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Donald Trump has chosen Rick Perry to be Energy Secretary, putting the onetime presidential candidate and former oil-state governor atop the agency that helps chart the nation’s energy future, according to four people familiar with the president-elect’s selection process.

Trump offered the job to the former Texas governor on Monday evening and he accepted, according to the people, who asked not to be identified in advance of an announcement expected later this week.

The selection of Perry puts the vast Energy Department in the hands of a man who once vowed to shut it down but forgot its name during a debate.

 

On Tuesday during Power Generation Week, Troy Miller of S&C Electric and Don Harrod of the Village of Minster accepted the Renewable Energy Project of the Year on behalf of Half Moon Ventures, developer of the project.

The Village of Minster Energy Storage Project in Minster, Ohio is a 7-MW, 3-MWh energy storage system is co-located with a 4.2-MW solar PV plant and is capable of providing multiple revenue streams (that flow to multiple parties) by integrating frequency-regulation services, transmission and distribution deferral, demand response services and voltage support.

Benjamin Aufill is Sustainability Communications Manager at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a bustling campus that serves 22,000 undergraduates each year and provides housing for 12,500 of them. The university has recently committed to installing 5.5 MC (DC) of solar on various locations around its sprawling 1,450-acre campus.

Benjamin Aufill is Sustainability Communications Manager at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a bustling campus that serves 22,000 undergraduates each year and provides housing for 12,500 of them. The university has recently committed to installing 5.5 MC (DC) of solar on various locations around its sprawling 1,450-acre campus.

In the comment sections following articles about big solar projects in the desert, you’ll typically find the claim that we should put solar only on rooftops, citing studies like this from NREL, that stated: "New analysis nearly doubles previous estimates and shows U.S. building rooftops could generate close to 40 percent of national electricity sales.”

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