Canadian Solar Won 94 MWp of Subsidy-Free Electricity Contracts 

Canadian Solar has won three solar power contracts with Alberta’s Ministry of Infrastructure, for a total of 94 megawatts (MWp) of solar power system in southeast Alberta, with an average contracted PPA price of $48.05 (Canadian) per megawatt-hour (MWh). When in operation, these solar plants will provide 55 percent of the electricity needs for Alberta provincial government.

Carbon Dioxide Being Captured in Innovative BECCS Pilot

The first carbon dioxide has been captured at Drax Power Station in their innovative bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) pilot. The demonstration plant at the power station, near Selby in North Yorkshire, is using innovative technology, developed by Leeds-based C-Capture, to capture a tonne of CO2 a day, during the pilot. It is the first-time carbon dioxide has been captured from the combustion of a 100% biomass feedstock anywhere in the world.

Dandelion Energy Raises $16 Million Led by Google Ventures and Comcast

Dandelion Energy, the leading home geothermal company, which offers homeowners a clean and cost effective heating and cooling solution, announced that it has completed its Series A funding of $16 million, bringing the company’s total funding to $23 million. The round was co-led by GV (formerly Google Ventures) and Comcast Ventures, with participation from Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN and LENB), as well as prior investors NEA, Collaborative Fund, Ground Up, and Zhenfund, among others.