Distributed Solar Development buys 17 MW community solar portfolio in New York

Distributed Solar Development buys 17 MW community solar portfolio in New York

December 4, 2020

Distributed Solar Development (DSD) has acquired a three-project, 17-MW community solar portfolio from Source Renewables, a New York State developer focused on community solar assets. The three projects, one of which includes solar and storage, were developed by Source Renewables from greenfield, and are expected to reach commercial operation nextRead More

Distributed Solar Development buys 17 MW community solar portfolio in New York

Distributed Solar Development buys 17 MW community solar portfolio in New York

December 4, 2020

Distributed Solar Development (DSD) has acquired a three-project, 17-MW community solar portfolio from Source Renewables, a New York State developer focused on community solar assets. The three projects, one of which includes solar and storage, were developed by Source Renewables from greenfield, and are expected to reach commercial operation nextRead More

New from Phoenix Contact: TRIO DC/DC converter

New from Phoenix Contact: TRIO DC/DC converter

December 3, 2020

The Phoenix Contact TRIO DC/DC converter connects directly to solar arrays. It converts high-voltage DC from PV strings to 24 V DC, eliminating the costs and hassle of trenching to supply AC power for monitoring, weather stations and other array applications. Specs: TRIO DC/DC converter has a wide DC voltageRead More

Illinois Commission sides with solar in Ameren’s attempt to skirt net metering rules

Illinois Commission sides with solar in Ameren’s attempt to skirt net metering rules

December 4, 2020

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) voted 4-1 on Wednesday to reject Ameren Illinois’ proposed calculation of the number of solar net metering customers in their territory, resulting in the reopening of full retail net metering in their service territory. The decision will allow new solar customers to participate in theRead More

SolaREIT launches with unique solar power compensation deals for landowners

SolaREIT launches with unique solar power compensation deals for landowners

December 2, 2020

A solar real estate investment fund, SolaREIT, is officially launching with the closing of their first tranche of capital and looks to employ an innovative model with more options to compensate landowners for hosting solar farms. Solar is a land-intensive technology — the National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that solar panelsRead More

 
Utility-Scale Solar Project of the Year 2020: Turquoise Solar

Utility-Scale Solar Project of the Year 2020: Turquoise Solar

November 11, 2020

Sparks, Nev. | 61.17 MW Developer: Greenbacker Capital Contractors: McCarthy Building Companies, TerraSmart Mounting: TerraSmart Inverters: TMEIC Modules: ET Solar The project site for our 2020 Utility-Scale Project of the Year, as voted by the Solar Builder readers, is located in the Reno Technology Park, approximately 15 miles northeast ofRead More

New from Phoenix Contact: TRIO DC/DC converter

New from Phoenix Contact: TRIO DC/DC converter

December 3, 2020

The Phoenix Contact TRIO DC/DC converter connects directly to solar arrays. It converts high-voltage DC from PV strings to 24 V DC, eliminating the costs and hassle of trenching to supply AC power for monitoring, weather stations and other array applications. Specs: TRIO DC/DC converter has a wide DC voltageRead More

Distributed Solar Development buys 17 MW community solar portfolio in New York

Distributed Solar Development buys 17 MW community solar portfolio in New York

December 4, 2020

Distributed Solar Development (DSD) has acquired a three-project, 17-MW community solar portfolio from Source Renewables, a New York State developer focused on community solar assets. The three projects, one of which includes solar and storage, were developed by Source Renewables from greenfield, and are expected to reach commercial operation nextRead More

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Distributed Solar Development buys 17 MW community solar portfolio in New York

Distributed Solar Development buys 17 MW community solar portfolio in New York

December 4, 2020 at 9:45 am 0 comments

Distributed Solar Development (DSD) has acquired a three-project, 17-MW community solar portfolio from Source Renewables, a New York State developer focused on community solar assets. The three projects, one of which includes solar and storage, were developed by Source Renewables from greenfield, and are expected to reach commercial operation nextRead More

Illinois Commission sides with solar in Ameren’s attempt to skirt net metering rules

Illinois Commission sides with solar in Ameren’s attempt to skirt net metering rules

