Taqat Badeela manufactures, installs and maintains solar panels and systems for both industry and residential applications.
(Source: Taqat Badeela, Utilities Middle East, Nov., 2021) Contact: Taqat Badeela, +966 50 317 9626, www.taqatbadeela.com
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The agreement with L3Harris enabled Lightsource bp to finance and construct the solar project, which broke ground in January. Lightsource bp, owner and operator of the site, selected McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. as the Engineer, Procure, and Construct (EPC) contractor for the solar project.
The solar power agreement between L3Harris and Lightsource bp is the equivalent of eliminating about 110,000 metric tpy of CO2 or removing 24,000 cars from the road every year. The . The agreement between L3Harris and Lightsource bp is for 100 MW of capacity and the environmental attributes. (Source: Lightsourcebp, PR, Website, Nov., 2021)
Contact: Lightsourcebp Americas, Kevin Smith, CEO , www.lightsourcebp.com
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The 265-MW Dunns Bridge Solar I facility is located in Jasper County, Ind. A subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC is constructing the project. Dunns Bridge Solar I will incorporate 900,000 solar panels and generate sufficient power for roughly 79,500 homes. The second phase of the project, Dunns Bridge Solar II, which will also be constructed by NextEra Energy Resources, will have 435 MW of solar paired with 75 MW of battery storage. Dunns Bridge Solar II will include an estimated 1,500,000 solar panels and is expected to be operational in 2023. NextEra Energy Resources will sell both completed projects to NIPSCO.
Indiana Crossroads Solar is a 200 MW solar farm located in White County, Ind. EDP Renewables North America is developing and constructing the project. The solar park will be a joint venture between NIPSCO and EDPR.
With these two solar projects, two completed wind farms and 10 more renewable projects planned or under construction, NIPSCO will have a total of 14 completed renewable projects by the end of 2023, as follows:
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® is a national home improvement program administered by the DOE in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve the energy efficiency of single-family and low-rise multifamily homes. It connects homeowners with a network of over 1,300 home performance contractors and utility and nonprofit energy efficiency program administrators to make upgrades that save energy and improve the comfort, health, and safety of their homes. Together with its Weatherization Assistance Program, DOE has serviced almost eight million U.S. homes with the same home energy improvements that the transformative investments in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal and the Build Back Better agenda will accelerate.
Sponsors and their networks of contractors follow a proven "whole-house" approach set by DOE guidelines to assess and improve home energy use with the most comprehensive and economically feasible upgrades, such as sealing leaks to control outside air from entering the home, adding insulation, or installing a new clean heating and cooling system like an ENERGY STAR® certified heat pump. Additional savings can be achieved by installing rooftop solar panels, EV chargers, or connected home products like smart thermostats that can monitor and adjust energy use. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal will invest in the American workforce to ramp up the manufacturing of solar panels, wind farms, batteries and other clean energy technologies for export.
Additionally, the EPA has launched new residential sector partnerships to accelerate efficiency and electrification retrofits with a focus on under-served residential households through its ENERGY STAR Home Upgrade Program. With rebates for home weatherization and electrification in the President's Build Back Better agenda, these inter-agency efforts will provide consumers, utility programs and energy efficiency service providers with greater access to residential energy efficiency solutions and technologies, which will enable many more households to lower their energy burden, which is especially high for low-moderate income households. (Source: US DOE, PR, 11 Nov., 2021)
Contact: DOE, Building Technologies Office , www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-technologies-office; Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program, www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/home-performance-energy-starr
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The Duette facility is part of Duke Energy Florida's $1 billion investment to provide customers with 700 MW of clean energy by 2022. With a combined investment of over $2 billion, Duke Energy Florida's solar generation portfolio will include 25 grid-tied solar power plants providing about 1,500 MW by 2024.
The company notes it is well on its way to completing 10 new solar projects by 2022. Eight of those facilities are now in service, while the remaining two are under construction. Duke also expects to have six battery sites totalling more than 50 MW in operation in Florida by 2022.
