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The Department of Energy is launching demonstration projects to revitalize mine lands, create jobs, and generate clean energy.
Also on the rise: Common Energy raises $16.5 million to expand community solar access nationwide. Scientists, industry players reveal plans for new LETID testing standard. OMCO Solar shores up manufacturing with $5 million investment. First Resilient Service Station microgrid project completed in Massachusetts. olar Alliance to design and build 500 kW solar project in Kentucky. Emissions-free battery recycling facility will use electricity rather than smelting.
With this signing, Solar Alliance’s backlog of solar projects under contract increases to more than $5 million.
Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company begin construction on fifth section of solar facility that, when complete, will provide 4MW of electricity to Solar Share subscribers.
Contributions support the Footprint Project, a nonprofit organization that is deploying solar trailers, palletized microgrids, solar generators and portable power stations to the tornado-ravaged area.
The 200 MW Martin County Solar Project will be constructed on 1,200 acres of the former Martiki coal mine site, and construction is set to employ displaced coal workers.
Purchased from developer Belltown Power, the two projects are located in Illinois and Kentucky.