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Vineyard Wind celebrates opening of Boston office

By Michelle Froese Vineyard Wind’s proposed project was selected through a competitive process in May 2018 to provide clean, wind energy to customers of Massachusetts’ three electric distribution utilities. The contracts between the utilities and Vineyard Wind have already been approved. Vineyard Wind, which is developing the United States’ first-utility-scale wind farm, celebrated the opening…

SunPower gets financial backing to support new residential solar leases

By Kelly Pickerel Through a partnership with Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital and SunStrong Capital Holdings, SunPower has secured financing commitments for its residential solar lease program that will help the company meet its expected customer demand into 2020. SunPower has provided solar lease financing options to customers since 2010. The financing provisions with this…

NREL selects participants for 2019 Executive Energy program

By Michelle Froese The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 21 leaders to participate in its 2019 Executive Energy Leadership program. The selected Energy Execs tour the research test field at the NREL. This “Energy Execs” program provides non-technical business, governmental, and community leaders an opportunity to learn about advanced…

Report details increasing presence of utility-scale battery storage systems

By Billy Ludt A shift toward utility-scale battery storage systems is gaining momentum nationally, finds a report published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The report — Advances in Electricity Storage Suggest Rapid Disruption of U.S. Electricity Sector — details upstart storage and storage-expansion projects in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Florida, Massachusetts,…

Bill seeks to expand master limited partnerships to renewable energy #USA

By National Wind Watch Lawmakers have reintroduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would give clean energy projects access to a tax advantage currently available for fossil fuel projects. U.S. Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and Ron Estes, R-Kan., call the Financing Our Energy Future Act a…

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