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Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

SolarEdge, Enphase Hit by Sharp Slowdown in Solar Installations During Pandemic’s Depths

August 5, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Residential solar inverter rivals SolarEdge and Enphase faced the same headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic in the second quarter, with both companies reporting a downturn in Q2 revenues. However, both companies also laid out plans for capturing a chunk of […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

CleanBay Renewables construct an anaerobic digestion plant

August 4, 2020

Via: Energy Global

Through the partnership, Kiewit will design, engineer, and build CleanBay’s Westover bio-refinery which, using anaerobic digestion, will recycle more than 150 000 t of chicken litter annually and convert it into renewable natural gas, renewable electricity and a nutrient-rich fertilizer […]


News and Policies, World

Suntech ‘restarts’ after twenty years in PV industry

August 3, 2020

Via: PV Resources

Despite having experienced numerous ups and downs over the years, Suntech has retained its status within China’s PV industry as an internationally respected and richly experienced solar player. An established leader in the PV industry, Suntech has been through difficult […]


News and Policies, U.S.

USA: United Pacific closes on 95 store acquisition

July 31, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

Leading Californian convenience stores and gas station operator United Pacific announced that it has acquired 95 sites from Platinum Energy and its related entities. The majority of the store assets are located in Southern California. In addition to gas stations […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Queensland solar operators surprised by curtailment warning, expecting speedy resolution

July 31, 2020

Via: PV Resources

The operator of a 50MW solar facility in North Queensland at risk of curtailment expects the problem to be resolved in the next few weeks. Genex Power’s Kidston project was one of nine facilities warned last week by the Australian […]


Conventional Fuels, Nuclear

U.S. Begins Quest for a Lunar Nuclear Reactor

July 30, 2020

Via: Power Magazine

What will it realistically take to ready a fission surface power system (FSP)—a small (maybe modular) nuclear reactor—for deployment on the moon by 2027? That’s essentially what Battelle Energy Alliance LLC (BEA), the Department of Energy (DOE), and the National […]


News and Policies, State

Sunrun Lands 20MW Backup Battery-Solar Contract in Blackout-Prone California

July 30, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Last fall, community-choice aggregators serving three Northern California counties announced plans to deploy thousands of solar-battery systems to provide backup power to residents facing the threat of fire-prevention blackouts. Now they’ve picked Sunrun, the leading U.S. rooftop solar installer and […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels

Oil rises after surprise drop in U.S. inventories offsets demand concerns

July 29, 2020

Via: CNBC energy

Oil prices rose on Wednesday after an industry report showed that crude inventories in the United States fell against expectations, giving the market a boost amid record increases of coronavirus infections in the U.S. and elsewhere. Brent crude futures were […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

The SolarEdge Smart EV Charger Makes It Easy To Drive On Sunshine — CleanTechnica Review

July 29, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

Having built its business around high quality, efficient solar inverters, SolarEdge was a late entrant to the world of electric vehicle chargers, but after spending some time with the SolarEdge Smart EV Charger, the company is already a serious contender […]


Commercialization, Conventional Fuels, News and Policies, U.S.

USA: CW Petroleum to expand business in fuel, c-store retail

July 27, 2020

Via: PetrolPlaza

CW Petroleum Corp (CWPE) has recently engaged a major investment bank to raise a combination of debt and equity to expand the company’s business in the United States. CWPE has also entered into discussions with a top 10 convenience store […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

sPower wraps up financing for firm’s largest solar project to date

July 27, 2020

Via: PV Resources

US independent power producer (IPP) sPower has concluded financing for its largest project to date after securing a US$700 million construction/term loan. Nine separate banks committed capital for the 620MWdc Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center in Virginia, which will see phases […]


News and Policies, State

A New Model for Valuing Distributed Energy Could Drive Big Changes in California

July 24, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

A new model for calculating the value of distributed energy resources (DERs) could lead to big changes in the biggest U.S. state’s energy market. This spring the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved changes (PDF) to its Avoided Cost Calculator. […]


News and Policies, World

1H20 saw a rise in global renewables investment

July 24, 2020

Via: Energy Global

The data, drawn from BNEF’s database of deals and projects, show that one sub-sector of renewables – offshore wind – had by far its busiest half year ever for final investment decisions, and this more than offset declines in investment […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

US ROUND-UP: Recurrent Energy lands financing, Major US corporates back ITC

July 23, 2020

Via: PV Resources

A round-up of recent news from the US, where Recurrent Energy moves closer to completing two Texas projects and major corporations call on Congress to pass measures to bolster green energy growth. Recurrent Energy secures funding for Texas solar projects […]


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 […]