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IEEFA: Outdated Bureau of Land Management policies hinder solar development

IEEFA: Outdated Bureau of Land Management policies hinder solar development

June 19, 2020 at 10:19 am 0 comments

The largest property owner in the U.S.—the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)—has acreage set aside for utility-scale solar development on only 0.03% of the roughly 100 million acres it manages across the sun-rich Southwest, finds a report published by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The report notesRead More

Sonnen debuts ecoLinx 30 — a bigger, badder home energy storage system

Sonnen debuts ecoLinx 30 — a bigger, badder home energy storage system

June 19, 2020 at 9:51 am 0 comments

Sonnen announced the launch of the ecoLinx 30 intelligent energy storage system, which will integrate sonnen’s battery chemistry with solar, automation platforms and controllable breakers to provide an impressive, comprehensive clean energy solution for smart homes. The increased capacity of the sonnen ecoLinx 30 can power homes for longer periodsRead More

Power Factors to add Heliolytics aerial inspections into Drive platform

Power Factors to add Heliolytics aerial inspections into Drive platform

June 19, 2020 at 8:58 am 0 comments

Power Factors, LLC, provider of technical asset management and field service management platform for clean energy, is integrating with Heliolytics to streamline PV string maintenance workflow by automatically pushing aerial thermography report insights into the Drive platform. This automated workflow empowers solar owners, operators and asset managers with shared accessRead More

Westhaven Solar becomes Westhaven Power — now a full service, customer-focused utility company

Westhaven Solar becomes Westhaven Power — now a full service, customer-focused utility company

June 18, 2020 at 9:10 am 0 comments

CEO of Westhaven Inc. Brett Joerger started things off in building customized, top of the line, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to solar installations, but kept an eye on Westhaven having a much greater purpose. In 2011, Westhaven, Inc. became incorporated, and Westhaven Solar was born. Six yearsRead More

DEPCOM, Power Factor, Solar Support team to protect utility solar plants

DEPCOM, Power Factor, Solar Support team to protect utility solar plants

June 17, 2020 at 3:10 pm 0 comments

Solar Support, DEPCOM Power Inc., (DEPCOM) and Power Factor have partnered to expand the capabilities of their extreme weather restoration and recovery program. The trio minimizes production and revenue losses for asset owners and operators through an end-to-end solution, saving millions in avoided costs and shortening recovery times by upRead More

RPCS to deliver over 85 MW of solar tracker projects for Indiana Municipal Power Agency

RPCS to deliver over 85 MW of solar tracker projects for Indiana Municipal Power Agency

June 17, 2020 at 2:39 pm 0 comments

RP Construction Services, Inc. (RPCS) and the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) have partnered to build a number of solar tracker projects to supply communities throughout the state of Indiana with clean, renewable solar energy. IMPA is the wholesale power supplier to 61 public power communities in Indiana and Ohio,Read More

sPower goes with SunLogix as warehouse partner for largest solar project east of the Rockies

sPower goes with SunLogix as warehouse partner for largest solar project east of the Rockies

June 17, 2020 at 2:28 pm 0 comments

sPower selected SunLogix as the warehouse partner for the Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. sPower is a leading renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP), and the 485 MW AC project is the largest solar project east of the Rockies. The project is currently under construction, with phasesRead More

8minute Solar Energy signs its first PPA with a California Community Choice provider

8minute Solar Energy signs its first PPA with a California Community Choice provider

June 17, 2020 at 12:06 pm 0 comments

8minute Solar Energy executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Monterey Bay Community Power Authority (MBCP) and Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), marking 8minute’s first contract with Community Choice Energy (CCE) providers. The 250-megawatt (250 MWdc / 200 MWac) Aratina Solar Center includes 150 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy storage andRead More

Community solar often blocked by utilities lobbying uninformed policymakers

Community solar often blocked by utilities lobbying uninformed policymakers

June 17, 2020 at 10:52 am 0 comments

From Energy News Network: Utility lobbying has blocked community solar expansion, but a recent study suggests it’s been effective in part because many policymakers don’t understand the concept and its potential benefits. Community solar programs let groups of investors or subscribers share in the costs of installing and maintaining aRead More

SunPower commercial dealers gain new financing option via Bank of the West

SunPower commercial dealers gain new financing option via Bank of the West

June 17, 2020 at 10:22 am 0 comments

SunPower Corp. closed a new program with Bank of the West which will provide SunPower Commercial dealers a new financing option as part of a one-stop-shop complete solution. Bank of the West contracts and servicing will be private-labeled as SunPower Commercial Capital which will reinforce a cohesive customer experience. “We areRead More