Originally published on CleanTechnica. Below are highlights from two new reports commissioned by the Repower Our Schools Coalition. The North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center (NC CETC) released information that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools & Durham Public Schools would conserve millions of dollars with solar power, while promoting more STEM education potential for the students. Along with the saved money, the […]
Solar development company BlueWave announced it has secured $100 million from Morgan Stanley to develop more than 25 MW of community solar in Massachusetts. MS Solar Solutions Corp., a Morgan Stanley subsidiary, will co-invest and own the community solar portfolio with BlueWave. “A core element of BlueWave’s mission is to provide all energy consumers the opportunity to go […]
At the Paris climate change talks, one presentation by a group of American officials raised awareness about the benefits of community energy programs. The group’s members were: Shawn Marshall, Lean Energy US Cliff Rechtschaffen, Office of California Governor Jerry Brown Dawn Weisz, CEO, Marin Clean Energy (MCE) Tom Butt, Mayor, City of Richmond, California. One of the […]
Mongoose Energy is located in Bristol, England and helps renewable energy installations get developed, funded, and constructed. In November, BusinessGreen reported that £3 million had been raised by Mongoose for community renewable energy projects. However, on its own site Mongoose wrote that the amount it raised was £4.810 million and that a record £7.825 million had been raised by […]
Clean Energy Collective has signed an agreement with First Solar to use its solar power technology for a number of CEC community solar projects. Colorado-based CEC specializes in community-based solar. Arizona-based First Solar provides community solar solutions — among others such as utility-scale — and has 10 GW of solar technology installed around the world. “Roofless solar allows the greatest […]
Originally published on Green Living Ideas. Before I begin writing about energy gardens, it is incredibly helpful to understand what they are, what they aren’t, and their level of independence from whatever energy utility serves the vicinity. The concept of distributed energy According to the US Department of Energy, “distributed energy consists of a range […]
SolarCity has announced a new solar service specifically for affordable housing communities, developers, and residents. One of America’s leading solar power providers, SolarCity announced on Thursday that it was launching a new solar service “that can make it possible for affordable housing developers, builders, and residents to pay less for solar electricity than they currently […]
Yeloha is a peer-to-peer sharing company that puts solar systems on suitable roofs and shares the electricity with those who want solar power themselves.
Scotland’s “love affair” with home-grown, small-scale, clean energy continues to soar, and new figures show just how widespread the love reaches. New figures published earlier in August by industry body Scottish Renewables and Scotland’s Rural College highlight just how many small-scale energy generators there are in the country: There are around 42,000 solar schemes — […]
Hip-hop and R&B musician Akon has a plan to bring solar power to 600,000,000 people in Africa through education and government action by the year 2020.