Community Solar Garden

Largest Community Solar Garden in U.S. is Sold Out

Over 75% of homeowners, businesses, and governmental organizations do not have suitable rooftops for solar panels because of trees, shading from other buildings, and other physical restrictions. Unlike other forms of solar energy like rooftop panels or large utility scale systems built for large energy companies, Community Solar allows all customers to simply choose to produce their own clean, locally generated solar energy without restriction.

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Solar Generated Electricity

Bringing Solar Generated Electricity from North Carolina to Washington D.C.

The project, named Capital Partners Solar Project and supplied by Duke Energy Renewables, comprises 52 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) power, which is the equivalent of the electricity used in 8,200 homes every year. It is the largest non-utility solar PV power purchase agreement in the United States in total contracted megawatt hours and the largest PV project east of the Mississippi River.

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UltraFlex Solar PV Arrays

New UltraFlex Solar PV Arrays for Upcoming Mars InSight Mission

A larger, higher-power evolution of UltraFlex, called MegaFlex, has recently completed development testing at NASA’s Plum Brook Station. MegaFlex was designed for high-power spacecraft such as those using future solar electric propulsion systems being developed by NASA for deep space exploration missions, including the Asteroid Redirect Mission.

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National Clean Energy Summit 7.0

“National Clean Energy Summit 7.0: Partnership & Progress” Adds Policymakers And Energy Experts To Speaker Lineup, September 4

The annual conference is co-sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Center for American Progress, the Clean Energy Project, MGM Resorts International and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Clean energy visionaries, business leaders, public officials, and advocates will convene this year to discuss the future of our nation’s clean energy economy and the progress we have made through innovation, investment in infrastructure, and greater collaboration.

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Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards

Costs and Benefits of Compliance with Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards

Based on a review and analysis of data from state compliance filings and other sources, the report finds that the estimated incremental RPS cost over the 2010-2012 period — the cost above and beyond what would have been incurred absent the RPS — was less than 1 percent of retail electricity rates on average. This is well below the cost caps that most state legislatures have adopted as part of their RPS.

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