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Amazon announces next round of solar projects (three in the United States)

Amazon announces next round of solar projects (three in the United States)

May 21, 2020 at 10:12 am 0 comments

Amazon announced five new renewable energy projects in China, Australia and the U.S. as part of its quest to reach 80% renewable energy by 2024 and 100% renewable energy by 2030 (and potentially as early as 2025), as well as to reach net zero carbon by 2040. Amazon’s newest renewableRead More

Madison Gas and Electric files to build a 20-MW solar project to benefit six big customers

Madison Gas and Electric files to build a 20-MW solar project to benefit six big customers

May 20, 2020 at 2:48 pm 0 comments

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) filed an application with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) for approval of a 20-megawatt (MW) solar array to be built in Fitchburg, Wisc. Known as the O’Brien Solar Fields, the project will provide locally generated solar energy to local businesses, municipalities and publicRead More

Smarter Grid Solutions explains how it can double the capacity available for interconnected solar

Smarter Grid Solutions explains how it can double the capacity available for interconnected solar

May 20, 2020 at 2:20 pm 0 comments

Clean energy software firm Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) says it has developed five methods that could double the capacity available for solar panels and other distributed energy resources (DERs) to connect to individual electricity substations. Everything starts with the company’s ANM Element software product. Utility companies can monitor the amountRead More

Peck Company Holdings adds 50 MW to its Maine solar pipeline

Peck Company Holdings adds 50 MW to its Maine solar pipeline

May 20, 2020 at 11:26 am 0 comments

Vermont-based EPC The Peck Company Holdings expanded its pipeline of solar project portfolios in Maine for up to 50 MWs capacity from a leading solar development company focused on community-scale, commercial & industrial-scale and small utility-scale solar PV systems. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to work in the fieldRead More

State of Virginia has a plan to make solar more accessible, affordable

State of Virginia has a plan to make solar more accessible, affordable

May 20, 2020 at 11:11 am 0 comments

In the battle to grow solar energy adoption, the SolSmart program is on the frontlines, focusing on local-level inefficiencies. Municipalities and jurisdictions that follow its guidelines (stuff like streamlining permitting and easing zoning restrictions) have made huge strides in organically growing their solar industries. That’s why it’s encouraging to hear thatRead More

Using sensors, IoT to manage isolated solar power plants

Using sensors, IoT to manage isolated solar power plants

May 20, 2020 at 10:33 am 0 comments

Ask most people about the key difference between renewable and conventional energy sources, and you’ll almost certainly hear about their respective environmental impacts — differences which are both real and important. But for those who actually work in the electric power industry, one of the most significant practical differences isRead More

C&I solar demo: How to utilize the Fronius Symo Advanced in commercial projects

C&I solar demo: How to utilize the Fronius Symo Advanced in commercial projects

May 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

Thu, Jun 18, 2020 2 p.m. EDT REGISTER FOR FREE HERE The commercial and industrial (C&I) space is one of the most challenging environments for solar installations, however it can also be the most lucrative. Installers and designers must choose the best equipment when making a C&I solar investment. InRead More

SolRiver Capital, AVANA team up on financing for six solar projects (24-MW total)

SolRiver Capital, AVANA team up on financing for six solar projects (24-MW total)

May 19, 2020 at 1:57 pm 0 comments

  SolRiver Capital LLC, a solar investment fund that acquires and owns distributed generation and utility scale projects, closed on $30 million of construction financing with AVANA Capital. The portfolio totals 24 MW and consists of six projects located across the country. Since 2017, SolRiver and AVANA Capital have actedRead More

New Mexico’s Kit Carson Electric Cooperative brings 3-MW solar plant online

New Mexico’s Kit Carson Electric Cooperative brings 3-MW solar plant online

May 19, 2020 at 1:41 pm 0 comments

  Northern New Mexico’s Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (KCEC) is on a mission to achieve 100 percent daytime solar energy, bringing online its largest solar array to date last week. The Taos array will deliver 3 MW of solar energy – enough to power approximately 1,500 to 1,600 families inRead More

Microdrones as a service? Professional drone LiDAR and surveying more accessible than ever

Microdrones as a service? Professional drone LiDAR and surveying more accessible than ever

May 19, 2020 at 10:26 am 0 comments

Microdrones launched mdaaS (Microdrones as a Service) to make its survey equipment and solutions accessible to a broader market of surveyors and geomatics professionals. Could be a handy tool in the solar development toolbelt. MdaaS introduces drone surveying solutions, including everything needed to do drone LiDAR and surveying the rightRead More