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Shell acquires interest in U.S solar company Silicon Ranch.  Progresses our New Energies strategy and provides our U.S. customers with additional solar renewable options. (PRNewsfoto/Shell)

Shell gets into U.S. solar industry with latest acquisition

January 16, 2018 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

If you can’t beat ’em, acquire ’em. Shell is expanding its reach into renewable energy, signing an agreement to acquire a 43.83 percent interest in U.S. solar company Silicon Ranch Corp. from funds managed and/or advised by Partners Group. Consideration for the shares is between $193 and $217 million contingent on SiliconRead 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

First Solar to provide warranty service for Power Electronics inverters

First Solar to provide warranty service for Power Electronics inverters

January 10, 2018 at 8:32 am 0 comments

First Solar and Power Electronics have finalized an agreement to utilize First Solar’s PV Operations & Maintenance (O&M) team to provide Power Electronics warranty service on inverters installed throughout the United States. This unique relationship enables tangible owner value by reducing response time and repair time. The arrangement allows PowerRead More

Largest South Carolina solar project now online with Dominion Energy

Largest South Carolina solar project now online with Dominion Energy

January 2, 2018 at 9:59 am 0 comments

Dominion Energy has added two South Carolina solar energy projects – including the largest such project in the Palmetto State – to its service portfolio. The company’s 71.4-megawatt Solvay Solar Energy-Jasper County, S.C., facility, located near Ridgeland, S.C., came online on Dec. 21, 2017. It has a long-term power purchase agreementRead 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

Infiswift wants to update solar performance management with swiftPV IoT solution

Infiswift wants to update solar performance management with swiftPV IoT solution

September 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm Comments are Disabled

At Solar Power International, infiswift, an enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) platform leader, is launching swiftPV, which leverages IoT technology to change how the solar industry uses data to optimize the performance of PV systems. The suite of products and services allows PV power plant owners and operators to connect diverse PVRead More

Appeals court eases pathway for utility-scale solar development in North Carolina

Appeals court eases pathway for utility-scale solar development in North Carolina

August 10, 2017 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

In a unanimous decision issued June 6, 2017, the North Carolina Court of Appeals held that the application for issuance of a conditional use permit (CUP) by Innovative Solar 55 LLC to construct a solar farm was wrongfully denied by the Robeson County Board of County Commissioners. This is onlyRead More

EIA: Utility-scale solar to see 36 percent increase in 2017

EIA: Utility-scale solar to see 36 percent increase in 2017

August 8, 2017 at 12:51 pm Comments are Disabled

The updated Short-Term Energy Outlook from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows total U.S. electricity generation from utility-scale power plants averaged 11,145 GWh per day in 2016. Forecast U.S. generation declines by 1.2% in 2017, which mostly reflects expectations of milder temperatures in the third quarter of 2017 compared withRead More

Utility-scale solar generator costs declined 21 percent in two years

Utility-scale solar generator costs declined 21 percent in two years

July 6, 2017 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Based on EIA survey data for new, utility-scale electric generators (those with a capacity greater than one megawatt), capacity-weighted average construction costs for many generator types have fallen in recent years. Annual changes in construction costs include the effects of differences in the geographic distribution of installed capacity between years,Read More

DER power couple: EnSync, Schneider Electric look to advance grid edge market

DER power couple: EnSync, Schneider Electric look to advance grid edge market

June 15, 2017 at 7:32 am Comments are Disabled

EnSync Energy Systems, a developer of distributed energy resource (DER) systems and Internet of Energy (IoE) control platforms for the utility, commercial, industrial and multi-tenant building markets, will be working with Schneider Electric to explore technology and opportunities in the DER market. After reviewing EnSync’s Matrix Energy System, the twoRead More