- “Organic Valley to Become 100% Renewably Powered in 2019” • Organic Valley, a cooperative of organic farmers, announced the details of its community solar partnership. The project enables Organic Valley to share the benefits of solar energy with its rural neighbors and become the largest food company to be 100% renewably powered. [waste360]
- “Pairing Wind and Solar for 24-Hour Renewable Energy” • Invenergy is starting with a 175-MW wind farm. Within that, it plans to build a 150-MW solar farm. They will produce enough electricity together for about 175,000 homes. The wind and solar energy complement each other, because they hit their peaks at different times. [InsideClimate News]
- “Australia installed solar capacity to double to 18 GW by 2020” • Australia’s installed capacity of solar is expected to double to 18 GW in the next two years as a wave of new large scale projects are completed and customers continue to turn to solar to reduce their electricity bills. One analyst expects up to 4 GW installed this year. [RenewEconomy]
- “SoftBank CEO Offers Free Solar Power to ISA Countries After the End of 25-Year PPA” • Talking at the Global Renewable Energy Investment Meeting and Expo, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son announced, “I will give free power from solar power projects after 25 years of PPA to all [International Solar Alliance] member countries.” [Mercom India]
- “Trump names pro-fossil ideologue to fill vacant FERC seat” • Trump appointed Bernard McNamee to fill the seat on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that was vacated when Robert Powelson stepped down. McNamee has been a champion of a coal and nuclear bailout and has written about benefits of fossil fuels. [pv magazine USA]
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