy's proprietary community solar customer management interface.
(Source: Standard Solar, PR, Solar Builder, 28 Aug., 2019)Contact: Pivot Energy, (888) 734-3033, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.pivotenergy.net; Standard Solar, Scott Wiater, CEO, (301) 944-1200, www.standardsolar.com
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The Northern Cheyenne initially launched the White River Community Solar project in 2016.
(Source: Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Billings Gazette, 31 July, 2019)Contact: Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Kyle Atwood, Project Director, (406) 477-6284, www.cheyennenation.com
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The combined solar and storage portfolio, developed and operated by NYC-based private equity firm Syncarpha Capital, LLC, is the first utility-scale solar plus storage offering to benefit from ENGIE's new integrated development, supply and services offering for wholesale market participation.
ENGIE Storage will provide a turn-key GridSynergy® hardware and software solution and operate the storage system for 20 years and will pay fees in exchange for the rights to operate the solar and energy storage system in the ISO-NE wholesale capacity, reserves, and frequency regulation markets.
ENGIE Storage's GridSynergy software platform will seamlessly ensure Investment Tax Credit and SMART program compliance while bidding and operating the energy storage systems in ISO-NE wholesale markets. Under its long-term service and operation contracts for the sites, ENGIE Storage is, in essence, guaranteeing SMART program revenues. The arrangement virtually eliminates storage project operational risk at the six battery storage sites.
Syncarpha designs and builds on-site solar systems for municipalities, utilities, and businesses -- as well as developing community shared solar solutions for consumers and commercial customers. The company currently owns and/or operates solar assets in nine different states. (Source: ENGIE, 26 July, 2019) Contact: Syncarpha Capital, LLC, Cliff Chapman, CEO, www.syncarpha.com, www.syncarpha.solar: Engie Storage, Christopher Tilley, CEO, www.engie.com, www.engie-na.com
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The community solar farm is expected to save the community as much as $14,400 per year in energy costs, which will be reinvested in the community.
GivePower, one of the nonprofits that is partnering on the project, invested $370,000 in the $470,000 project.
(Source: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Gizmodo, 28 July, 2019) Contact: Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, www.standingrock.org
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As one of 19 community choice aggregation programs operating in California, EBCE will provide clean energy at competitive rates and will reinvest earnings back into the community. (Source: East Bay Community Energy, NA Windpower, 24 June, 2019) Contact: East Bay Community Energy, 833-699-3223, www.ebce.org
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The community solar aray's expected yearly output is divvied up into shares of 5,000 kWh per year selling for $6,200 per share.
The array will initially be owned by investors, and farmers will buy power at a discounted rate. Then, after six years, the farmers buy out the investors and own the solar array and then get electricity from the solar array for free.
ReVision Energy will install the array later this year.
(Source: Keene Sentinel, 21 June, 2019) Contact: ReVision Energy, Dan Weeks, Dir. Market Development, (207) 221-6342, Fax - (207) 358-7944, www.revisionenergy.com;
Monadnock Sustainability Network,
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Utilizing its full-service platform, Nautilus will be responsible for the project management, long-term asset management and maintenance services for the projects. The energy generated by the Westtown solar project will directly benefit qualified residential community solar subscribers who are situated within the Orange and Rockland utility service territory. A limited number of residential subscriptions to the system are currently available through a partnership with Onesta Solar at www.chooseonestasolar.com.
The project reached commercial operation May 8, 2019. Nautilus's other solar projects in the towns of Greenville and Chester are scheduled to open by 3Q 2019.
This project received over $1 million from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) through NY-Sun. (Source: Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC, PR, June, 2019) Contact: Nautilus Solar, Jim Rice, CEO, www.nautilussolar.com
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As part of the agreement, Hannon Armstrong will provide long-term financing to community solar projects developed and acquired by Summit Ridge Energy across multiple states. Summit Ridge is targeting construction of over 250 MW of community solar power over the next few years.
Hannon Armstrong investments are focused on climate change solutions, energy efficiency, renewable energy and other sustainable infrastructure markets. (Source: Summit Ridge Energy , CleanTechnica, 6 June, 2019)
Contact: Hannon Armstrong , Jeffrey Eckel, Pres., CEO,
Gil Jenkins , (443) 321-5753,
email@example.com, www.hannonarmstrong.com; Summit Ridge, Steve Raeder, CEO, www.srenergy.com
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The new divisions are part of the solar industry group's broader governance plan to enter the 2020s as America's leading source of new electric power generation.
(Source: SEIA, May, 2019) Contact: SEIA, Abigail Ross-Hopper, CEO, (202) 682-0556, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.seia.org
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Grants will be available to community organizations and housing developers through a competitive process and will fund up to 20-pct of a project's total cost. The city has reserved $10,000 for grants in 2019, but there is a resolution circulating among council members to add another $30,000.
