Post Tagged with: "utility-scale"

PG&E is dropping the cost for its Solar Choice program, procuring more solar sites

PG&E is dropping the cost for its Solar Choice program, procuring more solar sites

May 22, 2017 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is dropping the cost to participate in its 100 percent solar energy program by 30 percent for residential customers and by nearly 50 percent for some business customers. This significant cost reduction in the company’s Solar Choice program is thanks in part to PG&E’sRead More

Detailed look at the utility-scale solar boom the past five years

Detailed look at the utility-scale solar boom the past five years

May 8, 2017 at 11:10 am 0 comments

Utility-scale solar installations — including both photovoltaic (PV) and thermal technologies — grew at an average rate of 72% per year between 2010 and 2016, faster than any other generating technologies. Utility-scale solar (plants with a capacity of at least one megawatt) now makes up about 2% of all utility-scaleRead More

106-acre Big Bend Solar project completed in Tampa

106-acre Big Bend Solar project completed in Tampa

April 12, 2017 at 8:35 am 0 comments

Burns & McDonnell met substantial completion requirements on March 1 for commercial operation of the Big Bend Solar project in Tampa, Fla. The 106-acre solar photovoltaic (PV) project is owned and operated by Tampa Electric and is the largest single source of solar power in the Tampa area with capacityRead More

First Solar sells Moapa Southern Paiute Solar project to Capital Dynamics

First Solar sells Moapa Southern Paiute Solar project to Capital Dynamics

April 10, 2017 at 6:55 am 0 comments

First Solar completed the sale of the cash equity interests in the 250 MW AC Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project in Nevada to global private asset manager Capital Dynamics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. You may recall that this was one of our Projects of the Year forRead More

Copper Mountain Solar (94 MW) in Nevada goes with SMA inverters

Copper Mountain Solar (94 MW) in Nevada goes with SMA inverters

March 28, 2017 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

SMA inverters were recently selected by Amec Foster Wheeler for Sempra Renewables’ 94 MW Copper Mountain Solar 4 project in Boulder City, Nev. This is the fourth phase of the Copper Mountain Solar Complex, one of the largest PV solar facilities in the U.S. When Copper Mountain Solar 4 isRead More

REC Solar completes installation of Hawaii’s largest solar project

REC Solar completes installation of Hawaii’s largest solar project

March 22, 2017 at 7:10 am Comments are Disabled

REC Solar completed the installation of 27.6 MW of solar at the Eurus WaianaeSolar Project. The utility-scale project, whose yearly energy output is equivalent to the electricity used by 11,000 homes, is owned and operated by Eurus Energy, an independent power producer and global developer of utility scale wind andRead More

Brussels-based chemical company one of the big REC buyers for 71-MW solar project in South Carolina

Brussels-based chemical company one of the big REC buyers for 71-MW solar project in South Carolina

March 21, 2017 at 8:32 am Comments are Disabled

Solvay, a Brussels-based multi-specialty chemical company has agreed to buy all the renewable energy certificates (RECs) for 15 years from the largest solar farm yet to be built in South Carolina. Weird? Well, this fits into the group’s global sustainability commitment. The agreement with Moffett Solar 1, a subsidiary ofRead More

How to optimize performance and profit through O&M monitoring

How to optimize performance and profit through O&M monitoring

March 20, 2017 at 10:48 am 1 comment

As the solar industry matures well past the early adopter stages, smart asset management and operations and maintenance (O&M) practices have increasingly become the focus of savvy solar plant owners and investors. Optimizing uptime has now become a critical foundation of ROI, and one of the keys to achieving optimizedRead More

1,500-volt systems to trend in 2017: Here’s what you need to know

1,500-volt systems to trend in 2017: Here’s what you need to know

March 14, 2017 at 6:06 am 1 comment

Large-scale solar projects are heading into yet another sea change: the 1,500-volt PV system (Vdc). The idea behind the voltage increase is the same now as it was during the move from 600 volts to 1,000 volts — further reduce installation costs and increase profitability by reducing the number ofRead More

U.S. electric generating capacity grows by largest margin in five years (solar a big part)

U.S. electric generating capacity grows by largest margin in five years (solar a big part)

February 28, 2017 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

More than 27 gigawatts (GW) of electricity generating capacity was added to the U.S. power grid during 2016, the largest amount of added capacity since 2012, reports the U.S. Energy Information Administration. These additions more than offset the retirement of roughly 12 GW of capacity, resulting in a net capacityRead More

 
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