CA Microgrid to Go All-renewable with $5M Grant

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Californian utility awarded $5m grant for solar microgrid expansion PV Magazine, February 18, 2015 A utility that services 3.4 million customers in southern California has been granted $5 million to expand the Borrego Springs microgrid and enable it to use the 26 MW of solar PV energy generated at the nearby Borrego Solar facility. San … Read more

Internet Companies Embrace Clean Power

It’s arrived: The evolution of clean power & data centers Gigaom, February 18, 2015 The world’s largest internet companies are turning to clean power to run their data centers like never before. This month we saw huge clean power deals from Apple, including big solar projects planned in California and Arizona, and a big wind buy from … Read more

Bipartisan Support Remains Important for Green Energy Sector

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Renewables enjoy new bipartisan consensus, but efficiency standards remain under attack Utility Dive, January 16, 2015 A wave of conservative political victories does not appear to have set off a fresh series of attacks against state renewable portfolio standards (RPS). The reason? Cleaner power is now mainstream, and competes in the energy marketplace. “I would … Read more

Is the Partnership of Clean Power and Battery Storage at a Tipping Point?

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Is the solar panel & battery combo ready to change energy markets? Gigaom, January 11, 2015 The big idea right now for solar and batteries is this: put solar panels on your roof, a battery in the backyard (or basement), and become utterly independent from the power grid, using free electricity from the sun. Batteries … Read more