Tag: solar projects

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Smart Software Bolsters Utility-Scale Solar Projects

May 20, 2024

Via: Power Magazine

The solar industry is on a continuous innovation curve — driving advancements, pushing boundaries, and harnessing solar energy’s power to increase returns and drive down the lower levelized cost of energy (LCOE). Stakeholders across the solar value chain have a […]

Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

A natural gas plant guarding US Northeast from winter blackouts is at risk

January 8, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

A natural gas terminal that’s been operating for more than half a century has been a crucial safeguard against blackouts when bone-chilling cold hits the U.S. Northeast. In less than five months, it’s slated to shut forever. The Everett gas […]

News and Policies, State

New Jersey brownfield redeveloped as 17 MW solar farm

February 21, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

A former contaminated industrial site in New Jersey has been remediated and redeveloped as a 17 MW solar farm. The fixed-tilt solar array was constructed in two phases on a site that previously housed a paper mill complex in Holland. […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Renewable Properties and PG&E ink PPAs for community solar projects

February 2, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

Renewable Properties, a developer and investor in small-scale utility and community solar projects, signed power purchase agreements for five projects with Pacific Gas and Electric that will serve disadvantaged communities. Totaling nearly 30 MW, the five solar projects are part […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

New York approves siting permits for 309 MW of new solar

January 12, 2023

Via: Renewable Energy World

New York has approved siting permits for three solar projects totaling 309 MW. The New York State Office of Renewable Energy awarded the siting permits to the 90 MW Home Solar Energy Center in Cortland County; the 119 MW Tracy […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Four Large-Scale Solar Projects Fined $1.34M for Alleged Clean Water Act Violations

November 17, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have settled to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act with four separate large-scale solar farm owners in Alabama, Idaho, and Illinois. The solar farm owners—all subsidiaries of […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Resi solar projects are getting larger, increasingly are paired with energy storage

September 13, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Energy Department’s Berkeley Lab’s published its latest Tracking the Sun annual report, which is based on data from roughly 2.5 million systems installed nationally through year-end 2021. It includes preliminary data for the first half of 2022. Key findings […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Utility-scale solar projects report delays, EIA says

August 12, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Developers plan to install 17.8 GW of utility-scale solar PV generating capacity this year, according to the June 2022 Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory from the Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). It said that during the first six months […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Minnesota courts hear challenges to use of agricultural land for solar projects

June 27, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Recent state appeals court rulings are starting to shed light on how far Minnesota counties can go to limit solar development on agricultural land. The Minnesota Court of Appeals recently ruled in three cases involving rural counties that rejected developers’ […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Construction complete on 100 MW solar project in Mississippi

June 2, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Construction is complete on a 100 MW solar project in Mississippi, making it the largest operating solar farm in the state. The Sunflower Solar Station will generate enough energy to power 16,000 homes within Entergy Mississippi’s system. Entergy Mississippi CEO […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

University of California system sues 8minute Solar, co-founder

February 3, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

A lawsuit accuses developer Tom Buttgenbach of misappropriating the University of California system’s money after the latter invested in a collection of solar projects. The complaint, filed by public university regents in January in Alameda County Superior Court, claims that […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

$2.6 Billion Committed to New Solar Projects in Texas, California

November 18, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

A company that invests in clean energy projects to serve customers interested in low-carbon sources of electricity announced it has closed eight separate deals, representing a total of $2.6 billion in financing commitments for construction and operation of six late-stage […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Biden admin targets 700% community solar growth by 2025

October 11, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Biden administration has set a target of powering 5 million American homes with community solar projects by 2025– an ambition that would require 700% growth of current capacity. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates a total of 3,253 MW-AC […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Long waits to connect to Xcel’s grid are stalling Minnesota solar projects

September 21, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Xcel told one customer they would need to wait 15 years to connect their solar system to its electric grid. The utility says it’s working to improve its process, but some in the industry say legislation or an investigation is […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Total acquires US solar projects

February 5, 2021

Via: Energy Global

Total strengthens its presence in the US market by acquiring a development pipeline of 2.2 GW of solar projects, and 600 MW of battery storage assets, all located in Texas. The projects are bought from SunChase Power, a renewable energy […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Standard Solar builds 17 community solar plants in Mass and Michigan

February 3, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Standard Solar, Inc. has announced the financing and operation of 17 community solar projects in Minnesota and Massachusetts totaling 24.6 MW of capacity. Tax equity financing for these projects was secured in a partnership with Crestmark, a division of MetaBank. […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Microsoft announces firm’s single largest green energy PPA

July 22, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Microsoft has unveiled its single largest renewable energy portfolio investment through a new deal with US energy firm Sol Systems. The power purchase agreement (PPA) will see Sol Systems finance, develop and operate a portfolio of over 500MW of solar […]

Commercialization, Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

How to Give Certainty to US Renewables Regardless of a Stimulus Package

March 24, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Renewable energy groups are continuing to push to include solar and wind tax credit extensions and “direct pay” provisions in a nearly $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill that failed to move ahead in the U.S. Senate on Monday, after Democrats […]

News and Policies, World

Coronavirus delays 135MW solar duo by Philippines utility

February 25, 2020

Via: PV Resources

As global efforts to contain the coronavirus step up, the disease continues to affect the solar industry, with a subsidiary of major Filipino utility Meralco announcing that the commissioning of 135MW of solar projects has been delayed due to the […]

Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, Nuclear, State

New Jersey Backs 45 Community Solar Projects

December 23, 2019

Via: Power Magazine

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) on Dec. 20 announced it has approved 45 applications in the first year of its Community Solar Energy Pilot Program. The NJBPU in a statement Friday said the projects, with total generation […]