Archives: PPA

AT&T Upgrades Lighting at 20 Million Square Feet

Linda Hardesty

Enlighted has retrofitted about 20 million square feet of AT&T’s facilities with LED lighting in an on-going business relationship that could see AT&T retrofitting all 120 million square feet of its real estate, as long as the business model continues to make sense for the telecommunications company. Zach Gentry, vice president of business development at   …Continue Reading


FuelCell Energy Sells University Microgrid to NRG Yield

Linda Hardesty

FuelCell Energy sold a 1.4 MW fuel cell power plant project at the University of Bridgeport to NRG Energy. Concurrent with the closing, a subsidiary of NRG – NRG Yield – acquired the project; the first-ever fuel cell project placed into any yieldco. The University of Bridgeport will buy the electricity and heat produced by   …Continue Reading


Kyocera Solar Project Helps Arizona Town Stabilize Electricity Costs

Karen Henry

Kyocera Solar and the town of Parker, Arizona, recently commissioned a 175 kW solar energy project. The effort was developed and financed through Kyocera’s in-house power purchase agreement (PPA) program. The project will include carport installations that will cover portions of the parking areas for Parker’s town hall, library and senior center and shade approximately   …Continue Reading


Water Pipeline Produces ‘In-Pipe’ Energy

Linda Hardesty

The Portland Water Bureau (PWB) and Lucid Energy have turned one of the city’s major water pipelines into a generator of renewable energy. The LucidPipe Power System uses the gravity-fed flow of water inside a PWB pipeline to spin four 42” turbines that are now producing electricity for Portland General Electric (PGE) customers under a   …Continue Reading


World’s Largest Solar Farm Is Fully Online

Karen Henry

First Solar has completed construction of the world’s largest solar plant. The 550 MW Topaz Solar Farm is now fully operational. Nine million thin-film, ground-mount solar PV panels have been installed across 3,500 acres on the northwest corner of the Carrizo Plain in San Louis Obispo County in California. Topaz is situated on largely non-prime   …Continue Reading


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


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