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Solar photovoltaic panels arrive waiting to be erected for a 842 kilowatt ground mount system at Miyoshi America's manufacturing facility in Dayville, CT.

Dynamic Energy begins construction on solar project for The Miyoshi Kasei Group

November 13, 2020 at 9:36 am 0 comments

Miyoshi America, a leading manufacturer for the global cosmetics industry is building a ground-mounted solar system at its manufacturing facility and US headquarters in Dayville, Conn., with Dynamic Energy. The 842 kilowatt system is projected to meet 38% of the facility’s annual energy needs. By partnering with Dynamic Energy, a full-service solar energyRead More

the before and after microcracking (or without and with microcracking, or pre- and post-stress test). They are electroluminescence (EL) images from the PVEL lab

PVEL has tested 1 GW of installed PV modules damaged by force majeure events

November 12, 2020 at 11:19 am 0 comments

Independent solar test lab PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) has tested PV modules installed in more than 1 GW of solar projects that were damaged by force majeure events. The company reached this milestone by providing on-site electroluminescence (EL) imaging services for PV modules. EL images reveal latent damage in PVRead More

Land O'Lakes and C2 Energy Capital collaborate for 3 solar community projects

Land O’Lakes teams with C2 Energy Capital on three community solar projects

November 12, 2020 at 10:39 am 0 comments

C2 Energy Capital LLC, a rapidly growing investor in renewable energy and storage assets, recently announced that Land O’Lakes, Inc. has subscribed to three of its completed community solar garden projects near the farmer-owned agricultural cooperative’s Minnesota headquarters. Offering farmers resources to help mitigate environmental impacts while increasing profit margins,Read More

IREC and The Solar Foundation agree to combine forces

IREC and The Solar Foundation agree to combine forces

November 12, 2020 at 8:31 am 0 comments

The Solar Foundation and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) have signed an agreement to merge into a single, expanded nonprofit powerhouse dedicated to the rapid adoption of clean energy. The merger will combine the strengths of two renowned national clean energy organizations, effectively doubling the staff and quadrupling theRead More

Solar + Storage Project of the Year 2020: Amesbury Landfill

Solar + Storage Project of the Year 2020: Amesbury Landfill

November 12, 2020 at 8:00 am 0 comments

Amesbury, Mass. | 4.5 MW solar, 3.8 MWh storage Developer: Kearsarge Energy, LP Contractor: CS Energy Modules: Hanwha Group Inverters: Sungrow Storage: NEC Mounting: RBI Solar The 2020 Solar + Storage Project of the Year, as voted on by the readers of Solar Builder, is the Amesbury Landfill Project inRead More

Pivot Energy secures its largest community solar subscription to-date with Banner Health

Pivot Energy secures its largest community solar subscription to-date with Banner Health

November 11, 2020 at 3:15 pm 0 comments

Pivot Energy, Colorado’s leading community solar developer and national solar provider, entered into an agreement with Banner Health for a 5.9-megawatt community solar subscription — the single largest community solar commitment the company has secured to-date. The subscription represents Pivot’s first community solar offering within the healthcare industry, expanding theRead More

Cypress Creek closes $200M debt financing backed by 1.6 gigawatt solar portfolio

Cypress Creek closes $200M debt financing backed by 1.6 gigawatt solar portfolio

November 11, 2020 at 3:10 pm 0 comments

Cypress Creek Renewables closed a seven-year, $200 million debt financing for the holding company that owns Cypress Creek’s 1.6 gigawatt portfolio of operating solar energy projects. The facility finances a portfolio comprised of more than 200 solar and storage projects across 13 states. “This new debt facility marks a key milestoneRead More

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Silfab passes PVEL’s backsheet durability tests with flying colors

November 11, 2020 at 11:31 am 0 comments

North America PV module manufacturer Silfab Solar has excelled in the industry’s most rigorous test for backsheet durability – once again reaffirming the company’s top-notch manufacturing process. Results from PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) that subjected “real-world” stress tests on Silfab MWT modules showed no failures nor any evidence that the company’sRead More

Yotta Energy set to ramp up PV-coupled energy storage concept after seed funding

Yotta Energy set to ramp up PV-coupled energy storage concept after seed funding

November 11, 2020 at 11:00 am 0 comments

Yotta Energy is a company we’ve been following for a while that has a patented thermal management system for batteries that would enable a decentralized solar-plus-storage format for C&I rooftops. After closing a $5 million seed funding round this week, they are going to finalize UL certification and commence commercial productionRead More

Utility-Scale Solar Project of the Year 2020: Turquoise Solar

Utility-Scale Solar Project of the Year 2020: Turquoise Solar

November 11, 2020 at 8:15 am 0 comments

Sparks, Nev. | 61.17 MW Developer: Greenbacker Capital Contractors: McCarthy Building Companies, TerraSmart Mounting: TerraSmart Inverters: TMEIC Modules: ET Solar The project site for our 2020 Utility-Scale Project of the Year, as voted by the Solar Builder readers, is located in the Reno Technology Park, approximately 15 miles northeast ofRead More