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Geronimo Energy starts construction on two Michigan solar projects (40 MW total)

Geronimo Energy starts construction on two Michigan solar projects (40 MW total)

June 11, 2020 at 1:03 pm 0 comments

Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, is starting construction activities for two Michigan solar projects expected to begin operations by the end of this year. The projects, Bingham Solar and Temperance Solar, are part of a solar portfolio called MiSolar Portfolio and are located in Clinton and Monroe counties, respectively. ForRead More

Nextracker is rebranding and here’s why that matters

Nextracker is rebranding and here’s why that matters

June 9, 2020 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

  You may have noticed Nextracker didn’t get the all caps NEXT treatment in the headline (no? just us copy editors?). It is part of a big rebranding the company is undergoing — I was going to say “the solar tracker company is undergoing,” but the message behind the rebrandRead More

New SolarEdge optimizers support higher wattage solar panels, more modules per optimizer

New SolarEdge optimizers support higher wattage solar panels, more modules per optimizer

June 9, 2020 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

SolarEdge is expanding its power optimizer portfolio with options to reduce install time (doing more with fewer components) and accomodate higher module powers. Here’s the details sent our way: • The new multi-input M1600 power optimizer for ground-mount installations has two MPP trackers, connected to four panels in multiples ofRead More

Longroad Energy selected by HECO to develop two utility-scale solar, storage sites

Longroad Energy selected by HECO to develop two utility-scale solar, storage sites

June 3, 2020 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

Longroad Energy was selected by Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) to begin developing two utility-scale solar and battery storage projects for completion in 2023. The proposed projects include the 120 MWac/480 MWh Mahi Solar in Kunia, O’ahu, which would be the state’s largest solar project to date, and the 40 MWac/160Read More

Solar Energy PV Modules in the middle of the Atacama Desert at a Solar PV Power Plant, Copiapo, Chile

Bifacial solar site enhancer Terra Pave Albedo is an American-Made Solar Prize finalist

May 28, 2020 at 11:05 am 0 comments

Terra Pave Albedo, made available via Beckett Solar Energy, (something we reported on here), was named a finalist in the AMERICAN-MADE SOLAR PRIZE competition from NREL, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Department of Energy. Each of the Finalist teams was awarded between $50,000 and $100,000 to be invested in further testing. Eco-EstatesRead More

Alliant Energy plans to add over half a gigawatt of solar in rural Wisconsin

Alliant Energy plans to add over half a gigawatt of solar in rural Wisconsin

May 26, 2020 at 11:48 am 0 comments

Alliant Energy plans to acquire and build a whopping 675 MW of solar in mostly rural areas in six Wisconsin counties: Grant, Jefferson, Richland, Rock, Sheboygan and Wood. Once operational, the energy from the projects will be enough to power 175,000 homes per year – making Alliant Energy the largest owner-operatorRead More

Pennsylvania’s largest municipal electric utility signs solar PPA with Sun Tribe

Pennsylvania’s largest municipal electric utility signs solar PPA with Sun Tribe

May 26, 2020 at 10:51 am 0 comments

The Borough of Chambersburg in Pennsylvania, home to the largest municipal electric utility in the state, agreed to a public-private partnership with Sun Tribe last week that will provide clean, affordable energy for Borough ratepayers for the next two decades. Based in Charlottesville, Va., Sun Tribe is one of theRead More

Alencon Systems debuts simplified DC to DC power conversion units with new BOX platform

Alencon Systems debuts simplified DC to DC power conversion units with new BOX platform

May 21, 2020 at 3:43 pm 0 comments

The DC:DC power conversion innovators at Alencon Systems LLC have unveiled their latest creations this week: the BOSS BOX and the SPOT BOX. These are scalable, centralized units of DC:DC power conversion built on Alencon’s galvanically isolated, bi-directional and uni-directional platforms (got all that?). Inside ‘the BOX’ The BOX platform (BatteryRead More

Trina Solar explains how its Vertex module could push to 600 W

Trina Solar explains how its Vertex module could push to 600 W

May 21, 2020 at 2:28 pm 0 comments

Trina Solar Co. continues to hype the power and possibilities of its 500+ Watt Vertex solar modules in a new white paper. The big claim in the white paper is that this new platform holds potential to hit 600 Watts and higher power output due to its optimized solutions inRead 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