Projects

Alencon’s SPOT X2 DC-to-DC optimizer can boost utility-scale PV plant performance.

Close the Gap: How to revive lagging large-scale PV project performance

December 4, 2017 at 10:46 am 0 comments

A completed PV project is like a splashy free agent sports signing. Everyone is all pumped up at the ribbon cutting or press conference, but if it underperforms and misses expectations, that goodwill is gone. Live up to that contract or get booed. In a world where new utility-scale projectsRead More

JLM Energy's Phazr MicroStorage mounts easily on solar racking and plugs into the microinverter and solar panel with MC4 connectors, virtually eliminating design and installation costs. Phazr comes in 7 sizes to pair directly with the solar panel wattage. Two Phazr's can go behind each panel for up to 5 hours energy storage. Phazr has no single point of failure and provides the lowest total cost of ownership for energy storage on the market today. Works for Residential & Commercial applications. (PRNewsfoto/JLM Energy)

Arizona Public Services territory sees a bunch of Phazr MicroStorage installs to shave peak demand charges

December 4, 2017 at 10:38 am 0 comments

JLM Energy has installed and commissioned more than a dozen residential Phazr MicroStorage plus solar projects in locations throughout the greater Phoenix metropolitan area in both Salt River Project (SRP) and Arizona Public Service (APS) territories. In SRP territory, customers can avoid peak demand charges by using energy storage toRead More

GRID Alternatives earns workforce development grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

GRID Alternatives earns workforce development grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation

November 30, 2017 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

GRID Alternatives, a national leader in making clean, affordable solar power and solar jobs accessible to low-income communities and communities of color, announced today a $500,000 grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support its SolarCorps Fellowship Program. This national grant builds on the bank’s past support for GRIDRead More

Hannah Solar to design solar+storage microgrid at U.S. Air Force base on Wake Island

Hannah Solar to design solar+storage microgrid at U.S. Air Force base on Wake Island

November 30, 2017 at 9:04 am 0 comments

The U.S. Air Force is adding a microgrid with PV and storage on their remote base in Wake Island, and Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) will be handling the design, engineering and construction. The funding for this award comes from the Department of Defense (DoD) Energy Conservation Investment Program (ECIP).Read More

Geronimo Energy celebrating another community solar install in Minnesota.

Solar for All: How to incentivize community solar projects to benefit low-, middle-income customers

November 28, 2017 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Community solar has taken off within the renewable energy development leagues, melding the interests of residential and commercial or industrial customers, as well as the local utilities. While the inclusion of low- and middle-income (LMI) residential customers are widely enabled by state legislation on community solar, specific carve-outs or percentageRead More

Pile Problems: How Landwehr mounted 10-MW of community solar after 80 percent pile refusal

Pile Problems: How Landwehr mounted 10-MW of community solar after 80 percent pile refusal

November 27, 2017 at 11:51 am 0 comments

The team at Landwehr Construction encountered one of its toughest community solar installs in Eastern Minnesota thanks to 25-plus ft of weathered sandstone underneath 18-in. of top soil. Landwehr Construction started pounding pile on the larger of the two sites but had a refusal rate of about 80 percent onRead More

Solar Farm Prices Going Up January 1st, 2018.

Innovative Solar Systems says ‘overwhelming demand’ for its utility-scale solar farms is pushing up prices

November 27, 2017 at 10:53 am 0 comments

Innovative Solar Systems currently has two featured solar farm portfolios per month in the 500 MW-1 GW size range for interested utility-scale solar buyers. According to Innovative Solar, these portfolios typically afford buyers 13 percent IRR’s or higher and these deals sell quickly due to demand in the Solar Farm asset marketRead More

RES completes 3-MW solar project in Saguache County, Colo.

RES completes 3-MW solar project in Saguache County, Colo.

November 21, 2017 at 8:37 am 0 comments

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) completed construction of the Penitente Solar Project, a 3-MW installation in Saguache County, Colo., providing power to the San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative (SLVREC). RES developed, constructed and will operate and maintain the distributed solar photovoltaic system in South Central Colorado. AEP OnSite Partners ownsRead More

Three community solar projects break ground in Massachusetts

Three community solar projects break ground in Massachusetts

November 21, 2017 at 8:12 am 0 comments

Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation’s leading community solar developer and solutions provider, has broken ground on three new community solar facilities in Massachusetts, adding a combined 4 MW of new generation to the Commonwealth’s mounting shared renewables portfolio. Located in the communities of Millis, Rochester, and Wendell, the projectsRead More

Kenyon Energy, Key Equipment complete 6-MW solar project in Deerfield, Mass.

Kenyon Energy, Key Equipment complete 6-MW solar project in Deerfield, Mass.

November 20, 2017 at 11:09 am 0 comments

Kenyon Energy, LLC in partnership with The Town of Deerfield, Key Equipment Finance, and Lake Street Development Partners, today announced that a 6-MW solar array in Deerfield, Mass., is due to begin commercial operation in November 2017. The ground mount array comprises 18,720 high-efficiency solar panels and sits on aboutRead More