By John Weaver, PV Magazine USA
The most important picture, below, of the entire site is the landfill gas vent – rerouted because this solar power plant is built atop the collected refuse of humanity. Much ado was made of the “barren land” made use of by the solar project – especially noted, by every single politician, how the town was now making money from a site that was costing North Providence money. The win-win-win cliche was definitely in the air.
Read the entire article and view more photos here.
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According to the latest figures from Business Renewables Center, a membership program at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), corporate buyers in the U.S. have purchased a total of 4.81 gigawatts of renewable energy so far this year — and the figure is expected to top 5 gigawatts by December. The total number of commercial and industrial renewable energy deals will be even higher, as RMI’s numbers refer only to contracts for large, off-site renewable energy projects.
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
Flickr Photo: River City Parking Ramp in St. Paul, Minnesota
- Regulators to decide: Does Minnesota need natural gas to transition to renewable energy?
Minnesota Public Radio
- Customers, clean energy groups unite against Minnesota natural gas plant, Midwest Energy News
- Concern about costs, push for more renewables fuels utility’s possible exit from Tri-State, Denver Post. A western Colorado utility has voted to change its articles of incorporation in a move board members believe should provide the means to buy out its contract with Tri-State, an energy supplier under fire for what critics say is too much dependence on fossil fuels.
Tri-States’ Service Territories Include Nebraska
- Related: The Rocky Mountain Institute released a report in September arguing that Tri-State could save more than $600 million through 2030 if it upped its use of renewable energy.
- Black Hills Energy launches two solar projects in southeastern Colorado, Denver Post
Company says it’s on pace to meet state’s renewable energy standard by 2020. Black Hills Energy serves 1.25 million customers in eight states: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. It is part of Black Hills Corp., based in Rapid City, S.D.
- Report: DOE coal, nuclear bailout on hold at White House, Utility Dive
- If The U.S. Goes Green, It Can Avoid Economic Hardship And Prevent At-Risk Nations From Going Dark, Forbes
COMMUNITY SOLAR NEWS
- DeKalb County solar energy project count up to 32, Daily Chronicle
- Cities Urged To Maximize Benefits Of Community Solar, Smart & Resilient Cities
- Utility unveils Community Solar program, Daily Energy Insider
Ameren Missouri recently announced the launch of its Community Solar program, a clean energy option for residential and small business customers who do not have the space for solar panels. Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than 100 years and the company’s electric rates are among the lowest in the nation.
- What a New Order Means for Community Solar and Storage in Massachusetts, Greentech Media
A new bill credit mechanism gives Massachusetts community solar developers valuable certainty about how to structure savings in near-term contracts.
Deloitte sees renewable energy in the fast lane, PV Magazine International
Solar PV and wind energy are now evolving from established to the preferred energy sources, according to a recent Deloitte study analyzing the global renewable energy market. In addition to the price-parity factor, Deloitte experts claim increasing improvements in storage technologies will make the integration of renewables easier.
Dunkin’ Donuts tiny house runs on coffee power, CBS News
More than mere mortals run on Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Case in point is a transportable tiny home that’s powered by a biofuel blend using 80 percent coffee oil extracted from spent Dunkin’ coffee grounds.