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Whether its new projects, new partnerships, or new markets, Clearway is helping pave the way for renewable energy and making headlines with a focused viewpoint and honest voice. See our press releases and news clippings below. For all press inquiries please email: zadie.oleksiw@clearwayenergy.com

May 13, 2019

Clearway Energy Group Closes Financing and Starts Construction on 419 MW Texas Wind Farm

Last week, Clearway Energy Group (“Clearway”) closed financing and commenced construction on Mesquite Star, a 419-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Fischer and Nolan counties in Texas. Mizuho led the bank group, including KeyBank, MUFG, and Santander, that will provide a loan to finance construction of the wind farm. BHE Renewables is providing a tax equity

April 30, 2019

Clearway Celebrates Opening of Community Solar Farms Across Hudson Valley

Poughkeepsie, NY – April 30, 2019: Clearway Energy Group yesterday welcomed state and local officials, community partners and industry leaders for a “Solar Farm-to-Table” gathering to launch Clearway’s Underhill Community Solar Farm as well as Clearway’s broader Community Solar fleet in New York that recently became active in 2019.  The event was co-hosted by Poughkeepsie-based

March 19, 2019

Avista Selects Clearway Energy Group’s Rattlesnake Flat Wind Project for Power Purchase Agreement

SPOKANE, Wash. – March 19, 2019: Avista, through a request for proposal issued in June 2018, has selected to purchase power generated by the proposed Rattlesnake Flat Wind project in Adams County, Washington. Rattlesnake Flat Wind, a wind energy facility permitted and being developed by renewable energy developer Clearway Energy Group (“Clearway”), will provide Avista

February 28, 2019

Clearway Energy Group and Hawaiian Electric Approved to Develop 75 MW of Low-Cost Renewable Energy on Oahu

HAWAII – On Monday, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approved power purchase agreements between Clearway Energy Group (“Clearway”) and Hawaiian Electric Company for the construction of two solar projects on Oahu: Mililani I Solar and Waiawa Solar Power. The power purchase agreements were previously executed and submitted for review by the PUC in December

February 4, 2019

Clearway Community Solar Partners with Hudson Valley Community Supported Agriculture Coalition

New York, NY – February 4, 2019 – Clearway Community Solar today announced a new partnership with the Hudson Valley Community Supported Agriculture Coalition to underwrite a fund designed to expand Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programming and help bring more local, farm-fresh produce to underserved communities. Clearway Community Solar has committed $10,000 to the CSA

January 22, 2019

NRG Community Solar is Now Clearway Community Solar

New York, NY – January 22, 2019 – NRG Renewables and its Community Solar division, NRG Community Solar, have formally become Clearway Community Solar under a new parent company, Clearway Energy Group (“Clearway”). Clearway is one of the largest Community Solar providers in the United States, committed to expanding access to solar power while providing

January 13, 2019

Clearway Energy Group and Hawaiian Electric Sign PPAs to Develop 75 MW of Low-Cost Renewable Energy

HAWAII–Clearway Energy Group (“Clearway”) and Hawaiian Electric (HECO) have signed power purchase agreements to construct two solar projects on Oahu, Mililani I Solar and Waiawa Solar Power. The power purchase agreements have been submitted to the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for review. The Mililani I solar project, located in the Mililani Agricultural Park, is

December 18, 2018

Ecolab signs 100 MW Renewable Energy Agreement with Clearway Energy Group

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Dec. 18, 2018 – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources, has signed an agreement to support Clearway Energy Group’s 418 megawatt (MW) wind farm, Mesquite Star, in Fisher County, Texas. Construction of the Mesquite Star wind farm is

December 16, 2018

Clearway Energy Group to Increase Access to Solar; Awarded Community Solar Contracts Under New York’s Groundbreaking ‘Solar for All’ Program

New York, NY – December 6, 2018 – Clearway Energy Group took an important step forward in increasing access to solar to customers across the country when it was awarded two Community Solar contract awards under New York’s groundbreaking “Solar 4 All” program. The awards build on Clearway’s market-leading position in Community Solar as the

December 4, 2018

AmerisourceBergen to Install More Than Two Megawatts of Solar Arrays at California Distribution Facility

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA. – DECEMBER 2018 – Taking another strong step toward sustainable operations, AmerisourceBergen announced a 2.27 megawatt (MW) solar installation at its California facility. Coupled with a solar power purchase agreement (PPA), the installation will be AmerisourceBergen’s most high-profile commitment to renewable energy to date. The comprehensive solution was developed by Clearway Energy Group.

