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Community solar spurs corporate commitment

Joining the growing number of U.S. corporations making commitments to renewable energy, window and door manufacturer Andersen Corp. took a big bite of solar this year through a state-sanctioned community solar program. In April, the Bayport, Minn.,-based company signed subscription ag Read More...

Big Minnesota businesses ink community solar deals

NRG Energy Inc. has announced plans to build five Minnesota community solar projects alongside corporate subscription agreements for their electric output, totaling approximately 29 MW dc.The news  highlights growing interest from both large and small businesses in community solar as an option Read More...

Panasonic to install solar-plus-storage system

Photo: Panasonic's Denver, Colo., operations hub, provided by Younicos. Panasonic Corp. has inked an agreement with energy storage company Younicos and to design and build a solar-plus-storage system in a Denver transit-focused development area that includes the operations hub for Panasonic Ent Read More...

Xcel Energy makes largest multistate wind investment

Investor-owned utility holding company Xcel Energy on March 21 announced plans to make the largest multi-state investment in wind capacity in the country, adding approximately 3.4 GW of generation to its system.  The Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy has proposed 11 new wind farms in seve Read More...

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DOE, Panasonic, Xcel team up on smart-city development

The U.S. DOE announced July 21 that it is teaming up with Xcel Energy and Panasonic on Peña Station NEXT, a smart-city mixed use facility in Denver, Colo.The 382-acre development, to be located next to Denver International Airport, will feature a community of office space, homes, hotels, reta Read More...

Xcel Energy receives “shockingly low bids” for solar and wind

Xcel Energy has received bids from renewable energy developers at the lowest prices in the U.S., with energy storage priced below costs for coal-generated power.A report in the Denver Post described "shockingly low bids" for solar and wind options. "The world is our oyster. It was like walking into Read More...

Tesla bids for world’s largest battery system

Xcel Energy has confirmed that it received a bid from Tesla for a major renewable energy and storage project in Colorado that would create the biggest Powerpack battery system in the world if the bid is accepted.According to a report in Electrek, Tesla already operates “the most powerful batte Read More...

EVRAZ signs long-term solar PPA

EVRAZ Pueblo finalized a long-term electricity agreement with Xcel Energy on Aug. 16 that will pave the way for Xcel to build a 240 MW solar facility on EVRAZ's property and allow for an upgrade and expansion of its Colorado mill.The deal guarantees EVRAZ Pueblo, a Colorado-based steelmaker, pr Read More...

Xcel Energy targets zero-carbon electricity by 2050

Xcel Energy announced it will deliver 100% carbon-free electricity to customers by 2050. The Minneapolis-based energy provider also plans to reduce carbon emissions in the eight states it serves by 80% by 2030 from 2005 levels in the eight states it serves.“We’re accelerating our carbon Read More...

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3M flips the switch to 100% RE

3M announced its commitment to move to 100% renewable electricity in all its facilities around the work, beginning with its St. Paul headquarters, a 409-acre campus with some 12,000 employees across 30 buildings and research labs. The company has set an interim target to source at least 50% of its e Read More...

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Aurora Public Schools Energy Management System

Aurora Public Schools (APS), which serves 40,000 students across 63 schools, has a goal to reduce energy usage by 10% by 2023. Knowing they needed to step up their efforts to reach that goal, APS decided to implement an energy information system (EIS).This case study from APS follows their journey f Read More...

Potential Google data center gets wind power nod

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved a series of contracts between Google and Xcel Energy to provide electricity for Google’s proposed new $600 million data center in Becker, Minn. Two wind farms operated by Xcel would be dedicated to the project.A report from Minneso Read More...

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