Retail giant Gap is one step closer to its 100% renewable energy goal. Michigan utility Upper Peninsula Power Company adds 125MW of solar to its portfolio. The US Airforce is investing in solar-powered space vehicle research. CleanChoice Capital says yes to solar bees.
CleanChoice Energy and New Columbia Solar have partnered to provide 1.825MW of proposed ‘Community Solar’ capacity available to residents of the District of Columbia, claimed to be the largest to date in the district.
Community solar is emerging as an auspicious new source of demand in the US, opening up access to solar among previously excluded groups. Ethical Electric, a Washington-based renewable energy company providing 100% clean electricity to retail customers, recently launched a community solar division under the new name of CleanChoice Energy to get on board with the disruption. Managing director Laura Pagliarulo and chief impact officer Richard Graves discussed with PV Tech the company’s plans, its recent SunShot Initiative award, and how community solar is set to become ‘retail 2.0’.
In this week's Movers & Shakers segment, PV Tech reports on management shuffles in yieldcos and Chinese module manufacturers. In addition, a Canadian energy company continues its US expansion, the REEEAC appoints new members and CleanChoice Energy reveals how community solar can become 'retail 2.0'.