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70,000 Solar Panels to be Installed Every Hour

Posted by Jill DiMeo on Jul 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Recent statistics have shown a promising future for global solar development. The most recent BP Statistical Review of World Energy has shown that renewable energy was the fastest growing energy source in 2017, with solar being a major contributor.

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Topics: renewable energy, solar energy, Coal, economic development, future of solar, global

Utility-scale Clean Energy -- A Threat to Distributed Generation?

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Feb 14, 2017 4:28:57 PM

 Duke Energy, one of the nation’s largest electric power holding companies, recently acquired a solar portfolio from SunPower Corp. The purchase includes the 15 megawatt (MW) Wildwood Solar II array, and the 20 MW Rio Bravo I and 20 MW Rio Bravo II systems, all located in Kern County, California.




The three acquisitions neighbor two pre-existing Duke Energy solar sites, and bring the total of the company’s solar holdings to 181 MW in California alone, and 2,900 MW overall solar capacity within its 52,000 MW portfolio.

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Topics: American Solar, solar energy, Coal

Solar Industry in Coal State Grows by 23% in 2016

Posted by Emma Marshall-Torres on Feb 7, 2017 2:39:10 PM

In an annual Solar Jobs Census report from The Solar Foundation, Pennsylvania was found to have experienced a 23% growth in its state solar industry, represeting an increase from approximately 2,356 to 3,061 workers. 

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Topics: American Solar, Trump, Coal

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