American Renewable Energy: Helping Minster, Ohio Lead the Way

Green Energy Ohio

March 2016 by: Ali Clunk

" Minster, Ohio is the first of its kind when it comes to energy storage. The project was developed and designed by American Renewable Energy (ARE) with Design Energy as the construction manager. The project combines a 7 Megawatt (MW) rated battery with a 3 Megawatt hour (MWh) storage system connected to a 4.3 MW solar array."

Village Of Minster First In The Country To Combine Solar Energy With Storage System

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February 2016 by: Jennifer Abreu

"The Village of Minster is being called a pioneer in the electrical industry. 
Soon, the village will be the first public power community in the country to combine the use of a solar energy field and an energy storage system." READ MORE

Energy storage growth could boost economics for Ohio renewables

Midest Energy News

Decemeber 18, 2015 by Kathiann M. Kowalski

"Dramatic growth in energy storage could have big implications for renewable energy in Ohio, as well as place increased economic pressure on the state’s fossil fuel plants."  READ MORE

Ohio’s largest solar/energy storage project ready to go online

Solar Power World Magazine
December 7, 2015 by Kelly Pickerel 
"Construction on one of Ohio’s largest solar projects with a 7-MW/2.8-MWh energy storage facility is expected to be completed in the next several weeks. Though it is a single solar/storage project, American Renewable Energy and Power (AREP) worked with the village of Minster to locate the storage site adjacent to one of the village’s substations, creating a very efficient energy delivery process." READ MORE

Construction on 7 MW Ohio energy storage facility slated for mid-October
PV Magazine

Construction on a 7 MW solar energy storage facility in Ohio is scheduled to begin this month, with completion expected next February. It will be tied to a PV plant, which will be online by the end of the year. The decision to add storage was made following the introduction of a bill, which saw negative changes to Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) requirements. READ MORE

Energy Storage Projects Highlight the Diversity of Public Power Communities
American Public Power Association Weekly

When Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, stepped on to a stage in Los Angeles earlier this year to unveil the company’s Powerwall energy storage device for residential customers, the public’s reaction was nothing short of giddy. It was as if energy storage was a brand new technology that was poised to be the Holy Grail for the energy industry. READ MORE

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Why community solar is becoming big business


February 17, 2016

Lauren Hepler

"At the most basic level, the term refers to a renewably powered energy system that benefits multiple members of a community — a middle ground between individual rooftop installations and utility-scale solar arrays. " READ MORE

US Power Costs Falling With Low-Carbon Energy: 'We've Entered a New Era'

Greentech Media

February 8, 2016 by: Katherine Tweed

"New data shows wholesale and retail rates are falling as dirty energy declines. The impressive numbers for renewable energy in 2015 keep coming. " READ MORE

The impressive numbers for renewable energy in 2015 keep coming.

Has the U.S. Really Reached an Epic Turning Point in Energy

National Geographic

February 4, 2016 by: Wendy Koch

"The United States is setting new milestones that suggest a fundamental, and possibly permanent, shift in its energy economy." READ MORE

BNEF Report Says Renewable Energy Reached Record High In 2015

Solar Industry Magazine

January 14, 2016  by: SI Staff
"Clean energy investment surged in China, Africa, the U.S., Latin America and India in 2015, driving the world total to its highest-ever figure of $328.9 billion, according to a report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). " READ MORE

Solar Foundation's Study Finds U.S. Solar Jobs Have Grown 123% Since 2010

Solar Industry Magazine

January 14, 2016 by: SI Staff

"The U.S. solar industry has added more than 35,000 new jobs in 2015, bringing the country's total to more than 209,000, according to The Solar Foundation's (TSF) sixth annual National Solar Jobs Census." READ MORE