Articles by: SB Staff

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Solar Farm 2.0 nearing completion

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Solar Farm 2.0 nearing completion

May 13, 2021 at 11:57 am 0 comments

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Facilities & Services (F&S) announces the final stage of completion for Solar Farm 2.0, totaling 12.3 MW (DC), with the planting phase of the farm’s pollinator habitat commencing this month. The project is the second solar farm constructed at the U of I and achievesRead More

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DCE, Vesper Energy sign PPA for California’s Deer Creek Solar + Storage project

May 12, 2021 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Desert Community Energy (DCE) and Vesper Energy announce that they have entered into a 20-year PPA for solar energy and battery storage. DCE will purchase all of the energy produced from the Deer Creek 50 MW Solar + 200 MWh Storage project. The Deer Creek Solar + Storage project isRead More

Pivot Energy, Standard Solar teaming up on three Colorado community solar projects

Pivot Energy, Standard Solar teaming up on three Colorado community solar projects

May 11, 2021 at 1:21 pm 0 comments

Pivot Energy, Colorado’s largest community solar developer, and Standard Solar, Inc., announced the development of three new community solar projects in Colorado. Two projects are located in Garfield County and the third in Jefferson County. The projects in total represent four megawatts of new clean and abundant solar energy andRead More

Iron flow battery company ESS Inc. goes public after ACON S2 Acquisition Corp. merger

Iron flow battery company ESS Inc. goes public after ACON S2 Acquisition Corp. merger

May 11, 2021 at 12:39 pm 0 comments

ESS Tech, Inc. and ACON S2 Acquisition Corp. have entered into a definitive agreement for a business combination that will result in ESS becoming a publicly listed company. Founded in 2011, ESS began with a mission to develop the cleanest, lowest-cost long-duration energy storage systems on the market. ESS developedRead More

St. Joseph Solar Farm and Notre Dame flip the switch

St. Joseph Solar Farm and Notre Dame flip the switch

May 11, 2021 at 9:51 am 0 comments

The St. Joseph Solar Farm, developed by Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) in partnership with the University of Notre Dame, is now generating emission-free renewable energy. During an unveiling ceremony, reps from AEP and the University of Notre Dame along with Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch flipped the switch on the new 20-MW solar farm, I&M’s fifthRead More

Install pros discuss wire management for rail-less solar on low-slope metal roofing

Install pros discuss wire management for rail-less solar on low-slope metal roofing

May 11, 2021 at 8:31 am 0 comments

Rooftop rail-less solar PV systems have been around for many years, and year-over-year, continue to be a growing part of the solar market. Yet hesitancies still exist with both the technology and with learning new methodologies. One of these hesitancies is wire management. We recently sat down with Doug Claxton,Read More

Swell Energy, SCE offer virtual power plant deal to 8,000 homeowners

Swell Energy, SCE offer virtual power plant deal to 8,000 homeowners

May 10, 2021 at 3:49 pm 1 comment

Swell Energy has new opportunities for Southern California Edison (SCE) customers enrolling in its two clean energy Virtual Power Plant (VPP) programs. This offers homeowners in southern California home batteries for a low fixed monthly payment and to receive a discounted second home battery as well as ongoing GridRevenue payments.Read More

JinkoSolar updates social responsibility within corporate strategy

JinkoSolar updates social responsibility within corporate strategy

May 10, 2021 at 11:44 am 0 comments

JinkoSolar Holding Co. officially updated its new value-based strategy to redefine the incorporation of principles, social responsibility and profitability. In its strategy outline, JinkoSolar has integrated corporate social responsibility (CSR) into the products, services, and business model that the company offers. This strategy bridges the usual distinction between CSR initiativesRead More

Southern Power adding two battery energy storage systems in California via Mitsubishi, Powin

Southern Power adding two battery energy storage systems in California via Mitsubishi, Powin

May 10, 2021 at 11:34 am 0 comments

Southern Power has awarded Mitsubishi Power Americas and Powin an order for two utility-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) projects totaling 640 MWh. These projects will enhance California’s grid reliability with additional flexible resource capacity for integrating intermittent renewable energy into the grid. These two energy storage projects align withRead More

Agilitas Energy begins pre-construction of largest battery system in Rhode Island

Agilitas Energy begins pre-construction of largest battery system in Rhode Island

May 10, 2021 at 11:29 am 0 comments

Agilitas Energy is starting pre-construction work of its latest battery energy storage project, a 3 MW / 9 MWh lithium-ion system in Pascoag, Rhode Island. This is the first Battery Energy Storage System to be constructed by Agilitas Energy in Rhode Island and it is planned to enter commercial operationRead More