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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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