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Signal Energy to Build Five Solar Projects in Texas and California

Solar Plants Will Produce Enough Energy to Power Nearly 357,000 Homes Annually CHATTANOOGA : Signal Energy, the Chattanooga-based leading contractor in the renewable energy industry, is partnering with Intersect Power to perform the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) activities for five new solar projects in California and Texas. Signal Energy has been working with Intersect Power over the […]

2020 Looks Like the Breakout Year for Building Decarbonization in California

Policymakers are coalescing around electrification as the solution for squeezing carbon out of buildings. Is the market ready? California has just 25 years to achieve its economywide carbon-neutrality target. Buildings account for about a quarter of California’s greenhouse gas emissions, so concerted efforts will be needed to squeeze carbon out of the sector, especially existing […]

California Proposes $100M in Energy Storage Incentives to Boost Wildfire Resiliency

An incentive carve-out for high-fire-risk areas could boost uptake among customers most likely to want solar-storage systems. California regulators want to direct $100 million in state energy storage incentives to a new class of disadvantaged customers: those living in parts of the state at the highest risk of deadly wildfires. The California Public Utilities Commission […]

Ameresco Plots Larger Role for Solar and Storage

The microgrids and energy-efficiency specialist says the number of viable markets for on-site solar and storage is growing. Ameresco is best known as a commercial and industrial energy services company, or ESCO, competing against giants like Honeywell, Siemens, Johnson Controls and a host of other national and regional providers on HVAC retrofits, LED lighting upgrades, […]

California Community Choice Aggregator Sees Promise in Floating Offshore Wind

Monterey Bay Community Power is exploring the possibility of a huge floating offshore wind project with developers EnBW and Trident Winds. California community choice aggregator (CCA) Monterey Bay Community Power has signed a memorandum of understanding to explore buying the power from a 1,000-megawatt floating offshore wind farm. It’s an early, if no-stakes, claim to […]

California’s Community Choice Aggregators are Filling the Gaps in EV Charger Investment

CCAs haven’t invested as much as utilities in EV charging infrastructure. New state grants for Silicon Valley CCAs, munis will help close the gaps. California’s community-choice aggregators are increasingly taking utility customers and signing big renewable energy deals. But CCAs have not matched the billions of dollars of EV charging infrastructure investments being made by […]

Sunnova Partners with California Roofer Ahead of Solar Mandate

California’s residential solar law goes into effect in 2020, and providers are gearing up to capitalize on it. A high-profile solar-homebuilder partnership has emerged from the flurry of activity surrounding California’s new solar home mandate, which goes into effect in 2020. Residential solar provider Sunnova and PetersenDean, a California-based company that installs roofs and solar, […]