Tag: utility-scale solar

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

SSE-backed Renewco acquires 2GW US solar, energy storage pipeline

July 7, 2022

Via: PV Resources

Scotland-based renewables developer Renewco Power has acquired a 2GW pipeline of US-based solar and energy storage assets from Beaufort Rosemary. Renewco, which is backed by British utility giant SSE, is to additionally partner with Beaufort Rosemary on further sites in […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

US solar remains beset by underperformance issues as capex costs on the rise

June 14, 2022

Via: PV Resources

Utility-scale solar in the US remains plagued by underperformance issues as capex costs have risen for the “first time in decades”. That is the conclusion reached by insurance provider kWh Analytics within this year’s Solar Risk Assessment report, which has […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Koch Industries invests US$150m into tracking company GameChange Solar, pair to explore ‘strategic partnerships’

December 17, 2021

Via: PV Resources

Koch Strategic Platforms (KSP), a subsidiary of Koch Investments Group, has made a US$150 million investment in racking and tracking company GameChange Solar to support its strategic development goals. GameChange focuses on utility-scale solar PV projects, supplying mounting solutions, trackers […]

Energy Economics

US ROUND-UP: Shoals IPO raises billions; Sunnova claims industry-first solar financing package

February 4, 2021

Via: PV Resources

A round-up of the latest news from the US solar market, as Shoals Technologies’ upsized IPO raises north of US$2 billion and Sunnova claims an industry first financing offer. Shoals Technologies raises US$2.2bn in upsized IPO 29 January 2021: Shoals […]

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 […]

News and Policies, State

California Looks to Double Green Energy Capacity, Cut Emissions by 2030

April 14, 2020

Via: Energy Collective

New solar and storage facilities—and no new gas plant approvals—are the cornerstones of California’s recently-released plan to drastically reduce emissions to just 46 megatonnes by 2030, and hit a 100% renewable energy target by 2045. “California’s green energy fleet is […]

News and Policies, State

Hawaii’s largest solar park now online

January 30, 2017

Via: PV Resources

The Hawaiian Energy Companies (HECO) has commissioned the Island’s largest solar park, the 27.6MW Waianae Solar project. The project broke ground in March 2016 with the array coming online mid-this month. It constitutes the largest in operation in Hawaii to […]

Commercialization, Renewable Energy

How Renewables Are Competing in the Wholesale Market Without Mandates

May 25, 2016

Via: Greentech Media

State renewable portfolio standards have long been the top driver of U.S. utility-scale solar and wind energy growth — until now. This year, for the first time ever, more than half of new utility-scale solar capacity will be brought on-line […]

News and Policies, State

New Arizona initiative seeks to amend state Constitution to protect solar

April 19, 2016

Via: PV Resources

Arizona voters could now weigh in or whether utilities pay full credit for extra solar energy. An industry-backed super political action committee (PAC) voted yes to try and make a constitutional amendment at the November ballot that would protect current […]