The Backyard Solar program is an addition to the MadiSUN residential program, which helps homeowners put solar panels on their rooftops. The City also offers a program that includes $30,000 in rebates for businesses that install solar.
In 2017, Madison became the first city in Wisconsin to set a goal of 100 percent renewable energy and net-zero carbon emissions for both city operations and residents. (Source: City of Madison, 28 May, 2019) Contact: MadiSUN Program, https://madisunsolar.com; Renew Wisconsin, Heather Allen, program director for Renew Wisconsin, which administers the MadiSUN programs for the city, Tyler Huebner, Executive Director, (608) 255-4044, www.renewwisconsin.org
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Under the program, energy is delivered through the participant's regular electric provider, while the power produced from the community solar array is fed directly back to the electric grid. As a result, the grid is supplied with clean renewable energy while subscribers get credit on their electric bills, according to a NYSERDA release.
Solar for All is administered by NYSERDA under NY-Sun, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $1 billion initiative to advance the scale up of solar and move the state closer to having a sustainable self sufficient solar industry.
Since 2011, solar in New York state has increased more than 1,500 pct and leveraged nearly $3.5 billion in private investments, the release added.
(Source: NYSERDA, Press Republican, 27 April, 2019)
Contact: NYSERDA Solar for All, www.nyserda.ny.gov/solarforall; Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
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The plan, establishes goals for greenhouse gas emission reduction for government operations and as a city overall. Progress will be evaluated through benchmarks every five years. The plan's features include:
"The city's Climate Action Plan, which its two-pronged emphasis on adaptation and mitigation, puts Hoboken at the forefront of what cities can do to combat climate change," Doyle said. "Our goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions with an aggressive window through becoming a net zero city and achieving carbon neutrality is the progressive path forward toward achieving that goal." (Source: Hoboken Patch, 23 April, 2019) Contact: City of Hoboken, (201) 420-2000, www.hobokennj.gov
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Whe the system is fully operational, customers will be offered up to 125 units from the array at a cost of $57.96 per unit and will provide an estimated $61.46 benefit over the life of the 25-year project.
The PUD estimates that the project will generate $122,928 over 25 years.
Customers will receive solar generation credits on monthly bills and an annual production incentive of about 14 cents per kilowatt hour, PUD officials said.
(Source: Clallam PUD, Sequim Gazette, 3 April, 2019) Contact: Clallam PUD, www.clallampud.net
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The rankings are based on the organization's analysis of nine policies that promote citizen's use of renewable energy and other distributed resources. Policies recommended in the report card are customer-friendly net metering policies and simplified utility interconnection rules for distributed energy producers. The report authors also want to see an emphasis on energy efficiency, more community renewable energy, feed-in tariffs, energy supply diversity and financing programs, such on-bill financing and property assessed clean energy (PACE).
The report card didn't consider cap-and-trade programs or renewable portfolio standards but focused on how state policies encourage consumers and businesses to generate their own power or participate in community solar programs.
(Source: Institute for Local Self-Reliance, MicroGrid Knowledge, 12 Mar., 2019) Contact: Institute for Local Self-Reliance, 612-276-3456, email@example.com, www.ilsr.org
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After the success of the first project, the city has approached NPPD with a second, 4.6 MW project to be developed by SolSystems. If the project is agreed upon, construction would begin at the end of spring with an operational date sometime in Q4, 2019.
Community solar projects are not subsidized and communities that choose not to participate do not pay costs associated with the facilities that do.
Currently, NPPD rates in Scottsbluff for community solar programs are the lowest in the state.
NPPD's Sunwise Community Solar program currently includes a 98-kilowatt unit operating in Venango and a 5.7-megawatt facility in Kearney, which is currently the largest solar facility in Nebraska. NPPD is also close to finishing community solar projects in Norfolk, Chadron, O'Neill, Ainsworth ,Pawnee City and Loup City. (Source: Scottsbluff Star-Herald, NPPD, Other media, Feb. 17, 2019) Contact: City of Scottsbluff, www.scottsbluff.org;
Nebraska Public Power District, Pat Pope, CEO, Pres., www.nppd.com
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The 1.3 MW array in Brooklyn will generate sufficient energy for approximately
200 households and businesses.
