# Renewable energy
690 Acre Three Corners Solar Project Gets Financing When Finished Will Be the Largest Solar Facility in Maine
The Boston-based renewable energy company Longroad Energy has just received its financing and approval to start the construction of what will be Maine's largest solar facility when finished in 2024. The $200 million solar project will be located in Kennebec County, in the towns of Benton, Clinton, and Unity Township. The project has been in progress for five years and is expected to be finished by 2024. The Three Corners Solar Project is expected to operate for 20 years.
The Future of US Coal-Generated Power Plants
The U.S. Energy Information Association, which is a part of the Department of Energy and provides data and forecasts on current and future energy forecasts, released a report last week showing that 200,568 megawatts or 23% of the coal-fired electric generation capacity that is currently in operation in the United States, are set to go offline by the end of 2029. The planned plant retirements are in 24 states, with the most capacity being retired in the states of Indiana, Michigan, Tennessee, and Texas.
Apple Valley enters 15 year purchase agreement with Fervo Energy for electricity
APPLE VALLEY – Fervo Energy and California Choice Energy Authority (CalChoice), the representative for eight Southern California municipalities including Apple Valley, have entered into a 15 year purchase agreement for geothermal power supply. This agreement, announced Thursday, helps Apple Valley continue to provide renewable energy for the community and generate money for the town.
Louisville Mayor Signs Executive Order to Reduce City's Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Information in this article is sourced from accredited media reports, which are cited in and below the story. Mayor Greg Fischer has signed an Executive Order aimed at decreasing greenhouse gas emissions within the City of Louisville.
Amazon Solar + Storage Project breaks ground in Adelanto
ADELANTO – Sitting on over 1,000 acres of privately owned land, AES’ Baldy Mesa Solar + Storage Project will house 150 MW of solar and 75 MW of battery storage to power Amazon facilities. The city of Adelanto welcomed the company as they recently broke ground on the project.
Solar Buses? Sono Motors is Not Just About Cars
With the rise of electric cars, it’s easy to forget that other modes of transportation are also going green. One such example is the use of solar power to power buses. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how one company, Sono, is helping make this a reality.
Airiva: Wind Turbines With a Feel For Design!
We are all familiar with traditional wind turbines. They are often found in remote areas sitting on bare ridgelines or near the coast where the wind is consistently strong. Entrepreneur Joe Doucet has developed an incredible “wind turbine wall” that could work wonders in urban environments.
Denver geothermal firm inks proposed deal in energy transition economy
An image from the Nevada operations hosting Transitional Energy's pilot project.(Photo courtesy of Transitional Energy) (Denver, Colo.) A Mile High City-based renewable energy firm took another step to bolster the national energy transition with equipment that makes electricity from the heat produced by oil and natural gas wells.
Making Power With Biogas and A Natural Gas Generator
Earlier, I talked about how a renewable fuel called biogas can be made using tobacco, water, and an air-tight environment. However, I haven't mentioned how you can use this gas to potentially power a kind of generator that someone can easily buy from a hardware store right now. There is a type of electric generator called a natural gas generator that runs on natural gas instead of running on gasoline or diesel. Now, the thing about natural gas is that it is mostly made out of methane:
Rosendin Renewable Energy Group Recognized as Industry Leader
Rosendin's team at the Townsite Solar and Storage facility in Nevada.Courtesy Rosendin. Rosendin Renewable Energy Group (RREG) is one of the fastest-growing renewable energy groups in the U.S. and now the Anaheim, California-based builder has been recognized by Solar Power World as one of the most influential companies in the country. Rosendin installed over 1,429 MWdc of solar energy in 2021, reaffirming the company as a leader in designing and building utility-scale renewable power generation and earning a top spot on the 2022 Top Solar Contractors List.
Energy developer minimizes Grand Junction solar farm’s visual impact
Solar panels cover a growing area at Jack’s Solar Garden in Longmont.Werner Slocum / National Renewable Energy Laboratory / Flickr. (Grand Junction, Colo.) The company developing a solar farm in Grand Junction, on land now used as an illegal trash dump, plans to minimize the visual impact of the energy park.
Colorado ranks 13th nationally for solar power generation
An installation at the Solar Technology Acceleration Center in Aurora.U.S. Department of Energy / Flickr. (Across Colorado) Colorado added 32 megawatts of solar generation capacity in the second quarter of this year, bringing the percentage of the state’s electricity from solar to nearly 6%, according to numbers from the Solar Energy Industries Association.
Denver developers ink solar deal for downtown property
Solar panels near Denver International Airport.David Wilson / Flickr. (Denver, Colo.) A local real estate firm has entered a deal with solar developer Pivot Energy to offset electricity used at a property near Union Station, the Denver-based renewable energy company said this week.
Boulder County considers easing rules for rural solar installation
Solar panels at Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge in Colorado.Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge / Flickr. (Boulder County, Colo.) Boulder County is considering revising its land use code to make installing solar panels on rural properties easier.
Technology is Making Batteries Out of Sand!
Polar Night Energy is Bringing Us This Innovation!. To put this all simply, Polar Night Energy wants to upscale solar and wind energy to meet everyone’s heating and electricity demands. To achieve this, they patented high-temperature, large-scale heat storage.
Wärtsilä & Utah Attack: Mismanaged Solar Energy Systems Can Pose Threat to Security, but Researchers are Two Steps Ahead
Wärtsilä negotiated terms with Clearway Energy Group to provide energy storage systems to maximize solar facilities' effectiveness. Despite gaining energy storage systems, could the unknown impact of a solar cyberattack overshadow the usefulness? [i]
Solar: Always Looking For the Next Best Thing!
Reading my work, you will sense my affinity for technology and gadgets. It was the driving force to get involved with successful and unsuccessful crowdfunding. As an early adopter, I found it compelling to get in on the ground floor.
Bright future ahead for solar power in Forsyth County
Solar panels atop a roof(Photo/Solar CrowdSource Facebook page) (Forsyth County, GA) While enthusiasts have long spelled out the environmental benefits of renewable energy, for the first time ever, it can be the more cost effective option. Find out how going green in your home in Forsyth County is actually keeping more green in your pocket.
It's Not Solar! A Handheld Wind Turbine
Wind TurbinesPhoto by Thomas Reaubourg on Unsplash. There was a time when a few of my relatives entertained having wind turbines on their farmland property. A particular company would rent the space on their land, and my family would reap the benefits of a steady amount of residuals over a 20-year amount of time. It made sense as the property wasn’t being farmed then, and it would have been an excellent form of passive income. Wind measurements were taken over time, but ultimately the flat farmland they owned was deemed to have insufficient wind for these large turbines. It’s probably just as well, as these wind turbines are large and stationary.
SRP, AES aim to reduce carbon footprint through new Pinal County solar plant
The ribbon-cutting ceremony at Central Line Solar.Courtesy of Salt River Project. (Eloy, Ariz.) — The Salt River Project on Wednesday unveiled the Central Line Solar facility, a new 100-megawatt solar plant in Pinal County.