Today we released new analysis indicating that customer investment in solar energy systems currently in the Xcel service area deliver as much as $11 million in annual benefits to Colorado ratepayers. Those findings are in stark contrast to the utility’s own cost-benefit analysis that was submitted to regulators at the PUC earlier this (more…)
“What was that? Did you see that?” – Overheard in NY and CT
If you are New York or Connecticut resident you would be forgiven for feeling a little left out right now. You see, the solar industry grew at a break neck pace in the United States last year. Its something we all believed, but recently had confirmed by a (more…)
Markham, Ontario recently flexed its solar leadership muscles by joining the province’s feed-in-tariff program. “It is an example for all to follow,” says Ontario’s Energy Minister, Brad Duguid. Under this program, a new 250-kilowatt solar installation at Markham’s offices on Warden Avenue will generate enough (more…)
A renewable energy development deal between Samsung and Six Nations has been called off due to a disclosure related disconnect. The deal was to involve a partnership between the two parties, geared towards the construction and operation of two renewable energy projects and the continued development of (more…)
Plutonic Power Corporation (Plutonic) and GE Energy Financial Services (GE) recently announced that they will acquire 50 MW worth of solar generation capacity in Ontario from First Solar, Inc. (First Solar). The projects, located in the town of Amherstburg and the communities of Walpole and Belmont, will generate enough photovoltaic (PV) power to meet the needs (more…)
According to a recent study, humans are not the only animals to take part in a solar economy of sorts. While it may not attend solar training courses or pursue green careers, the Oriental hornet harvests the power of the sun for energy.
The recent findings were discovered by Israeli and UK researchers and published in the German journal, Naturwissenschaften. (more…)