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DOE funding autonomous solar PV construction tech from RE2 Robotics

DOE funding autonomous solar PV construction tech from RE2 Robotics

March 3, 2021 at 9:00 am 0 comments

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) selected RE2 Robotics, a developer of intelligent mobile robotic manipulation systems, for an award of $1.9 million in funding from to develop a robotic system for the Outdoor Autonomous Manipulation of Photovoltaic Panels (O-AMPP). RE2 already has mobile robotic arm tech, andRead More

EDF Renewables signs PPA with Enterprise Products Partners for part of Space City Solar (Texas)

EDF Renewables signs PPA with Enterprise Products Partners for part of Space City Solar (Texas)

March 2, 2021 at 11:38 am 0 comments

EDF Renewables North America and an affiliate of Enterprise Products Partners agree to a power purchase agreement for the second tranche of the Space City Solar Project, located in Wharton County, Texas. The project is expected to commence construction in Summer 2021 and begin delivery of clean electricity in Summer 2022. TheRead More

McCarthy named EPC for two utility-scale solar farms in Texas by Lightsource bp

McCarthy named EPC for two utility-scale solar farms in Texas by Lightsource bp

March 2, 2021 at 11:05 am 0 comments

Lightsource bp selected McCarthy Building Companies as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for two utility-scale solar farms in Texas: the 163-megawatt Elm Branch Solar Farm located approximately 40 miles south of Dallas in Ennis, Texas, and the 153-megawatt Briar Creek Solar Farm located 60 miles south of Dallas inRead More

SATEC debuts PRO Series energy meters to offer both AC, DC inputs

SATEC debuts PRO Series energy meters to offer both AC, DC inputs

March 2, 2021 at 8:18 am 0 comments

SATEC, Inc., global supplier of power monitoring instrumentation and reporting and analysis software, introduces the PRO Series of revenue-grade energy meters. This new and innovative series of DIN-rail and panel-mounted meters accept either AC or DC voltage and current inputs. This flexible input capability will allow a PRO Series meterRead More

Duke Energy adds 50-MW Cleveland County, N.C. solar project

Duke Energy adds 50-MW Cleveland County, N.C. solar project

February 25, 2021 at 10:18 am 0 comments

Duke Energy has begun construction on the 50-megawatt Broad River Solar power plant in Cleveland County, North Carolina. The project will be owned and operated by Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial subsidiary of Duke Energy. The project was selected as part of the competitive bidding process established by 2017’s landmarkRead More

Global solar underproduction increased in 2020 — and the No. 1 remedy was collaboration

Global solar underproduction increased in 2020 — and the No. 1 remedy was collaboration

February 25, 2021 at 9:39 am 0 comments

Raptor Maps raised its Series A funding this past year to expand its focus to the entire solar lifecycle. The startup has historically been strong in aerial inspections for commissioning, preventive maintenance, and investigations. Their software-first approach enables them to pinpoint causes of production loss. We asked them to share theRead More

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Altus Power America nearing completion on solar + storage system in Maryland

February 24, 2021 at 4:17 pm 0 comments

Altus Power America is in the process of completing a combined solar plus energy storage system in New Marlborough, Md. The project comprises a 2.9 megawatt solar system and a 2 megawatt hour battery system. This is the first of many combined solar and storage projects for Altus Power, theRead More

Capital Dynamics, Hoosier Energy sign PPA for 150-MW Ratts 2 Solar Project

Capital Dynamics, Hoosier Energy sign PPA for 150-MW Ratts 2 Solar Project

February 24, 2021 at 8:19 am 0 comments

Capital Dynamics CEI and Hoosier Energy have announced the signing of a long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Hoosier Energy will purchase 150-megawatts of the power generated by the Ratts 2 Solar Project, a CEI-owned greenfield solar project that is currently being developed in Knox County, Indiana. Arevon Energy Management andRead More

MGE announces plans to purchase solar and storage from Paris Solar-Battery Park

MGE announces plans to purchase solar and storage from Paris Solar-Battery Park

February 19, 2021 at 1:35 pm 0 comments

Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), in partnership with We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), subsidiaries of WEC Energy Group, is seeking approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to purchase 20 megawatts of solar energy and 11 megawatts of battery storage from the 200-megawatt Paris Solar-Battery Park.Read More

O&M tip: Protect PV connectors at all times

O&M tip: Protect PV connectors at all times

February 19, 2021 at 10:00 am 0 comments

One of the most impressive things about walking around (at least most) utility-scale PV sites, is how neat, orderly, and consistent the cable management is. Unfortunately though this might be covering up some of the issues that happened during the install phase. Issues that create weak points and compromised components,Read More