FH2R uses a 20MW solar array, backed up by renewable power from the grid, to run a 10MW electrolyser to produce up to 100kg of hydrogen an hour.
The project will be used as a test bed for mass production of green H2, with initial output directed to fuel hydrogen cars and buses in Japan, according to a release. (Source: Toshiba, Various Media, Recharge, 9 Mar., 2020) Contact: Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field, www.jaif.or.jp/en/videos/fukushima-hydrogen-energy-research-field-%EF%BC%88fh2r%EF%BC%89/; NEDOO, www.nedo.go.jp/english
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FERC data found that by the end of 2022, wind energy will account for 26.4GW, solar 19.973GW and natural gas 21.09GW of the nation's total electric power capacity.
The FERC statistics show that net installed capacity for coal, nuclear and oil will shrivel over the next three years, with respective drops of 18,857MW, 3,391MW and 3,085MW forecast. (Source: Sun Day Campaign, FERC, 16 Mar., 2020) Contact: FERC, 202-502-6088, www.ferc.gov;
Sun Day Campaign, Ken Bossong, Exec. Dir.,301-270-4291,
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The contracted installations, which will generate nearly 90 pct of Safeguard's facilities' electricity consumption, will be completed and operating by mid-summer 2020, with the remaining portfolio coming online in early Q4 2020.
To date, Pivot has completed or is currently constructing more than 30 MW of community and commercial solar capacity in Illinois. (Source: Pivot Energy, Mar., 2020) Contact: Pivot Energy, Rick Hunter, CEO, 888-734-3033, www.pivotenergy.net; Safeguard Storage Properties, Mark B Rinder, CEO, www.safeguardit.com
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In 2013, the Libyan government launched the Renewable Energy Strategic 2013-2025 Plan, which aims to achieve 7 pct renewable energy contribution to the electric energy mix before end of 2020, increasing to 10 pct by 2025. (Source: General Authority for Electricity and Renewable Energy, Construction Review, 19 Mar., 2020)
Contact: General Authority for Electricity and Renewable Energy information presently unavailable.
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Algeria's national energy efficiency programme for buildings and construction cover: thermal insulation of buildings, thermal renovation, the fitting of household solar water heaters, distribution of LED light bulbs at discounted prices, appliance energy consumption and efficiency labeling and other programs and initiatives. (Source:
Algeria Energy Ministry, Econostrum, 19 Mar., 2020)
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Over 900 community members including individuals, businesses, and civic organizations presently support the campaign.
(Source: City of Harrisonburg, Augusta Free Press, Mar., 2020) Contact: City of Harrisonburg,
540-432-7701, www.harrisonburgva.gov; 50by25 Harrisonburg, www.50by25Harrisonburg.org; Harrisonburg Electric Commission, 540-434-5361, www.harrisonburgelectric.com
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The Projects consist of eighteen towers utilizing General Electric's 2 MW class onshore wind turbine platform. Commercial operation was achieved in December of 2016 for South Fork Wind and in June of 2018 for Kimball Wind. Together, the Projects produce enough electricity to power approximately 16,000 US households and have 20-year offtake agreements with Iowa-based Muscatine Power & Water and the Municipal Energy Agency of Nebraska, respectively.
ITOCHU has an ownership interest in 15 power generation projects in the United States through its wholly owned subsidiary, Tyr Energy Inc. and offers O&M services through its wholly owned subsidiary, NAES Corporation.
(Source: ITOCHU, 17 Mar., 2020) Contact: ITOCHU,
www.itochu.co.jp; Tyre Energy, www.tyrenergy.com; Aspenall, www.aspenall.com
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The BayWa r.e. Scholarship Fund will contribute 100 pct of tuition fees to nine future solar professionals who will receive training via SEI's PV101, PV203 and/or PV201L/PV301L classes and lab(s).
(Source: BayWa r.e., Solar Systems, Mar., 2020) Contact: BayWa r.e. Solar Systems, Christine Owens, VP Marketing , www.us.baywa-re.com/en; Solar Energy International, 970-527-7657, www.solarenergy.org
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With this project, Greenbacker's first wind asset in Maine, the company's portfolio has expanded to 543.1 MW, including to-be-constructed assets. Of these, wind accounts for 192.5 MW, while 338.6 MW are utility-scale and distributed solar plants.
