Solar power Stories September 23

  • The Florida Public Service Commission met about solar net metering and didn’t change the rule.
  • China says it will achieve a peak in emissions before 2030 and become net zero before 2060.
  • The world’s largest offshore wind farm, Dogger Bank, has ordered 190 13MW wind turbines.
  • Arcadia Power is committed to making clean energy work for the planet and your bank account — all without changing your utility company. Sign up to receive your $20 Amazon Gift Card.

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Solar power Stories September 16

Net metering allows residential and commercial customers who generate their own electricity from solar power to sell the electricity they aren’t using back into the grid. That saves money on electric bills.

But electric companies perceive that they make less money as a result, and they’re not so keen on that. So in Florida, utilities want to roll net metering back — and there’s a hearing about it tomorrow.

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Solar power Stories September 14

BP stated in a forecast published today that oil may have reached its peak due to the pandemic and that renewables will take the place of fossil fuels.

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Solar power Stories July 29

Randolph County in eastern Indiana has adopted a first-ever solar energy ordinance that includes a pollinator-friendly provision ahead of the construction of Indiana’s largest solar farm.

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Solar power Stories July 23

Green energy, which includes wind, solar, hydro, and bioenergy, has generated 40% of European Union electricity for the first time in 2020, compared to fossil fuels generating 34%, independent think-tank Ember said in a half-yearly report.

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Solar power Stories July 14

The UK’s National Grid and Denmark’s Energinet has begun work on the world’s longest subsea power cable. The €2 billion Viking Link project, a 475-mile-long (765 km) cable, is being built in Lincolnshire. It will run between the UK and Denmark in order to share green energy between the two countries.

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Solar power Stories June 26

The Department of the Interior under the Trump administration approved around half as many wind and solar projects on federal land as the Obama administration had at the same point in its first term, according to a report published yesterday by the Center for American Progress (CAP).

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Solar power Stories June 17

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has awarded 20.358 MW, or more than 26% of first-round capacity, to solar contractor Solar Landscape as part of the New Jersey Community Solar Energy Pilot Program.

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Solar power Stories June 9

The United States could deliver 90% clean electricity nationwide by 2035, without the need for new fossil fuel plants, according to a study released today from the University of California, Berkeley — with the right policies.

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In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • New US electricity generation capacity in April 2020? 100% renewables.
  • With the right policies, the US could reach 90% clean energy by 2035.
  • India’s first solar ferry is shortlisted in the Gustave Trouvé Awards event.

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