SunPower Breaks Ground on 28-Megawatt Solar Power System at Vandenberg Air Force Base

PRESS RELEASE SAN JOSE, Calif., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ:SPWR) has broken ground on a 28-megawatt solar photovoltaic system at Vandenberg Air Force Base near Lompoc, California, a project expected to create about 150 jobs at peak of construction. Upon operation, it’s anticipated to be the largest behind-the-meter solar power system in the … Read more

Updated: Tucson Electric signs solar + storage PPA for ‘less than 4.5¢/kWh’

Dive Brief: Tucson Electric Power has signed a power purchase agreement for a solar-plus-storage system at “an all-in cost significantly less than $0.045/kWh over 20 years,” according to a company official. Exact prices are confidential, but a release pegged the PPA for the solar portion of the project at below $0.03/kWh. The project calls for a 100 MW … Read more

Westinghouse will not object to unsealing contract for VC Summer nuclear project

Dive Brief: Westinghouse Electric is not blocking a request to unseal documents relating to its contract with SCANA and its partners for the construction of the V.C. Summer nuclear plant, according to media reports. More than 350 people, most of them associated with the South Carolina chapter of AARP, have written letters requesting that the … Read more

Industrial IoT and the Age of Predictive Maintenance

<!– IoT GUIDE –> Smart Maintenance This has manifested itself in a number of fascinating early case studies of the use of data to make management of networks smarter. For instance, Finnish company Sharper Shape have been using drones to map utility networks. They use machine learning to identify trees that are at risk of … Read more

California just broke all renewable energy records

The Golden State has soaked up enough rays to generate 67.2 per cent of its energy from renewable sources last month, smashing previous records. When combining California’s largest grid with hydropower facilities, renewable energy rose even further to 80.7 per cent of total energy generation on 13 May. Thanks to ample sunshine, full water reservoirs and more solar facilities, … Read more

Achieving India’s Ambitious Renewable Energy Goals: A Progress Report

Whether G20 countries embrace responsible climate policy is of critical importance, since together they account for roughly 80 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions and 80 percent of global GDP. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced responsible climate policy as a goal of this year’s G20 Summit in July. In the lead up to the … Read more