(Source: Greenbacker Renewable Energy, Renewables, 17 Mar., 2020)) Contact: Greenbacker Renewable Energy, 888-292-3178 www.greenbackerrenewableenergy.com
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Previously this year, contracted with Origis Energy for 200 MW of solar and 200 MWh of battery storage .(Source: TVA, 17 Mar., 2020) Contact: Tennessee Valley Authority, (865) 632-2101, firstname.lastname@example.org; RFP and doing business with TVA details HERE. www.tva.com
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Pattern Energy presently hold 28 renewable energy plants, predominantly wind farms totaling 4.4 GW in North America. The company also has solar plants and onshore wind operations in Japan as well as a 112-MW offshore wind project under development. (Source: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, PR, 16 Mar., 2020) Contact: Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, www.cppib.com; Pattern Energy Group, Mike Garland, CEO, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, email@example.com, www.patternenergy.com
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The legislation requires the state to create a task force to study solar end-of-life and related issues and use this information to suggest revisions to the state's existing solar energy program.
(Source: SEIA, Various Media, Solar Ind., 11 Mar. 2020)
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The LG MonoX Plus and LG NeON2 Black solar panel has a 20.4 pct efficiency rating on 60 cell 350W and 20.1 pct on 345W. The product features enhanced durability, performance under real-world conditions, an enhanced warranty and aesthetic design suitable for roofs. (Source: WiSolar, Mar., 2020) Contact: WiSolar, +27 10 446 7671, www.wisolar.co; LG Electronics, www.lg.com
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Under the terms of th agreement, Canadian Solar will build a 103-megawatt-peak (MWp) solar power project in the Mexican state of Zacatecas. (Source: Canadian Solar, NASDAQ, 11 Mar., 2020)
Contact: Techgen S.A. de C.V., +52-818865 2828, www.techgen.com.mx; Canadian Solar Solutions, www.canadiansolar.com
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Meanwhile, China's photovoltaic power generation capacity reached 224.3 billion kwh, a year-on-year growth of 26.3 pct while
China's PV products exports grew 29 pct to $20.78 billion for a year-on-year growth of 29 percent and the second highest in history. (Source: China National Energy Administration, News Ghana, 9 Mar., 2020) Contact: China Photovoltaic Industry Association, +86 10 6820 0513, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.chinapv.org.cn; China National
Energy Administration, http://english.www.gov.cn/state_council/2014/10/01/content_281474991089761.htm
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The Act includes measures to harness wind and solar power, expand home rooftop solar and reduce energy waste through mandatory efficiency standards. The act also sets a 5.2-gigawatt offshore wind power target, one of the largest state commitments to offshore wind to date and one with the potential to power up to 1.5 million Virginia homes.
The Act also confirms the Old Dominion State's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) cap-and-invest program, which to date has provided net benefits of over $4 billion to participating members, while helping them slash carbon emissions over 50 pct. (Source: PR, Mar., 2020)
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The 960-acre, 690,000 panel Flatland Solar project -- Tri Global's first Texas solar project -- is expected to break ground later this year.
Great Bay Renewables, a subsidiary of Altius Renewable Royalties, provided royalty financing in support of Tri Global Energy completing project development.
(Source: Tri Global Energy, PR, Valdosta Daily Times, Mar.,2020) Contact: Tri Global Energy, John B. Billingsley, CEO, 972.290.0825, email@example.com, www.triglobalenergy.com
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DEWA claims that the new R&D center is the largest, most comprehensive solar testing and certification facility in the UAE.
(Source: DEWA, 10 Mar., 2020)
Contact: DEWA, www.dewa.gov.ae
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The SPI grants have been awarded to 16 state agencies and institutions with projects currently funded under the 2019 -- 21 Capital Budget, and that can be modified with more energy-efficient infrastructure. Projected lifetime savings of the infrastructure modifications to these projects is nearly $11 million, and the lifetime projected carbon saved would be about 120,429 tons.
The SPI grant is part of the Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants Program (EE&S) Program and was developed in partnership with the State Efficiency and Environmental Performance (SEEP) Office.
Download SEEP program details HERE.
(Source: Washington State Dept. of Commerce, 5 Mar., 2020) Contact: Washington State Dept. of Commerce, www.commerce.wa.gov
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The competition will focus on research areas centered around meeting digital utility challenges such as electric vehicle charging, distributed energy solutions, grid modernization, energy storage, microgrids, cybersecurity, blockchain and energy trading, buildings/campus energy management, data analytics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and use of drones/autonomous robots in power systems.
