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Using Sunlight to Lower Bills for Low- to Moderate-Income Families

Homeowners in California, including Monica Sirri, will receive solar panels from GRID Alternatives, thanks to a grant from the Wells Fargo Builds℠ program.
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It’s important to Monica Sirri to cook for her family — including her three adult children and four grandchildren — when they visit every weekend.

“It’s the main thing to stay together,” Sirri said. “I have proof, because they love me and stay with me.”

Clean and Green: Duke Energy Issues Second Green Bond

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  • Duke Energy Progress becomes second Duke Energy subsidiary to issue clean energy investment opportunity
  • Company collaborates with diversity-owned banks for $600 million transaction
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  • Duke Energy Progress becomes second Duke Energy subsidiary to issue clean energy investment opportunity
  • Company collaborates with diversity-owned banks for $600 million transaction

Why Salesforce, Gap, Bloomberg, and Others Are Teaming up to Buy Solar

By: Eillie Anzilotti
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It sounds like the opening line of a sustainable businesses nerd joke: Bloomberg, Salesforce, Gap Inc., Cox Enterprises, and Workday walked into a solar purchasing agreement together.

Black & Veatch-Designed Microgrid Actively Powering Shell Technology Center in Houston

Innovative microgrid platform a step toward next-gen clean energy technologies
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A Black & Veatch-designed microgrid at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston, Texas, is actively powering part of the campus while serving as a critical research tool for Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc.’s work to explore the next generation of clean power and distributed energy technologies.

Solar Decathalon 2.0

Building Up the Base of the Pyramid
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Imagine groups of college students, working together with community leaders around the globe, in a contest to develop cutting edge, small, affordable, solar-powered homes for a pre-determined location. 

Imagine 20 of those teams assembling their homes on a micro-grid and opening them for inspection by architects, engineers, and leaders from the community where they will be located, along with thousands of visitors interested in learning more about how they were built and where they will be used. 

New Black & Veatch eBook Navigates the ‘Digital Electricity’ Revolution

Free download explores creating a digital grid, data science, distributed generation and other issues to help utilities plan a resilient power supply
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Intelligent devices and super-fast networks have turned electricity customers from isolated spectators to engaged players in a culture of energy transformation. With clicks on a smartphone or a finger-swipe on a tablet, the lights come on, the heat turns up, and our lives are put on a kind of energy cruise control. Sounds simple, right?

Strengthening Clean Energy with a Diverse Workforce

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by Kristen Graf, Executive Director, WRISE (Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy)

Wells Fargo Completes Funding for 200-MW Sempra Great Valley Solar Project

By Kelsey Misbrener
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Wells Fargo Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance announced it has completed the final $85 million in tax-equity funding for Sempra Renewables’ 200-MW solar generation facility near Fresno, California. The funding represents the last phase of more than $190 million in financing for four solar farms collectively known as the Sempra Great Valley Solar Project.

Sempra Renewables—a subsidiary of energy-holding company Sempra Energy SRE—built and operates the Great Valley Solar Project, a 1,600-acre facility with 860,000 solar modules.

National Grid Provides One-Stop Solar Shopping For Upstate New York Customers

‘New York Solar Marketplace’ simplifies and speeds solar energy experience
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SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As consumer interest in solar energy continues to grow, National Grid is now offering its upstate New York electricity customers a convenient online tool to use in researching and purchasing solar energy systems for their homes and businesses. The portal is called New York Solar Marketplace and is part of National Grid’s commitment to the future of the energy landscape and to ensuring a quality customer experience for going solar.

Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Celebrates Nine Nonprofit Projects With Cross-Country Summer Road Trip

Sun Club shines a light on $1.3 million in sustainability partnerships in four states
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HOUSTON, June 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Green Mountain Energy Sun Club is charging up and setting out on a cross-country trip to celebrate the completion of its nine new projects.  The nonprofit organization will be unveiling $1.3 million in innovative sustainability-related donations to nine nonprofits located across Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, and Illinois.

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