Power Developer Hires Panasonic under Ontario’s FIT Program

Power Developer Hires Panasonic under Ontario’s FIT Program

Petawawa Renewable Power Corporation, a developer of Ontario renewable energy projects, signed a full engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Panasonic Eco Solutions Canada. Panasonic will build three 500 kWac/600 kWdc groundmount PV projects in Ontario under the Ontario Power Authority (OPA)/Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) programs. … Read more…

Moving Toward Energy Democracy

Moving Toward Energy Democracy

The electric utility system is in a state of transition, driven by distributed renewable energy and flat energy demand, and aided by state regulation. If utilities are to successfully navigate this transition, they must adopt a business model that will accommodate local, equitable access to … Read more…

Los Angeles Solar FiT Program Represents 40 MW

Los Angeles Solar FiT Program Represents 40 MW

In June 2013, the first feed-in-tariff (FiT) connection in Los Angeles went live atop an apartment building in North Hollywood.  Now, Los Angeles’ rooftop solar energy FiT program, which brings power to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) customers, is ready for a … Read more…

Solar Update: UK Dairy Farm, Washington, DC Charter Schools

Solar Update: UK Dairy Farm, Washington, DC Charter Schools

Solarlec installed 100 solar panels for Reeves and Partner dairy farm in Kingsbridge, United Kingdom (pictured). The system will save the farm $83,000 in electricity bills over the next 25 years, with $147,000 to be fed back into the business over the same period through … Read more…

Kyocera, Century Tokyo Tap Japan’s FIT Program for 35 Solar Plants

Kyocera, Century Tokyo Tap Japan’s FIT Program for 35 Solar Plants

Kyocera says that Kyocera TCL Solar, its joint venture with Century Tokyo Leasing, has begun operation of a 2.4 MW solar power plant in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. The Takamatsu Ikushima Mega Solar Plant is the first to be launched under the company’s business plan to … Read more…

EPA Recognizes LG Electronics; Panasonic Installs Solar in Ontario

EPA Recognizes LG Electronics; Panasonic Installs Solar in Ontario

Expanding its participation in the EPA Green Power Partnership to an organization-wide level in the United States, LG is now using nearly two million kWh of green power annually, which is enough to meet 11 percent of the organization’s annual electricity use, up from 1 … Read more…

Solar: Kyocera Wins $89M Contract with Ag Coop in Japan, IKEA Boosts Colorado’s Largest Array, Upsolar Installs 400 kW in Austria

Solar: Kyocera Wins $89M Contract with Ag Coop in Japan, IKEA Boosts Colorado’s Largest Array, Upsolar Installs 400 kW in Austria

Kyocera is building multiple solar systems in Japan – a total of 30 MW – for the National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations (Zen-Noh) and Mitsubishi. Kyocera is engineering, supplying, constructing and maintaining the systems to be installed at roughly 80 of Zen-Noh’s facilities (livestock … Read more…

Ontario Dumps Feed-In Tariff for Large Renewable Projects

Ontario Dumps Feed-In Tariff for Large Renewable Projects

Following on the heels of a report that found Ontario’s Feed-In Tariff scheme wasn’t working as planned, the province has decided to replace the existing large project category of its Feed-In Tariff program with a competitive procurement process for renewable projects over 500 kW. The … Read more…

US Favors Net-Metering While Europe, Japan Like Feed-In-Tariffs

US Favors Net-Metering While Europe, Japan Like Feed-In-Tariffs

Recent developments in Virginia put a spotlight on feed-in tariffs (FITs), which are used to encourage deployment of renewable energy. In March, Dominion Virginia Power’s voluntary FIT for residential and commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) generators was approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission. Participants will … Read more…

Ontario’s Buy Local Feed-In Tariff Stuck In A Rut After Initial Success

Ontario’s Buy Local Feed-In Tariff Stuck In A Rut After Initial Success

Hampered by an uncooperative utility and political fall-out, Ontario has fallen short of its goal of creating 50,000 jobs and 5 gigawatts of renewable energy power with its ‘buy local’ feed-in tariff program, despite gathering early momentum by generating 31,000 jobs and turning one in … Read more…

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