Interested companies may apply and submit their proposals to the NYPA/Israel Smart Energy Challenge online. The deadline for submissions is April 20. A pre-bid conference for parties interested in applying to the Challenge is scheduled for Monday, March 16, 2020 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at: Ha-Umanim Street 12, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel. Register on Eventbrite or meetup.
Governor Cuomo's Green New Deal climate and clean energy initiative puts the Empire State on a path to being entirely carbon-neutral across all sectors of the economy and establishing a goal to achieve a zero-carbon emissions electricity sector by 2040, faster than any other state. It builds on New York's ramp-up of clean energy including a $2.9 billion investment in 46 large-scale renewable projects across, the creation of more than 150,000 jobs in New York’s clean energy sector, a commitment to develop nearly 1,700 MW of offshore wind by 2024, and 1,700 pct growth in the distributed solar sector since 2012.
The recently passed Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act mandates the Green New Deal's clean energy targets: nine gigawatts of offshore wind by 2035, six gigawatts of distributed solar by 2025, and three gigawatts of energy storage by 2030, while calling for an orderly and just transition to clean energy that creates jobs and continues fostering a green economy. The CLCPA also directs New York State agencies and authorities to collaborate with stakeholders to develop a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 85 pct from 1990 levels by 2050 and aim to invest 40 pct of clean energy and energy efficiency program resources to benefit disadvantaged communities.
(Source: New York State Governor's Office, PR, Google News, 6 Mar., 2020)Contact: Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, www.governor.ny.gov;
Israel Smart Energy Association, www.isea.org.il; NYPA, Gil C. Quiniones, Pres., CEO, www.nypa.gov
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Working with private industry, RACE for 2030 will fund research into a "distributed grid"; a national strategy for charging stations required under the forecast growth in electric vehicles; harnessing rooftop solar and paying householders for their energy; and trial community scale micro-electricity grids.
Under the Paris Agreement, Australia committed to reducing emissions by at least 26 pct on 2005 levels by 2030, but may have to use "carryover" credits gained under the previous Kyoto Protocol to achieve half of its Paris target, according to the Brisbane Times report.
(Source: Various Media, Brisbane Times, 8 Mar., 2020)
Contact: Office of Prime Minister Scott Morrison, twitter.com/ScottMorrisonMP
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Azelio's system uses recycled aluminum as a storage medium, contains no rare minerals , suffers no reduced capacity over time and is scalable from 100 kW to 100 MW .
The installation is a partial result in a joint technical and business development agreement between Azelio and the Moroccan Agency For Solar Energy (MASEN. (Source: Azelio, PR, Tech Review Middle East, 8 Mar., 2020) Contact: Azelio, Jonas Eklind, CEO , +46-709-40-35-80, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.azelio.com; MASEN, www.masen.ma
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The company, which claims to have invested approximately £850 million ($1.088 billion) in clean energy projects throughout the 2010s, intends to divest its solar and wind portfolio over the next two years. The company will, however,
consider global opportunities that include "technologies that enable high penetration of renewables", transportation electrification and other decarbonisation and energy efficiency ventures.
(Source: John Laing, PR, PV Tech 4 Mar., 2020)
Contact: John Laing Group plc, +44 (0) 20 7901 3200, email@example.com, www.laing.com
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The Rfp is seeking proposals for a solar developer to conduct assessments for at least 100 homeowners who have already signed up for the program, as well as homeowners who continue to sign up through the program period.
The program is being launched after eight Southwest Virginia -- Central Appalachia -- communities were designated under the national SolSmart program for encouraging the growth of local solar energy markets.
(Source: Solar Workshop, Mar.,2020) Contact; Solar Workshop, Chelsea Barnes, (276) 207-9636, firstname.lastname@example.org
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With over 2,000 contacts ESG serves both the corporations that commit to using more renewable energy, as well as the project developers and sponsors who make solar and wind energy a reality.
GreenFront Energy Partners is an investment banking and advisor focused on the new energy economy. The global energy landscape is undergoing its most significant transformation in over a century and our founding partners believe we all have a role to play. Our role at GreenFront is to bring together the financial, intellectual, entrepreneurial, and natural resources to meaningfully decarbonize our energy sector, according to the company website.