Duke is aiming to cut carbon emissions by at least 50 pct by 2030 and reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and to that end is investing in major electric grid upgrades, expanded battery storage, and exploring zero-emitting power generation technologies such as hydrogen and advanced nuclear. (Source: Duke Energy, PR, Website, 9 Nov., 2021) Contact: Duke Energy, Melissa Seixas, Fla. State Pres., www.duke-energy.com
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"For their distributed generation (DG) projects, Reenpro utilizes Maxeon's solar panels that are engineered with innovative materials and designed to meet any customer's energy needs. Maxeon's solar solutions ensure high efficiency, enhanced reliability, and superior energy production, including better shade performance. With abundant precipitation, drastic seasonal temperature range, predominant cloudy weather, high dust, strong winds and high salinity from the seas, Baltic weather puts any solar panel to the test," according to the Maxeon release. (Source: Maxeon Solar Technologies, Website PR, 14 Oct., 2021)
Contact: Maxeon Solar Technologies, Jeff Waters, CEO, www.maxeon.com
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The 750,000 solar panel installation provides nearly all the plant's annual electric power demand and abates more than 433,000 metric tpy of carbon dioxide emissions -- equivalent to
removing 92,100 fuel-burning cars from the road.
The Bighorn Solar project is currently generating electricity into the grid and is expected to come fully
online in November 2021. (Source: Lightsourcebp, Website PR, 13 Oct., 2021) Contact: Lightsourcebp, www.lightsourcebp.com
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The solar subscription service enabled homeowners to install solar panel system at no cost and no contract paying a monthly fee to access the solar power generated by the system. (Source: Tesla, The Sentinal, 12 Sept., 2021) Contact: Tesla, www.tesla.com/solar
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SB Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., is scheduled to begin construction of the 200-MW Eiffel Solar project located in Lamar County, Texas, in the first half of 2022 for completion in January 2024.
Energy Transfer LP has installed approximately 18,000 solar panels across the country that provide power to its metering stations.
Energy Transfer owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the U.S., according to the company release. (Source: Energy Transfer LP, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Energy Transfer, Tom Mason, Exec. VP. Bill Baerg, Investor Relations, 214.981.0795, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.energytransfer.com
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Some locations show a higher value-add -- roughly 5.4 pct for New York City, and some show lower, 2.7 pct for Riverside, California.
Local solar installation prices, geographic location, system age and replacement value also influence the value-add of solar panels. (Source: Zillow, ecoWatch, Others, Aug., 2021)
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KIER Researchers were able to refine silicon collected from 72 discarded commercial panels into six-inch single crystal ingots and wafers. Recycled materials were used in the production of solar cells with a generation efficiency of about 20.52 pct. Normal solar cells have an energy efficiency of about 15 pct.
South Korea's total solar energy generation capacity stood at 3.65 GW in November 2020. (Source: Korea Institute of Energy Research, PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: Korea Institute of Energy Research, www.kier.re.kr/eng
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Sage will provide procurement support, pre-construction, construction and post-construction management and commissioning support for rooftop solar panels, solar carports, and batteries and may assist in negotiating power purchase agreements.
(Source: Sage Energy Consulting, PR Aug., 2021) Contact: Sage Energy Consulting, Russell Schmit, COO, 415-663-9914, www.sagerenew.com
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The pilot project -- the first of its kind in Canada -- aims to retrofit a four-unit townhouse in Ottawa , Ontario, into net-zero energy home while extending the building's life-cycle. The energy related upgrades and retrofits include; new roof, windows, prefabricated exterior panels, rooftop solar panels and others to increase energy efficiency and reduce the building's carbon footprint and the building's energy consumption by roughly 55 percent.
Canadian Federal funding is provided through the NRCAN Green Infrastructure Energy Efficiency for Buildings Program. This program supports the development and implementation of building codes for existing buildings and new net-zero energy-ready buildings through research, development and demonstration projects. CanmetENERGY-Ottawa is also collaborating with OCHC to monitor the performance of the retrofit, as well as providing ongoing research on Prefabricated Exterior Energy Retrofits (PEER). (Source: NRCAN, PR, 9 Aug., 2021) Contact: Ottawa Community Housing Corp, www.och-lco.ca; NRCAN Green Infrastructure Energy Efficiency for Buildings Program, www.nrcan.gc.ca/netzerobuildings
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Energy Transfer joined the Environmental Partnership as part of its overall effort to reduce its environmental footprint across its operations, which includes more than 90,000 miles of pipelines and associated facilities in 38 states and Canada. This initiative includes several projects to increase Energy Transfer's use of renewable energy including support of the development of the Maplewood 2 Solar farm in West Texas. Energy Transfer also has installed approximately 18,000 solar panels across the country that provide power to its metering stations.
