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Starbucks and Cypress Creek Solar Farms Team Up to Power 360 Stores in Texas

Starbucks Coffee Company,  solar developer Cypress Creek Renewables and U.S. Bank announced this week that they are teaming up on a portfolio of solar farms across Texas. As a part of the deal, two solar farms developed, built and now operated by Cypress Creek, one of the nation’s leading solar companies, are providing enough energy for the equivalent of 360 Starbucks stores in Lone Star State, including stores in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano and Arlington.

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Solar power more than doubled in most major U.S. cities over past six years, report finds

Over the past six years, solar energy capacity more than doubled in 45 of America’s 57 largest cities, according to a new study released yesterday by Environment America Research & Policy Center. The report, Shining Cities 2019: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, is the sixth annual edition of the most comprehensive survey of installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in major U.S. cities.

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ENGIE North America secures financing from Goldman Sachs for 75 MW of distributed solar and storage projects in the U.S.

ENGIE North America’s Distributed Solar team today announced this week the closing of an investment from Goldman Sachs’ Alternative Energy Investing Group into a partnership managed by ENGIE to deploy of up to 75 MW of distributed solar and distributed solar plus battery systems across multiple states in the U.S., including California, Nevada, Minnesota, Illinois, Texas, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.
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Freedom Solar Power launches first-of-its-kind solution in Texas to finance commercial solar projects

Texas-based solar power contractor Freedom Solar LLC announced that  Freedom Solar Financial Services LLC, the first solar financial vehicle of its kind in Texas,  has raised an initial round of $7.5 million in funding to finance commercial solar projects.

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Study finds solar and wind can competitively serve 70% of Minnesota’s electrical load by 2050

A new study commissioned by and submitted to the Minnesota Commerce Department finds that Minnesota could achieve 10 percent solar energy by 2025 at costs comparable to natural gas generation. The study’s findings also suggest that expected cost reductions for solar, wind and storage could enable Minnesota to achieve 70 percent solar and wind by 2050.

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