By Tina Casey, CleanTechnica
Along with the usual funding for established research organizations and private sector partners, DOE is also working under the media radar with grassroots organizations to bring more solar energy to more people — especially lower and middle income populations that are falling behind in the solar race. Read more here.
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
- EDF signs for hundreds of millions of modules from Canadian Solar, by Christian Roselund, PV Magazine USA. At the beginning of this year, pv magazine revealed a tsunami of projects applying for interconnection with grid operators across the United States, as one of many signs that 2019 was going to be a big year for large-scale solar in the United States.
- Recently Posted: EDF’s 232-MW Milligan wind project in Milligan County, Nebraska
- Bold $500 million offer to replace 3 coal-powered plants with renewables, gas met by reluctance from Tri-State, Colorado Sun. [Miami-based Guzman Energy] says it can manage to buy the plants and still provide cheaper energy because generating electricity with coal is so expensive. “It speaks to how far out of the money these assets are,” Guzman President Chris Riley said in an interview. “The assets are so expensive that to provide lower cost energy is not hard to do.” Tri-State serves co-ops in New Mexico, Nebraska and Wyoming.
- Renewable energy is a growing slice of Minnesota’s energy pie (Podcast), MPR News
- In Ohio, craft breweries emerge as leaders for clean energy, Energy News Network
- Grass-fed beef meets big solar, PV Magazine
First Solar has completed the 280 MWac California Flats solar project, co-located with a 73,000-acre cattle ranch which raises grass-fed beef for Whole Foods. This is the biggest demonstration of the synergies between grazing and solar that we’ve seen to date.
- Recently Posted: EERE Helps American Small Businesses with $21.6 Million for Innovative Projects, Renewable Energy Magazine. FarmAfield Labs of Lincoln, Nebraska, will research integration of solar photovoltaic systems with livestock production.