Solar Energy

Pivot Energy donates $90,000 to Colorado renewable workforce development program

Denver Colorado-based community solar developer Pivot Energy announced it has donated $90,000 to Bright Futures, a Weld county workforce initiative designed to remove barriers for students that prevent them from pursuing higher education and obtaining gainful employment. The donation will be used to help a minimum of 45 local students pursue training and advanced educational …

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BYD provides 75-MW energy storage system to Mustang solar project

BYD “Build Your Dreams” announced it will partner with Canadian Solar to provide advanced battery technology for the 100-MWAC Mustang solar plant in Kings County, California. The 75-MW or 4-hour 300 MWh energy storage system is a retrofit addition to the Mustang solar plant, which was originally developed by Canadian Solar’s wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent …

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Sunrun partners with five environmental justice organizations to advance equity in solar

Sunrun announced five environmental justice initiatives to expand access to solar and its benefits. The efforts include advocating for more social equity in solar policies, removing financial barriers to solar and hiring from disadvantaged communities. “Sunrun’s mission is to create a planet run by the sun,” said Lynn Jurich,​ Sunrun’s CEO and co-founder.​ “We’re working …

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Nautilus Solar Energy financing 14-project solar portfolio in several states

Nautilus Solar Energy, a North American owner-operator of distributed generation and community solar projects, has closed a $95 million tax equity financing commitment with an affiliate of Credit Suisse. The credit facility will provide competitive long-term financing for fourteen community solar projects across Rhode Island, Maryland, New York and Minnesota. The amounting to approximately 55 …

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DSM launches new all-purpose solar module backsheet

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announced the launch of the all-purpose Endurance backsheet D15: a product that fills a gap in the solar market by delivering superior protection for a wide range of solar modules at an ideal performance-cost ratio. DSM introduced the Endurance backsheet D15 to help …

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Kent State University in Ohio begins adding solar projects to all six regional campuses

Bob Misbrener Ohio’s Kent State University is in the process of adding solar projects to all six of its regional campuses by spring 2021. Melink Solar is installing panels at the Geauga Campus in Burton, Ohio, while TEN-NINE Energy is the developing the project. The ground-mounted solar photovoltaic panels will provide 322 kW of solar …

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Renewable energy sources ‘dominated’ new U.S. generating capacity this year

Renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydropower) have dominated new U.S. electrical generating capacity in the first nine months of 2020, according to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Combined, they accounted for nearly two-thirds or about 64.1% of the 16,886 MW of new utility-scale …

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Dominion Energy Virginia signs 75-MW solar PPA with Savion

Savion announced Dominion Energy Virginia signed a PPA to receive 75 MW of renewable solar power with the Wythe County Solar Project, located in Wythe County in Southwest Virginia. The power purchase agreement is subject to approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission as part of a recent Dominion Energy filing. The Wythe County Solar …

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Broad Reach Power acquires 100-MWh Cascade Energy Storage project from Enel subsidiary

Broad Reach Power, an independent power producer based in Houston that owns a 5-GW portfolio of utility-scale solar and energy storage power projects, announced it has acquired the 25-MW/100-MWh front-of-the-meter Cascade Energy Storage project located outside of Stockton, California from a subsidiary of Enel. “California’s expansive push towards a carbon-free grid, largely through wind and …

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EnergyLink3 and C4V develop cobalt-free lithium battery for use on agricultural solar projects

Energylink3 has developed a less toxic lithium battery storage system for use in agriculture and environmentally sensitive areas to store energy from farm-based and rural solar arrays. EnergyLink3 batteries will be manufactured in New York at a former IBM campus by C4V and iM3, which has been supported by a $13.25 million investment by Governor …

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