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Consumers Energy Announces Plans to Develop Solar Power Plant in Cadillac

New Location Would Be Third in Michigan, Powering Up to 100 Homes
Press Release

CADILLAC, Mich., February 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy announced today that it plans to develop its third solar power plant in Cadillac, building on its Triple Bottom Line commitment to people, the planet and Michigan’s prosperity.

Yesterday’s Waste Leads to Tomorrow’s Energy

Blog

Republic Services’ landfills aren’t just collecting trash, they can also produce renewable energy. Today, we’re capturing landfill gas and converting it to electricity and fuel. We also are utilizing closed landfills to generate solar electricity. Through these efforts, we’re converting previously unused resources into power for homes, businesses and vehicles – including our own collection trucks. 

Comcast Offsets More Than 95% of Energy Usage with New Solar Project

By Emily Holbrook
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Comcast recently announced the completion of a 1,170-panel carport solar installation that will help power its regional call center in Plymouth, Mass. The system will generate enough onsite clean energy — as much as 600,000 kilowatt hours of power annually — to offset more than 95% of the facility’s annual energy consumption.

Texas Sun Powers New Green Mountain Energy Go Local Solar Plan

New plan powers homes with Texas solar energy; no roof required
Press Release

HOUSTON, February 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Electricity customers across the state can let their Texas pride shine while showing the planet some love with a new solar plan. Green Mountain Energy has launched its first electricity plan that lets customers power their homes with 100 percent solar electricity generated right here in Texas. Go Local Solar is inspired by the farm-to-table movement, harnessing electricity from Texas-based solar parks and giving both homeowners and renters local solar power with no rooftop installation or upfront costs required.

Is California the New Hub for Electric Transportation?

Edison International Senior VP Drew Murphy explores the state’s mobility future with industry leaders.
Blog

With a growing number of companies like Tesla and electric bus manufacturer Proterra headquartered in California, it’s worth exploring whether the state is becoming a hub for electric transportation.

Arrow Electronics and We Care Solar Win 2019 Edison Award for Innovative Solar Suitcase Technology

Press Release

CENTENNIAL, Colo., February 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics and nonprofit We Care Solar have won a 2019 Edison Award for Solar Suitcase 3.0, a portable solar-powered battery unit that can bring electricity to a remote, off-grid medical clinic throughout the night.  

Green Mountain Energy and The Hill Announce Sustainability Partnership

Eco-friendly shopping center and leading renewable energy provider bringing greener energy to North Texas
Press Release

HOUSTON, January 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Green Mountain Energy today announced it has entered into a sustainability partnership with The Hill, a unique, eco-friendly shopping and dining destination in the heart of Dallas. The organizations have teamed up to explore and implement sustainability upgrades for the property and power common areas of the development with 100 percent renewable energy. This agreement represents the first Sustainability Partnership between Green Mountain and a mixed-use project in Dallas.

Black & Veatch: Renewable Energy, Technology Spur Utility Modernization Push

New Strategic Directions Report explores smart grid strategies as distributed energy tests utility business models
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Faced with the rapid evolution of generation, transmission and distribution technology, utilities are poised to undergo their most visible transformation in more than a century. By actively pursuing grid modernization efforts now — deploying smart devices, predictive analytics and active network management strategies — they can overcome the pitfalls of aging infrastructure assets and meet rising customer demand for clean energy, reliability and a lowered carbon footprint.

Black & Veatch: Renewable Energy, Technology Spur Utility Modernization Push

New Strategic Directions Report explores smart grid strategies as distributed energy tests utility business models
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Faced with the rapid evolution of generation, transmission and distribution technology, utilities are poised to undergo their most visible transformation in more than a century. By actively pursuing grid modernization efforts now — deploying smart devices, predictive analytics and active network management strategies — they can overcome the pitfalls of aging infrastructure assets and meet rising customer demand for clean energy, reliability and a lowered carbon footprint.

Consumers Energy Dedicates First Ever Solar, Battery Storage Systems on Grand Rapids’ West Side

Circuit West District Provides Glimpse at Michigan’s Energy Future
Press Release

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Consumers Energy today dedicated Michigan’s first ever rooftop solar array and battery storage system in a vibrant and growing area of Grand Rapids.

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