(Source: GreenFront Energy Partners, Mar.,2020) Contact: GreenFront Energy Partners, email@example.com or call our office at (804) 905-8467. www.greenfrontenergy.com
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The Sense Home Energy Monitor tracks sub-second differences in current and voltage data that can be used by utilities to gain insights into home energy consumption and for forecasting of loads, DER integration and control, voltage analysis, and targeting system investments.
The Sense Home Energy Monitor is installed in a home's electric panel and reports energy data through the internet.
(Source: Sense, PR, Solar Builder, 2 Mar., 2020) Contact: Sense, www.sense.com
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The SPI grants -- ranging from $46,000 to $1.159 million -- have been awarded to 16 state agencies and institutions with projects currently funded under the 2019-21 Capital Budget, and that can be structurally modified for greater energy efficiency. Projected lifetime savings of the infrastructure modifications to these projects is nearly $11 million, and the lifetime projected carbon saved would be about 120,429 tons.
The SPI grant is part of the Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants Program (EE&S) Program. This grant has been developed in partnership with the State Efficiency and Environmental Performance (SEEP) Office, and is consistent with the goals of Governor Inslee's Executive Order 20-01.
Download State Efficiency and Environmental Performance (SEEP) program details HERE.
(Source: Washington State Dept. of Commerce, Mar., 2020) Contact: Washington State Dept. of Commerce, Lisa Brown, Dir., www.commerce.wa.gov
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To that end, Platte River has invested in Roundhouse Renewable Energy, a 225-MW Wyoming wind farm that is expected online before the year end. Platte River is also in negotiations with two final bidders for an up-to-150-MW solar project expected to come online by the end of 2023.
Together with the nearly finished 22-MW solar array at Rawhide Energy Station, the new projects will bring Platte River from about 30 pct renewable electricity to 60 pct renewable energy. (Source: Platte River Power Authority, Coloradoan, 26 Feb., 2020) Contact: Platte River Power Authority, Jason Frisbie, CEO, 970-226-4000, www.prpa.org
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Consumers previously committed to being coal-free by 2040 in its Integrated Resource Plan which included building 6,000 MW of new solar by 2030. The utility also launched a public outreach campaign focused on energy efficiency.
The new commitment will supplement Consumers' existing plan to eliminate coal, expand renewable energy resources and help customers reduce their energy use.
Consumers also may offset further emissions through strategies such as carbon sequestration, landfill methane capture or large-scale tree planting.
(Source: Consumers Energy, PR, Grand Rapids Business Journal, Mar., 2020) Contact: Consumers Energy, Patti Poppe, CEO, (517) 788-0550, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ConsumersEnergy.com
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Hungary's combined energy and climate change plan targets a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of 40 pct compared to 1990 levels, and a minimum 21 pct share of renewable energy sources in gross energy consumption by 2030. The country plans to increase its photovoltaic capacity, almost six times the current installed solar capacity to 6,000 GW while maintaining its wind energy capacity at 330 MW.
(Source: Hungary Minister of State for Energy Affairs and Climate Policy, Budapest Business Journal, 29 Feb., 2020) Contact: Hungary Minister of State for Energy Affairs and Climate Policy, Peter Kaderjak, www.bruegel.org/author/peter-kaderjak
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The WSP project has a completed and certified programmatic environmental impact report and is one of the few renewable energy zones identified as a Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) through the Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) process.
(Source: CIM Group, Mar., 2020) Contact: CIM Group, 323.860.4900,
323.860.4901 - fax,
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The combined generation from solar, wind turbines, solar thermal, small hydro, biomass, bagasse, and other sources stood at 10.647 BU in December 2019, as against 9.083 BU of green energy generation for the same month in 2018, the data showed. Among renewable sources, wind power generated the highest amount of power followed by solar at 3,943 million units (MU) and 3,932 MU, respectively, in December 2019. For the corresponding month in 2018, solar generated more power than wind energy at 3,182.12 MU and 2789.24 MU, respectively.
According to the Australia-based Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, India's
renewable energy sector needs between $500 billion and $700 billion by 2030 in new investments to meet its target of 450 GW of installed capacity.
