Projects

REC Solar debuts new solar farm for Cal Poly, develops student education program

REC Solar debuts new solar farm for Cal Poly, develops student education program

February 6, 2018 at 9:16 am 0 comments

Cal Poly’s new solar farm, the university’s first major energy project since announcing a goal of climate neutrality, was dedicated at a Jan. 24, ceremony at the site. The 18.5-acre solar farm will generate more than 11 million kWh per year — enough to power more than 1,000 homes, orRead More

Details on Duke Energy’s solar energy investment in the Carolinas

Details on Duke Energy’s solar energy investment in the Carolinas

February 5, 2018 at 2:06 pm 0 comments

Duke Energy is one of the leaders in terms of utility solar energy investment — so much so that it was a big funder of SEIA’s effort to fight against tariffs — and customers in North Carolina are seeing the benefits. Duke Energy added about 500 MW of new solar energy capacityRead More

Southern Power acquires 20 MW Gaskell West 1 Solar Facility

Southern Power acquires 20 MW Gaskell West 1 Solar Facility

February 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm 0 comments

Southern Power, the wholesale subsidiary of Southern Company, has acquired the 20 MWac/28 MWp Gaskell West 1 Solar Facility, located in southern California in Kern County, via Recurrent Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar Inc. “We are pleased to partner with an energy industry leader like Southern PowerRead More

Project not pictured. Just a lovely shot of a bridge in Richmond, Calif.

MCE Solar One, Bay Area’s largest publicly owned solar project, now complete

February 1, 2018 at 9:27 am 0 comments

Built on an old refinery, MCE Solar One is a new 60-acre, 10.5 MW ground mount solar farm in Richmond, Calif., brought to life by Cenergy Power and sPower. The project deployed approximately 80,000 ground mounted modules using both a fixed tilt rack as well as single axis trackers, withRead More

NAACP launches year-long initiative to provide solar jobs, installs in communities of color

NAACP launches year-long initiative to provide solar jobs, installs in communities of color

January 24, 2018 at 12:22 pm 0 comments

This past Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the NAACP kicked off a civil rights economic and environmental justice initiative to connect 30+ communities of color and low income communities across the nation with solar energy infrastructure for homes and community centers, as well as skills training for solar jobs, allRead More

Solar + storage microgrid being built on Kwajalein Atoll by Hannah Solar Government Services

Solar + storage microgrid being built on Kwajalein Atoll by Hannah Solar Government Services

January 17, 2018 at 9:41 am 0 comments

Energy Service Provider, Johnson Controls Federal Systems has awarded Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) a contract to design, engineer, and construct the largest solar photovoltaic (PV) system and micro grid controlled battery storage system on Meck Island, Kwajalein Atoll for the United States Army Garrison Kwajalein Atoll. Part of theRead More

NEXTracker working on a giant 325 MW solar tracker project in Egypt

NEXTracker working on a giant 325 MW solar tracker project in Egypt

January 16, 2018 at 1:20 pm 0 comments

Global solar EPC company Sterling and Wilson selected NEXTracker to supply 325 megawatts (5 blocks of 65 MW each) of its smart solar trackers to its massive project within the Benban solar park in Aswan, Egypt. The Benban solar park occupies 37-square-kilometers and, when completed in 2019, will host aRead More

Four schools go solar in Trumbull, Connecticut via Greenskies Renewable Energy

Four schools go solar in Trumbull, Connecticut via Greenskies Renewable Energy

January 15, 2018 at 9:22 am 0 comments

Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC completed the installation of solar arrays at four schools in Trumbull, Connecticut. The projects will significantly lower the annual electric costs at Madison Middle School, Hillcrest Middle School, Trumbull High School, and Frenchtown Elementary School. “The energy plan was developed shortly after my arrival in Trumbull inRead More

How EnSync completed a complex solar PPA for a multi-family residential community

How EnSync completed a complex solar PPA for a multi-family residential community

January 11, 2018 at 4:13 pm 0 comments

The latest deal from distributed energy resources (DER) developer EnSync Energy Systems cracked the code on multi-family residential PV projects, which is one of toughest segments to sell. The 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) is for a 792-kW solar project for a residential community in Hawaii to an undisclosed buyer. The projectRead More

How Dominion Energy went from zero to 1.3 GW of solar in Virginia, North Carolina in two years

How Dominion Energy went from zero to 1.3 GW of solar in Virginia, North Carolina in two years

January 10, 2018 at 9:20 am 0 comments

Backed by an ongoing $1 billion investment, Dominion Energy has grown its solar fleet in Virginia and North Carolina over the last two years from near zero to approximately 1,350 MW in service, in construction or under development. That is enough clean energy to power nearly 340,000 homes during peak sunshine.Read More