SC Solar Freedom Act clears senate committee, Hormel Foods on the road to renewables: pvMB 4/10/19

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SC’s Energy Freedom Act clears the Senate Judiciary Committee – “The Energy Freedom Act cleared a significant hurdle today with the Senate Judiciary Committee’s overwhelming vote to advance the legislation to the floor of the Senate.,  Time is of the essence in passing a meaningful competitive energy policy in South Carolina that includes a focus on clean, renewable energy sources like solar. We hope the full Senate will act quickly to pass H.3659—a compromise bill with the support of conservation organizations, utilities and solar advocates alike—which will provide more freedom of choice for consumers and businesses while helping protect our state’s precious natural resources. We thank Judiciary Committee Chairman Rankin, Subcommittee Chairman Gambrell and the Senate Judiciary Committee for their leadership on this issue.” Source: The National Audubon Society

 

Hormel Foods to go 50% renewable – Hormel Foods Corporation has announced today that the company is transitioning to getting close to 50% of its electricity supply from renewable resources. The company will be doing this via subscriptions to solar gardens at five manufacturing locations, as well as signing a virtual purchase agreement for a wind farm near near Milligan, Nebraska. In total, the move is expected to result in a reduction of approximately 197,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. Source: Hormel Foods

 

SMART receives its Halo – CVE North America is diving headfirst into the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target program. The company has submitted seven community solar installation bids, totaling 36 MWdc, placing it in the top-10 for capacity submissions within the program. The community solar offerings branch has been dubbed “Halo” by the company. Source: CVE North America

 

New solar structures for Anaheim schools – The city of Anaheim, California has teamed up with Duke Energy Renewables and REC Solar to install solar structures at nine public schools across the city. Six of the schools will be receiving solar carports, while the remaining three: Centralia Elementary,  Danbrook Elementary and Cerritos Elementary will be receiving solar shade structures, whether those be for outdoor lunch areas or play areas. The schools have agreed to license out the systems to the city of Anaheim, creating a revenue stream to support the schools. Source: REC Solar

 

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