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Army Issues RFP for CHP Project at Redstone Arsenal

Karen Henry

The US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Ala., hosted a pre-proposal conference for companies interested in building and operating a combined heat and power (CHP) renewable energy project on Redstone Arsenal, AL.com reports. Representatives from 40 companies attended the conference. The Engineering and Support Center issued a request for proposals   …Continue Reading


Hospitals Starting Trend toward Renewables

Karen Henry

While the use of renewable energy is relatively uncommon in the healthcare sector, several healthcare systems are breaking away from the traditional fossil-fuel energy model, Modern Healthcare reports. Boston-based hospital system Partners HealthCare, for example, will purchase about 26 percent of the energy its facilities use from renewable sources. Through a power purchase agreement with   …Continue Reading


Creative Financing Integrates Solar and Storage

Karen Henry

When used together, solar and energy storage systems act in a symbiotic way. During the day, solar panels harness the sun’s rays to generate power. Excess power is stored by the storage system and is then deployed during the night, at times of intermittent sunlight and as needed to alleviate pull on the grid during   …Continue Reading


Morris Model Could Fund Power Resiliency

Linda Hardesty

A paper by the Clean Energy Group explores a variety of financing mechanisms to increase power resiliency in the event of blackouts. According to the paper, “Resilient Power – Financing for Clean, Resilient Power Solutions,” one financing mechanism is the Morris Model, so-named because it was first developed in Morris County, NJ. The Morris Model   …Continue Reading


Phase 1 of University of Arizona Tech Park Solar Zone Is Complete

Karen Henry

Washington Gas Energy Systems has completed a 1 MW Cogenra Solar array that will produce renewable energy for Tucson Electric Power (TEP). The array at the Solar Zone, located at the University of Arizona’s UA Tech Park, consists of ground-mounted Cogenra T14 systems using Cogenra’s Dense Cell Interconnect (DCI) technology. The solar array is the   …Continue Reading


Chesapeake College Installs Solar, EV Charging

Linda Hardesty

Chesapeake College in Maryland signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with SolarCity to install a solar array and solar parking lot canopy, along with 10 electric car-charging stations, reports MyEasternShoreMD. The main solar array of the 2 MW project will feature fixed-mount panels as well as tracking solar panels. Per the power purchase agreement,   …Continue Reading


SCE Seeks Energy from Solar Installations

Linda Hardesty

Southern California Edison (SCE) launched a Request for Offers (RFO) to procure electricity from independent power producers as part of its solar photovoltaic program. The RFO is the fourth solicitation since the program began in 2010. The program is primarily designed to encourage energy production from rooftop-mounted solar photovoltaic facilities sized between 500 kW and   …Continue Reading


SolarCity Becomes Lender of Solar Loans

Linda Hardesty

Recently, an article in Bloomberg lauded SolarCity for its savvy business model of “selling power, not panels” to solar customers. Now, SolarCity is keeping Wall Street on its toes with a new business model: The company introduced MyPower, which provides loans to residential customers so they can buy and own the solar equipment on their   …Continue Reading


Google Invests $145M in Regulus Solar Project

Karen Henry

Google has agreed to provide $145 million in equity financing for the Regulus solar plant. When completed, the solar project will be SunEdison’s largest developed and constructed project in North America. Located in Kern County, Calif., the Regulus plant will begin operation later this year and will supply power to Southern California Edison through a   …Continue Reading


University of California Signs Historic PPAs

Karen Henry

Frontier Renewables, a utility scale project developer, announced the signing of two 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the University of California (UC) to provide its campuses and medical centers with a total of 80 MW of solar photovoltaic energy. The contracts, representing the largest solar energy purchase by a US higher education institution, are   …Continue Reading


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