22 March 2016 09:02 AM GMT

The 1,300 rooftop solar installations in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island are the first east coast projects of SolarStrong, SolarCity’s plan to build more than $1 billion in solar projects to provide power to 120,000 military homes throughout the United States. In addition, the projects employ veterans, where possible. “Forward-thinking projects like SolarStrong strengthen communities and are an important part of our transition to a clean energy future,” said U.S. Sen.Cory Booker of New Jersey.

February 25th 2016
Electric Vehicle Charging And Energy Storage Are Ideal Grid Allies

Greenlots and Hawaiian Electric Company have demonstrated how an electric vehicle (EV) fast charger combined with energy storage can support Electric Vehicle (EV) initiatives, significantly increasing EV drivers’ “range confidence”. An innovative fast charger allows electric vehicle owners to get up to an 80 percent charge in as little as 30 minutes. Drivers can easily locate the fast-charge stations and charge using the Greenlots mobile app and pay for a charge through the app or by using a credit card, much as at a self-service petrol/gasoline pump.

February 19th 2016
FPL Installs One Million Solar Panels Tripling Solar Capacity

Three new large, community-scale plants are expected to begin producing affordable, clean energy by the end of 2016 and will triple the company’s current solar capacity for it’s nearly 5 million customers. “This is a big step forward for our state and for the future of renewable energy in Florida,” said Eric Draper, executive director of Audubon Florida. “FPL’s three solar plants help reduce the use of fossil fuels, prevent the emission of thousands of tons of carbon each year and save millions of gallons of water.”

February 15th 2016
H2O Power Surges With Acquisition of 31MW Hydroelectric Facilities In PJM Market

The Allegheny 8 & 9 facilities have a 31.5MW capacity located on the Allegheny River in Armstrong and Indian Counties, Pennsylvania, within the Pennsylvania-Jersey-Maryland known (PJM) Interconnection. The assets are interconnected into the New York Independent System Operator in the PJM Interconnection Power Market. The capacity and energy generated by the Allegheny 8 & 9 facilities are sold to New York State Electric & Gas Corporation under a long-term power purchase agreement.

January 22nd 2016
Innovation Wins US Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Award

The innovation, from the Fraunhofer Center seeks to resolve one of the biggest challenges facing utilities; of how to integrate large quantities of PV production with the electric grid without compromising power-reliability and quality. It’s a further indicator of the US Dept. of Energy, aggressively driving innovation to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources before the end of the decade.

January 11th 2016
New Technology Harvests Sunlight, Releases Heat On-Demand

The ‘solar thermal fuel’ polymer solves a key problem with renewable solar energy: the sun is not available at night or on stormy days. Clothing that keeps you warm and windshields that melt ice are just two of the possible uses.

December 15th 2015
US Energy Agency Selects 12 Energy Storage Projects for US$13 Million Funding

The US Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has confirmed US$33 million in funding for 12 projects for a virtual energy storage system.

November 16th 2015
UK Bodies Set Aside US$304 Million for Clean Energy in Developing Nations

The UK Green Investment Bank and the Department for Energy and Climate Change have launched a joint venture to invest as much as £200 million (US$304 million) to invest in renewable and energy efficiency projects in developing nations.

November 13th 2015
Clean Energy Finance to Support Low Emissions Transport With Funding

Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corp. and fleet leasing Eclipx will set up a A$50 million to support the increased uptake of low emissions vehicles.

November 4th 2015
Goldman Sachs Earmarks US$150 Billion for Renewables Investment

Goldman Sachs will expand its clean energy target to in financings and investments to $150 billion by 2025 as part of its updated Environmental Policy Framework.

October 26th 2015
ADB to Offer US$24 Million to PNG to Offset Climate Change Impact

The Asian Development Bank is providing a US$24.25 million grant to help Papua New Guinea build up its resilience and responsiveness to the impacts of climate change.

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