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Report: European power demand outpaces fossil fuels

A new analysis finds that European Union electricity use is almost back to its pre-pandemic levels, but the bloc's use of fossil fuels to generate power has not returned nearly as much. The big picture: The data, via the environmental think tank Ember, reveal a mixed verdict of sorts for...
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A Solar Company Is Suing to Stop the U.S.’s First Big Offshore Wind Project

Here’s a sentence I bet you thought you wouldn’t read today: A solar energy company is suing the Department of Interior in an effort to stop the country’s first major offshore wind farm. Last week, Allco Energy filed a lawsuit in Boston federal court accusing the DOI of improperly greenlighting the Vineyard Wind project—and illustrating the strange twists and turns NIMBYism is starting to take as the energy transition ramps up.
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Solar project wins approval in Montezuma County

A controversial solar project northwest of Cortez gained approval from the Montezuma County Board of County Commissioners Tuesday after mitigation measures were added to reduce visual impacts to neighbors. The five-megawatt solar energy system would be built on 52 acres off County Road 24 on land owned by Shawn Wells,...
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Nautilus Solar, TurningPoint Energy join forces on four community solar projects in Maine

Nautilus Solar Energy and TurningPoint Energy announced a partnership working on four community solar projects in Maine totaling 25.5 MWDC of solar capacity. The projects, located in Somerset, Kennebec, Androscoggin and Knox Counties, were in late stages of development, and construction began in Q2 2021. Once completed, the community solar projects will provide a clean energy option to 5,750 households in Maine within the Central Maine Power electric utility territory.
Kula, HIMaui News

Pulehu Solar project moves forward

A 370-acre solar and battery project in Kula that could power 15,000 homes is closer to fruition after the Maui Planning Commission on Tuesday granted a county special use permit for the project. The commission’s approval by a 6-0 vote — with one member excused and two absent — pushes...
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Companies Collaborate on Launching Four Maine Solar Projects

Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC and TurningPoint Energy are working on four community solar projects in Maine, totaling 25.5 MW DC of solar capacity. The projects, located in Somerset, Kennebec, Androscoggin and Knox Counties, are in the late stages of development with construction started in Q2 2021. When fully operational the projects are expected to generate approximately 25 million kWhs annually, contributing to Maine’s goals of providing economic growth, workforce opportunities, and 80 percent clean energy by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050.
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Standard Solar acquires 35 MW solar portfolio in Maine

Five net energy billing (NEB) projects will now make solar energy accessible to homes, businesses and communities throughout the Mid-Coast and Down East regions in Maine. Standard Solar has acquired 35 MW of NEB solar projects in Maine. The company is funding the projects and will be the long-term owner and operator. Construction on all five projects is expected to begin over the next 12 months.
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PowerMarket, SunRaise bring 7-MW community solar project online in Belfast, Maine

A 7-MW community solar project in Belfast, Maine is now operational and providing clean energy to the. utility grid. PowerMarket and SunRaise will together provide Mainers a number of options to support clean energy in the state. With this community solar project in Belfast, CMP customers can take part in renewable energy while receiving 10% savings on the community solar credits they receive from their participation.
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Supervisors delay vote on proposed solar site in Rosamond

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — Kern County Supervisors voted Tuesday to delay a vote for a proposed solar site in Rosamond. Supporters said the 271 Megawatt, 1,250 acre Solar Facility in Southwest Rosamond could provide power to more than 130,000 homes and businesses per year. During Tuesday’s Board meeting, a representative...
Ulster County, NYDaily Freeman

Ulster County joins two community solar projects

KINGSTON, N.Y. — Ulster County has subscribed to two community solar projects for electricity to multiple county-owned properties, according to Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan. The two solar projects, developed by East Light Partners, will generate utility bill credits for four county-owned properties and save taxpayers nearly $30,000 annually, Ryan...
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How KenGen plans to benefit from the CDM Project

Kenya Electricity Generating Company (KenGen) is set to benefit from its Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects further giving impetus to the company’s efforts to combat climate change, as reported by the company earlier this month. This follows the issuance of additional 309,495 Certified Emission Reductions (CERs) for the organization’s Olkaria...
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Solar is thriving, NJ says as it looks to redo subsidies

Assessment comes as state plans to revise incentives for developers of solar power, key to NJ’s clean-energy goals. New Jersey’s solar program is thriving and will continue to grow even as the state restructures the financial incentives for developers who build new installations, officials from the state Board of Public Utilities say.
Ulster County, NYMid-Hudson News Network

Ulster County announces community solar for government electricity accounts

KINGSTON – Ulster County has commenced community solar subscriptions for several county-owned electricity accounts. Two local community solar projects, developed by East Light Partners, PBC, will generate utility credits for four county-owned properties and save taxpayers close to $30,000 a year. County Executive Patrick Ryan said residents can also participate...
Ohio StateWFMJ.com

Solar farms promise to be Ohio's energy cash crop

Farmers in Ohio are giving up their crops to cash in on a new use for their land. Property owners near transmission lines across the state are fielding offers from renewable energy companies to lease their land. The largest solar panel farm is tucked away in a rural community just...

Arctic Solar Ventures Recognized as Top US Solar Installation Company

The US solar industry is on the upswing, thanks to a pro-renewables presidential administration and increased concern over climate change. Arctic Solar Ventures has had a front-row seat to this action, with business increasing over the last year. Solar Power World has recognized the company’s installation success by ranking Arctic Solar Ventures as the No. 1 Solar Contractor in Alaska on the 2021 Top Solar Contractors list. It was ranked No. 335 for Rooftop Solar Contractors nationwide. This is the fourth consecutive year that Arctic Solar Ventures has been awarded the Top Solar Contractor designation.
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Community solar comes to Michigan

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Municipal League joined forces with the Michigan Community Solar Alliance backing community solar legislation. Both are in support of a bill allowing community solar projects in Michigan. A recent poll shows three out of four people support the idea. Through community solar, customers are able...