June 2017

Global Renewable Energy Has Another Record-Breaking Year

The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) released the 2017 Renewables Global Status Report, revealing yet another record-breaking year for renewable energy world-wide. Read the full report here.

May 2017

Renewable energy sources set a new record in California, serving 42% of total demand on May 16.

CAISO hit a new renewable energy record this week, with wind, solar, hydro and other renewables serving nearly 42% of electricity demand on May 16. Furthermore, during peak renewables production over the 2 p.m. hour, renewables supplied nearly 72% of total demand. See the CAISO report here.

US utility-scale solar saw 72% annual growth over past 5 years

As of December 2016, the US Energy Information Administration reported that the US had over 21.5 GW of utility-scale solar in operation, more than half of which came online in the past two years.  Utility-scale solar has been the fastest growing power generation technology in the US over the past five years, expanding at an average of 72% per year. Read the full article here.

April 2017

Solar Industry Adds More Jobs Than Coal in 2016

According to the US Department of Energy, Solar added quite a few more jobs in 2016 than coal, and stands out as a major, modern job creation industry. Read the New York Times article here.

Meet GroundWork at MIREC Week May 8th – 12th in Mexico City

GroundWork will be in attendance at MIREC Week 2017 in Mexico City May 8th – 12th. Contact Cameron@grndwork.com to set up a meeting. Viva la Mexico!

March 2017

EDF Renewable Energy Announces New C&I Venture

Congratulations to GroundWork client EDF Renewable Energy, that recently launched a new distributed energy business unit, Distributed Electricity and Storage (DES), marking their entry into the C&I market. DES will focus on providing electricity and energy storage from plants up to 30MW.

 

Meet GroundWork at Solar Asset Management – North America March 28th & 29th in San Francisco

GroundWork will be attending and presenting at Solar Asset Management-North America March 28th and 29th in San Francisco. We will be presenting on March 29th at 2PM in Session 7C – Soiling. Please contact us to set up a meeting, and come by our session to hear about GroundWork’s PVSOIL soiling system used in both resource assessment as well as in the operating plant.

GroundWork Client FPL Announces 8 New Solar Plants to Come Online by Early 2018

GroundWork client Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) recently doubled its previous plan to add four solar plants to the grid in Florida by 2018, bringing the total to 8 new plants generating nearly 600MW in all. Read more about FPL’s announcement here.

February 2017

Webinar: Quantifying Gains in Solar Project Value from Quality Satellite and Ground Data

Please join GroundWork and Clean Power Research on March 1st at 10AM PST for a webinar discussing how quality satellite and ground measurement campaigns can significantly impact project value during the development stage. Register here.

US Solar Market Grows 95% in 2016

The US solar market far exceeded expectations by installing 14,626 MW in 2016, nearly doubling the record amount installed in 2015. These numbers make solar the #1 source of new electricity generating capacity on an annual basis. Read more about solar’s impressive growth here.