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Inovateus TJ Kanczuzewski (L) and Timothy Sutherland (R)

Inovateus Solar to expand operations after big private equity deal

July 6, 2020 at 1:11 pm 0 comments

Inovateus Solar LLC, a privately held Midwest solar project developer for utilities, businesses, municipalities and education, is about to expand beyond its usual borders and offerings thanks to a significant ownership investment by private equity firm Middleburg Capital Development (MCD). Currently, Inovateus has led the installation and financing of overRead More

Meet PEG: A ground-mount solar system that boosts land yield on constrained sites

Meet PEG: A ground-mount solar system that boosts land yield on constrained sites

July 6, 2020 at 12:51 pm 1 comment

A recent bankability report by DNV GL shows the value of PEG racking from Jurchen Technology for land constrained sites. In addition, with the release of a high snow load PEG solution, currently being installed in Austria, the PEG system may have the potential to prevent the termination of many projectsRead More

Morgan Solar, Silfab Solar secure utility-scale order for PV-boosting SimbaX tech

Morgan Solar, Silfab Solar secure utility-scale order for PV-boosting SimbaX tech

July 6, 2020 at 9:52 am 0 comments

Morgan Solar has been in the business of developing solar technologies for 13 years, ranging from 30 percent efficient CPV to two-axis trackers to LED-enhanced BIPV. The company recently made a big sale of 13.6 MWDC (10.5 MWAC) of bifacial solar panels enhanced with its performance boosting SimbaX technology toRead More

ITC safe harbor extension provides some COVID relief for solar developers

ITC safe harbor extension provides some COVID relief for solar developers

July 1, 2020 at 12:41 pm 0 comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major supply chain disruptions in the U.S., leading to halts in renewable developments. As the developers faced difficulty in meeting the deadline to start operations of the renewable projects, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) extended the deadline for these projects by one year. This givesRead More

RECON Corp. tabs RPCS for 8 MW of solar tracker projects in Illinois

RECON Corp. tabs RPCS for 8 MW of solar tracker projects in Illinois

July 1, 2020 at 11:59 am 0 comments

RP Construction Services, Inc. (RPCS) and RECON Corporation announced earlier this week their partnership to build 8 MWdc of solar tracker projects in Illinois this year.  RECON Corporation, a solar photovoltaic EPC contractor based in Michigan, will be building three ground mount solar tracker projects, utilizing the DuraTrack HZ v3 single-axisRead More

Idemitsu Renewables secures $71 million in tax equity for solar projects in California, Colorado

Idemitsu Renewables secures $71 million in tax equity for solar projects in California, Colorado

July 1, 2020 at 11:46 am 0 comments

This week, Idemitsu Renewables closed tax equity financing for its 50 MWp Central 40 solar project in Stanislaus County, California, and its 80 MWp Pioneer Solar project in Adams County, Colorado. Both projects are under construction and will begin operating in the fall of 2020. The tax equity syndicate was arrangedRead More

Standard Solar secures $105 million in tax equity for solar projects in five states

Standard Solar secures $105 million in tax equity for solar projects in five states

July 1, 2020 at 11:27 am 0 comments

Standard Solar, Inc. closed a tax equity commitment this week for up to $105 million to finance distributed generation (DG) solar projects located in Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. The financing was secured through tax equity commitments from Fifth Third Bank, National Association and IBERIABANK. The portfolioRead More

HSGS to build a solar canopy at North Little Rock VA Medical Center

HSGS to build a solar canopy at North Little Rock VA Medical Center

July 1, 2020 at 11:19 am 0 comments

Hannah Solar Government Services (HSGS) was selected to build several solar PV parking canopies totaling 330 kW at the VA Medical Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. The parking canopies will be funded via an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with the Department of Veteran Affairs. ESPCs are designed to provideRead More

Debra and Greg Earl in front of their Chicago home with one of the solar panels to be installed on their roof.

Free solar installs finally hit Chicago’s South Side as part of Illinois Solar for All program

July 1, 2020 at 11:09 am 0 comments

From Energy News Network: The Illinois Solar for All program was slow to start in part because of its complexity and consumer safeguards. Having always been “the go-green types,” Debra Earl and her husband last summer decided they wanted to get solar panels on the bungalow where they’ve lived forRead More

EDF Renewables constructs solar carports at Cox Communications headquarters

EDF Renewables constructs solar carports at Cox Communications headquarters

July 1, 2020 at 10:52 am 0 comments

EDF Renewables North America was chosen by Cox Communications to design and build an integrated 360 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic and 560 kW / 1,360 kilowatt hour (kWh) onsite behind-the-meter battery storage solution at the primary Cox Communications’ corporate office in San Diego. The carport and rooftop solar installation combinedRead More