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  • Salt Lake City School District sets goal of 100% clean energy by 2030 June 4, 2020
    The Salt Lake City District School board passed a resolution in June unanimously establishing the goal of transitioning the school district to 100% clean electricity by 2030, and off of fossil fuels for heating and transportation by 2040. This effort was led by students from Salt Lake’s three major high schools, in collaboration with Utah… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Secure Futures Solar installing 2.5 MW of solar across Virginia school district June 4, 2020
    Orange County Public Schools has signed an agreement with Secure Futures Solar of Staunton, Virginia to install and operate solar panels at eight facilities across the school division. Together, solar arrays will generate a total capacity of 2.5 MW of power, providing nearly half of the total electricity for the facilities while generating enough clean… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • Same Sun of Vermont adds branded rooftop solar array to whiskey distillery June 4, 2020
    Same Sun of Vermont has deployed Enphase microinverters on a 56.2-kWDC commercial solar system for WhistlePig Rye Whiskey, a Vermont-based craft whiskey maker. WhistlePig’s distillery is situated on a 500-acre former dairy farm in Shoreham, Vermont. For this commercial solar project, Same Sun used 173 Enphase IQ 7X microinverters across the distiller’s warehouse building and… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Argonne Lab developing technology to monitor solar project effects on bird populations June 3, 2020
    As more solar energy systems are installed across the United States, scientists are quantifying the effects on wildlife. Current data collection methods are time-consuming, but the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has proposed a solution. The lab has been awarded $1.3 million from DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office to develop technology that… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Encore Renewable Energy installs 2.2-MW solar project for Vermont utility June 3, 2020
    Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA) and Encore Renewable Energy announced that construction has begun on a new solar array along Route 100 in Morrisville, on land currently utilized for corn silage. Encore is evaluating the potential for establishing pollinator-friendly wildflower groundcover to provide support for the bees, butterflies and other creatures that are critical… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Nautilus Solar Energy acquires 10.4-MW Minnesota solar portfolio June 3, 2020
    Nautilus Solar Energy, a national owner-operator of solar projects, acquired a 10.4-MW community solar portfolio from ReneSola Power, a fully-integrated solar project developer and provider of energy-efficient products. The portfolio is comprised of eight single-axis tracker solar installations, each commonly referred to as a solar garden. Located in counties across the southern half of Minnesota,… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • Unirac rooftop solar mount earns product approval for hurricane wind conditions June 3, 2020
    Unirac‘s SOLARMOUNT PV Mounting system is the first solar racking product to receive a Notice of Acceptance (NOA) product approval for construction in Miami-Dade County, Florida. With its provisions for “High Velocity Hurricane Zone” wind conditions, Miami-Dade has the most stringent building code requirements in the United States. The NOA (NOA No. 19-0429.02) will significantly… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • U.S. clean energy groups jointly commit to reaching majority renewable generation by 2030 June 2, 2020
    Within a decade, more than half of the electricity generated in the U.S. will come from clean, renewable resources supported by energy storage, according to a joint commitment today from the American solar, wind, hydropower and energy storage industries. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), National Hydropower Association (NHA) and… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Arcadia partners with Pivot Energy on Colorado community solar program June 2, 2020
    Arcadia announced the expansion of its community solar program into Colorado. Now, both homeowners and renters within Xcel Energy territory can become community solar subscribers. Currently, as many as 66% of American households are not candidates for rooftop solar for reasons including they are multi-family homes, are located in shaded areas, are structurally unsound, or… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Photon Brothers completes 57-kW solar project for Pueblo city building June 2, 2020
    Colorado solar installer Photon Brothers has installed a 57-kW system on the Pueblo Regional Building Department’s downtown Pueblo building. The $107,000 project should lead to $1 million in savings for the city on its energy bill over the next 30 years. “As a fourth-generation Coloradan with a growing business in the Pueblo area, it feels… […]
    Kelly Pickerel