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GEM Energy constructing solar array at Ohio’s Penta Career Center with First Solar Series 6 panels

GEM Energy constructing solar array at Ohio’s Penta Career Center with First Solar Series 6 panels

January 27, 2020 at 9:12 am 0 comments

Construction begins this spring in Perrysburg, Ohio, on a $2 million solar array that will provide nearly 60 percent of the electricity needs for Penta Career Center, a career technical high school serving 1,400 students in northwest Ohio. The fixed-tilt, ground-mount array will be located on six acres at theRead More

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Hello Lumin: Get to know this nifty smart circuit, energy management tool

January 27, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

PV systems are 25-year assets, and we probably don’t think enough about how long that is and what it means for a solar installation business. In the last 25 years, we’ve seen PV system prices plummet and energy efficiency become a home appliance expectation. We’re just at the start ofRead More

Delaware Electric Cooperative doubles size of the Bruce A. Henry Solar Farm

Delaware Electric Cooperative doubles size of the Bruce A. Henry Solar Farm

January 23, 2020 at 11:23 am 0 comments

Delaware Electric Cooperative and Constellation have completed work to nearly double the size of the Co-op’s Bruce A. Henry Solar Farm in Sussex County. Seventeen acres of new solar panels began producing clean, renewable energy for DEC members in early January. Constellation, an Exelon company, built the 4.2 MW additionRead More

Spruce Finance adds a 31-MW portfolio of residential solar assets

Spruce Finance adds a 31-MW portfolio of residential solar assets

January 23, 2020 at 10:26 am 0 comments

Spruce Finance, a large private owner and operator of residential solar assets, has completed its most significant solar portfolio acquisition to date: 5,864 rooftop solar assets totaling 31.3 megawatts (MW) from funds managed by Atalaya Capital Management LP. This acquisition not only provides meaningful growth to its portfolio but also expandsRead More

More than 100,000 homes have gone solar via Mosaic’s financing platform

More than 100,000 homes have gone solar via Mosaic’s financing platform

January 23, 2020 at 10:10 am 0 comments

  Solar loans are officially trending above solar leases in the residential space, and Mosaic has been one of the leaders in making this happen. The latest figures from the company show that it has surpassed $3 billion in loans funded through the company’s platform since inception, a culmination ofRead More

Cleveland-based company gets DOE grant money for its new commercial solar racking system Roll-A-Rack

Cleveland-based company gets DOE grant money for its new commercial solar racking system Roll-A-Rack

January 23, 2020 at 9:53 am 0 comments

Acme Express Inc., a Cleveland-based, technology development company, has been awarded a $1-million Small Business Innovation Research grant by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office so it can research and develop Roll-A-Rack. Acme Express says this new patent-pending solar-panel racking system would reduce racking and installation costsRead More

Four key indicators to identify virtual power plant markets

Four key indicators to identify virtual power plant markets

January 23, 2020 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Virtual power plants (VPPs) are moving from concept to broad deployment throughout many countries worldwide, aiming to get the most out of distributed energy resources (DERs) in these regions. Recent efforts include Statkraft’s 1-GW VPP in the United Kingdom, Tesla’s 250-MW VPP in South Australia, and China’s first VPP, theRead More

NV Energy issues RFP for solar, geothermal, wind and will consider storage integrations

NV Energy issues RFP for solar, geothermal, wind and will consider storage integrations

January 22, 2020 at 4:16 pm 0 comments

NV Energy issued a request for proposals to add new renewable energy projects to its portfolio, seeking solar, geothermal, wind, biomass and biogas technology projects that are compliant with Nevada’s existing renewable portfolio standards. Head here to register. Bids are due by 4 p.m. on March 9. Projects proposed by successfulRead More

Six (6) Texas MEGA Solar Farm Projects Offered for Acquisition by Renewable Energy Developer Innovative Solar Systems, LLC (ISS)

Innovative Solar Systems has six large-scale solar projects in Texas up for sale

January 22, 2020 at 11:20 am 0 comments

Innovative Solar Systems, LLC, (ISS) is offering for immediate acquisition six highly desirable large-scale solar PV projects in the ERCOT [The Electric Reliability Council of Texas] market. The six solar projects, IS 134, 206, 245, 377, 408, and 416, range in size from 85 MW to 300 MW for aRead More

Capital Dynamics, 8minute Solar Energy hit record low cost on Eland Solar & Storage Center

Capital Dynamics, 8minute Solar Energy hit record low cost on Eland Solar & Storage Center

January 22, 2020 at 10:05 am 0 comments

Capital Dynamics’ Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) business signed a development partnership with 8minute Solar Energy for the equity financing and acquisition of the Eland Solar & Storage Center — a 400 MWac solar and storage center project in Kern County, California. The project features a 300MW/1200 MWh energy storage facility,Read More