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Hilltop Special Services Center teacher Joseph Alter was looking for hands-on learning activities for his high school students in San Francisco when a colleague told him about We Share Solar. Now his students will help provide energy to people in other countries who don’t have access to electricity — and they are discovering new career opportunities.

Just Released: Voluntary Renewable Energy in the Northeast United States

A series of policy briefs evaluating the opportunities and challenges of designing policy solutions that encourage the growth of clean energy in the Northeast
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Voluntary and Corporate Renewable Energy in the Northeast United States: Barriers and Opportunities for Growth
Focusing on voluntary renewable energy in the Northeast United States, this brief explains the current and potential value of voluntary renewable energy to meet state goals in the region, and identifies key barriers to renewable energy development to meet voluntary and corporate demand and potential opportunities and solutions for overcoming them. Download

Introduction to the Green-e Renewable Energy Standard for Singapore Webinar

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Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) just released the Green-e Renewable Energy Standard for Singapore, which details the requirements and standards for Green-e certification of renewable electricity sales and consumption in Singapore. The new standard defines eligible renewable resources, requirements for customer disclosure and transparency, and use of renewable energy tracking systems. With the release of this standard, large buyers and clean energy sellers in Singapore can apply for Green-e certification of their retail renewable electricity and energy attribute certificates (“EACs”).

Black & Veatch, Renewable Energy Test Center Launch Solar Industry’s First Bifacial Module Ranking

Tests analyze performance of solar PV modules that capture and convert light on both sides
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., October 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch, a leading engineering, construction and consulting company and Renewable Energy Test Center (RETC), a world-class engineering services and certification testing provider for photovoltaic and renewable energy products, will launch the first bifacial photovoltaic (PV) module ranking in the solar industry.

Distributed Generation Still Part of the Plan as Technology Adoption Matures

DER continue to drive change within the electric industry
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Distributed energy resources (DER) continue to drive change within the electric industry as both energy consumers and electric service providers are diversifying how electricity is generated and delivered. Spawned by the public embrace of clean energy, falling prices, and regulatory subsidies, solar photovoltaics, battery energy storage, and microgrids are being deployed in more places across the electric system.

Indonesia in Transition: Minemouth Coal and Hybrid Renewable Solutions

Indonesia continues to chase full electrification and grid stability
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Indonesia, a nation of three time zones, thousands of islands and 250 million people, continues to experience major industrial and economic growth. Boasting vast untapped resources that include copper, gold, tin, nickel and coal, the mining sector will continue to play a significant role in the country’s development.

Black & Veatch: Renewables, Distributed Energy Resources Driving Investments in Power Transmission Assets

Strategic Directions Report finds business models challenged by shifting customer demand
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The influx of renewables and evolving customer demand for green energy and reliability are driving the electric industry to make significant capital investments in power delivery assets.

Let the Sun Shine: National Grid’s Fruit Belt Solar Demo Project Reaches Capacity Commitment Milestone

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BUFFALO, N.Y., July 25, 2017 /3BL Media/  – After more than a year of planning and community outreach, National Grid’s Fruit Belt Neighborhood Solar Demonstration Project has reached a significant milestone – full customer commitment to reach its 500-kilowatt generating capacity.

A total of 170 participants have enrolled or are in the process of enrolling in the project, designed to test the grid efficiency of a concentration of rooftop solar in a single neighborhood, while providing energy bill savings for participants.

Takin' It To The Streets: Solar Roadways Update

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What if the roads we drove on, instead of being made of carbon-intensive petroleum sludge, were actually solar panels? And what if whenever electric vehicles drove on these solar roads, they were automatically re-charged? Sounds like a fiction, wishful thinking, a dream? Well, here at Sea Change Radio we like to celebrate the dreamers, and in 2014 we profiled Solar Roadways, a hot new startup at the time, based on the wild idea of paving roads with solar panels. There were critics who pooh-poohed the idea, but there were also a lot of us who fell in love with it.

Black & Veatch-Designed Microgrid to Power Innovation at Shell Technology Center in Houston

Company delivers microgrid innovation platform
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 13, 2017 /3BL Media/– Black & Veatch, a leader in the design and deployment of clean energy-producing microgrids, has been selected by Shell International Exploration & Production Company, Inc. to perform engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) on a new microgrid system at Shell’s Technology Center in Houston.

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