Energy Transfer LP owns and operates one of the largest and most diversified portfolios of energy assets in the United States, according to the company release.
(Source: Energy Transfer LP, PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: Energy Transfer, Tom Mason, Exec. VP. Bill Baerg, Investor Relations,
214.981.0795, email@example.com, www.energytransfer.com
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The modules, which can deliver up to 375Wp of power, are based on passivated contact solar cells, which the company describes as the most efficient crystalline cell technology in the industry, capturing more sunlight and generating more power. The 60-cell modules also features the REC 'Twin' cell layout design where the panel is split into two twin sections, which allows for continued energy production when the module is partially shaded. REC's solar cell technology also prevents the loss of power generation capacity experienced by a standard solar panel on its first exposure to light -- Light Induced Degradation -- by preventing the boron and oxygen inside the cells from mixing at any level.
Production of the new cell is slated for August and shipping in October.
(Source: REC Group, Website PR, 15 July, 2021) Contact: REC Group, +65 6495 9228, 877 785 8055 – US Office, www2.recgroup.com
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Enel will construct and operate the facility which will incorporate roughly 250,000 solar panels at an expected cost of approximately $30 million. Operations are expected to begin in 2023.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) ranks West Virginia 49th in the nation in installed solar energy capacity.(Source: Enel Green Power, PR, Charleston Gazette-Mail, 19 July, 2021) Contact: Enel Green Power, www.enelgreenpower.com; Dakota Renewable Energy, www.dakotapp.com
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The Viridi will tap Elkstone clients and raise green bonds to finance the installation of the solar panels on company premises or lands. Viridi then plans to sell the electricity generated back to the customer at a discount to prevailing energy prices under a power purchase agreement.
(Source: Viridi Energy, PR Sunday Examiner, 18 July, 2021) Contact: Viridi Energy, Ciaran McManus, (214) 272-0289, www.viridienergy.com
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The cost of installing the panels would be about $10,000, but with tax credits, grants and the sale of energy credits, homeowners would pay about $2,600 and save between $800 to $1,000 annually in energy costs.
The city also would pay homeowners in the program to cover the costs of the credits and claim them as part of its effort to reduce community greenhouse gas emissions by 50 pct by 2030.
(Source: City of Dubuque, PR, Times-Republican, 6 July, 2021) Contact: City of Dubuque, www.cityofdubuque.org
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The city also would create a market for solar energy credits. The city would pay homeowners in the program to cover the costs of the credits and claim them as part of its effort to reduce community greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2030.
(Source: City of Dubuque, PR, Times-Republican, 6 July, 2021) Contact: City of Dubuque, www.cityofdubuque.org
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Silicon Ranch will build, own and operate the project -- the second solar generation facility on the BrightRidge system built in partnership with Silicon Ranch and TVA.
The project is the first to enter the construction phase under TVA's new Generation Flexibility Program to encourage local power companies to develop new distributed generation facilities. The energy produced by the Martin Solar Farm will be offered first to area K-12 and higher education systems.
(Source: BrightRidge, PR, June, 2021)
Contact: BrightRidge, Jeff Dykes, CEO, www.brightridge.com; TVA Commercial Energy Solutions, Doug Perry, Sr. VP, www.tva.com;
Silicon Ranch, 615.577.4786, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.siliconranch.com
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The new funds will be used to speed up the transition to large-area coating for commercialisation, pilot installations, durability testing and industry certification.
Lead investors in the funding round include Alon Blue Square Israel Ltd, the innovation arm of Golden Energy and Resources Ltd and architectural glass fabricator Viracon and others. (Source: Next Energy Technologies, PR, 27 May, 2021) Contact: Next Energy Technologies, 805-222-4546, Dan Emmett, CEO,www.nextenergytech.com
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To be eligible a home -- including detached homes, rowhouses, townhouses, mobile homes and residential units in mixed-use buildings -- must be eligible for an EnerGuide evaluation and at least six months old. The loans could be available as soon as this summer and more than 200,000 households are expected to participate.
