You can call it another loan-guarantee success story: One of the world’s biggest solar PV plants is fully operational in California.
Developers of the Ivanpah power tower project say the plant “produced its first output of energy when the Unit 1 station was synced to the power grid for the first time.”
SunPower and NRG Energy say panel installation is completed and a 250-megawatt California solar project will soon be fully commissioned.
Down in oil country, the city of Houston says it will boost its renewable energy purchasing to a nation-leading 50 percent of demand.
A 66-megawatt PV plant, currently the largest operating in California, is cranking out maximum power for several hours a day in northern Los Angeles County.
Opening up new energy storage possibilities, the eV2g joint venture between the University of Delaware and NRG Energy is selling power from a fleet of EVs to PJM.
The massive Ivanpah power-tower solar energy plant is in the home stretch of development, having achieved “first flux,” BrightSource Energy says.
With a straight face, oil-supporting Republican senators ask the Obama administration if an offshore wind lease process made sure to protect avian species.
California Valley Solar Ranch begins producing power, yet another government-backed clean energy project that appears on course.
NRG has put the project on hold, but the Obama administration is still happy to seal its first offshore wind lease agreement under “Smart from the Start.”