September 28, 2018

GRID Alternatives Central Coast partners with Clearway Energy Group to install solar for local nonprofit Escuela Del Rio

Atascadero, CA; September 28, 2018 – Today, GRID Alternatives Central Coast, a leader in making clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs accessible to low-income communities and communities of color, is partnering with Clearway Energy Group (“Clearway”) to bring a new solar energy system to Atascadero nonprofit Escuela Del Rio. Since 2010, GRID Central Coast

September 4, 2018

Clearway Energy Group Launches Operations

San Francisco, CA—Friday, August 31, 2018— Clearway Energy Group (“Clearway”) began operations today as an independent enterprise. The Company was formed with the completion of the sale of NRG Energy, Inc.’s (“NRG”) renewables platform and NRG’s controlling interest in NRG Yield, Inc. to Global Infrastructure Partners (“GIP”), a leading global, independent infrastructure investor. The transaction

Clearway is proud to play a role in West Virginia’s energy economy! Thank you @WVGovernor + lawmakers who opened th… https://t.co/TbhbStHK0k

May 16, 2019 09:19 pm 2 1

What makes the sky blue? What’s a photon and how fast can it travel? Read our blog on sunbeams and learn the answer… https://t.co/8BlXEhUOk6

May 15, 2019 07:06 pm 1 1

With the support of @BlattnerEnergy & @Siemens_Energy, we began construction on our 419 MW Mesquite Wind Farm last… https://t.co/cgeqXRqbh1

May 13, 2019 08:45 pm 9 3

The Clearway team is celebrating #2MillionSolarStrong! There are now 2 million #solar installations providing relia… https://t.co/6l843oOPFK

May 09, 2019 08:40 pm 7 1

Today we’re celebrating America’s #2MillionSolarStrong milestone. Two million solar installations nationwide mean c… https://t.co/aVoVZjc6hg

May 09, 2019 04:16 pm 11 6

Clean energy progress isn't just possible, it’s happening! Today we join @SEIA & @votesolar in celebrating America’… https://t.co/QX1a7RIdXh

May 09, 2019 01:09 pm 11 4

Happy Wednesday from Capitol Hill! Clearway's SVP of External Affairs, Ray Long, spent the morning with @SEIA and c… https://t.co/YAjq4KVMYY

May 08, 2019 06:06 pm 5 0

Congratulations to @GovInslee + Washington state on signing #SB5116 and committing WA to #100percentclean energy! W… https://t.co/heOIUirm8W

May 08, 2019 02:15 pm 11 1

The numbers don’t lie-- #wind and #solar energy grow more efficient and affordable by the day. Read more here: https://t.co/qKAt7GOtJP

May 02, 2019 03:32 pm 0 1

“Considered one of the largest solar farms in New York, the panel-filled field formerly served as a pasture for Bla… https://t.co/0lMs4fErZM

May 01, 2019 06:02 pm 1 0

Thank you to everyone who joined us as we cut ribbon on Underhill Community Solar Farm + celebrated the many Clearw… https://t.co/7bjExsq2KP

Apr 29, 2019 09:52 pm 7 1

Thank you @SteveSisolak and @NVGovernment for demonstrating real commitment to the environment on #EarthDay. The fr… https://t.co/peWaSkfUiO

Apr 23, 2019 03:53 pm 2 0

Last week, Clearway welcomed state + local officials to our Pinnacle Wind Farm in Keyser, WV. At 55 megawatts, Pinn… https://t.co/cyAq3tX1FL

Apr 22, 2019 04:27 pm 4 0

Congratulations to @ChicagosMayor and the Windy City on becoming the largest city to pass a 100% #renewable energy… https://t.co/cGCH56Uxkf

Apr 12, 2019 05:51 pm 2 0

When it comes to combating climate change, failure is not an option. #TBT to the 2018 Student Energy Summit + the i… https://t.co/3gHhsECzWj

Apr 04, 2019 05:29 pm 1 0

Community solar farms produce a powerful harvest. Read our #BrightIdeasBlog to learn more about how our… https://t.co/ihLJs2nMbn

