Articles by: SB Staff

White Pine Renewables completes largest floating solar project in U.S. for Healdsburg, California

White Pine Renewables completes largest floating solar project in U.S. for Healdsburg, California

March 3, 2021 at 3:30 pm 0 comments

White Pine Renewables completed the Healdsburg Floating Solar Project for the city of Healdsburg, Calif., under a 25-year power purchase agreement. At 4.78 MW(dc) and sited on ponds at the city’s wastewater treatment plant, the project is the largest floating solar project completed in the United States to date. TheRead More

Bridgestone’s first ground-based solar array directly powers the manufacturing process at the company’s Aiken County, South Carolina Passenger/Light Truck Tire Plant.

Bridgestone builds 2-MW solar array to power South Carolina tire plant

March 2, 2021 at 6:01 pm 0 comments

Bridgestone Americas completed its first ground solar array, providing power directly to its manufacturing process. The new solar array is located at the company’s Passenger/Light Truck Tire Plant in Graniteville, S.C. The new installation includes approximately 8 acres of solar panels that generate 2 MW of energy while reducing 1,400Read More

BayWa r.e. deep dive: Has the climate change conversation finally shifted?

BayWa r.e. deep dive: Has the climate change conversation finally shifted?

March 2, 2021 at 10:25 am 0 comments

BayWa r.e. launched its new “Decade That Matters” report, a deep dive into online climate discussions over the past 10 years and what these may tell us about where we are heading over the next 10 years. The report highlights how attitudes to the environment have shifted, how discourse wasRead More

Altus Power is constructing the largest community-based solar project in Hawaii

Altus Power is constructing the largest community-based solar project in Hawaii

March 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm 0 comments

Altus Power America will be constructing a 4.5-MW ground-mounted solar energy project in Kapolei, Hawai’i on the island of O’ahu. Once completed the project will be the largest Community-Based Renewable Energy (“CBRE”) project in Hawai’i. Altus Power acquired the project from Tritium Enterprises (“Tritium3“) who led the development effort under Phase IRead More

Check it out: Universal Orlando showcases custom-branded floating solar array

Check it out: Universal Orlando showcases custom-branded floating solar array

March 1, 2021 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Sistine Solar announced the use of its award-winning, patented SolarSkin technology in the world’s first custom-branded floating solar array at Universal Orlando. SolarSkin was utilized to display the brand name and iconic peacock logo of the park’s parent company, Comcast. The 250 kilowatt array is a beautiful showcase of theRead More

DSD shows off first of eight solar carports for IKEA stores in Maryland and California

DSD shows off first of eight solar carports for IKEA stores in Maryland and California

February 26, 2021 at 9:35 am 0 comments

Distributed Solar Development­­ (DSD) has completed a custom solar carport designed and built for IKEA Baltimore. Initial results exceeded expectations with the location seeing an 84% decrease in the amount of energy needed to be purchased between September – December 2020, equating to a 57% cost savings for the store.Read More

GRID Alternatives renews Bank of America partnership for SolarCorps Fellowship Program

GRID Alternatives renews Bank of America partnership for SolarCorps Fellowship Program

February 25, 2021 at 12:33 pm 0 comments

A $300,000 grant from Bank of America is helping to fund the GRID Alternatives SolarCorps Fellowship Program, which has up to 40 SolarCorps Fellows complete one-year, full-time paid positions focusing on solar installation, community outreach, and workforce development in GRID offices across the country. Throughout their year of service, participantsRead More

Duke Energy adds 50-MW Cleveland County, N.C. solar project

Duke Energy adds 50-MW Cleveland County, N.C. solar project

February 25, 2021 at 10:18 am 0 comments

Duke Energy has begun construction on the 50-megawatt Broad River Solar power plant in Cleveland County, North Carolina. The project will be owned and operated by Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial subsidiary of Duke Energy. The project was selected as part of the competitive bidding process established by 2017’s landmarkRead More

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Altus Power America nearing completion on solar + storage system in Maryland

February 24, 2021 at 4:17 pm 0 comments

Altus Power America is in the process of completing a combined solar plus energy storage system in New Marlborough, Md. The project comprises a 2.9 megawatt solar system and a 2 megawatt hour battery system. This is the first of many combined solar and storage projects for Altus Power, theRead More

1.5 MWdc solar project developed by AC Power and Citrine Power in Hopatcong Township

AC Power, Citrine Power awarded solar land lease in Green Township N.J. for community solar

February 24, 2021 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

After a competitive bid process, AC Power and Citrine Power have been awarded a solar ground lease by Green Township in New Jersey. The two companies will jointly develop and finance the solar system. The lease, located at the former Trinca Airport property, will be the site of a groundRead More