Additionally, the Liberal government has proposed a separate fund of $4.4 billion over seven years through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The fund would offer interest-free loans of up to $40,000 for authorized energy-efficient retrofit projects. (Source: Natural Resources Canada, PR, 27 May, 2021) Contact: Natural Resources Canada, 343-292-6096, www.nrcan.gc.ca/home
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The 100-MW solar array and 30-MW battery energy storage system incorporates 314,000 solar panels and generates sufficient energy for roughly 26,000 homes per year. TEP will purchase power from the WEC under a long-term PPA with an affiliate of NextEra Energy Resources, its owner and operator. (Source: Tucson Electric Power, Website PR, May, 2021) Contact: Tucson Electric Power, Susan Gray, Pres., CEO, Joseph Barrios, (520) 884-3725, email@example.com, www.tep.com;
NextEra Energy Resources, 561-691-7171, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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The Gemini project is expected to utilize as many as 1.8 million shingled bifacial Performance 5 UPP solar cells manufactured by Maxeon in Malaysia and module assembly completed by Maxeon in Mexicali, Mexico.
Maxeon's Performance 5 solar panels have a rated efficiency of up to 21.1 pct, according to the company website.
(Source: Primergy, PR, 18 May, 2021) Contact: Primergy, Ty Daul, CEO, 510 485 0741, www.primergysolar.com
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Maxeon Air panels will be featured in selected projects in Europe in the second half of 2021. The first installations will target roofs that are not engineered to support the weight of conventional solar systems. In Europe alone, there is an un-served annual market for low-load roofs of over 4 GW, the company estimates.
Maxeon IBC solar cell panel's factory integrated adhesive layer enable installation directly on a roof surface without metal frame racking, anchors or ballast. The cells incorporate a solid metal foundation and stress relieved cell interconnects that protect against corrosion and enables fault tolerant circuits that allow energy flow and have the unique ability to share current in reverse bias voltage while shaded, avoiding damaging or dangerous high temperatures.
The product is slated to be commercially available beginning in Q1, 2022.
(Source: Maxeon Solar Technologies, PR, Solar Builder, 18 May, 2021) Contact: Maxeon Solar Technologies, Jeff Waters, CEO, www.maxeon.com
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GAF Energy, a unit of privately held Standard Industries, has installed its solar product on more than 2,000 U.S. rooftops sine 2017. (Source: GAF Energy, PR, May, 2021) Contact: GAF Energy, www.gaf.energy
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The SCADA system will enable optimization of PV-electrolyser hybrid projects resulting in lowest total cost of hydrogen and electricity. The parties will also explore further ways of optimising and integrating technology elements throughout the solar and hydrogen production plant.
(Source: First Solar, Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser, PR,
Contact: Nel Hydrogen Electrolyser, Jon Andre Lokke, CEO, www.nelhydrogen.com; First Solar, David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.firstsolar.com
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The new properties will all be equipped with: air source heat pumps rather than gas boilers; photovoltaic solar panels; electric vehicle charging points; individual building battery energy storage units; and other energy efficient features. The first units will go on the market in 2022.
(Source: Active Building Centre, PR, 27 Apr., 2021) Contact: Active Building Centre, Ron Cowley, CEO, email@example.com,
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The long-term, fixed-price retail energy program will support new, locally sourced wind and solar power for more than 12 years beginning in January 2023. The company will purchase Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from AEP Ohio to power operations until the IRE supply begins, according to the company release.
To date, Crown has invested over $8 million in energy efficiency, including the use of on-site solar panels, ultra-efficient lighting, geothermal cooling and an ultra-efficient charging system that will drastically reduce energy consumption, according to the company.
(Source: Crown Battery, PR, DC Velocity, 22 Apr., 2021) Contact: Crown Battery, Hal Hawk, Pres., 419.334.7181, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.crownbattery.com; AEP Energy, www.aepenergy.com
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The Wapello Solar project -- the largest solar project in the state -- was developed by Clenera and constructed by RES, and features 318,000 Risen Energy bifacial solar panels mounted on FTC Solar's Voyager single-axis trackers. The facility began commercial operation on March 8, and has a 25-year PPA with Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO).
(Source: Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd, PR , 20 Apr., 2021) Contact: Sungrow Power Supply, www.sungrowpower.com; RES Group, www.res-group.com
Clenera, www.clenera.com; Central Iowa Power Cooperative, www.cipco.net
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SEPA, which envisions a carbon-free electric system by 2050, lauded Con Edison for connecting customers solar panels and other clean, renewable energy resources, its smart meter program and a wide range of actions and strategies. To date, Con Edison customers have completed 37,000 rooftop projects totaling 334 MW of clean, renewable power capacity. Through Consolidated Edison Inc.'s subsidiary, Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses, the company is the second-largest solar developer in the U.S. and the seventh-largest worldwide.
