Kansas Claims Number One Spot for Wind Energy Production

Governor applauds renewable energy efforts, highlights data released yesterday. In an effort to raise awareness of clean energy activity in Kansas, Governor Laura Kelly is highlighting the American Wind Energy Association’s 2018 Annual Market Report. The report, released yesterday, shows that Kansas is now the number one producer for wind energy production as a share of total […]

US Wind Power Grew 8 Percent in 2018 Amid Record Demand

Annual market report shows a healthy wind industry delivered record US jobs, $1 billion in rural community and state payments last year. Houston, Texas — The American wind power industry emerged from 2018 stronger than ever, now able to power 30 million American homes after 8 percent capacity growth last year. The newly released U.S. Wind […]

Advanced Power Alliance Statement on Windpower Facility Decommissioning Substitute Language

Jeff Clark, President of the Advanced Power Alliance (APA), together with Texas State Representative Terry Canales today signed an agreement reflecting a mutual commitment to pass legislation establishing standards for decommissioning wind energy projects in Texas.  The legislation, a committee substitute for House Bill 2845 now pending before the Texas Legislature, is the culmination of […]

Enel Green Power Acquires U.S. Renewable Energy Developer Tradewind Energy

This strategic acquisition will enable Enel Green Power North America to manage all aspects of the renewable value chain, from greenfield development through operations. Enel Green Power North America acquired Tradewind’s 13 GW development pipeline, of which a 6 GW platform will be sold to Macquarie Group’s Green Investment Group. Enel, through its US renewable […]

E.ON Announces Start of Construction on South Texas Windfarm

Peyton Creek at 151 MW will bring E.ON’s total US generation capacity to 4 GW mark. E.ON announced today Peyton Creek Windfarm, a 151 megawatt (MW) project, located in Matagorda County, Texas, is under construction and it expects to commission the project before the end of 2019. “Peyton Creek will be our 24th wind project […]

Enel Green Power North America Starts Construction of Largest Solar Farm in Texas

The 497 MW Roadrunner solar project, which will be built in two phases, will also be the largest solar plant in Enel’s US portfolio and is expected to generate around 1.2 TWh annually The first 252 MW of Roadrunner are expected to be up and running by the end of 2019, while the remaining 245 […]

Solar Foundation – Solar Jobs Down 3 Percent Nationwide in 2018, But Some Key States See Job Growth

Uncertainty over tariffs, state policy impacts contribute to jobs reduction nationwide. The U.S. solar industry employs 242,343 workers as of 2018, a decline of nearly 8,000 jobs (3.2 percent) compared to 2017, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2018 released today by The Solar Foundation. This marks the second year in a row that solar jobs […]

Clark in Austin Business Journal: “Clean Energy On Right Track in Texas”

Jeff Clark – President, Advanced Power Alliance Published in Austin Business Journal on February 7, 2019 Texas is a leader in clean energy with rapidly growing wind and solar energy sectors. Our state leads the nation in wind energy generation, and recent cost-declines in solar are leading to tremendous growth. The success of wind and solar […]

Pecan Street Launches Texas’ First Grid-Connected Vehicle-to-Grid Research and Testing Center

Energy research organization Pecan Street Inc. launched Texas’ first grid-tied vehicle-to-grid (V2G) testing center at its lab in Austin, Texas, turning electric vehicles into a dispatchable load shaving tool for the municipally-owned electric utility, Austin Energy. The V2G testing center is part of Austin SHINES, an Austin Energy project that is testing how energy storage at grid, […]

Penn State University Makes Major Investment in Solar Energy Project

Penn State, one of country’s largest and most prestigious research universities, makes significant investment in solar energy project with global solar leader Lightsource BP.  Penn State and Lightsource BP announced Tuesday, February 5, the development of 70 megawatts of large-scale offsite solar to support the University’s Strategic Plan, which cites stewardship of the planet’s resources […]

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