Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
  Solar Energy News  




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



SOLAR DAILY
Clean Energy Collective Starts Construction on SCE and G Community Solar Facilities
by Staff Writers
Cayce SC (SPX) Oct 20, 2017


When all three arrays are operating, they will produce about 733,754 megawatt hours of reliable clean energy over the initial 20-year term - an estimated environmental equivalent of planting 2 million trees or avoiding more than 1.5 billion car miles.

Construction has begun at two of the three solar facilities to be completed for one of the nation's largest utility-sponsored community solar programs, SCE and G announced this week. The 16 megawatt Community Solar Program was first unveiled in September 2016, and since then SCE and G has worked closely with Clean Energy Collective (CEC), a leading community solar solutions provider, to accelerate program development, enroll customers and build the local solar facilities.

Community solar sites in Jasper and Orangeburg counties began construction activities this month. A third site will be developed in Hampton County, next year. CEC is developing, constructing and operating the utility's community solar portfolio.

"SCE and G launched the Community Solar Program as part of our commitment to provide customers greater access to clean energy and more choices for meeting their power needs, particularly for those who previously didn't otherwise have a pathway to solar," said Danny Kassis, vice president of customer relations and renewables for SCE and G. "Building these sites will get us even closer to realizing that vision."

An alternative to rooftop solar, community solar gives SCE and G residential electric customers, schools, churches and municipalities the opportunity to purchase or subscribe to panels in local solar arrays, and receive monetary credit on their utility bills for the electricity those panels produce each month. Hundreds of SCE and G customers have signed up for the program, and both residential and nonresidential enrollments are now complete.

"We are proud to partner with SCE and G in making the benefits of solar energy available to so many more of their customers," said Tom Sweeney, president of renewables at CEC. "Program enrollment launched about five months ago, and thanks to high customer demand for the financial and environmental benefits delivered by locally generated clean energy, available allocations have reached capacity."

When all three arrays are operating, they will produce about 733,754 megawatt hours of reliable clean energy over the initial 20-year term - an estimated environmental equivalent of planting 2 million trees or avoiding more than 1.5 billion car miles.

In addition to facilitating customer enrollment, CEC is managing production monitoring, and providing billing integration services. Customers interested in learning more about community solar or signing up for the waitlist should visit here.

SOLAR DAILY
Sandia scientists find the optimal way to mop up surplus solar flux on CSP towers
Almeria, Spain (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Excess solar flux could be harnessed and used to generate additional electricity at a tower CSP plant, by cladding part of the tower containing the receiver with photovoltaic (PV) panels, according to Sandia scientist Cliff Ho. He found that adding PV on the tower could generate over 10 MW, or 10% of the total capacity of a 100 MW CSP plant. One use for additional direct electric power fro ... read more

Related Links
Clean Energy Collective
All About Solar Energy at SolarDaily.com


Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

Comment using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

SOLAR DAILY
Breaking down stubborn cellulose

Breakthrough in direct activation of CO2 and CH4 into liquid fuels and chemicals

NGOs slam UN aviation agency plan for biofuels

Surrounded by potential: New science in converting biomass

SOLAR DAILY
Emma the robot masseuse gets to work in Singapore

Samsung's revamped Bixby takes on Amazon Alexa

US spacewalkers repair aging ISS robotic arm

Sensitivity to time improves performance at remotely controlling devices

SOLAR DAILY
Scotland outreach to Canada yields wind energy investment

OX2 hands over Ajos wind farm to IKEA Finland

Huge energy potential in open ocean wind farms in the North Atlantic

Wind farms in Atlantic could power the world: study

SOLAR DAILY
Norway seeks 'Tesla tax' on electric cars

Slovenia sets tough emissions limits for cars

Paris wants to phase out diesel cars by 2024

Tesla recalls Model X vehicles for seat fix

SOLAR DAILY
A new miniature solution for storing renewable energy

'Air-breathing' battery could cut costs of renewable energy storage

Loops of liquid metal can improve future fusion power plants

Low-cost battery from waste graphite

SOLAR DAILY
Greenpeace fireworks shine light on French nuclear safety concerns

Japan government, TEPCO liable for Fukushima crisis: court

French, Belgian nuke plants vulnerable to attack: Greenpeace

New 'molecular trap' cleans more radioactive waste from nuclear fuel rods

SOLAR DAILY
'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says

SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures

Scientists propose method to improve microgrid stability and reliability

ADB: New finance model needed for low-carbon shift in Asia

SOLAR DAILY
Conservation cutbacks put Brazil's Amazon animals at risk

Carbon feedback from forest soils will accelerate global warming

Predicting insect feeding preferences after deforestation

DNA barcoding technology helping monitor health of all-important boreal forest




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement