Daily Archives: August 2, 2018

Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle

Harley-Davidson plans to lead the electric motorcycle market by launching Harley-Davidson’s first electric motorcycle, LiveWire™, in 2019 — the first in a broad, no-clutch “twist and go” portfolio of electric two-wheelers designed to establish the company as the leader in the electrification of the sport. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles…

Controlling drones via voice channels

The future is airborne. Drones may soon become the key to relieving the burden of traffic on our streets, optimizing deliveries, and improving the safety and efficiency of firefighting. But there are still a few hurdles to cross before the technology reaches the maturity required for large-scale commercial roll-out. Read Full Article Here For more…

Vestas secures 184-MW turbine order from Xcel Energy

By Michelle Froese With 19% larger swept area than the previous 2.0 MW model, Vestas’ V120-2.2 MW expands wind projects into new low and medium wind speed regions, harnessing previously uneconomical wind resources. Vestas has received a 184-MW turbine order from Xcel Energy for the Blazing Star Wind Project in Minnesota. The contract is for…

Hanwha Q CELLS plans to follow major rivals in exiting US stock markets

‘Silicon Module Super League’ (SMSL) member Hanwha Q CELLS said it would seek to de-list from NASDAQ, following two major SMSL members, Trina Solar and JA Solar to go private after years of experiencing lower valuations on the NYSE and NASDAQ stock markets, compared to smaller rivals listed but US-Headquartered. Read Full Article Here For…

Solar industry applauds New York for addressing flaws in VDER tariff

By Kelsey Misbrener The Clean Energy Parties, including the Solar Energy Industries Association, the Coalition for Community Solar Access, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the New York Solar Energy Industries Association, the Pace Energy and Climate Center, and Vote Solar, welcome recent efforts by the NY Department of Public Service to recognize and begin to…

Vivint Solar moves into Illinois

By Kelsey Misbrener Vivint Solar announced that it plans to expand availability of its affordable residential solar energy systems into Illinois, with services beginning in the greater Chicago area. Marking the company’s first expansion into the Midwest region, Vivint Solar plans to create over 100 jobs in the state within the year. According to the…

Sunworks completes carport array for Roseville 76 Station

By Kelsey Misbrener Sunworks celebrated the completion of a 131.34-kW solar carport installation at the Roseville 76 Station. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place this morning at the site’s location in Roseville, California. Robert Robinson, owner of the station, commented, “Mitigating the urban heat island effect and reducing our carbon footprint through the use of…

J. M. Smucker signs up for Nebraska wind power

By Michelle Froese As part of its commitment to have a positive environmental impact, The J. M. Smucker Company announced it has entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy (LCE) for 60 MW of the utility-scale 230 MW Plum Creek Wind Project in Wayne County, Nebraska. Starting in 2020, the wind…

Vineyard Wind’s statement on Massachusetts electric contract negotiations

By Michelle Froese Vineyard Wind, which is developing the first large-scale offshore wind farm in the United States, released the following statement following the announcement about successful conclusion of contract negotiations with the Massachusetts electric distribution companies (EDCs) for the Vineyard Wind Connector project. “[This] historic filing represents the start of an industry, one that…

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