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Canada’s Largest Solar Project To Begin Construction in 2020

The 400-megawatt solar facility will be the largest operating in the country. Greengate Power, the group building the facility says construction will begin in 2020, with operations starting in 2021.The Alberta Utilities Commission granted approval for the Travers Solar Project in August. The facility is set to supply electricity to over 100,000 homes and is […]

America’s Largest Floating Solar Project Completed

Floating solar is a new concept and one that could assist in getting solar power to many. In 2018, U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratories (NREL) labeled floating solar as a “rapidly emerging technology,” with a corresponding report outlining the potential of the technology to reach 9.6% of current electricity generation. Ciel & Terre […]

The Midwest is Predicted To Become Solar Powerhouse

A report from Fitch Solutions Marco Research predicts that the Midwest United States is set to drive the nation towards 100 GW of solar power expected in the next 10 years. The report, titled Midwest US Set To Experience Strong Growth In Solar Sector, makes a bold prediction about the farming region in regards to […]

Michigan Has Its First Massive Solar Contract

Ranger Power and Consumers Energy have agreed to a deal to purchase the 100 MW of Ranger’s planned 149 MW River Fork Solar project. This is the first known deal of its kind to date. The state has 20 year deal for 153 MW. Just a couple of years ago the 20-year PPA was pretty much […]

Solar To Overtake Wind In Corporate Renewable Procurement

Wood Mackenzie and the American Wind Energy Association released a new report, Analysis of Commercial and Industrial Wind Energy Demand in the United States, outlining the impending corporate renewable procurement boom we are facing and how wind and solar energy fit into that boom. The same companies we saw as top dogs in last month’s […]

Supporting the Solar Community

American Solar Energy Society

Established in 1954, the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that advocates for sustainable living and 100% renewable energy. They share information, events and resources to cultivate community and power progress in the U.S. and beyond.  As the U.S. section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES), they work with individuals and […]

Anchorage, Alaska, to build first community solar farm

Anchorage, Alaska, to build first community solar farm Under the auspices of the Chugach Electric Association, the 500 kW Electron Village solar farm is expected to produce around 600 MWh per year. The Land of the Midnight Sun is getting what is reportedly its first community solar farm, thanks to the Chugach Electric Association that […]