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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 […]

SolarCity Launches Homebuilder Program on East Coast

January 23rd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Renewable Energy

SolarCity Launches Homebuilder Program on East Coast

Homebuilders across the East Coast can now partner with SolarCity, the nation’s #1 solar power provider, to secure affordable, clean energy for new home communities. More than 10 local homebuilders from Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York have already begun offering solar power to homebuyers through SolarCity, giving hundreds of homeowners […]

President Praises Solar Progress in State of the Union Speech

January 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Renewable Energy

President Praises Solar Progress in State of the Union Speech

Citing its continued growth, President Obama once again has singled out solar energy in his annual State of the Union speech. Afterward, Rhone Resch , president and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), released the following statement: “Not only is solar a growing source of dependable energy for the United States , but […]

President Obama’s State of the Union: U.S. leads world in wind energy production

January 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Renewable Energy

President Obama's State of the Union: U.S. leads world in wind energy production

In his State of the Union speech tonight, President Obama highlighted U.S. wind energy leadership as an American success story. “As the President noted, America produces more wind energy than any other country in the world. We’re number one,” said American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan. “Hard working Americans and successful federal tax […]

A Smart Grid Infrastructure Demands Increased Engineering Smarts

January 22nd, 2015  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Renewable Energy

A Smart Grid Infrastructure Demands Increased Engineering Smarts

Managing a smart grid infrastructure requires training the next generation of power engineers. Developing power engineers who understand the smart grid demands of a growing population represents a critical need, state Professors Tomislav Bujanovic and Prasanta Ghosh from Syracuse University. The two professors represent the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department in Syracuse’s University’s College […]

Energy Department Accepting Applications for a $3.6 Million Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

January 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Renewable Energy

Energy Department Accepting Applications for a $3.6 Million Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

Hydropower is the nation’s leading source of renewable energy and helps the country avoid over 200 million metric tons of carbon emissions each year, while providing about 7% of our electricity. More than 80,000 non-powered dams throughout the country provide services such as regulating local waterways and controlling inland navigation. Equipping local, non-powered dams with […]

Solar Industry Creating Jobs Nearly 20 Times Faster than Overall U.S. Economy

January 21st, 2015  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Renewable Energy

Solar Industry Creating Jobs Nearly 20 Times Faster than Overall U.S. Economy

The Solar Foundation (TSF), an independent nonprofit solar research and education organization, released its fifth annual National Solar Jobs Census <http://TheSolarFoundation.org>. The Census found that the U.S. solar industry employed 173,807 Americans in 2014, a figure that includes the addition of more than 31,000 solar jobs over the previous year, representing 21.8 percent growth in solar […]

Offshore Wind Would Produce Twice the Jobs and Energy as Offshore Drilling in Atlantic Ocean

January 16th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Industrial, Renewable Energy, Residential

Offshore Wind Would Produce Twice the Jobs and Energy as Offshore Drilling in Atlantic Ocean

Oceana released a new report today that finds offshore wind would produce twice the number of jobs and twice the amount of energy as offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. The report, titled Offshore Energy by the Numbers, An Economic Analysis of Offshore Drilling and Wind Energy in the Atlantic, challenges recent claims by the […]

BlueRock Energy and ReEnergy Enter Agreement

January 15th, 2015  |  by  |  published in Challenge News, Commercial, Renewable Energy, Uncategorized

BlueRock Energy and ReEnergy Enter Agreement

BlueRock Energy and ReEnergy Black River LLC have entered into a services agreement to support ReEnergy’s delivery of power from its 60 MW ReEnergy Black River bioenergy facility to the Fort Drum U.S. Army installation near Watertown, New York. Under the agreement, BlueRock Energy is performing load forecasting, scheduling and delivery services from the plant […]

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 […]

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