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Solar energy: building a new industry in WNY from the ground up

January 26th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

Solar energy: building a new industry in WNY from the ground up

One of the world’s biggest solar panel factories is arising from the rubble of a long-abandoned steel plant in South Buffalo. The potential exists for a second solar panel plant in Buffalo, the product of a budding relationship between the state and a prominent Japanese solar module manufacturer. With SolarCity pledging to create 2,900 new […]

Solar project seeking $680,000 worth of tax exemptions

January 13th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

Solar project seeking $680,000 worth of tax exemptions

A solar company is seeking about $680,000 worth of tax exemptions as part of its plan to become the first technology firm at the Vista Technology Campus in Bethlehem, New York. The tax breaks are tied to Monolith Solar Associates’ $4.6 million expansion project, which includes constructing a 16,000-square-foot office building at the site. That […]

Smart grids will anchor the future of energy

January 9th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

Smart grids will anchor the future of energy

The future of energy will be heavily influenced by economic, societal and technological trends that will be intricately intertwined, and we’re still in the early days of moving to a more holistic approach to energy distribution and management. Ultimate success is a three-legged stool comprised of three legs: technology, industry standards and policy. If any […]

PSC Seeks Public Input on Energy Regulatory Reform Initiative

January 8th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Residential

PSC Seeks Public Input on Energy Regulatory Reform Initiative

The New York State Public Service Commission (Commission) will conduct a series of informational forums and public statement hearings across the State to seek public input and comment on the Commission’s regulatory component of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s overall strategic energy plan, Reforming the Energy Vision, or REV. The REV regulatory proceeding involves two tracks.  The first track explores the […]

Plug Power’s CEO on new deals, 2015 revenue goals

January 8th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

Plug Power's CEO on new deals, 2015 revenue goals

Plug Power‘s most recent multi-year contract is the first deal of many that CEO Andy Marsh expects to announce in 2015, as the company strives to substantially increase its revenue goals from last year. The Latham, New York fuel cell manufacturer has signed a series of deals in the last few months. That includes a $20 […]

U.K. And Germany Smash Wind Power Records

January 7th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

U.K. And Germany Smash Wind Power Records

The United Kingdom blew past previous wind power records in 2014 while Germany generated a record amount of electricity from wind in December, setting the stage for 2015 to bring more industry growth across Europe. Exactly how quickly it grows, however, is contingent upon several political and regulatory decisions to come. Using statistics from the […]

2014 Was The Hottest Year On Record Globally By Far

January 6th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

2014 Was The Hottest Year On Record Globally By Far

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has announced that 2014 was the hottest year in more than 120 years of record-keeping — by far. NOAA is expected to make a similar call in a couple of weeks and so is NASA. As the JMA graph shows, there has been no “hiatus” or “pause” in warming. In […]

Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing to Develop 13.4MW Floating Solar Power Plant on Reservoir in Chiba Prefecture, Japan

December 23rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

Kyocera and Century Tokyo Leasing to Develop 13.4MW Floating Solar Power Plant on Reservoir in Chiba Prefecture, Japan

Kyocera Corporation and Century Tokyo Leasing Corporation announced today that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC, a joint venture established by the two companies, will develop and operate a 13.4-megawatt (MW) floating solar power plant on the Yamakura Dam reservoir, managed by the Public Enterprises Agency of Chiba Prefecture in Japan for industrial water services. The plant […]

New Technique Could Harvest More of the Sun’s Energy

December 19th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

New Technique Could Harvest More of the Sun's Energy

As solar panels become less expensive and capable of generating more power, solar energy is becoming a more commercially viable alternative source of electricity. However, the photovoltaic cells now used to turn sunlight into electricity can only absorb and use a small fraction of that light, and that means a significant amount of solar energy […]

SunEdison To Develop 350 Megawatts Of Solar In Chile – Generates Energy At Lower Cost Than Fossil Fuels Without Subsidies Or Incentives

December 18th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

SunEdison To Develop 350 Megawatts Of Solar In Chile - Generates Energy At Lower Cost Than Fossil Fuels Without Subsidies Or Incentives

SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE:SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced that the National Energy Commission in Chile has awarded SunEdison a contract to supply 570 gigawatt hours of clean energy a year. To meet the demand, SunEdison will be investing more than $700 million USD to develop 350 megawatts […]

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