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Community Solar NY Has Launched!

December 22nd, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, FEATURED ACTIONS, Renewable Energy, Residential

Community Solar NY Has Launched!

NYSERDA has launched the Community Solar initiative, which will provide small grants up to $5,000 to support community-based Solarize campaigns throughout the state. These Solarize campaigns help homeowners and business owners to install solar through bulk purchase discounts and community education. The CNY RPDB helped to organize the Solarize Syracuse campaign in 2014, which more than doubled the amount […]

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 […]

Cornell to Buy all of Proposed Black Oak Wind Farm’s Energy

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

Cornell to Buy all of Proposed Black Oak Wind Farm's Energy

Making a stride toward reducing carbon emission, Cornell University has agreed to purchase all electricity generated by the proposed Black Oak Wind Farm in Enfield, New York, which is pending municipal approvals. This purchase represents 20 percent of the university’s total annual electricity use – enough energy to power approximately 5,000 homes. The Cornell University […]

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 […]

United States Installs 1,354 MW of Solar in Q3 2014

December 17th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

United States Installs 1,354 MW of Solar in Q3 2014

Continuing its strong growth, the United States installed 1,354 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaics (PV) in Q3 2014, up 41 percent over the same period last year. The numbers come from the latest edition of GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) U.S. Solar Market Insight Report , released today. According to the […]

Underground Microgrids: Nothing to See Here Neighbors

December 17th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

Underground Microgrids: Nothing to See Here Neighbors

Microgrids are good, underground microgirds are even better, especially in storm-prone regions. Buried wires are spared the destruction — and outages — brought by wind, snow and ice, which often topple over-head wires. Underground microgrids also escape the ire of neighbors who increasingly protest against stringed wire, especially in scenic areas. Given the advantages of […]

Panasonic “Smart Town” In Japan Centered Around Solar Energy & Storage

December 16th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

Panasonic “Smart Town” In Japan Centered Around Solar Energy & Storage

A new experimental “smart town” based especially around the technologies of solar energy and battery storage is being developed in Japan by Panasonic Corporation (along with other public and private partners), based on recent reports. The new 1000-household-strong town recently had its grand opening — with the first residents moving in earlier this year in the spring. But […]

Advocates Applaud NY PSC Progress on Community Shared Solar

December 16th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

Advocates Applaud NY PSC Progress on Community Shared Solar

The following press release was issued by Vote Solar: Organizations representing community, social justice, business, and environmental interests today joined together to applaud progress toward expanding clean energy access to more New Yorkers. At its regularly scheduled meeting yesterday, the New York Public Service Commission announced plans to advance Community Shared Renewables, an innovative concept […]

SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Create Program to Finance Approximately $400 Million in Residential Solar Projects

December 12th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Renewable Energy, Residential

SolarCity and Bank of America Merrill Lynch Create Program to Finance Approximately $400 Million in Residential Solar Projects

SolarCity today announced that it has created a new investment program with Bank of America Merrill Lynch to finance an estimated $400 million in solar power projects in 2014 and 2015. The new financing makes it possible for thousands of American homeowners to install solar panels with no upfront cost and pay less for solar […]

Québec Premier: A Price on Carbon Signals to Businesses that They Have a Role in Fighting Climate Change

December 10th, 2014  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Municipal, Renewable Energy, Residential

Québec Premier: A Price on Carbon Signals to Businesses that They Have a Role in Fighting Climate Change

The Province of Québec in Canada and the U.S. State of California held their first joint auction of greenhouse gas emissions allowances on Nov. 25. Québec Premier Philippe Couillard talked ahead of the auction about the value of a price on carbon in building a cleaner economy. “I strongly support putting a price on carbon […]

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