Sunrun Expands Into Seven New States, Nearly Doubles Market Reach

Sunrun, one of the United States’ leading residential solar developers, announced this week that it has recently completed expanding into seven new US state markets, nearly doubling its market reach in just under four months. The California-based company bills itself as the largest dedicated residential solar, storage, and energy services …

Texas Bets Big on Solar Energy as Massive Grid Powers Up

El Paso Electric customers now have access to the largest community solar grid in the state of Texas. The three-megawatt facility has 33 thousand solar panels in a 21-acre facility next to El Paso Electric’s (EPE) natural gas power plant. The community solar pilot program is subscriber based and is …

Lamesa Solar Facility in Texas Begins Commercial Operation

Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power announced the commercial operation of the 102-megawatt (MW) Lamesa Solar Facility in Dawson County, Texas. With three large-scale solar power projects operating in the state, Southern Power owns one of the largest utility-scale solar portfolios in Texas. “The Lamesa Solar Facility is an important addition …

Wind Energy Brings Comanche County, Texas, a Bit of Hope

More than 20 percent of the electricity being generated in Texas now comes from wind. It’s a little-known legacy of former Texas governor — now U.S. Energy Secretary — Rick Perry. He got it all going with infrastructure and incentives more than a decade ago. Developers are buying up more …

Wind Power Surges to Eight Per Cent of US Generating Capacity in 2016

Wind power accounted for eight per cent of total US electricity generating capacity in 2016, according to the latest figures from the federal government’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). The agency revealed yesterday that wind turbines have contributed more than a third of the near-200GW of utility-scale power capacity added across …

Houston, You Now Have Solar Power

On Friday, Houston announced it will be purchasing 10.5% of its energy from the SolaireHolman utility-scale power plant located eight hours away in Alpine, Texas. The plant is one of the largest solar installations in Texas and was constructed by Solairedirect North America, a subsidiary of French energy giant ENGIE. …