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SunEdison and TerraForm Power Announce Interconnection of Two New State Facilities to Continue Successful Partnership with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

BELMONT, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire - SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading global solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services and its affiliate TerraForm Power, Inc. (NASDAQ: TERP), a global renewable energy company, today announced the completion and interconnection of a 2.6 megawatt (MW) DC system at the Coalinga State Hospital and a 1.6 MW DC system at the Pleasant Valley State Prison. More...

Fluor Completes 170-Megawatt Centinela Solar Energy Facility in Southern California

IRVING, Texas, Aug 28, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE - Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) has completed the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning for both phases of LS Power's new Centinela Solar Energy Facility, one of the largest of its kind in the United States. More...

HECO plan would triple solar

Aug 27 - Kathryn Mykleseth The Honolulu Star-Advertiser - Hawaiian Electric Co. wants 65 percent of its power to come from renewable sources by 2030, cut customer bills by 20 percent, convert remaining power plants to liquefied natural gas and charge customers with rooftop solar much more. More...
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Colorado State University to get more solar panels

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO August 27, 2014 -- Rocky Mountain Collegian, provided by UWIRE, a division of Uloop via Comtex - Solar panels sit on the Engineering building at Colorado State University. More...

Crystal Solar and NREL Team Up to Cut Costs

Aug 27 - Energy Department Documents & Publications - Crystal Solar and NREL Team Up to Cut Costs August 27, 2014 A faster, cheaper way to manufacture silicon solar cells, partially funded by the Energy Department and fine-tuned at its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), has won a coveted R&D 100 award as one of the top technology innovations of 2013. More...

Massachusetts Reaches Solar Milestone

Aug 26 - Targeted News Service - The Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs issued the following news release: The Patrick Administration today announced another major clean energy milestone, surpassing 15,000 solar installations in the Commonwealth. More...

Articles 

By Camilo Patrignani
On: July 22, 2014
It's very clear Latin America has one of the world's brightest solar power market outlooks. High power prices and volatile fuel supplies have made solar cheaper than fossil fuels in many countries, driving new investment more...
By Matti Rautkivi
On: June 13, 2014
In April 2014 the U.S renewables industry made international headlines when the Energy Information Administration's (EIA) monthly figures revealed that the country's solar capacity had increased an unprecedented 418% from 2010 to 2014. Marking the more...
By Julia Young
On: May 13, 2014
Efficiency is a key criterion when it comes to making a decision regarding the purchase of any electrical equipment. While it is important that the electricity that we consume is efficiently used, it is also more...
By Camilo Patrignani
On: April 28, 2014
These days, a $40 million dollar equity financing deal might not seem groundbreaking in America's power markets. But for the keen analyst of distributed solar energy, that same investment may just herald a shift toward more...
By Jim Bell
On: April 18, 2014
Here we go again, justifying doing something bad to do something supposedly good. I'm referring to the plans to scrape off hundreds of square miles of desert and other habitat areas to install solar collecting more...

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Valuing the Costs and Benefits of Solar

Tuesday Sep 9, 2014 - 12:00 PM Eastern - Virtual Event

Distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) continues to grow in the United States. While solar PV is predominately installed in California, the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Colorado, Arizona and Hawaii, how to value its contribution and costs is being discussed in legislative and regulatory more...

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