By Jim Pierobon, Southeast Energy News
A solar advocate who found a way to create bulk-purchase discounts for home rooftop systems is growing it into a national movement to assert what she feels are the rights of system owners.
What launched as the Community Power Network in 2007 in the Washington, DC, home of Anya Schoolman is expanding under a new name – Solar United Neighbors (SUN). The new organization is targeting, Florida, Pennsylvania and other states by year’s end, with a goal of establishing operations in at all 50 states by the end of 2018. Click here to continue reading.
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ALSO OF POTENTIAL INTEREST
- Johnson County Receives High Honor For Solar Energy Accessibility, The Daily Iowan
- These 5 U.S. Towns Are Powered Entirely By Renewable Energy. Huffington Post
- Solar Energy Company Makes $1 Billion Bet on Oregon, US News & World Report
A national solar energy company is betting nearly $1 billion on an Oregon development spree, including five new solar farms in Marion and Polk counties.
- Report: SunPower raises $53 million for residential financing, PV Magazine
The panel manufacturer latest round of funding follows on its October 5 announcement of a $140 million funding agreement with True Green Capital Management for commercial projects in five states.
- Virginia Seeks First Wind Farm in Region With Slowest Breezes, Bloomberg
- AEP, Greensmith team up for storage+hydro project in Virginia, Utility Dive
- DOE to fund $15M for fast electric vehicle charging research, Utility Dive
- Congressional Auditor Urges Action to Address Climate Change, New York Times
- Report by competing energy sources ignores renewable energy technology advances, Into the Wind, AWEA Blog
- Here’s what Rick Perry would have recommended if he’d listened to his own grid study: How to actually make the grid more resilient, Vox
- Energy Industry Associations File Comments with FERC Opposing Rule Proposed by Energy Secretary Perry to Subsidize Coal, Nuclear Power Plants, SEIA Press Release. Joint filing says DOE proposal would “prop up uneconomic generation that is unable to compete and not otherwise needed for reliability.”
- The importance of grid resilience during severe storm conditions, PV Magazine. In this op-ed, AES Energy Storage underscores the role that battery storage can play in making grids more secure and resilient during and after disasters.
- On Block Island, offshore wind ushers in a new time– quite literally, Into the Wind, AWEA Blog
- Interview: Floating PV is poised to make a splash, says SERIS, PV Magazine
At the recent PV Taiwan event, pv magazine caught up with Lu Zhao, head of PV System Technology Group at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) to discuss the current potential of floating PV applications, and examine how hydropower coupled with floating solar could become a world-leading energy sector.