New Energy Equity adds 326 kW of solar to municipal buildings in Norton Shores, Michigan

Norton Shores Rooftop Solar New Energy Equity, along with its development partner Chart House Energy, has completed a 326-kWDC solar development project consisting of three separate municipal buildings in Norton Shores, Michigan. The three rooftops, totaling about 21,000 sq. ft, includes the City of Norton Shores Fire Station, Public Works building and City Hall. Working …

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GameChange Solar releasing high-albedo metal ground cover for bifacial solar tracking projects

GameChange Solar unveiled BifacialReflector, a patent-pending technology that is designed to increase power production from bifacial modules installed on the GameChange Solar Genius Tracker A 3D rendering of a single-axis tracker using Game Change Solar’s BifacialReflector ground covering. GameChange Solar The technology has a highly reflective (.95 albedo), permanent solid surface up to 4 m …

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Pine Gate Renewables completes 8 solar projects across Michigan

Five new solar energy projects in Genesee County and three in Saginaw County, Michigan are now online and providing clean, renewable electricity for Consumers Energy customers. “These solar plants coming online are a testament to our commitment to solar energy in Michigan as a major component of the ‘Clean Energy Plan,’ our blueprint for a …

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Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure brings 17 MW of New York solar projects online in Q4 2020

Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure placed 17 MW of new solar capacity online during the fourth quarter of 2020. The projects are a continuation of KSI’s leadership in building and owning distributed-scale solar power projects. KSI now owns 78 MW of solar power, with 50 MW online and another 28 MW in active construction. KSI’s four new …

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SunPower closing solar module manufacturing plant in Oregon

SunPower, a solar technology and energy services provider, announced that it will close SunPower Manufacturing Oregon, its solar panel manufacturing plant in Hillsboro, Oregon. “We made the difficult but necessary decision to close our plant after careful evaluation and the change in focus of our business over recent months,” said Tom Werner, CEO and chairman …

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SolarJuice American to take over consumer contracts of bankrupt residential solar installer Petersen-Dean

Solar developer SPI Energy announced that its wholly owned subsidiary SolarJuice American has acquired the consumer contracts of Petersen-Dean, previously one of the largest privately-held roofing and solar companies in the United States. Petersen-Dean filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June 2020. Petersen-Dean (also branded as PetersenDean and Solar4America) was generating over $300 million in sales …

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Duke Energy Renewables expands portfolio with 144-MW Texas solar project

Duke Energy Renewables is expanding its solar energy portfolio by acquiring the 144-MW Pflugerville Solar project from Recurrent Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar. The project is under construction in Travis County, Texas, and is expected to achieve commercial operation in mid-2021. The energy generated from the Pflugerville Solar project will be sold to …

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SEIA prepares solar policy priorities for Democratic trifecta

SEIA released its solar policy goals for the first 100 days of the new Biden administration in November 2020 under the assumption the Senate would remain controlled by Republicans. After Democrats secured two more Senate seats in Georgia’s Jan. 5 runoff election, the solar industry could have a much better chance of passing solar legislation …

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Over 70% of utility-scale electricity resources added in 2020 was renewable energy

The SUN DAY Campaign has reviewed FERC data to find that renewable energy sources (which include biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind) accounted for over 70% (14,734 MW) of the 20,803 MW of new utility-scale electrical generating capacity added in the first 11 months of 2020. Wind (8,042 MW) and solar (6,485 MW) have each contributed …

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True Green Capital Management to install 2.8-MW of rooftop solar for Illinois military housing community

Hunt Military Communities (HMC), the largest U.S. military housing owner, announced its project to expand on its leading initiatives to integrate additional solar rooftop PV systems across its facility at Scott Air Force Base. This community includes more than 1,500 homes serving 3,000 residents. The 2.8-MW PV system will produce an estimated 3.5 million kilowatt-hours …

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