Con Edison is also investing in energy transmission and energy storage and offers energy efficiency programs that incentivize energy-saving upgrades to lighting, HVAC, and other equipment. The utility is seeking to triple its energy efficiency programs by 2025 and to offer 100 pct clean electricity by 2040.
(Source: Con Edison of New York, PR, 14 Apr., 2021) Contact: SEPA, Julia Hamm, President and CEO, www.sepapower.org; Con Edison, www.coned.com; www.coned.com/energyefficiency
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Among the Initiative's features, homeowners applying for an EquityFlex Line of Credit for home improvements can fix a portion of their line of credit for the purchase of solar panels and receive a 0.25 pct discount off the EquityFlex Fixed Portion APR. (Source: OnPoint Community Credit Union, Website PR, Appril, 2021) Contact: OnPoint Community Credit Union, 800.527.3932, www.onpointcu.com
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Among the Initiative's benefits, homeowners applying for an EquityFlex Line of Credit for home energy efficiency and other energy related improvements can fix a portion of their line of credit for the purchase of solar panels and receive a 0.25 pct discount off the EquityFlex Fixed Portion APR. (Source: OnPoint Community Credit Union, Website PR, 2021) Contact: OnPoint Community Credit Union, 800.527.3932, www.onpointcu.com
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Samsung made a full transition to renewable energy at all DS branches in China and the U.S. in 2019, vowing to continue its efforts to reduce carbon emissions. (Source: Samsung, Korea Business Wire, 3 April, 2021)
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To meet that goal, the NREL report recommends: building solar farms, wind turbines and batteries as fast as possible; install solar panels on rooftops, electric cars in garages and electric heat pumps in homes; and invest in energy efficiency and "demand response" programs that pay people to use electricity during off-peak periods.
The study says "the benefits would be immense: not only helping to counteract the climate crisis, but also slashing deadly air pollution from cars, trucks, power plants and gas furnaces, much of it concentrated in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color."
Download the LA100: The Los Angeles 100 pct Renewable Energy Study HERE. (Source: NREL, Mar., 2021) Contact: NREL, www.nrel.gov
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SUN expands access to solar by educating Arizona residents about the benefits of distributed solar energy, helping them to organize group solar purchases, strengthening Arizona solar policies and building a community of solar supporters. Local partners of the Northern Arizona Solar Co-op include the City of Flagstaff, City of Sedona, and Coconino County.
Not-for-profit Solar United Neighbors works in Arizona and nationwide to represent the needs and interests of solar owners and supporters. Solar co-ops are part of the organization's mission to create a new energy system with rooftop solar at the cornerstone. Solar United Neighbors holds events and education programs to help people become informed solar consumers, maximize the value of their solar investment, and advocate for fair solar policies.
(Source: Northern Arizona Solar Co-op, PR, Flagstaff Bus., 21 Mar., 2021)
Contact: Rooftop Solar, Derek Turner, VP Marketing, Northern Arizona Solar Co-op, coops.solarunitedneighbors.org; Solar United Neighbors, www.solarunitedneighbors.org
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The larger system is planned for the 122,000 square foot Central Campus' new Anderson-Ball Classroom Building, which is scheduled to open in January 2022 with a 391 kW solar system with 990 solar panels. The second system is slated for the 53,000 square-foot Jones Building at South Campus which is currently undergoing a $13 million renovation including a 263 kW system comprised of 667 solar modules. Combined, the two solar arrays are expected to save the College millions in utility costs .
According to San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer, "Solar generation is just one part of the college's commitment to improving our energy efficiency."
Sunfinity offers customers control of their energy costs to protect them from the rising rates of electricity with turnkey solar system services that include design, permitting and installation to monitoring and maintenance.
(Source: Sunfinity Renewable Energy, PR,
Contact: San Jacinto College, 281-998-615, www.sanjac.edu,; Sunfinity, John Billingsley, CEO
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To meet that goal, the NREL report recommends: building solar farms, wind turbines and batteries as fast as possible; install solar panels on rooftops, electric cars in garages and electric heat pumps in homes; and invest in energy efficiency and “demand response” programs that pay people to use electricity during off-peak periods when solar and wind power are plentiful.
