Solar

Big Solar Farm Launches Near Charlotte, NC

Carl Weinschenk

The Melink Corp.’s 5.25MW solar farm in Canover, NC has begun operations. The company says that the farm, which is near Charlotte on land owned by the Rock Barn Country Club & Spa, became operational on November 18. The energy produced by the solar farm will be sold to Duke Energy. The life expectancy of   …Continue Reading


NextEra, TVA Launch Largest Solar Project in Alabama

Carl Weinschenk

NextEra Energy Resources and the Tennessee Valley Authority have launched the largest solar project in Alabama, according to The News Courier news. The River Bend Solar Energy Center is comprised of more than 300,000 solar panels, which employ trackers that follow the sun on its daily trek across the sky. The panels have a generating   …Continue Reading


IKEA Builds Sustainability, Energy Savings

Carl Weinschenk

The furniture retailer is deploying fuel cells and solar. The two approaches complement each other–but will they connect?


Miramar FAA Location Taps Solar

Carl Weinschenk

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using Independent Energy Solutions’ carport solar system to provide electricity for the vital air traffic control facility at the Terminal Radar Approach Control Facility (TRACON) in Miramar, CA. The site controls more than 6,000 flights daily. The story at The Coast News says that the air traffic location is   …Continue Reading


Geostellar Partners, the PNBC and Together Solar Partner

Carl Weinschenk

The Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC), Geostellar and Together Solar are partnering, according to Geostellar. The PNBC and Geostellar connected through Together Solar, an online solar energy platform. Under the agreement, Geostellar will provide energy to its churches, congregations and the communities in which they are located. The project between Geostellar and PNBC – which has   …Continue Reading


Solar Financing Options Evolve

Carl Weinschenk

Everybody agrees that solar technology is evolving. The good news is that the financing of projects is as well.


Carbon Disclosure Project Recognizes Yahoo!

Ken Silverstein

The Carbon Disclosure Project, which evaluates companies based on their efforts to fight climate change, has recognized Yahoo as one of its leaders. According to the project, it has set meaningful targets and then verified its outcomes.


Elon Musk: Companies Will Remain Committed to their Utilities

Ken Silverstein

With newfound pressures to be cleaner, more efficient and more reliable, customers are looking to onsite generation that can be supported by energy storage and microgrids.


Solar as an Everyday Tool

Carl Weinschenk

Energy managers must consider solar as a full partner in energy generation, not a niche source or a PR add-on. The next step: Cementing the marriage to storage.


Holloman AFB and El Paso Electric Teaming on Solar

Carl Weinschenk

Holloman Air Force Base and El Paso Electric are teaming on a 5 MW solar facility, according to The Albuquerque Journal. The cost of the project – which consists of field solar panels and associated equipment — is estimated to be $13 million, with groundbreaking set for next month. The new facility will be ready   …Continue Reading