Four Large-Scale Solar Projects Fined $1.34M for Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 14:44:15 +0000

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have settled to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act with four separate large-scale solar farm owners in Alabama, Idaho, and Illinois. The solar farm owners—all subsidiaries of large international finance and investment companies—used a common construction contractor for their farms. The federal […]

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Group Readies for Construction of Europe’s Largest Solar Farm

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2022 18:07:12 +0000

An independent power producer (IPP) formed earlier this year and backed by a leading global renewable energy investment firm announced it will build what is expected to be the largest solar photovoltaic power plant in Europe. Rezolv Energy on Nov. 4 said it had acquired the rights to build and operate a 1,044-MW solar PV […]

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TVA Will Explore Building Utility-Scale Solar on Closed Coal Ash Sites

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 19:54:50 +0000

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will pursue a first-of-its-kind pilot program at the Shawnee Fossil Plant in West Paducah, Kentucky, to determine if closed coal ash sites are suitable for utility-scale solar projects. The self-funded U.S. corporate agency’s board on Nov. 10 approved a $216 million pilot project to explore repurposing the 1,071-MW coal-fired power plant’s […]

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The POWER Interview: A Renewed Shift in Energy Investing

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2022 15:47:23 +0000

Companies involved in energy production continually look to maximize their investments, and today are tasked with navigating increasingly volatile energy markets. These companies must choose where and how to compete as the world transitions to a low-carbon future. Where are the best opportunities for investment? How important is seeking out positions that reduce exposure to […]

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China Unveils World’s First Commercial Offshore Wind-Plus-Solar Project

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 19:48:17 +0000

A pilot project in the waters off China, featuring two floating solar power arrays connected to a transformer on a moored offshore wind turbine, will test the viability of the technology in an area prone to typhoons. China’s government-owned State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) on Nov. 1 announced it had commissioned the project, calling it […]

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How Rural Communities Can Benefit from the Energy Transition

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 15:57:22 +0000

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Economic development can be a challenge for leaders in rural communities. Often, it’s hard to attract businesses to rural areas because the local workforce may not have the skills or numbers required to meet companies’ needs. But opportunities that haven’t been widely available in the past exist today for rural communities due to the energy […]

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TVA, Silicon Ranch, DENSO Move Forward on Four Tennessee Solar Sites

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 00:06:19 +0000

A supplier of equipment to the e-mobility industry, including electric vehicles (EVs), joined with one of the largest U.S. independent power producers at a groundbreaking for the first of four solar power farms that will provide electricity for the manufacturer’s campus. DENSO, headquartered in Japan and with one of its U.S. manufacturing plants in Maryville, […]

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Idiot or Maniac: Where Does Your Power Company Fit in the Discussion?

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:16:00 +0000

It’s kind of exciting to be able to write that events are back in full swing. In case you missed it, POWER hosted the co-located Experience POWER, Distributed Energy Conference, and HydrogeNext events, Oct

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History of Power: Dominion Energy’s Fluid Transition

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:15:00 +0000

A company that has corporate roots that go back to the Colonial era, Dominion Energy has been shaped by acquisitions and market forces. It is now in the midst of an extraordinary transformation to expand its

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Mini-Grids Powering Energy Access in Africa

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 04:14:00 +0000

Governments and power generators continue to work to improve access to electricity on the African continent. Engie Energy Access, a subsidiary of French energy major Engie, recently signed a $60 million

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