The solar array, which was developed by Daroga Solar, is fully subscribed with 196 total customers -- 70 pct residential, 20 pct small commercial customers and 10 pct low- to moderate-income customers. The project received more than $850,000 from NYSERDA through the state's NY-Sun program. The array incorporates 3,325 panels on the rooftops of two Brooklyn locations. (Source: NYSERDA, PR, 19 Dec., 2018) Contact: NYSERDA, Alicia Barton, Pres., CEO, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov
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Clearway presently has 4.1 GW of renewable energy projects, including 2.8 GW of wind, 1.1 GW of utility solar and more than 300 MW of distributed and community solar. This includes assets owned through affiliate Clearway Energy Inc. (Source: Ecolab,PR, Dec., 2018) Contact: Ecolab Inc., https://en-ca.ecolab.com; Clearway Energy Group. John Woody, VP Bus. Dev., firstname.lastname@example.org, www.clearwayenergygroup.com
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SunCentral offers project owners, operators, and utilities a platform to manage community solar subscriptions while allowing subscribers to easily access information. Platform features include: seamless bill payments, energy production monitoring, access to contracts, photos of solar projects, downloadable financial reports, ability to view capacity and availability in multiple projects, data sharing directly with utilities, and more.
Pivot will sell the platform to other owner/operators as either a stand-alone cloud application, or an application combined with fully-staffed customer management services.
(Source: Pivot Energy, PR, 8 Nov., 2018) Contact: Pivot Energy, Rick Hunter, CEO, 888-734-3033, www.pivotenergy.net; SunCentral, www.suncentral.net
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Incorporating both ground mount and rooftop arrays, the solar projects are expected to produce 18,644,960 kWh of energy.
Of the six sites, four are in various states of completion. The sites in Parachute, Silt Palisade and Grand Junction Colorado are already fully subscribed.
The Colorado Energy Office, notes that Colorado leads the nation with nearly 70 community solar projects in operation and many others in development.
(Source: Standard Solar, Colorado Energy Office, Solar World, 25 Oct., 2018) Contact: Pivot Energy, Rick Hunter, CEO, (888) 734-3033, email@example.com, www.pivotenergy.net; Colorado Energy Office, www.colorado.gov/energyoffice;
Standard Solar, Scott Wiater, Pres., CEO, (301) 944-1200, www.standardsolar.com
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The community solar array will incorporate approximately 1,000 panels that homeowners and businesses will be able to purchase with no up-front costs.
SunCommon offers solar financing at no up front cost and a low monthly payment promising that you will save thousands over the life of the system, compared to what you would have paid the utility for electricity. The array will be constructed on Citizens Foundation owned land.(Source: SunCommon, Warwick Advertiser, 22 Oct., 2018) Contact: SunCommon, James Moore, (802) 882-8181, www.suncommon.com
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Pittsburgh will use the money to create and implement a building energy benchmarking policy, develop a statewide clean energy financing program, scale renewable power through community solar programs, encourage a shift in transportation energy use operation, and reduce over-all energy consumption by 50 pct.
About 100 of America's largest cities applied to the challenge, submitting bold plans to cut carbon emissions, Bloomberg said. All aimed to reduce air pollution and citywide emissions with specific projects to reform transit and buildings sectors -- two areas traditionally responsible for 80 pct of all citywide emissions.
Atlanta, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, San Jose and Seattle were also Challenge winners. (Source: Bloomberg Philanthropies, TRIB Live, 21 Oct., 2018) Contact: Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, www.bloomberg.org/program/environment/climatechallenge
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Nautilus will be responsible for the project management, long-term asset management and maintenance services for these projects that will be owned by an affiliate of Virgo Investment Group, which is also a minority shareholder of Nautilus Solar Energy. The energy generated by the projects will directly benefit qualified residential off-takers who are situated within Pepco Maryland's service territory. A limited number of residential subscriptions to the system are currently available through a partnership with Neighborhood Sun.
Founded in 2006, Nautilus Solar Energy is a leading national solar acquisition, development and asset management company headquartered in Summit, N.J. Nautilus focuses on acquiring, developing, executing and managing distributed and utility-scale generation solar projects. In over 10 years, Nautilus has invested in hundreds of MWs of solar projects and provides asset management services to distributed, community solar and utility projects throughout North America.
(Source: Nautilus Solar Energy LLC, PR, 2 Oct., 2018) Contact: Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC, www.nautilussolar.com; Summit Ridge Energy, Steve Raeder, CEO , www.srenergy.com; SynerGen Solar, LLC, www.synergensolar.com; Neighborhood Sun, www.nsunsolar.com/pepco
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The newly created co-op will offer a three-month window for applications and will need at least 30 customers to qualify for discount rates and likely set a cap of 225 customers.
Co-op members would likely pay about $10,000 -- including a buld discount -- for a solar system for a small house. Solar customers can also receive a 30 pct federal tax credit on qualified costs.
Along with the League of Women Voters, the coop partners include: the Ancient Islands Sierra Club, Bok Tower Gardens, the Garden Club of Lakeland and Solar United Neighbors of Florida, along with Polk County and the cities of Bartow and Lake Wales.
Florida - aka the Sunshine State -- is one of four states that forbid third-party sales of electricity and doesn't offer rebates to encourage installation of solar systems.
(Source: The Ledger, Solar United Neighbors, 26 Sept., 2018) Contact: Solar United Neighbors, www.solarunitedneighbors.org/polk
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