October 30, 2017

Puerto Rico to Cancel Whitefish Grid Rebuilding Contract

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is moving to cancel a $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy, a small Montana firm hired to help rebuild the island's power grid, amid growing criticism from Congress and FEMA and an order by the governor of Puerto Rico. Read more from ICN about how solar companies are helping restore power on the island.

How Tariffs Could Help and Hurt the Solar Industry

SolarWorld, one of two plaintiffs in the trade suit that alleges cheap imports are hurting U.S. solar manufacturers, says it is rehiring workers and boosting production. But companies that make wires, batteries and electrical equipment for solar panels say the ruling has already hurt their businesses. Read more from ICN about how the ruling could impact the solar industry.

U.S. Wind Energy Projects Reach Nearly 30 Gigawatts

The amount of U.S. wind energy projects in the works have grown 27 percent since last year to nearly 30 gigawatts, according to a new American Wind Energy Association report. The industry is on track to provide 10 percent of America's electricity by 2020 and 50,000 new jobs.

October 26, 2017

NRG Backs Carbon Tax Amid Effort to Sell Clean-Energy Operations

NRG Energy is selling its clean energy assets, but its CEO says the company stands behind its objectives to cut carbon emissions and supports a carbon tax. The company is one of several finding a growing pool of investors like pension funds and insurers that want to operate wind and solar farms.

October 25, 2017

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October 19, 2017

U.S. Firm to Build Solar Plants in Blackout-Plagued Gaza

The Gaza Strip will have three new solar energy plants that produce 40 megawatts of electrical power operating by next spring, officials with Samaha Group say. The U.S.-based firm and its local partners want to provide some relief for the territory that has daily blackouts and severe power shortages.

October 18, 2017

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