The solar PV panels are mounted on a tracking system that generates about 15% more electricity than stationary mounts for peak solar exposure.
Congress enacted PURPA to address the national energy crisis by encouraging the development of small power producers and cogenerators, called qualifying facilities (QFs), to reduce the country’s demand for traditional fossil fuels, which were considered to be in short supply
The utility's announcement Wednesday says the stations would be located on major roadways, public parks, shopping malls, tourist destinations and at major employers, such as Office Depot in Boca Raton.
The order issued Tuesday says the goal will help address climate change, a challenge that 'poses potentially devastating risk to Virginia.'
Xcel Energy provides electricity and natural gas service to millions of customers in Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Texas and New Mexico.
DCFC units provide 60 to 80 miles of vehicle range in 20 minutes, offering a considerable advantage over Level 2 chargers, which offer 10 to 20 miles of range after an hour of charging.
The program will support Xcel Energy through their AMI service launch, an initiative that will further optimize HER personalization.
The company’s net-zero goal represents one of the most significant commitments to reducing carbon dioxide emissions in the U.S. power sector.
The new report, Energy Efficiency Jobs in America, finds energy efficiency jobs grew 3.4 percent in 2018 –more than double the rate of growth for overall jobs nationwide — with 7.8% growth projected for 2019.
During sunny hours, solar panels sometimes make more electricity than a home uses. The excess flows back to the power company grid and homeowners are compensated.