Tag Archives: solar

No Longer Tariff-ied

ITC’s solar panel proposal surprises by coming in at 35% U.S. solar energy developers might get their first good sleep in a month after hearing the first proposal on imported solar panel tariffs from the International Trade Commission Tuesday, which came in at an unexpectedly modest 35%. The proposal will be sent to President Trump for […]

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Elon to the Rescue?

Tesla CEO says he wants to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electrical grid from scratch Elon Musk continues to evoke pondering over whether he is human or an aspiring superhero. In his latest installment, Musk publicly stated interest in rebuilding Puerto Rico’s demolished electrical grid from the ground up—using solar energy—in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The […]

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Xcel’s New Spreadsheet

Energy provider releases “Colorado Energy Plan”, retires two coal plants Xcel Energy announced its latest energy proposal Wednesday, calling for the shutdown of two major coal-powered plants and a headfirst dive into renewable energy for the state. While the stipulation hinges on consumers saving money, it asks the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to approve […]

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Eclipse & The Grid

Rare event draws crowds, tests solar panels Monday’s solar eclipse caught the attention of most of the country, from Madras, Oregon to Columbia, South Carolina. Thousands planned trips to “Eclipse Crossroads of America” around Carbondale, Illinois, where it was said to be best for viewing. But what happens to solar panels during a solar eclipse? […]

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Renew Now!

This week’s news from the renewable energy world Houghton secures coal-to-biomass contract. Houghton International has secured a three-year motor maintenance and repair contract at Lynemouth power station in England. The plant in Northumberland is currently being converted from coal to biomass. On completion, it is expected to generate 420 MW of renewable energy. Houghton will be responsible for […]

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Spray-On Solar

New technology hopes to expand solar applicability Just in time for sunny weather, you now have the option to “spray on” your green energy instead of “rubbing it in” in front of those who use conventional methods. Beginning with the exploration and development of a material called perovskite in the mid-2000s, researchers and solar companies may […]

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Coal Museum, Solar Power

Kentucky Coal Mining Museum goes solar The Kentucky Coal Mining Museum in Benham, Kentucky, owned by Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, is switching to solar power to save money. The museum, which memorializes Kentucky’s history in coal mining, will be modernizing with a new form of cheaper energy. This week, in a move that […]

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Big Name Round-up

News from Toshiba, Siemens, ABB, Schneider, and more… Names familiar to EA readers have caught headlines recently, for a multitude of reasons. Here’s a summation of recent activity that includes some of the more recognizable names in the industry. ABB inks offshore project with Statoil off Norway. The company has signed a “project specific agreement” for the […]

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Frenetic Energy

Energy sector under the new administration Transition is a hot word right now, so people had better get used to seeing it for the next few weeks. In the case of the many dimensions of the energy industry, there are holes to be filled, questions to be answered, and fortifications to be prepared. New Secretary […]

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An Apple a Day

Tech giant to join the utilities fray, sell electrical power Apple, Inc. dominates tech headlines on a daily basis, but it recently received plenty of negative press in being charged $14.5 billion in back taxes by the European Union. So it may very well fly under the radar that the computer giant is entering the utility market as well, despite […]

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