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Riverland Energy Cooperative New Solar Array System Provides Electricity for More than 500 Homes

Riverland Energy Cooperative recently cut the ribbon on a new solar array system that can provide electricity for about 550 homes. Riverland has a purchase agreement with OneEnergy Renewables to buy the electricity from its 8,000 Panel, 3MW output system. The bi-facial panels are designed to move east to west with the sun, optimizing energy production.

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments and Torch Clean Energy Announce Financial Notice to Proceed for Hunter Solar

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) and Torch Clean Energy (Torch) announced today that they have reached financial notice to proceed on Hunter Solar, a 75 MW solar facility in Arapahoe County, Colorado that was initially developed by Cypress Creek Renewables, LLC, and was acquired in a joint venture between DESRI and Torch. Hunter Solar has two power purchase agreements in place,...

Alaska Coop Invests in Solar Technology

Kotzebue Electric Association, an Alaska electric cooperative, is planning to build a solar-powered microgrid to reduce its reliance on diesel fuel. Alaska Native Renewable Industries will build a 576 kW ground mount solar system powered by SolarEdge technology.

Colorado Solar Project to Support Electric Coop

Holy Cross Energy, a Colorado electric cooperative, will purchase energy generated from the Pitkin Solar Project, a 5-MW installation completed by Primenergy Solar. The coop sees the completion of the project as a significant step in their journey to 100% clean energy for their members.

Wolverine Expands Its Renewable Energy Portfolio

Wolverine Power Cooperative (Wolverine) has signed a power purchase agreement for a 150 MW solar farm in Michigan set to be operational spring of 2023, further contributing to its existing portfolio of 210 MW of wind and solar.

Electric Cooperatives to Help Power Ford’s Electric Vehicle Production

Two Tennessee electric coops, Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corp. and Chickasaw Electric Cooperative, and the Tennessee Valley Authority will help build, sustain and produce Ford Motor Company’s new vehicle production plant. Up to half of the vehicles produced by Ford will be powered by electricity by the end of this decade.

Diageo Partners with Inter-County Energy and EKPC to Open Carbon Neutral Distillery

By partnering with Inter-County Energy and East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC), global beverage leader Diageo has opened its first carbon neutral distillery in Lebanon, Kentucky.

Five Coops to Receive USDA Renewable Investment

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it would invest $464 million across 48 states and Puerto Rico in building or improving renewable energy structure. Five electric cooperatives are among the recipients.

Minnesota Coops Emerge as Leaders in Clean Energy Innovation

Great River Energy and Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative are among several Minnesota electric cooperatives that have recently launched pilot programs in smart meter installations, time-based pricing pilots and experimental storage solutions.

South Carolina’s Central Electric Signs New Solar Deals

South Carolina’s electric cooperatives, including Central Electric Power Cooperative, are adding more than 300 megawatts of utility-scale solar to their portfolios through several power purchase agreements to help meet the electricity needs of their members and satisfy their demands for renewable energy.

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