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TerraSmart’s ground screws, turnkey service are building Maine’s utility-scale solar portfolio

TerraSmart’s ground screws, turnkey service are building Maine’s utility-scale solar portfolio

September 17, 2020 at 11:40 am 0 comments

TerraSmart has a robust pipeline of utility-scale solar projects coming soon in the rolling hills of Maine. In July, TerraSmart commenced its turnkey ground screw racking solution on eight record sized projects in the rocky New England state that will aid in Maine’s Renewable Portfolio Standard, a recent policy approvedRead More

8minute Solar Energy’s 67-MW Lotus Solar Farm is now fully operational

8minute Solar Energy’s 67-MW Lotus Solar Farm is now fully operational

September 16, 2020 at 3:22 pm 0 comments

8minute Solar Energy announced the 67-megawatt Lotus Solar Farm in Madera County, Calif., is now fully operational. The Lotus Solar Farm produces energy for more than 12,000 Southern California homes, delivered through a 20-year power purchase agreement with Southern California Edison, and will reduce carbon emissions by more than 48,000 metricRead More

Pivot Energy, Nautilus Solar partner on Colorado community solar development (7 projects total)

Pivot Energy, Nautilus Solar partner on Colorado community solar development (7 projects total)

September 16, 2020 at 11:41 am 1 comment

Pivot Energy and Nautilus Solar Energy, LLC have announced plans to co-develop 13 megawatts of community solar in Colorado. The portfolio will consist of seven separate projects located across four counties in northeast and southern Colorado. The first garden is anticipated to come online in the first quarter of 2021.Read More

Liberty Utilities goes with BoxPower solar microgrid for wildfire mitigation, cost avoidance

Liberty Utilities goes with BoxPower solar microgrid for wildfire mitigation, cost avoidance

September 16, 2020 at 10:41 am 0 comments

Liberty Utilities is going with a microgrid solution from BoxPower to power a remote mountain research station. The decision will save millions of dollars by replacing high fire-risk distribution lines with a containerized solar+storage microgrid. The project is the result of a request-for-offers issued by Liberty Utilities for a wildfire-mitigationRead More

Photo from when C2 Energy Capital Signed An Agreement with Walmart for 46 Solar Projects in 2019.

Walmart and Schneider Electric team up to increase supplier access to renewable energy PPAs

September 15, 2020 at 2:43 pm 0 comments

While corporate renewable energy procurement is on the rise, the overall number of companies involved is still relatively low, with just over 100 unique companies participating in the U.S. renewable energy market since 2008, according to the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance Deal Tracker. Some of the challenges to accessing renewableRead More

Vote for the 2020 Solar Builder Projects of the Year

Vote for the 2020 Solar Builder Projects of the Year

September 14, 2020 at 11:59 am 2 comments

Solar Builder readers submitted their coolest, most innovative and noteworthy solar projects of the last 12 months, and after combing through another record amount of submissions, we’ve narrowed the field to these 2020 Project of the Year nominees! This year the field is divided into FIVE categories: Residential (single-family, multi-family)Read More

Largest solar-plus-storage project by a California CCA coming via Clean Power Alliance, 8minute

Largest solar-plus-storage project by a California CCA coming via Clean Power Alliance, 8minute

September 10, 2020 at 4:46 pm 0 comments

8minute Solar Energy  executed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Clean Power Alliance for the 400-MW Rexford 1 Solar & Storage Center in Tulare County — which includes 180 MW/540 MWh of energy storage. When it becomes operational in 2023, Rexford will provide enough energy for over 370,000 Californians, making it the largestRead More

RPCS, Knobelsdorff Electric partner on 17-MW portfolio in Minnesota

RPCS, Knobelsdorff Electric partner on 17-MW portfolio in Minnesota

September 10, 2020 at 4:25 pm 0 comments

RP Construction Services, Inc. and Knobelsdorff announced a 2020 partnership to supply 14 communities throughout the state of Minnesota with solar energy. Included in the 2020 pipeline (a total of 17 MWdc) is the 1.2-MWdc Silver Lake project, which will be the very first solar array utilizing a combination of AP Alternatives’ groundRead More

117-year-old pottery in Detroit installs solar panels via POWERHOME SOLAR

117-year-old pottery in Detroit installs solar panels via POWERHOME SOLAR

September 10, 2020 at 4:10 pm 0 comments

Pewabic Pottery, a National Historic Landmark, and one of the oldest continuously operating potteries in the country, has been making pottery and tile in Detroit since 1903. Today, the 117-year-old pottery added 74 solar panels atop its education and tile studios, located behind the iconic Tudor-style building. Installed by POWERHOMERead More

Facebook and PacifiCorp sign 155 MWac worth of PPAs in Utah with D. E. Shaw

Facebook and PacifiCorp sign 155 MWac worth of PPAs in Utah with D. E. Shaw

September 10, 2020 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments sent additional details regarding its power purchase agreements for the Rocket and Horseshoe Solar projects in Utah. The projects, which are expected to total 155 MW, will support Facebook Inc.’s Eagle Mountain Data Center, through PPAs with Rocky Mountain Power, announced earlier this month. Both projectsRead More