NJR Clean Energy Ventures completes 1.5-MW solar project on New Jersey landfill

NJR Clean Energy Ventures (NJRCEV), the clean energy subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, completed a 1.5-MW ground-mounted solar project at the former municipal landfill in Hopatcong, New Jersey. Consisting of nearly 4,000 solar panels, the fixed-tilt array is expected to provide enough clean energy to power 230 homes annually. The capped landfill has been closed… […]

Homeowners buying Panasonic solar + storage can now get financing through PowerOn program

Panasonic and Service Finance Company today announced PowerOn, a new home energy storage financing program exclusively for Panasonic EverVolt Certified Installers that enables them to offer 100% financing to homeowners who buy a complete energy storage system including EverVolt battery storage and Panasonic brand solar modules. The PowerOn program offers affordable payments for homeowners and… […]

New York mandates 70% renewable energy by 2030

With today’s news that New York’s Public Service Commission (PSC) is formally adopting the 70% by 2030 renewable energy mandate as part of the Clean Energy Standard (CES), Anne Reynolds, executive director of the Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY) issued the following statement: “Today New York adopted the 70% renewable energy requirement,… […]

DOE partners with national labs to transform energy systems in remote communities

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Program (ETIPP), a new partnership that will provide resources and access to on-the-ground support for remote and islanded communities in the United States seeking to transform their energy systems and lower their vulnerability to energy disruptions. This cross-sector initiative will build on… […]

Penn State’s 70-MW solar project portfolio is now producing power and supporting sheep grazing

Penn State University has begun purchasing renewable electricity generated from three Lightsource bp solar farms that have completed construction in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. The projects were initiated in 2019 upon the signing of a 70-MW PPA under which Penn State would purchase 100% of the electricity generated by the projects constructed and operated by Lightsource… […]

Center for Biological Diversity sues DOE for grid resilience study records

The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Department of Energy for failing to release records about the agency’s collaboration with utility companies and the fossil fuel industry on an important, publicly funded study about the reliability and resiliency of North America’s power grid. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., concerns the… […]

National Grid Launches New Renewable Energy Brand

National Grid, through its competitive, non-regulated National Grid Ventures unit, has launched National Grid Renewables, the new brand name for its U.S. renewable energy business which includes solar, onshore wind and battery storage. National Grid Renewables is focused on accelerating the clean energy transition through developing, owning and operating large-scale renewable energy assets across the […]

California school district seeking proposals for solar + storage projects

Sage Energy Consulting continues to work with the Temecula Valley Unified School District on sustainability initiatives and resiliency with the issuance of a request for proposals (RFP) for two new solar and storage microgrids. The RFP includes two schools in the district that will host these innovative projects, including the new K8 STEAM Academy in… […]

Fluence acquires Advanced Microgrid Solutions’ bidding software for utility-scale storage and renewables

Fluence, a Siemens and AES company, announced it has acquired the digital intelligence platform of AMS, a provider of A.I.-enabled optimized bidding software for utility-scale storage and generation assets. The combination of the two companies’ technologies will help utilities, developers and commercial and industrial customers optimize energy storage and flexible assets to deliver additional revenue,… […]

Public Service Company of New Mexico breaks ground on third-largest solar project on tribal lands

Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM), the wholly-owned New Mexico utility subsidiary of PNM Resources, joined the partners of the PNM Solar Direct program to celebrate the groundbreaking of the 50-MW solar project supplying emissions-free energy to customers. The virtual groundbreaking provides a glimpse into the first utility-scale solar facility on Jicarilla Apache Nation… […]