Alamo 5 is now on the power grid

2016-04-19T16:45:39+00:00

The Alamo 5 solar farm in Uvalde officially joined the state's power grid. The facility is capable of generating enough electricity to power 15,000 homes. The Alamo 5 solar farm was built using using parts made in San Antonio and is located on a 990-acres.  Read more about Alamo 5.

Alamo 5 is now on the power grid2016-04-19T16:45:39+00:00

Strategies for Negotiating with EPC Contractors: Exclusive Remedies and Liquidated Damages

2019-11-07T16:00:23+00:00

Prepared By Alan Cohen.  The EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contracting model frequently is used for renewable energy projects because it establishes a single point of responsibility for issues bearing on time, cost and quality. An EPC contract normally includes detailed performance specifications and guarantees, along with a guaranteed completion date. In the event [...]

Strategies for Negotiating with EPC Contractors: Exclusive Remedies and Liquidated Damages2019-11-07T16:00:23+00:00

State weighs blackout risk and electricity prices

2012-10-24T08:00:38+00:00

Texas' "utility commissioners are considering revamping how electricity is bought and sold in the wholesale market, trying to balance increasing the risk of rolling blackouts against “sticker shock,” as its consultants put it, if they get it wrong." http://www.statesman.com/news/business/state-weighs-blackout-risk-and-electricity-prices/nSmJw/

State weighs blackout risk and electricity prices2012-10-24T08:00:38+00:00

As Regulators Talk Renewables, Groups File Petition with PUC

2016-11-23T15:01:53+00:00

While state officials and representatives from the energy industry met at a conference entitled Renewable Energy Solutions for Energy Prosperity in Texas to talk about the future of the Texas renewables, environmental groups filed a petition charging the state’s Public Utility Commission with dragging its feet on solar and geothermal energy. At the heart of [...]

As Regulators Talk Renewables, Groups File Petition with PUC2016-11-23T15:01:53+00:00

Renewing Texas’ Chapter 313 School Tax Incentive is Critical to Attracting Outside Capital Investment to Texas

2012-09-13T07:30:23+00:00

Samsung is considering increasing its investment in fabrication plants in Austin by billions of dollars, but only if the Texas legislature extends the Chapter 313 school district property tax incentive. "I can't emphasize enough how critical 313 is to us," Catherine Morse said. "To get that (future) investment, we have to have 313 reauthorized." This [...]

Renewing Texas’ Chapter 313 School Tax Incentive is Critical to Attracting Outside Capital Investment to Texas2012-09-13T07:30:23+00:00

NREL Study Shows Renewable Energy Potential in Every State

2012-07-27T15:54:03+00:00

July 26, 2012 -- A new study of renewable energy’s technical potential finds that every state in the nation has the space and resource to generate clean energy. http://www.nrel.gov/news/press/2012/1948.html

NREL Study Shows Renewable Energy Potential in Every State2012-07-27T15:54:03+00:00

Energy Storage Sector Leads U.S. VC Investment

2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

U.S. venture capital investment in cleantech companies increased to $1.1 Billion in the 3rd quarter.  The reason for this continued growth is due to confidence in cleantech industries, despite the challenging investment market.   The U.S. saw significant commitments in energy storage, reflecting the growing focus on managing energy mix.  California, Pennsylvania and Oregon saw investments [...]

Energy Storage Sector Leads U.S. VC Investment2016-11-23T15:01:55+00:00

Study: Alternative-energy firms’ outlook bright

2010-11-16T09:51:17+00:00

Wind farms, cellulosic ethanol, and large-scale solar power plants are on close to being able to compete with fossil fuels without the need for subsidies, according to a study released Wednesday.  The group's study, "What's Next for Alternative Energy?" tries to forecast the prices and market penetration of alternative-energy technologies by the year 2020, picking [...]

Study: Alternative-energy firms’ outlook bright2010-11-16T09:51:17+00:00

Renewable energy rules likely to advance in California

2010-09-23T09:32:18+00:00

A California state agency is expected to approve regulations Thursday that could break an impasse in a long-sought goal to require utilities in California to obtain a third of their power from solar and other renewable sources by 2020.  The vote by the California Air Resources Board is being watched closely by many who have [...]

Renewable energy rules likely to advance in California2010-09-23T09:32:18+00:00