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Report Sees Cheaper Solar, Wind

By Cathy Cash | ECT Staff Writer Published: June 29th, 2016

Electricity costs worldwide could drop by much as 59 percent for photovoltaic generation and at least 26 percent for onshore wind power by 2025, largely because of improved technology, reduced overall systems costs, and favorable policies, according to a new report. The International Renewable Energy Agency projects the global average electricity price from solar PV... Read more

Renewable Energy

Report Sees Cheaper Solar, Wind

Published: June 29th, 2016

Electricity costs worldwide could drop by much as 59 percent for photovoltaic generation and at least 26 percent for onshore wind power by 2025, largely because of improved technology, reduced overall systems costs, and favorable policies,... Read more

Renewable Energy

Alaska Co-op Taps Flywheel Power

Published: June 22nd, 2016

Kodiak Electric Association has helped position its service territory for economic growth while improving its wind turbine electricity production with flywheel technology now supplying power to load and unload ships and barges. The Kodiak-based co-op recently... Read more

Renewable Energy

Wisconsin G&T Adds Wind Energy

Published: June 16th, 2016

Dairyland Power Cooperative is adding nearly 100 megawatts of wind energy through a project that will also bring economic development to a rural Wisconsin community. The La Crosse, Wis.-based G&T has agreed to buy the full... Read more

Renewable Energy

Ky. Co-op Methane Project is Honored

Published: June 15th, 2016

In Kentucky, silver medal collaboration looks like a methane flare and collection facility. Farmers RECC received the Silver Switch Award from the Rural Electricity Resource Council on June 1 for “the depth of cooperation” needed to build the Read more

Renewable Energy

Big Community Solar Push in S.C.

Published: June 10th, 2016

Electric cooperatives are embarking on a project to create South Carolina’s largest network of community solar installations. “Our consumer-members think community solar projects are a compelling option,” said Mike Couick, president and CEO of The Electric... Read more