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  • Construction Underway on FPL`s Eight New Universal Solar Power Plants

    Florida Power & Light Company announced that construction is underway on its next eight solar power plants, continuing one of the largest solar expansions ever in the eastern U.S. The new plants, which will comprise a total of more than 2.5 million solar panels and nearly 600 megawatts of capacity combined, are all on track to begin powering FPL customers by early 2018. The company plans to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Frost & Sullivan: Renewables Boost the Power Industry, and Solar Photovoltaic is the Fastest Growing

    Increased decentralization, the need to decarbonize electricity generation, and digitization to boost operational efficiency are driving market opportunities in the power industry. Continued regulatory support for renewable energy in key markets will see global power investment reach $443.5 billion in 2017, according to a new  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New NREL Report Shines Light on Installed Costs and Deployment Barriers for Residential Solar PV with Energy Storage

    Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are making available the most detailed component and system-level cost breakdowns to date for residential photovoltaic (PV) solar systems equipped with energy storage-and quantifying previously unknown soft costs for the first time. The report, titled  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • FPL Announces Sites Selected For Eight New Solar Power Plants

    Florida Power & Light Company announced the names and locations of its 2017 and 2018 universal solar projects, consisting of eight new 74.5-megawatt solar power plants that will be built over the next 12 months. The following four plants are expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2017: FPL Coral Farms Solar Energy Center, Putnam County FPL Horizon Solar Energy Center, Alachua ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Duke Energy Unveils Plans for Its First Solar Power Plants in Kentucky

    Duke Energy customers in Northern Kentucky will soon benefit from clean, renewable solar energy as part of the company's plans to develop its first solar facilities in the commonwealth. Duke Energy will build and operate three solar power plants on sites in Kenton and Grant counties, and the energy will be delivered directly to customers. "Our customers want solar," said Jim Henning, president of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • CleanSpark Completes Installation of Comprehensive Residential Microgrid

    CleanSpark, Inc., a microgrid company that is combining a patented "stratified" downdraft gasifier along with advanced engineering, software and controls for distributed energy resource management systems, today announced it has engineered, designed and installed a fully off-grid, triple-redundant power system at a private, residential estate in Southern California. Matthew Schultz, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • First Nation Solar Highlights

    The students of the Amisk Community School will be learning from devices powered by the sun. The array is being installed in 2 separate phases in congruence with AISP funding. This groundbreaking First Nation solar project is one of the first to receive funding from the Alberta Indigenous Solar Program. It is a true ...


    By Kuby Renewable Energy Ltd

  • Cooperative Solar Skyrockets

    By the end of 2017, the total solar energy capacity of America's electric cooperatives will be five times what it was two years ago, according to data released today by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). This year, co-ops are on pace to add 480 megawatts of solar, which would bring their total capacity to 873 MW. This more than quadruples the 180 MW reached in 2015 and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • EPS Commissions 100% Emission-Free Microgrid Powered by Solar PV and Hydrogen-Based Storage in Chile

    Electro Power Systems S.A. (EPS) recently announced the commissioning of a new energy storage system microgrid in Chile. EPS realized for Enel Green Power the world's first commercial-scale microgrid that is 100% emission-free, powered by solar energy and coupled with hydrogen and lithium-based storage. The system is currently meeting part of the energy demand of the camp that hosts ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • FPL Accelerates Major Solar Energy Development Projects

    Florida Power & Light Company, the largest generator of solar energy in Florida, recently announced the expansion of its near-term plans for new universal solar generation. FPL now plans to build new universal solar power plants at eight locations by early 2018 - comprising more than 2.5 million solar panels. "We have been working hard to drive down the costs of adding solar so we can deliver ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • MIT’s solar plant is delivering on its promises

    Original story at MIT News More than 600 acres of solar panels have been successfully installed and connected on land in North Carolina and are delivering their power into the nation’s grid, thanks to a power purchase agreement (PPA) with MIT and two other Boston-based organizations. The installation will ...

  • Dominion Solar Investment In Virginia Approaches $1 Billion

    Dominion is investing more than $800 million in solar power in Virginia, with much of it being built at little or no cost to most customers, according to the company. Additional solar projects are now in the planning stages. "Our company has made a major commitment to develop significant blocks of solar generation to meet customers' energy needs going forward," said Paul Koonce, CEO of Power ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • First Wind-Powered Recycling Robots in Malmö

    ZenRobotics Ltd. has delivered a ZenRobotics Recycler waste sorting system to its customer Carl F in Malmoe, Sweden. The wind-powered robotic sorting line has been operational since February and is the first of its kind in Sweden. The investment in robotic sorting technology is expected to increase the recovery with 12 000 tons annually. Carl F, based in Malmö, is a ...


    By ZenRobotics Ltd.

  • Enel begins construction of the americas’ largest solar photovoltaic plant

    Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), through its Mexican renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power México (“EGPM”), has started construction works at its 754 MW1 Villanueva solar photovoltaic (PV) plant in Viesca, Coahuila State, which is the largest PV facility under construction in the Americas and Enel’s largest solar project worldwide. The construction works were ...


    By Enel Green Power SpA

  • Dominion Virginia Power Plan Sees More Clean Energy

    The carbon footprint for a typical Dominion Virginia Power customer would shrink by as much as 25 percent over the next eight years under a plan the company presented recently (5/1). When added to reductions already made by Dominion, carbon emissions to meet the energy needs of a typical residential customer would fall by up to 46 percent between 2007 and 2027. The main drivers of these ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Four New Solar Plants to Deliver Clean Energy for Florida

    Black & Veatch has been selected to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services on four solar energy projects for Florida Power & Light (FPL). The plants are part of an extensive renewable energy program designed to help deliver additional electric supplies to meet increasing population and business growth in the region. The combined output of the projects will ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Smart Grid and Energy Storage on Shetland Demonstrates the Power Of Renewable Energy

    The five year long, £18m Shetland-based Northern Isles New Energy Solutions (NINES) project has demonstrated that an islanded electricity distribution system can operate securely with a high penetration of local renewable generation. The project, which was run by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), trialed domestic demand side management (DSM) and large scale energy storage ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Experts Outline Pathway for Generating Up to Ten Terawatts of Power from Sunlight by 2030

    The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world's energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being realized. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), their counterparts from similar institutes in Japan and Germany, along with researchers at universities ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Experts Outline Pathway for Generating Up to Ten Terawatts of Power from Sunlight by 2030

    The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world's energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being realized. Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), their counterparts from similar institutes in Japan and Germany, along with researchers at universities ...

  • Tesla energy storage helps couple use almost all of the energy they generate from solar

    A Devon couple have reduced the amount of electricity they buy from their energy company by 86%, after receiving Devon’s first Tesla Powerwall energy storage device to compliment their solar panels. Devon’s first Tesla Powerwall, installed in Torquay by SunGift Energy Mike and Jan Lister, who live in Torquay, were looking to reduce their reliance on the national grid and were among ...


    By SunGift Solar Ltd

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