The benefits would be immense: not only helping to counteract the climate crisis, but also slashing deadly air pollution from cars, trucks, power plants and gas furnaces, much of it concentrated in low-income neighborhoods and communities of color, the report notes.
The funding will help SolarWorX expand its product portfolio and sales in its existing key markets -- Cameroon, Zambia and Nigeria, with South Africa as its base for selling to the sub-Saharan region -- without a stable grid connection.
SolarWorX offers a modular off-grid solar solution called Solego to harness and distribute energy from solar panels. The modular systems with 80Wh or 160Wh battery capacity can be stacked on top of each other and provide flexibility to power individual households, small businesses and entire communities.
Since 2010, Canadian Solar has developed, built and connected over 5.7 GWp in over 20 countries across the world. Currently, the Company has over 500 MWp of projects in operation, over 5 GWp of projects under construction or in backlog (late-stage), and an additional 11 GWp of projects in pipeline (mid- to early- stage). (Source: Canadian Solar Inc., PR, Website,
Isabel Zhang, Investor Relations, email@example.com, www.canadiansolar.com; SolarWorx, Felix Boldt, CEO, www.solarworx.io
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Lightyear One uses 5 square meters of integrated solar cells in the vehicles roof and hood and an efficient powertrain, high yield solar roof and an optimized thermal management system. for electric vehicles. The cells function independently, meaning they produce a higher yield compared to conventional solar cells, according to Lightyear. The Lightyear One can drive up to 55km (34 miles) per day on solar power alone.
Lightyear teamed up with Silicon Valley-based company SunPower Corporation, integrating the company's Maxeon solar cells onto conductive back sheet technology developed by Dutch life sciences company DSM.
SunPower is an energy company that designs and manufactures crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells and solar panels based technology invented at Stanford University in California.
(Source: Lightyear, PR, Mar., 2021) Contact: Lightyear, Lex Hoefsloot, CEO, www.lightyear.one
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To that end, the Council will invest in new ground and air source heat pumps, district heating networks, external wall insulation and solar panels, with the investment funded primarily through housing revenues.
The Council is committed to reduce the city's direct emissions to net-zero by 2030. Roughly 25 pct of the city's carbon emissions come from the energy used to heat homes, according to the Council release.
(Source: Leeds City Council, PR, Construction News, Mar., 2021) Contact: Leeds City Council, Debra Coupar, +44 0 113 868 9747, www.leeds.gov.uk
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BlocPower utilizes its proprietary software for analysis, leasing, project management, and monitoring urban clean energy projects and building owners and tenants saving 20-40 pct per year on their energy bills. The company's machine learning tech platform works by determining which retrofits will produce the most energy savings in a building while remotely monitoring energy consumption. Common retrofits include solar panels and cold-climate electric heat pumps which BlocPower offers to multifamily building owners for no money down.
To date, BlocPower has "green" upgraded more than 1,000 buildings in New York City, including over 200 in Brownsville, and is now working in 23 other cities, according to the company.
BlocPower is backed by Kapor Capital, one of Uber's first investors, Andressen Horowitz, early investor in Facebook, Twitter, AirBnB and Lyft, the former Chairman of Google, and American Family Insurance Institute for Corporate and Social Impact. (Source: BlocPower, Websitem BKReader, 24 Feb., 2021) Contact: BlocPower, Donnel Baird, CEO, (718) 924-2873, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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The company plans to invest $650 million in the venture over 10 years. In year one, Convalt plans to build a 20,000-square-feet facility which would be expanded to roughly 500,000 square feet by the fifth year. The company hopes to break ground in Q4 this year, or early 2022.
Convalt Energy is developing renewable projects in the western and central African countries of Chad, Sierra Leone and Tanzania, a 300-mw solar renewable project in Myanmar, and owns a waste-to-renewable-energy plant in India. The company also runs wind and hydro power plants in other countries, according to its website. (Source: Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency, PR, Feb., 2021)
Contact: Convalt Energy , Hari Achuthan, CEO, 212.683.0400 , email@example.com, www.convalt.com; Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency, www.jcida.com/Jefferson-County-IDA.aspx
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The 34.5 pct is the consolidated RPS for Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui County, up from 28.4 pct in 2019. Hawaiian Electric exceeded the state requirement to reach 30 pct by 2020 and has more than tripled the amount of renewable energy on its electric grids in 10 years, up from just under 10 pct in 2010. Even if electricity use had been the same as in 2019, Hawaiian Electric would have still reached a renewable portfolio standard of 32 pct.
