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Solar  -  April 15, 2021

Solar Power Energizes Seven California Walmart Locations

Solar power now energizes seven Walmart stores in California after the completion of rooftop and parking lot carport solar installations bring 6.5 megawatts (MW) of electricity to locations in Burbank, Calexico, North Highlands, Perris, Placerville, Sacramento, and Wasco, California.

Solar  -  April 14, 2021

Bucknell University Plans 1.6 MW On-campus Solar Array

Bucknell University announced April 13 that it will soon be installing a 1.6 MW solar array on seven acres of its campus.

Solar  -  April 13, 2021

UAlbany adds Rooftop Solar as part of Clean Energy Roadmap

Construction is underway to build a 1.8 MW rooftop solar project at the University at Albany (UAlbany), which will supply 60% of the estimated electricity needed by the campus' new $180 million Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex (ETEC).

GHG Emissions  -  April 10, 2021

Weekend reads: Electrifying the nation's school buses; Solar from a Burning Man community center

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web.

Solar  -  April 8, 2021

Wells Fargo Expands Solar in North Carolina

Wells Fargo announced a 20-year renewable energy purchase agreement for 100% of solar energy produced by the 58 MW Blackburn Solar project in Catawba County, North Carolina. The transaction is Wells Fargo’s single largest to date and will supply approximately 8% of the company’s annual global electricity.

Solar  -  April 8, 2021

Maud's Coffee & Tea Now Using 100% Solar Energy

Intelligent Blends, the parent company of Maud's Coffee & Tea announced that it is now using solar-powered energy for the production of all of its house blends and certified recyclable pods.

Solar  -  April 8, 2021

Facebook Buys Power from Floating Solar Farm

Facebook announced the purchase of 5 MW of solar power from the largest floating solar in Singapore, located in the Straits of Johor.

Sourcing Renewables  -  April 7, 2021

Record-breaking 260+ GW of Renewable Energy Added Globally in 2020

More than 260 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity were added around the world, an increase of almost 50% over expansion in 2019 and beating both estimates and records. According to data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), more than 80% of all new electricity capacity added in 2020 was renewable, with solar and wind accounting for 91% of new renewables.

Solar  -  April 6, 2021

PepsiCo Bottling Facility in N.J. Adds Rooftop Solar

PepsiCo's bottling facility in Piscataway, N.J. now has a 992,800-watt roof-mounted solar array. The project is part of a corporate initiative to achieve 100% renewable electricity for PepsiCo’s U.S.-based operations.

April 6, 2021

Colorado Mountain College Partners for New Solar + Storage

Colorado Mountain College has signed a PPA to host a solar power and energy storage project on its Glenwood Springs campus in return for RECs. Ameresco will build and operate the project, selling the power generated to Holy Cross Energy, which will administer the RECs to the college.

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