(Source: India Central Electricity Authority, PR reve, 2 Mar., 2020) Contact: India Central Electricity Authority, www.cea.nic.in
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Details of Ameren's Smart Energy Plan are HERE.
(Source: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Corporation, PR, Feb., 2020) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Michael Moehn, Pres., Andrew Kirk, 314.554.4859, email@example.com, www.ameren.com, Andrew Kirk, 314.554.4859, firstname.lastname@example.org, Twitter at @AmerenMissouri, Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.
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To that end, the city council wants to retrofit and upgrade the energy efficiency of as many of the 350 city-owned buildings, install solar and wind energy generation capacity on city owned sites and housing complexes, complete the ongoing replacements of the city's street lighting with energy efficient LED lighting, promote energy conservation, incentivize cleaner and more efficient transportation and other energy efficiency initiatives.
Under the plan, the city council will work with and continue to fund the Manchester Climate Change Agency to establish community-wide climate change related engagement activities and to encourage businesses to improve their energy efficiency reduce their carbon footprint. (Source: City of Manchester, Manchester Evening News, Mar.,2020) Contact: Manchester Climate Change Agency, www.manchesterclimate.com
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To that end, the city council wants to retrofit as many of the 350 city-owned buildings with more efficient technology, install solar and wind energy generation capacity on city owned housing sites and complexes, and complete the ongoing replacements of the city's street lighting with low energy LED lighting. The city will also invest roughly £10 million to replace diesel power fleet vehicles with alternative fuel and electric vehicles. City staff will also be incentivized to use cleaner transportation and to conserve energy.
The council also intends to plant 2,000 trees, hedge trees and four community orchards per year beginning this year. The city's existing tree coverage stores 124,330 tonnes of carbon, absorbs 4,980 tonnes and removes 84 tonnes of pollution, according to the city release.
Under the plan, the city council will work with and continue to fund the Manchester Climate Change Agency to establish community-wide climate change related engagement activities and to encourage businesses to reduce their carbon footprint and sign up to the zero-carbon ambition.
(Source: City of Manchester, Manchester Evening News, Mar.,2020) Contact: Manchester Climate Change Agency, www.manchesterclimate.com
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The Westmoreland County project is one of three projects totaling 115 MW at a cost of roughly $150 million that Savion is expected to construct in the Old Dominion State this year. (Source: Savion. PR, Virginia Business, 28 Feb., 2020) Contact: Savion, LLC, Rob Freeman, CEO, Kelly Cooper, Parris Communications (816) 931-8900, email@example.com, www.savionenergy.com; Dominion Energy Virginia, Keith Windle, VP Business Development and Merchant Operations, www.dominionenergy.com
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At the end of 2019, Acciona had a portfolio of green power generation facilities of 10,117 MW installed -- 56 pct in Spain and 44 pct in international markets -- 13 GW of renewable energy between consolidated and semi-consolidated, 835 MW under construction., according the company release.
(Source: Acciona, PR, Mar., 2020) Contact: Acciona SA, +34 91 663 28 50, +34 91 663 28 51 - fax, www.acciona.com
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The € 25 million ($27.1 million), 7-turbine installation is expected to generate sufficient electric power for 30,000 homes and avoid around 63,157 tpy of pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions.
Overall, the autonomous community has 3,033 MW of wind and 980 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) parks in operation, and a project pipeline of 5,400 MW.
(Source: Naturgy, Renewables, 26 Feb., 2020)
Contact: Naturgy Energy Group, www.naturgy.com
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One of the cornerstones of the Energy Action Plan is leveraging data to optimize energy usage to achieve energy efficiency at scale on campus. Ten new buildings are added to the university's energy management platform during each phase. Proposed projects under Phase 5 (2019-20) of the Energy Action Plan include:
buildings into the university's energy management platform
With 860,000 +- residents, Charlotte will be the most populous U.S. city to obtain renewable energy through a utility "green tariff" such as Duke's Green Source Advantage program that lets large customers negotiate directly with solar developers.
Under the program, customers enter into trilateral agreements among the customer, the solar developer and Duke. Duke buys the solar energy generated by the projects and credits the customer's account. The customer keeps renewable energy certificates that prove that a percentage of its energy use is from a renewable source.