HECO's 2020 RPS highlights include:
Some of the factors that drove the year-over-year increase include:
The next RPS milestone required by state law is to reach 40 pct by 2030.
(Source: Hawaiian Electric, PR, 15 Feb., 2021)
Contact: Hawaiian Electric, Scott Seu, Pres., CEO, Shannon Tangonan, 808.351.4978
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The funding is available through the Office of Housing's annual HOME program that offers housing choices to a range of home purchasers and renters by creating diverse "quality of place" neighborhoods supported by public facilities and other amenities.
There is no maximum request amount for HOME funds. The Office of Housing also has an additional $80,000 for energy efficiency investments such as tankless water heaters, solar panels or other upgrades.
2021 HOME NOFA program details HERE.
(Source: City of Louisville Office of Housing, PR, 16 Feb., 2021) Contact: City of Louisville Office of Housing, (502) 574-5850, www.louisvilleky.gov/government/housing
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RER Energy was the site manager and installer of the 25 rows of solar panels on the 10 acre installation which is expected to generate more than 2.4 million kWh of energy per year.
(Source: RER Energy Group, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, 13 Feb., 2021) Contact: RER Energy Group, Jim Kurtz, Pres., 610-332-7232, www.rerenergygroup.com
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The 1668 solar panel installation will supply power to a net-metered system to produce 944,600 kWh of power and offset Contec's electricity consumption by 53 pct.
(Source: Contec, PR, Website, Feb., 2021)
Contact: Pisgah Energy, Evan Becka, Pres., Rebecca Morris , 828.215.8738
Contec, Inc., Jack McBride, CEO, Matt Schiering, 864.641.5137, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.contecinc.com; Southern Current, 843-277-2090, www.southerncurrent.com
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EmpowerSC includes four main focuses targeting specific areas of energy savings: EmpowerHome -- Offers rebates on equipment such as HVAC and water heating systems, ENERGY STAR®-qualified appliances and smart thermostats. Some of the new rebates are also available for multi-family housing. Low-interest loans for home improvements and home energy audits, or House Calls, are also available.
EmpowerBusiness -- Resources are available to help South Carolina businesses make the best choices when it comes to powering their organizations. EmpowerBusiness also provides rebates for qualifying equipment purchased, which can lead to substantial savings.
EmpowerSolar -- Solar Home and Solar Business can help customers add solar panels to their property and pay part of the cost with rebates and credits. For those who aren't able or don't wish to put panels on their roof, Solar Share allows them to purchase a share of locally produced "community" solar power for as little as $10 per month.
EmpowerAuto -- With the increasing number of electric vehicles on the road, EmpowerAuto provides information to help customers understand, choose and thrive with electric vehicles. Santee Cooper is offering up to $500 in rebates for a qualified, level 2 residential charging station.
(Source: Santee Cooper, PR, 12 Jan., 2021)
Contact: EmpowerSC, www.EmpowerSC.com; Santee Cooper, Mike Poston, Chief Customer Officer, www.santeecooper.com
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As previously reported, SunPower completed the spin-off of Maxeon Solar Technologies last August. The spin-off encompassed international panel manufacturing and associated sales, which is now run by Maxeon. Following the split, SunPower is focused on solar and battery storage system sales and services for customers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as developing downstream energy services products like energy management software.
(Source: SunPower, PR, GreenTech, 9 Jan., 2020) Contact: SunPower, Thomas H. Werner, CEO, (408) 240-5500, www.sunpower.com
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The analysis is intended to help port management understand both current and future energy requirements in line with Tyne's roadmap to net-zero emissions -- carbon neutrality by 2030 and an all-electric port by 2040.
In reaching its goal, the Port of Tyne recently invested in a fleet of electric vehicles, LED lighting and smart energy monitoring meters in every building and asset, and is presently evaluating the potential for installing solar panels on warehouse buildings. Port of Tyne has also launched Tyne Clean Energy Park as a strategic base for the region's rapidly growing renewable energy sector.
Port of Tyne is one of the UK's largest Trust Ports and is entirely self-financing with no government support. (Source: Port of Tyne, SmartCitiesWorldNews, 5 Jan., 2021) Contact: Port of Tyne Authority, Matt Beeton, CEO , +44 191 257 1373, www.portoftyne.co.uk
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