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Tesla starts displaying new ‘Tesla Solar’ branded solar panels in store – Electrek

While most of the attention around Tesla’s effort in the solar industry is currently focused on its new solar roof tiles, the company is still installing regular solar panels under SolarCity, which is currently transitioning to become ‘Tesla Solar’. Through that program, Tesla has now started displaying … [Read more...]

Price tag for Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject rises by another billion, CEO says – APTN News

Price tag for Muskrat Falls hydro megaproject rises by another billion, CEO saysAPTN NewsCosts for the Muskrat Falls hydro project in Labrador are up another $1 billion, a “boondoggle” the man in charge says is worse than the lopsided Upper Churchill debacle. Nalcor Energy CEO Stan Marshall said Friday the new price … [Read more...]

Irrigators under the pump from Hydro plans – The Australian

The AustralianIrrigators under the pump from Hydro plansThe AustralianThere are also concerns the schemes — in which water released from hydro plants is captured and pumped back uphill during off-peak times to be re-used for peak generation — could change the timing of irrigation water releases. “More likely … [Read more...]

‘A big dose of awe’: Last solar eclipse here, in 1979, changed Seattle author’s life – The Seattle Times

Got questions about the solar eclipse happening Aug. 21? Five seconds on Google will get you more than 10 million results — including interactive maps that zoom in on the zone of totality from coast to coast. But the last time the Pacific Northwest experienced a total solar eclipse, information wasn’t as easy to come … [Read more...]

New fees to start for solar owners in areas served by Southern California Edison – Press-Enterprise

Installing a home solar system will soon cost a bit more for Southern California Edison customers, but the changes are not expected to reduce the growth of home solar here. Starting July 1, Edison customers will face a $75 fee to connect to the electrical grid system. They also now will have to pay a public-benefit fee that will … [Read more...]

Small talk: Small businesses in clean energy sector still hope for best – Fairfield Daily Republic

Small talk: Small businesses in clean energy sector still hope for bestFairfield Daily RepublicNEW YORK — Small business owners who install solar panels or help customers use clean energy don't seem fazed by President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, saying they expect demand for … [Read more...]

Blue Lake Power Biomass Plant to Restart – Benzinga

Blue Lake Power, LLC's 12 MW biomass facility in Blue Lake, CA to restart operations July 2017. BLP is currently searching for fuel partners for short and long term contracts. Blue Lake, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2017 Blue Lake Power LLC announces its plans to restart its 12 MW biomass plant located in Blue Lake, CA (10 miles from … [Read more...]

Canadian Solar Inc.’s Worst Moves in 2017 So Far – Motley Fool

The solar industry is a rapidly changing world of players that seem to go from darling to out of business in the blink of an eye. And for Canadian Solar (NASDAQ:CSIQ), one of the biggest solar manufacturers in the world, the challenge of getting strategy and financing correct in a highly competitive business is a tall … [Read more...]

A windy win for county: Mower County leads the state in wind energy production tax – Austin Herald

Mower County led the state in 2016 in money received through the wind energy production tax, much of which goes to offset property taxes. Chris Kunkle, regional policy manager for St. Paul-based nonprofit Wind on the Wires, and other wind industry officials presented a ceremonial check to Mower County Board of Commissioners … [Read more...]

Put partisanship aside and embrace clean energy – Hattiesburg American

TownhallPut partisanship aside and embrace clean energyHattiesburg AmericanBy now, many of us have noticed the wide differences of opinion available on climate science. Some people saw the president's decision to withdraw from the Paris Accords as a grave mistake, while others supported it. This latter view was echoed in a … [Read more...]