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  • Iberdrola launches Agrovoltaics start-up challenge

    This week Iberdrola group said it seeking ideas and solutions that would enable the roll-out of solar PV collocated with agriculture, horticulture, livestock, fish-farming or beekeeping which improve the land use in a sustainable way. The Iberdrola’s Renewables team of specialists is seeking innovative solutions that allow primary sector activities and solar photovoltaic facilities to…

  • Residential solar prices hit record low in 2020, says EnergySage

    This week online solar shopping comparison company EnergySage released its twelfth semiannual Solar Marketplace Intel Report, which is based on millions of transaction-level data points generated within the EnergySage Solar Marketplace throughout 2020. The company tracks the evolving pricing, equipment, and consumer preference trends shaping today’s U.S. residential solar industry by connecting solar buyers and…

  • EDP signs deal to provide wind energy to Portuguese telecommunications company

    Portuguese telecommunications company NOS has signed a €32 million ($38.6 million) deal with utility EDP for the provision of renewable energy to power its operations over a period of 10 years. EDP Renewables will source the clean energy from a wind farm the company is developing in Spain to power NOS’ operations in the Iberian…

  • Argo Blockchain purchases two data centers powered by hydro in Quebec

    Argo Blockchain, a cryptocurrency mining company, has completed the acquisition of two data centers in Quebec, Canada, powered almost entirely from hydropower. The acquisition is part of the company’s strategy to increase control over the mining facilities in which its machines are hosted, with a view to providing the company with long-term stability, according to…

  • California clean fuel standard sparks renewable gas boom in Midwest

    Twenty years ago, Holsum Dairies installed the first anaerobic digester in Wisconsin. Part of a combined heat and power system, the digester mixed cow manure with heat and bacteria to produce biogas that fueled a generator. It was a novel experiment at the time. The digester, and another the dairy installed a few years later,…

  • Hawaiian Electric needs to ramp up rooftop solar, seeks customer input

    This week, Hawaiian Electric said that it is seeking public input on a strategy to increase rooftop solar and similar customer-sited energy resources. The utility said it needs customers to host renewables to help it reach the state’s clean energy benchmarks. The company has filed “Customer Energy Resources for Hawai‘i; A Customer-First CER Strategy for…

  • Xcel New Mexico’s community solar program ready for subscribers

    Xcel Energy’s New Mexico said that its customers can now choose electricity generated by the state’s most abundant resource – the sun. The utility’s Solar*Connect program has opened for enrollment, providing customers with the option to invest in solar energy by purchasing all or part of their monthly electricity needs from a newly constructed solar…

  • Tri-state G&T getting greener with PPA for 104-MW Crossing Trails Wind Farm

    Commercial operations have commenced at EDP Renewables North America’s 104-MW Crossing Trails Wind Farm. Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is the project’s sole offtaker, through a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with EDPR NA. The new wind farm is located 20 miles south of Seibert, Colo., within Kit Carson and Cheyenne counties, and is within…

  • 800-MW Vineyard Wind offshore wind farm to be first commercial-scale project in the US

    Vineyard Wind, a joint venture between Avangrid Renewables and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP), today passed the final major step in the federal review process, which means it will likely become the first commercial scale offshore wind farm in the United States.   This final major federal approval from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will enable…

  • Wanted – creative transmission owners willing to try alternatives to network upgrades!

    Renewable energy project developers spend a lot of money in the generator interconnection queue for the queue position. This capital outlay is because the developer expects the transmission grid operator to study their request and approve it according to the tariff filed at FERC. With so many interconnection queue requests at most RTO’s that are…