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$1B Palen Solar Project Gains Fed Approval for 500 MW PV, Side-Steps California Energy Commission

November 2nd, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

The decade-old 500 MW Palen Solar Project has finally won decisive federal approval to go ahead as an estimated $1 billion photovoltaic project in the California desert after years of controversy and varied ownership. The November 1 approval by the US Bureau of Land Management also side-steps years of regulatory consideration of the project by the California Energy Commission, when the plant was still being proposed as a solar thermal project.


ElectraTherm’s Power+ Waste Heat Recovery System Generates Power & Captures Heat

July 12th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

ElectraTherm has commissioned its first Power+ waste heat to power unit in California. The unit generates fuel-free power from the waste heat generated by an existing biomass boiler using the Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC), thanks to a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for combined heat and power applications or prime power generated from biomass


California’s New Solar Regulations Prop Up Vivint Solar’s Lackluster First Quarter

May 10th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Vivint Solar, one of the United States' leading residential solar installers, announced its first-quarter earnings this week, posting lackluster growth and a larger-than-expected net loss, causing the company's shares to tumble until investors took notice of California's new building regulations mandating solar on all new residential buildings from 2020 onwards.


Australian Government Walks Away From Clean Energy Target

October 17th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Australia's Federal Government this week announced a new energy policy that walks away from introducing a post-2020 Clean Energy Target of 42% in favor of a National Energy Guarantee that puts the power of choice into the hands of the nation's utilities. 


Solar Cooperatives Growing

April 29th, 2014 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Originally published on RMI Outlet. By Laurie Guevara-Stone While many people associate cooperatives with a place for hippies to buy [&hellip



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