Daily Archives: October 2, 2018

Virginia unveils 2018 Energy Plan

By Michelle Froese Governor Ralph Northam released the 2018 Virginia Energy Plan, which provides a strategic vision for the Commonwealth’s energy policy over the next 10 years. With a focus on modernizing the electric grid and promoting innovative technologies, the plan sets goals for renewable energy generation, energy efficiency, and electric vehicles. Governor Ralph Northam’s…

U.S. organization unites advocates for wind & solar energy

By Michelle Froese The Wind Solar Alliance (WSA), formerly known as the Wind Energy Foundation, has a new name, reflecting an increased focus on rapidly deploying wind and solar energy to deliver the maximum economic and environmental benefits. WSA aims to focus on research, communication, and advocacy to raise awareness of the benefits of both…

Stop the Shock: AWEA launches new worker safety campaign

By Michelle Froese AWEA’s October 2018 Safety Campaign, Stop the Shock: Stay Current and Avoid the Current, kicks off this week. The campaign will raise electrical safety awareness for wind energy workers and equip them with the knowledge they need to work safely and efficiently. With a record amount of wind-power capacity under construction in…

Redesigning solar software for speed, simplicity and scale

By Gwen Brown In 2011, grad school classmates Sam Adeyemo and Chris Hopper discovered a shared interest in advancing solar energy in emerging markets and teamed up to design and install a solar installation for a boarding school in Kenya. Designing a PV system for a site on another continent made it clear how challenging…

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