PepsiCo Unveils Sustainability Strategy to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions

PepsiCo Inc. has unveiled plans to more than double its science-based climate goal, targeting a reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030. In addition, the company has pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040, one decade earlier than called for in the Paris Agreement. PepsiCo’s sustainability strategy, […]

Panasonic promotes 13 solar installers to Elite and Premium tiers of program

Panasonic has promoted 13 U.S. solar installers to the Elite and Premium tiers of its Residential Solar Installer Program. Not only will installers and homeowners gain access to the entire suite of legacy Panasonic solar modules, they will also receive access to the new high-efficiency Panasonic Solar EverVolt Modules, available beginning in February. Homeowners in Arizona, Texas,… […]

Four community solar arrays in Denver to open to both residential and commercial customers

Namasté Solar has broken ground on four new community solar projects in the Denver-metro-area, along with UX Solar, a joint-venture partnership between Excelsior Energy Capital and Unico Solar Investors. The projects total 8 MW of solar capacity for Xcel Energy. While previous projects through Xcel’s community solar program have primarily served the public sector, this community solar… […]

EMC Develops Process to Print Transparent Conductors on Flexible Glass

Energy Materials Corp. (EMC), a company that specializes in the development of high-speed roll-to-roll manufacturing of solar energy panels, has developed an enabling process to print transparent conductors as part of the scale-up of its inline manufacturing process. EMC says roll-to-roll printing of metal conductors on Corning Willow Glass (flexible glass) at 60 meters per […]

ENGIE Adds 2 GW of Renewables to North American Portfolio

ENGIE North America, a company that helps customers decarbonize, decentralize and digitalize their operations, has added nearly 2 GW of renewable energy to the U.S. in 2020 as part of its commitment to deliver 9 GW of renewable energy capacity globally between 2019 and 2021. ENGIE says the six grid-scale wind projects and two grid-scale […]

Solar included in restorative projects at abandoned Appalachian coal mines

A coalition of groups in Central Appalachia issued its third annual report highlighting innovative projects that will clean up abandoned coal mine lands and brownfields in six states and give them new life as solar energy sites, recycling centers, eco-tourism assets and other economic ventures. The report, “Restoration and Renewal: The New Appalachian Economy,” profiles… […]

California awards $2 million to Native American tribes to advance clean energy

California Native American tribes taking action on climate change are getting a boost from a new State program designed to support tribally led efforts. Nearly $2 million awarded through the Tribal Government Challenge Planning Grant Program will support projects that identify solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve clean energy access and advance climate resiliency… […]

Firestone Walker Brewing Taps Solar to Power Operations

Duke Energy and Firestone Walker Brewing Co. have completed one of the largest on-site solar arrays in the craft beer industry – a 2.1 MW solar array and 281 kW solar carport on approximately 10 acres in Paso Robles, Calif. “REC Solar and Duke Energy Renewables have been solid partners throughout this process,” says David […]

Silicon Ranch Awards IEA Lumpkin Solar Farm Construction Contract

Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc. (IEA), an infrastructure construction company with renewable energy and specialty civil expertise, has been awarded a 100 MW AC solar contract to construct the Lumpkin Solar Farm in Stewart County, Ga.  Silicon Ranch Corp., a Nashville-based independent solar power producer, awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to IEA […]