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NextEra Energy Inc. plans to invest $100 million in energy-storage systems over the next year to back up its fleet of solar and wind energy plants. NextEra is the world’s biggest producer of wind and solar power, and will use the battery systems to manage energy fluctuations caused by cloudy weather and lulls in the wind, Jim Robo, chief executive officer of the Juno Beach, Florida-based company, said Tuesday at an analyst conference. Power companies are showing more interest in storage, especially batteries, which are becoming cheaper.
Every week, The SEIA Solar Update includes top news stories covering the solar industry, major upcoming events, policy updates, and much more. This newsletter is open to SEIA Members and to the general public.
An enormous solar energy farm on the Eastern Shore could be the catalyst that jump-starts Virginia’s clean energy industry, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said. The project to be built for Amazon Web Services in Accomack County will span 900 acres and use 250,000 solar panels, enough to quadruple the state’s solar footprint when it is completed next year. The 80-megawatt facility would generate enough electricity to power 15,000 homes. “We are now in the game. We weren’t in the past even suited up.
Don't miss your chance to be included in the industry’s premier report on solar installations at corporate warehouses, offices, and stores. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is now collecting data for the fourth edition of the Solar Means Business report, which ranks the top corporate users of solar energy in the United States.
In a move expected to spur solar heating and cooling (SHC) deployment across the state, the Massachusetts Legislature has approved SB 2214 and sent it to Governor Deval Patrick for his signature. This important legislation will allow renewable thermal technologies, including SHC, to be eligible for alternative energy credits under the Massachusetts Alternative Portfolio Standard (APS).
With two days left in the legislative session, National Grid, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the Solar Energy Business Association of New England (SEBANE), the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), the Massachusetts Municipal Association (MMA) and Environment Massachusetts are asking the House Ways and Means Committee to quickly release consensus language on House Bill 4185, a landmark compromise that provides a stable and cost-effective policy solution to support solar energy in Massachusetts. Last week, this broad coalition of stakeholders agreed upon language that
Taking part in a national “listening tour” conducted by the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today urged states to turn to solar energy to help meet new carbon pollution targets.
In a move condemned by many solar companies in Arizona, the state’s largest utility, APS, has announced that it will begin installing rooftop solar on customers’ homes. After learning of the news, Ken Johnson, vice president of communications for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), issued the following statement:
In testimony on Capitol Hill, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) today supported reforms of the permitting process for energy production on federal lands.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has endorsed the online solar marketplace provider EnergySage by choosing the startup to create the organization's own solar shopping tool.
U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer on Wednesday plans to visit the SolarCity factory now under construction in South Buffalo to call for a change in federal regulations that would let homeowners and businesses take advantage of the solar tax credit sooner.
A new partnership will bring the innovative AllEarth Solar Tracker solar electric system to homeowners and businesses throughout North Carolina. The dealer partnership between local installer NC Solar Now, Inc. and solar tracker manufacturer AllEarth Renewables was announed in August. The first solar tracker installed by NC Solar Now was commissioned in July in Yadkinville, North Carolina.
SolarCity's GivePower Foundation—a charitable non-profit organization that addresses energy poverty by providing solar-powered lighting to schools in the developing world—is expanding. Through a $500,000 donation from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, GivePower Foundation now plans to provide light to an additional 1,000 schools, totaling more than 1,500 schools by the end of 2015.