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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 4 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

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

Non-utility solar installations definitely slowed by Covid in Q2, says SEIA, Wood Mackenzie

Non-utility solar installations definitely slowed by Covid in Q2, says SEIA, Wood Mackenzie

September 10, 2020 at 11:37 am 0 comments

The U.S. solar market installed 3.5 gigawatts (GW) of new solar PV capacity in Q2 2020, only a drop of 6% from Q1 installations, but that’s propped up by utility-scale projects (71% of total capacity brought online). The U.S. Solar Market Insight Q3 2020 report, released today by the SolarRead More

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Duke Energy, solar developers make a deal to clear utility-scale solar backlog in Carolinas

September 10, 2020 at 11:08 am 0 comments

Duke Energy announced several agreements with third-party solar developers and industry organizations to create a better interconnection framework to facilitate more utility-scale solar energy in the Carolinas. Let’s take a look and see what these will do. Agreement No. 1 First, Duke Energy and most of the major solar industryRead More

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Terabase raises $6M in its quest to break the one-cent-per-kWh solar barrier

September 9, 2020 at 11:39 am 0 comments

Solar digital solutions startup Terabase Energy is on a mission to drive solar power prices down below one cent per kilowatt-hour (kWh) by 2025, and today it closed a $6 million Series A financing, led by SJF Ventures, to aid in its quest.  Terabase provides proprietary software, automation and digital deployment solutionsRead More

SenseHawk raises $5.1M to enhance its solar plant construction, O&M software

SenseHawk raises $5.1M to enhance its solar plant construction, O&M software

September 8, 2020 at 9:09 am 0 comments

SenseHawk, a Software as a service company that helps customers develop, build and operate solar and other infrastructure sites, raised $5.1 million in Series A1 funding. SenseHawk’s cloud-based platform and application modules solve several challenges in the development, construction and operation of solar sites. Its application modules enable solar companies toRead More

What the SunPower, Maxeon split means for U.S. solar installers and EPCs

What the SunPower, Maxeon split means for U.S. solar installers and EPCs

September 2, 2020 at 10:49 am 0 comments

Corporate-level comings and goings aren’t a huge focus for us at Solar Builder, but SunPower spinning off its international business and solar panel manufacturing into its own publicly traded entity, Maxeon Solar Technologies, has implications for U.S. solar professionals across all segments. Here’s what you need to know now, andRead More

Enel Green Power starts operations on largest solar plant in Texas

Enel Green Power starts operations on largest solar plant in Texas

September 2, 2020 at 8:40 am 0 comments

Enel Green Power started operations at the second phase of its Roadrunner solar plant in Upton County, Texas (245 MW). The overall 497 MW project is the largest operational solar farm in Texas and the company’s largest in the United States. The plant’s 1.2 million bifacial photovoltaic (PV) panels willRead More

EnerVenue has a metal-hydrogen battery tech that could de-throne large-scale lithium storage

EnerVenue has a metal-hydrogen battery tech that could de-throne large-scale lithium storage

August 27, 2020 at 7:00 am 0 comments

A safer, zero maintenance and lower cost alternative to lithium-ion batteries is a sought-after storage future / dream, but startup EnerVenue says it’s close to reality right now. The company is promoting a metal-hydrogen battery technology it has in development for large-scale stationary energy storage applications that can withstand literallyRead More

The rise of Raptor Maps: $5M funding round to support further solar software development

The rise of Raptor Maps: $5M funding round to support further solar software development

August 26, 2020 at 5:10 pm 0 comments

Raptor Maps continues to gain steam as a solar project problem-solver. To date, the company has improved the project finance and asset management of over 25 GW in 35 countries, with a customer base that includes everyone from global utilities (like Enel Green Power), asset owners (Greenbacker Renewable Energy), construction companies (likeRead More