December 4, 2020 at 9:37 am 0 comments

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) voted 4-1 on Wednesday to reject Ameren Illinois’ proposed calculation of the number of solar net metering customers in their territory, resulting in the reopening of full retail net metering in their service territory. The decision will allow new solar customers to participate in theRead More

The United States gets its first solar roadway, located in Peachtree Corners, Georgia

The United States gets its first solar roadway, located in Peachtree Corners, Georgia

December 3, 2020 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

Georgia’s Peachtree Corners is pitching itself as the nation’s “first smart city environment powered by real-world infrastructure and next-generation connectivity,” and that may not be press release hype. This week the city unveiled a solar roadway system that will generate energy for a solar-powered EV charging station located at cityRead More

Array Technologies set to supply RP Construction Services with 1 GW of the DuraTrack HZ v3

Array Technologies set to supply RP Construction Services with 1 GW of the DuraTrack HZ v3

December 3, 2020 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

Array Technologies has entered into an agreement to supply 1 gigawatt of DuraTrack HZ v3 single-axis solar trackers to RP Construction Services, Inc. RPCS provides design-build services for small and medium-sized ground-mounted solar energy projects across the U.S. and is the leading contractor for solar energy projects under 25 megawatts.Read More

Savion sells 75 MW of Wythe County Solar Project in Virginia to Dominion Energy

Savion sells 75 MW of Wythe County Solar Project in Virginia to Dominion Energy

December 3, 2020 at 2:19 pm 0 comments

Savion and Dominion Energy Virginia have signed a power purchase agreement to receive 75 megawatts of renewable solar power with Wythe County Solar Project, LLC, located in Wythe County in Southwest Virginia. The power purchase agreement is subject to approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission as part of aRead More

New from Phoenix Contact: TRIO DC/DC converter

New from Phoenix Contact: TRIO DC/DC converter

December 3, 2020 at 10:51 am 0 comments

The Phoenix Contact TRIO DC/DC converter connects directly to solar arrays. It converts high-voltage DC from PV strings to 24 V DC, eliminating the costs and hassle of trenching to supply AC power for monitoring, weather stations and other array applications. Specs: TRIO DC/DC converter has a wide DC voltageRead More

Solar and storage reduce GHGs differently — here’s how policy can address that

Solar and storage reduce GHGs differently — here’s how policy can address that

December 3, 2020 at 9:00 am 0 comments

In my last article (“Solar is Hardware, Storage is Software”), I addressed how solar and storage, while very complementary, are also very different resources, and that getting the most value from storage will require policies unlike those that drove solar’s remarkable growth. In this piece, I’ll drill deeper into whatRead More

Cypress Creek Renewables sells two Massachusetts community solar projects to CarVal Investors

Cypress Creek Renewables sells two Massachusetts community solar projects to CarVal Investors

December 2, 2020 at 1:43 pm 0 comments

Cypress Creek Renewables completed the sale of two Massachusetts community solar projects totaling 6.35 MW to CarVal Investors. The projects, which are located in Bristol and Franklin counties, are community solar projects that Cypress Creek developed under the state’s Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program. In addition to this sale,Read More

SolaREIT launches with unique solar power compensation deals for landowners

SolaREIT launches with unique solar power compensation deals for landowners

December 2, 2020 at 11:05 am 0 comments

A solar real estate investment fund, SolaREIT, is officially launching with the closing of their first tranche of capital and looks to employ an innovative model with more options to compensate landowners for hosting solar farms. Solar is a land-intensive technology — the National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimates that solar panelsRead More

Unprecedented energy storage growth predicted in Wood Mac’s Q3 U.S. Energy Storage Monitor

Unprecedented energy storage growth predicted in Wood Mac’s Q3 U.S. Energy Storage Monitor

December 2, 2020 at 10:34 am 0 comments

According to Wood Mackenzie and the U.S. Energy Storage Association’s (ESA) latest ’US Energy Storage Monitor’ report, 476 megawatts (MW) of storage were deployed in Q3 2020. This is an increase of 240% over the previous high, set last quarter.  As noted in the research, the new record for storage is not an anomaly but rather a signRead More