NRG Rolls Out Simplified, Fixed-Rate, Commercial-Industrial Solar Garden Energy-as-a-Service Product
US-based NRG Energy recently introduced a long-term, fixed-price, consumer solar energy product that management says enables commercial and industrial companies to acquire reliable, emissions-free energy as easily, and as cost effectively, as they do conventional power from utilities.
International food products distribution giant Sysco is the first customer for NRG’s Texas Solar Garden product. The company signed a 10-year renewable energy agreement with an NRG subsidiary to purchase the electricity produced by three solar garden sites that, when completed, will have a combined power capacity of 25 megawatts (MW).
Recent days have seen Jinko Solar make waves around the solar community with news of its new world record. The Shanghai-headquartered company has broken the world record for bifacial modules conversion efficiency. This achievement is significant not only as a standalone, but for the secondary benefits it is set to deliver the solar industry.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – "The Energy Department today announced more than $102 million in new projects and available funding to support American leadership in clean energy innovation. More than $52 million will support 22 new projects in partnership with companies, non-profit organizations, universities, and national laboratories that aim to make solar energy more affordable and accessible across the nation. In addition, up to $50 million in new funding will advance solar photovoltaic (PV) technology towards and beyond the SunShot goals to reduce the total cost of solar energy, and enable cutting-edge solar technologies, tools, and services to swiftly enter the marketplace."
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WASHINGTON - "The Energy Department today announced final rules for a prize competition to make it faster, cheaper, and easier for Americans to install solar energy systems and spur solar deployment nationwide. The SunShot Prize: Race to 7-Day Solar competition challenges innovators around the country to develop solutions to reduce the time and processes involved in installing solar energy systems, decreasing costs and improving customer experience so more Americans can choose solar energy to meet their electricity needs."