(Source: City of Charlotte, Tribune News Serv. 27 Feb.,2020) Contact: City of Charlotte, Heather Bolick, Energy and Sustainability Coordinator, www.charlottenc.gov; Duke Energy North Carolina, Stephen De May, Pres., www.duke-energy.com
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The new solar rules were approved by the legislature and former California Governor Jerry Brown in 2018, making California the first state to mandate solar. The California Energy Commission (CEC) estimates the new mandates will add about $9,500 to the price of an average house while saving roughly $19,000 in reduced energy bills over 30 years.
(Source: California Energy Commission, CalMatters, 23 Feb., 2020) Contact: California Energy Commission, (916) 465-4500, www.energy.ca.gov
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Since the first Solar Jobs Census was published, American solar jobs have increased 167 pct from just over 93,000 jobs in 2010 to 249,983 jobs in 2019. This job growth reflects the rapid expansion of the U.S. solar industry, driven by the plummeting cost of solar technologies and its increased popularity among individuals, businesses, and electric utilities.
In the five-year period between 2014 and 2019, solar employment increased 44 pct -- five times faster than job growth in the overall U.S. economy. Solar jobs also increased in 31 states in 2019, led by Florida, followed by Georgia, Utah, New York, Texas, Illinois, and Virginia.
Most of the solar job gains in 2019 were in installation and project development, which added about 7,000 jobs in 2019. Overall, this industry sector employs 162,126 solar workers, about 16,000 of these workers focus on battery storage. The solar manufacturing sector grew by just under 700 jobs to a total of 34,423.
(Source: The Solar Foundation, KY3, 23 Feb., 2020) Contact: The Solar Foundation, Andrea Luecke, President and Executive Director, www.thesolarfoundatioon.org; Solar Job Census, www.SolarJobsCensus.org
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ugei.com
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The 210-acre project is expected to generate sufficient energy for roughly 2,700 homes when fully on line this coming fall. University of Notre Dame has committed to purchase 40 pct of the new solar farm's power production. Indiana Michigan presently operates 4 solar farms in Michigan. (Source: Indiana Michigan Power Website, WSBT, 22 Feb., 2020) Contact: Indiana Michigan Power,
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Under the terms of the 7-year contract, MP2 Energy will provide electricity from three wind power companies and two solar farms at 3.226 cents per kilowatt-hour, about 14.6 pct less than its current contractual rate of 3.776 cents per kilowatt-hour.
The city expects to save about $414,000 annually compared to the current contract. (Source: City of Waco, Waco Herald-Tribune, AP, Feb., 2020)Contact: City of Waco, Wiley Stem, City Manager, Kelly Holecek, Director of General Services, www.waco-texas.com;
MP2 Energy, 832-510-1030, www.mp2energy.com
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This initiative is driven by the Kigali Cooling Efficiency Programme (K-CEP) with the aim of rapidly scaling up the deployment of highly solar-reflective "cool" roofs that can reduce indoor daytime temperatures by almost 10 degrees C, while cutting air condition energy consumption and costs in low-cost housing. (Source: SANEDI, PR, 19 Feb., 2020) Contact: SANEDI, Denise Lundall, Project Officer, Energy Efficiency Cool Surfaces, +27 11 038 4300, www.sanedi.org.za; international Million Cool Roofs Challenge, email@example.com,www.coolroofschallenge.org
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According to the company release, the project is subject to regulatory and environmental approvals and still in the early planning stage.
UPC/AC Renewables Australia is the developer of the 1-GW Robbins Island and Jims Plain wind projects in Tasmania and the 600-MW New England solar park scheme in New South Wales, and has an additional development portfolio of 3 GW located in New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria, according to the company website. (Source: UPC Renewables, Renewables, Feb., 2020) Contact:
UPC Renewables Australia, (852) 2673 2233,
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.upcrenewables.com › australia
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The research, conducted in partnership with research and insights company, Drax Insights, notes that emissions from power consumption dropped by a massive 14 pct in 2019, driven by the falling use of fossil fuels and increases in renewables which was eight-times higher in 2019 than in 2010 - with the combined capacity of wind, solar, biomass and hydro having grown six-fold over the since 2010, from 5.2GW to 38.5GW. An 8 pct drop in energy demand was also a factor.
In the last decade power sector emissions fell from 161 million tonnes in 2010 to 54 million metric tonnes in 2019. (Source: Imperial College London, Smart Energy, 17 Feb., 2020) Contact: Imperial College London, www.imperial.ac.uk
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