Apr 02, 2019 04:26 pm 1 1

Support for projects like these by @GovHawaii, the Legislature + the PUC is making #Hawaii a national leader in the… https://t.co/MIXGwUMUAr

Mar 28, 2019 11:12 pm 3 0

Wondering what the next 11 years will bring for #solar? (Hint: Continued industry growth, more jobs + cleaner, gree… https://t.co/etrpWWaB1j

Mar 27, 2019 01:17 pm 2 0

Have you seen @recordonline Sunday’s cover story? The future of community solar is bright ☀️ Read more about our… https://t.co/ooZoaMWDwc

Mar 20, 2019 11:17 pm 11 6

We’re excited to work with @AvistaUtilities to deliver home-grown renewable energy from our Rattlesnake Flat wind p… https://t.co/i0QajZTdmF

Mar 19, 2019 08:10 pm 7 4

We are proud to be on the #communitysolar frontier in New York. Read more about our Minisink community solar farm h… https://t.co/5DszDGA9gc

Mar 18, 2019 07:08 pm 16 7

Across the country, states are increasing their solar energy portfolios through large-scale, small-scale, and commu… https://t.co/LaIYuVLz3U

Mar 11, 2019 01:02 pm 1 0

Clean, renewable energy continues to make more and more sense-- and it's already providing lower prices than long s… https://t.co/3CHHLlTMkz

Feb 28, 2019 07:26 pm 0 0

Congrats to @CityOfCincy becoming the 100th city to commit to a 100 percent #cleanenergy future. Read more about th… https://t.co/tVVGaSCJ7H

Feb 28, 2019 04:09 pm 3 1

We applaud the #cleanenergy agenda proposed by Massachusetts’ @SpeakerDeLeo. We need more green infrastructure and… https://t.co/g5laYR4oEZ

Feb 26, 2019 09:04 pm 1 0

We’re proud to announce that Clearway’s SVP of External Affairs @RayMan140 has joined the @nylcv’s Board of Directo… https://t.co/8sye7VEoGg

Feb 19, 2019 06:16 pm 0 0

RT @NYSERDA: Kids. Work. School. You've got a lot to look out for. With no-cost clean energy from #SolarForAll, you could save $5-15/month…

Feb 18, 2019 04:22 pm 0 1

We commend @GavinNewsom’s work to make sure PG&E upholds its obligations + welcome the strike team’s work to seek j… https://t.co/ZiCAKIwoO1

Feb 13, 2019 07:26 pm 1 1

Great news from Illinois! When states embrace smart policies like Illinois’s Future Jobs Energy Act, they maximize… https://t.co/fshRXqPWof

Feb 13, 2019 01:07 am 0 0

Seconded. California needs to assure investors and voters that their investment in California’s #clean energy futur… https://t.co/pqFEo953TA

Feb 08, 2019 08:20 pm 0 0
Student Energy Summit 2018

When it comes to combating climate change, failure is not an option. #TBT to the Blue Planet Foundation's 2018 Student Energy Summit + the inspiring students who are helping create clean energy solutions #ForOurFuture https://bit.ly/2EGtH68

Apr 04, 2019 05:30 pm
How Are Community Solar Farms Built? - Clearway Community Solar

Community solar farms produce a powerful harvest. Read our #BrightIdeasBlog to learn more about how our #communitysolar farms are built: https://bit.ly/2Vbp0Wo

Apr 02, 2019 04:28 pm
Clearway Energy Group and Hawaiian Electric Approved to Develop 75 MW of Low-Cost Renewable Energy on Oahu

Support for projects like these by Governor David Ige the Legislature + the PUC is making #Hawaii a national leader in the #cleanenergyrevolution. We’re humbled by this vote of confidence + look forward to building more #cleanenergy with Hawaiian Electric Companies https://prn.to/2UhqIs2

Mar 28, 2019 11:13 pm
Solar grew 48x over the last 11 years. What will the next 11 bring?

Wondering what the next 11 years will bring for #solar? (Hint: Continued industry growth, more jobs + cleaner, greener economic activity in communities across the nation) https://bit.ly/2TWT0ZB

Mar 27, 2019 01:19 pm

Have you seen Sunday's recordonline.com cover story? The future of community solar is bright ☀️ Read more about our #Minisink #communitysolar farm and how we’re expanding access to clean energy in New York: https://bit.ly/2W4pCNx

Mar 22, 2019 02:25 pm