Industry News

The race to 100GW: How the US wind industry grew
Source: Windpower Monthly  |  August 16

The US is nearing 100GW of installed wind capacity in an industry spanning almost 40 years. Watch to see how, and where, the sector has flourished.

Clark Public Utilities’ Community Solar Site Hits New Production Peak
Source:  |  August 15

Clark Public Utilities, a customer-owned public utility serving roughly 200,000 customers in Clark County, Wash., says its community solar site has hit a new record for energy production. In turn, participants in the community solar program will see increased savings. The utility’s community solar site consists of five separately metered, adjacent

Vestas Q2 profits fall amid rising costs
Source: Windpower Monthly  |  August 15

Vestas' earnings and net profit were lower in the second quarter of the year as rising tariffs, raw material prices, and transport costs hit the manufacturer's gross margin.

Banks Renewables' legal challenge halts CfD auction
Source: Windpower Monthly  |  August 15

UK developer Banks Group has launched a legal challenge against the UK government, claiming its contract for differences (CfD) support scheme discriminates in favour of offshore wind at the expense of onshore wind.

Newly Formed Company Serves Small, Midsize Solar Businesses
Source:  |  August 15

Several wind and solar industry executives have launched a new company, Strategic Solar Sourcing. The company says it offers small and midsize solar businesses supply-chain management outsourcing services and products previously available only to large organizations. “After more than 30 years of collective experience in both wind and solar energy, ranging from

States Increasingly Taking Actions On Grid Modernization
Source:  |  August 15

Forty-four states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, took actions related to grid modernization in the second quarter of the year, with the greatest number of actions relating to energy storage deployment, data access policies, distribution system planning, utility business model reforms, and integrated resource planning,

MiaSolé Solar Module Passes Damage Tests With Flying Colors
Source:  |  August 15

MiaSolé Hi-Tech Corp., a California-based manufacturer of lightweight, thin-film photovoltaic solar modules and a subsidiary of Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, has announced multiple improvements in its module design for extreme conditions. The MiaSolé CIGS thin-film solar modules offer durability with a combination of shingled flexible solar cells, reverse bias

Coop Halfway to Solar Goal
Source: CoopLawBlog  |  August 14

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative has broken ground on three solar energy farms which will provide 6 MWs of capacity by the end of the year. The projects will bring Kit Carson’s solar portfolio to 16 MW, halfway to meeting its goal of 100% daytime solar energy by 2022. The post Coop

Danish summer generation up 25%
Source: Windpower Monthly  |  August 14

Denmark's wind fleet generated over 2TWh of electricity in June and July, a quarter more than the same period of 2018. But trade body Wind Denmark said the total could have been even higher.

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NRECA Provides Insight on Progress of Coop Priorities in Congress
Source: CoopLawBlog  |  August 9

NRECA Partners on U.S. EV Charging White Paper
Source: CoopLawBlog  |  August 9

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and EDF Renewables Partner on Solar
Source: CoopLawBlog  |  August 2