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Apollo, NextEra Energy Partners Invest in 2.5 GW Renewable Energy Portfolio

One of NextEra Energy Resources LLC’s solar farms in Florida Funds managed by Apollo’s affiliates have made a first close on a $816 million in a convertible equity portfolio financing agreement with NextEra Energy Partners LP in a 2.5 GW contracted renewable energy generation portfolio. The portfolio includes 13 utility-scale solar and wind assets. Three […]

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Athena Technology, Heliogen Gain Further Approval for Business Merger

Heliogen’s Sunlight Refinery tower Athena Technology Acquisition Corp. stockholders, a publicly traded special-purpose acquisition company, have approved the previously announced business merger with Heliogen Inc. Renewable energy technology company Heliogen’s AI-enabled, modular concentrated solar technology aims to deliver near 24/7 carbon-free energy in the form of heat, power or green hydrogen

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Why we shouldn’t abandon natural gas: Renewable natural gas shows promise

By Jonathan Cristiani, Black & Veatch Many climate activists and clean energy enthusiasts warn against the continued use of, and investment in, natural gas infrastructure, insisting it isn’t a substitute for clean energy. They are correct.  The U.S. should not expect to keep its current fossil-based natural gases systems indefinitely. However, it is likely to be

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ReneSola Signs Share Purchase Agreement for 12 MW Project Portfolio in Spain

Another ReneSola Power project, the U.K.’s Wedgehill project (6.8 MW) ReneSola Ltd. from Connecticut, a fully integrated developer of solar projects, is selling a portfolio of 12 MWp in Spain. It includes two ground-mounted projects (Caravaca Project), located in the southern region Murcia.  The sale will be consummated at the “ready-to-build” stage, which is planned

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Enphase Energy’ New IQ8 Microinverters Enable Customers to Create Microgrids

Enphase Energy Inc. began production shipments of IQ8 miniinverters to North American customers. IQ8 microinverters allow homeowners to create a microgrid in the event of a power cut using sunlight. This provides backup power even if a battery is not needed. “We are pleased to deliver our customers the all-in-one Enphase Energy System powered by

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Meyer Burger Plans 400 MW Solar Module Manufacturing Facility in Arizona

Meyer Burger Technology AG will establish a production facility for high-performance solar panels in Goodyear, Arizona. The investment is an important step in meeting Meyer Burger’s commitments to produce modules near end-customers, source material from regional suppliers, and improve overall sustainability by reducing transportation emissions and optimizing the carbon footprint of the company’s solar modules.

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Renewable Energy Became the Second-most Prevalent U.S. Electricity Source in 2020

In 2020, renewable energy sources – including wind, hydroelectric, solar, biomass and geothermal energy – generated a record 834 billion kWh of electricity, or about 21% of all the electricity generated in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In 2020, the United States produced more electricity from natural gas (1

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