EPB launches first community solar power program
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EPB launches first community solar power program

For the first time since it was created 80 years ago, EPB plans to generate its own power. The city-owned utility is looking to the sun to power a new community-based solar farm that is projected to generate enough power for about 125 homes. EPB directors Friday approved a partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority to launch Solar Share, a pilot program to construct 1.35 megawatts of solar generation to be distributed to a number of homes from a solar farm likely to be built on one of EPB's service lots. EPB is still working out the details of how…
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Colorado’s Arion Energy to develop several solar energy projects across Hawaii
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Colorado’s Arion Energy to develop several solar energy projects across Hawaii

Arion Energy LLC, a Colorado-based developer of wind, solar and biogas projects throughout the United States and Canada, has plans to develop 21 solar projects in Hawaii totaling nearly 7 megawatts of power, the head of the company confirmed to PBN Friday. The Greenwood Village company, which has an office in Honolulu at 410 Atkinson Drive, has filed several new businesses for each of the commercial and industrial solar projects, according to public records. “We are working on a whole bunch of commercial and industrial projects,” Nick Azari, president and CEO of Arion Energy, told PBN. “We are finalizing these deals.”…
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Michigan State University to create largest solar array in the state
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Michigan State University to create largest solar array in the state

Michigan State University plans to outfit five of its parking lots with solar panel parking bays, creating what university officials say will be the largest solar array in the state. The plan was approved unanimously by the Board of Trustees Friday. Searching for green energy sources, including solar, coincides with the university’s energy transition plan, said Wolfgang Bauer, an MSU physics professor and senior consultant with the Office of the Executive Vice President. The solar array is expected to generate 10 megawatts of power, roughly 1/6 the amount used on campus during peak hours, he said. The parking bays will…
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Indian Government Calls for Utilising Rooftop Space for Solar Projects
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Indian Government Calls for Utilising Rooftop Space for Solar Projects

NEW DELHI: The Centre has asked its ministries, States and all educational institutions across the country to utilise the space available with them to install grid connected solar rooftop systems. The government has set a target of 40,000 MW of grid connected rooftop solar power generation capacity by 2022 under the National Solar Mission. In a recent letter to all central ministries, States, public sector organisation, educational institutions, schools and colleges, New and Renewable Energy Ministry has urged to install grid connected solar rooftop systems/projects in their buildings. "Huge rooftop space is available in government buildings..even if a part of…
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