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Commercialization, Renewable Energy

New US Energy Secretary shakes up DOE, calls for ‘hundreds of gigawatts’ of new clean energy

March 4, 2021

Via: PV Resources

The US will need “hundreds of gigawatts” of carbon-free energy installed within the next four years to meet its climate targets, new Energy secretary Jennifer Granholm has said. Speaking during energy industry conference CERAWeek 2021, Granholm used her first speech […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Retail electricity provider Peninsula Clean Energy now offering 100% emission-free power

March 3, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Peninsula Clean Energy said it has begun providing 100 percent carbon-free electricity to all of its nearly 300,000 customers, which is ahead of California’s 2045 zero-emission power generation mandate and a step in helping the agency achieve its ultimate goal […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

National Grid and Cargill’s 200-MW Prairie Wolf solar project in Illinois under construction

February 24, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

National Grid Renewables, which includes the renewables development company formerly known as Geronimo Energy, announced today the start of construction on the 200-MW Prairie Wolf Solar Project in Coles County, Illinois. The project is poised to generate tax revenue, landowner […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

BayWa r.e. acquires asset intelligence platforms through deal with Kaiserwetter

February 22, 2021

Via: PV Resources

BayWa r.e. has bolstered its digital services offer through the acquisition of software platforms and data science teams from German firm Kaiserwetter. The renewables developer has acquired Kaiserwetter’s internet of things, asset intelligence and data science capabilities, as well as […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

SunPower increases revenue 2.9% in transformational year

February 18, 2021

Via: PV Resources

US solar installer SunPower reported a 2.9% increase in annual revenue in 2020 despite total installations falling 5% in what the company has described as a transformational year. In a year which saw it complete the spin off of its […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Appalachian Power seeks up to 300 MW of renewable generation capacity

February 16, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Yesterday, Appalachian Power issued a Request for Proposals (RFPs) for up to 300 megawatts (MWs) of solar and/or wind generation resources. The request for bids is the first in a series of RFPs Appalachian Power will issue this year to […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Amazon gets into offshore wind via 380-MW PPA with Shell and Eneco

February 9, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Shell Energy Europe BV (Shell) and Amazon signed an agreement through which Shell will provide Amazon with 50% of the capacity (~380 MW) of the energy generated by the Amazon-Shell HKN Offshore Wind Project. The offshore wind farm is operated […]


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. […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

EDF Renewables acquires EnterSolar; capitalizing on growth in C&I solar market

February 2, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) announced that it has acquired 100-percent of EnterSolar, a provider of solar solutions to corporate commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. EDFR previously held a 50-percent interest in EnterSolar in a partnership announced in September 2018. As a […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Insiders Remain Optimistic About the Future

February 1, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

It was about a year ago that COVID-19 gained the world’s attention. The first laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 in the U.S. was reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Jan. 22, 2020. Since that time, more than […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

LONGi Solar secures major bifacial module order from Strata Solar

January 26, 2021

Via: PV Resources

‘Solar Module Super League’ (SMSL) member LONGi Solar has secured a 500MW monocrystalline bifacial module order from US-based project developer and EPC, Strata Solar. LONGi said the supply deal is to span two years after Strata Solar undertook a comprehensive […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Pexapark: European PPAs to exceed 10GW capacity in 2021

January 22, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) in Europe could exceed 10GW of renewable energy capacity this year as deals have already started to rebound after a COVID-19 slowdown. That’s according to a new market outlook report published by renewables software firm Pexapark […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Sunrun and installer Freedom Forever partner on US residential solar expansion

January 21, 2021

Via: PV Resources

US solar installer Freedom Forever has partnered with residential solar and battery storage leader Sunrun to incorporate the company’s products into its own service. Freedom Forever’s sales dealers will provide Sunrun’s solar and home battery storage offering to consumers in […]


Commercialization, Electric, Energy Consumption, Renewable Energy

Solar cheapest form of new power in major markets as new tech drives costs lower, states WoodMac

January 21, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Solar is now cheapest form of new electricity in a host of international markets, driven by cost reductions and growth of bifaciality, large-area solar modules and trackers. That is the conclusion of a new report released by analysts Wood Mackenzie, […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

EDP Renewables enters ‘fast moving’ US distributed solar space with C2 Energy Capital acquisition

January 19, 2021

Via: PV Resources

EDP Renewables (EDPR) has acquired an 85% stake in C2 Omega, the distributed solar platform of renewables investor C2 Energy Capital. The investment, which corresponds to an enterprise value of approximately US$119 million, sees EDP Renewables North America take a […]