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Allegheny County signs 35-year PPA for energy generated at new hydropower facility

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Allegheny, Pa., County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced in late January that the county entered into a 35-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Rye Development for renewable energy generated by a 17.8-MW hydropower facility the company will construct on...
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Australian firm partners with French giant to reduce carbon emissions in Japan

[unable to retrieve full-text content] A company from Adelaide, South Australia is partnering with one of the world’s biggest energy utilities to provide renewable wood pellets for the Japanese electricity market. The post Australian firm partners with French giant to reduce carbon emissions in Ja...
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EDF Renewables acquires EnterSolar; capitalizing on growth in C&I solar market

EnterSolar is a national provider of distributed generation solar to corporate & industrial customers. (Photo: businesswire) EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) announced that it has acquired 100-percent of EnterSolar, a provider of solar solutions to corporate commercial and industrial (C&amp...
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California-based Desert Harvest 1 & 2 solar projects completed by EDF Renewables

Desert Harvest 1 & 2 in Riverside County, California. (Photo: businesswire) Today, EDF Renewables North Americaannounced the completion and commercial operation of the Desert Harvest 1 (114 MWdc) and Desert Harvest 2 (100 MWdc) solar projects. Desert Harvest 1 will provide electricity to MCE u...
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US DOE funding research on how artificial intelligence could improve PV power plant efficiencies

Case Western Reserve University last week announced that computer scientists and energy technology experts are teaming up to leverage the diagnostic power of artificial intelligence (AI) to make solar-power plants more efficient. “Solar is now the cheapest form of electricity in the world, but the...
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New Jersey to see uptick in EV charging infrastructure thanks to new utility program

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved a settlement that will enable PSE&G to develop electric vehicle charging infrastructure in New Jersey. The approval means that the state’s largest utility could invest $166 million over an expected six years to support the infrastructure for ab...
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Rooftop solar booming in Hawaii as utility launches ‘Quick Connect’

Hawaiian Electric announced that rooftop solar installations increased by 55% in 2020 despite the global pandemic. In 2020, 5,965 new rooftop solar systems were installed across Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi Island and Maui County, up from the 3,840 systems in 2019. Of the new systems, 4,624, or 78 percent, incl...
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Consortium awards $2.6M to enable large-scale offshore wind turbines in the US

Photo by Marcel Strauß on Unsplash Boston, MA-based National Offshore Wind Research and Development Consortium this week announced Round One awards in the Offshore Wind Solicitation 1.0 for offshore wind technology research and development projects. “On behalf of the Consortium, I am excited to a...
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Advocacy group E2 says Biden’s climate orders will ‘supercharge’ job opportunities

This week, President Biden announced sweeping climate plans that include a moratorium on new federal oil and gas leases on public land; a directive that the government ramp up procurement of EVs; and addresses environmental justice issues in low-income and communities of color. Read More: Biden aims...
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