By Robert Walton, Utility Dive
An annual report from the U.S. Department of Energy highlights not just the rapidly declining cost of clean energy technology, but also the speed at which deployment is accelerating. Since 2008, the cost of land-based wind power has fallen 41% according to the “Revolution Now“ report, while distributed and utility-scale solar resource costs have declined 54% and 64%, respectively. Continue reading.
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By Conor Ryan, PV Tech
Solar projects are continuing to sprout up across the US, as WGL Energy and NRG Energy have paved the way for a slew of new installations in both Minnesota and Massachusetts. NRG announced Tuesday that it has broken ground on five community solar projects in Minnesota, while WGL noted that it has completed a 3.2MW PV plant in Devens, Massachusetts. NRG noted that all five Minnesota projects are expected to be completed by early 2017. The installations will be developed in Washington County, Dakota County, Goodhue County, Olmstead County and Dodge County — and will have a combined generation capacity of 29.1MW. Read more.
Photo: The five Minnesota projects are expected to have a combined generation capacity of 29.1MW. Image Credit: NRG Energy
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Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40 Award Recipients, Day One
Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40 award program highlights emerging leaders throughout the region and their work in America’s transition to a clean energy economy. The cohort of 2016 recipients are being announced on Sept. 28, Sept. 29, and Sept. 30.
Nominate a leader today. Nominations close August 5 at 12:00 noon CT. Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40 award program highlights emerging leaders throughout the region and their work in America’s transition to a clean energy economy. The 40 Under 40 relies on the expertise of a selection advisory committee to choose the final group of winners. Read more about the 2016 selection advisory committee.
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The inaugural 40 Under 40 to celebrate Midwest Energy News‘ fifth anniversary was launched last summer and received hundreds of nominations of Midwest-based leaders and innovators from all sectors —industry, government, regulatory, business, academic, and advocacy.
Review the 2015 cohort of 40 Under 40 recipients .
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