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Customer access to clean energy has increased dramatically in the past 15 years, as technology cost reductions, electricity market deregulation, and financial creativity have combined to produce more accessible renewable products for end users. Energy managers now have a wealth of tools at their disposal. The most recent product class is the offsite solar PPA. This product represents the fourth major way that large electricity buyers can access the benefits of renewables. It’s the most flexible and satisfying yet, and appeals to a broad range of end users, including universities, corporations, manufacturers, municipalities and other government agencies. We will briefly recap the history of customers’ renewable energy options, as well as the pros and cons of each.
Each year, Shayle Kann, SVP of Research at GTM, provides the solar industry equivalent of Mary Meeker's internet trends slide deck -- providing some context for the industry and illuminating the not-so-obvious changes. This year's presentation is called "The Evolution of Solar" -- and this is a summary.
Spurred by both a boom in market demand and increased public interest in renewable energy, solar energy jobs have skyrocketed in recent years. According to the Solar Foundation’s 2014 National Solar Jobs Census, in November there were 173,807 solar jobs in the country. Employment in the solar industry has risen by 86 percent in the past five years. It continues to exceed growth expectations, adding workers at a rate of nearly 20 times faster than the overall economy. Companies are looking to a new generation of talented professionals to take the baton and usher the industry into its next phase. Today’s students need specialized training in areas ranging from project engineering to regulatory policies and financial analysis.
As the CEO of a Seattle-based solar company, I know that our state's forward-looking clean energy policies are a major reason why cutting-edge businesses have decided to set up shop here in Washington. But in the past decade, other states have caught on. They've learned from our example. They've learned that investing in clean tech and passing smart energy legislation means more high-paying jobs, better business opportunities and less pollution in their states.
OneEnergy Renewables Sponsoring and Exhibiting at the EEI Spring Key Accounts Workshop in New Orleans March 14-17
SEATTLE, Wash., March 12, 2015 – OneEnergy Renewables will be exhibiting at and attending the EEI Spring Key Accounts Workshop in New Orleans, Louisiana March 14 through 17, 2015. OneEnergy Renewables is a Gold sponsor of the Workshop and the lead sponsor of the Workshop’s Customer Appreciation Night on March 17th, hosting a 500-attendee St. Patrick’s Day-themed cocktail event. OneEnergy will be exhibiting its Purpose-Built SolarTM product at booth number 102.
OneEnergy Renewables, a leading developer of large-scale clean energy projects, today announced its 2015 OneEnergy Scholars® class in partnership with Net Impact, the leading nonprofit that empowers a new generation to work within and beyond business for a sustainable future. The OneEnergy Scholars® program accelerates the careers of high potential individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and vision in the field of renewable energy.
OneEnergy Renewables, a leading developer of distributed, utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, today announced it has expanded its sales and marketing and project development teams to support the company’s fast-growing project pipeline. New hires will help spur adoption of OneEnergy’s Purpose-Built Solar™ offering, which connects large electricity users with custom-built, off-site solar projects.
BALTIMORE & SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--OneEnergy Renewables, a leading developer of distributed, utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, and Constellation announce the development of a 4.3 MW solar electric project located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The off-site system, which is part of an innovative electricity supply agreement between Constellation and the National Aquarium, will provide power for approximately 40 percent of the Aquarium’s electricity requirements for the next 25 years.