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Kit Carson Co-op voluntarily commits to 100% solar electricity in summer

The New Mexico power producer has always wanted to serve its customers with renewable energy, but was severely limited by a previous contract. Now, thanks to a landmark FERC ruling and a new ‘angel’ wholesale-electricity supplier, the co-op can finally reach its goals.

Solar receives transmission boost in the West

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell approved two transmission lines to deliver energy across Southwest.

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NREL creates solar PV competitive test site

The test arrays will initially feature modules from three manufacturers, and NREL will publish the resulting performance and degradation rates online.

Is SEIA PAC out of step with the industry?

The solar industry’s primary political-action committee gave 60 percent of its money to Republicans in 2016 — including at least five well-known Climate-Change deniers

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Baptists will spread the solar gospel

Through a partnership with Geostellar and Together, the Progressive National Baptist Convention will offer community solar programs to communities where their churches are

Younicos to supply the NEXT smart city project in Denver

Younicos, Xcel Energy, and Panasonic North America will collaborate on a 1MW storage system linked to 2 MW of solar at Panasonic’s Denver operations hub within the NEXT smart city development.

DOE invests $21 million to speed solar adoption

The money will go to 17 projects designed to reduce soft costs and maximize solar’s benefits for states.

Panasonic Invests in Denver NEXT Smart City Developer

Panasonic has made a strategic investment in Rail Stop LLC, the development company creating the first phase of Peña Station NEXT in Denver, Colorado.

Solar, efficiency can help mitigate energy use from marijuana cultivation

EQ Research has released a report looking at intense energy use in the booming U.S. marijuana industry, and means to control GHG emissions.

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KEPCO to buy the 30 MW Alamosa CPV plant

The Korean utility giant company has contracted to purchase the largest concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) project in the United States.

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