Post Tagged with: "utility-scale"

Peak Protection: Right-size overcurrent protection to ensure equipment reliability

Peak Protection: Right-size overcurrent protection to ensure equipment reliability

March 17, 2020 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

The use of solar string inverters impacts AC collection systems across commercial, industrial and utility-scale solar PV projects. If peak solar project operating conditions are ignored when sizing the AC collection system, it can lead to equipment overheating, nuisance tripping, system failure and reduced power generation. Adding complexity to theRead More

TerraSmart adds a civil division to its utility-scale solar project turnkey services

TerraSmart adds a civil division to its utility-scale solar project turnkey services

March 12, 2020 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

TerraSmart is launching a new civil division, TerraCivil, that will aide in streamlining the overall project execution on utility-scale solar projects and further build out its available turnkey services. TerraCivil incorporates civil land construction services such as fencing, building access roads, clearing, destumping, grading, stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) and more.Read More

Michigan’s utility-scale solar is about to boom — is the state ready for it?

Michigan’s utility-scale solar is about to boom — is the state ready for it?

March 11, 2020 at 9:52 am Comments are Disabled

From ENN: Thousands of megawatts of utility-scale solar power are expected in Michigan over the next decade, but most municipalities don’t have regulations to govern the land-use impacts. State officials and university researchers last week released what they’re calling a first-in-the-nation tool that’s meant to address the issue: a databaseRead More

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A Breath of Free Air: Let’s talk about above-grade cable management for large ground mounts

March 6, 2020 at 1:47 pm Comments are Disabled

Solar is the new “cash crop” for landowners who have had land for agricultural uses for generations, but now cannot yield traditional crops due to topsoil degradation. This type of site often consists of a few inches of topsoil below grade and afterwards a mix of shale rock, bedrock andRead More

Soltage raises debt facility for 110-MW, six-state solar portfolio via Fifth Third Bank

Soltage raises debt facility for 110-MW, six-state solar portfolio via Fifth Third Bank

March 3, 2020 at 1:15 pm Comments are Disabled

Independent power producer Soltage raised a $142 million senior construction-to-term credit facility with Fifth Third Bank, National Association to fund a 110-MW solar portfolio of utility-scale solar assets across six states: Oregon, Illinois, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, North Carolina and South Carolina. Fifth Third served as Administrative Agent and Lead ArrangerRead More

Install Insights: RPCS explains why it prefers Array Technologies’ trackers

Install Insights: RPCS explains why it prefers Array Technologies’ trackers

March 2, 2020 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

For another perspective on the ins and outs of Array Technologies’ technology, we reached out to RP Construction Services (RPCS), a turnkey designer, supplier, and installer of Array’s DuraTrack HZ V3 ground mounted solar tracker, to explain why this is their preferred system. Among the main considerations for a solarRead More

McCarthy Building Companies begins construction on Turquoise Solar project in Nevada

McCarthy Building Companies begins construction on Turquoise Solar project in Nevada

March 2, 2020 at 8:49 am Comments are Disabled

McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently began construction on a large-scale solar project in Sparks, Nev. The Turquoise Solar project encompasses a 61 MWdc solar farm located on approximately 180 acres in Washoe County, Nev. Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company, a utility-scale solar energy development company, received the green light to proceed withRead More

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City of Charlotte uses Duke Energy’s GSA program to negotiate a 35-MW solar project

February 26, 2020 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

The Charlotte City Council voted Monday evening to participate in the Duke Energy Green Source Advantage (GSA) Program, which allows large energy users to negotiate contracts with solar developers to meet sustainability and renewable energy goals. An earlier pilot version saw Google and Cisco adopt the program. In this case,Read More

Duke Energy Florida installed its one-millionth solar panel, previews the next hundred thousand

Duke Energy Florida installed its one-millionth solar panel, previews the next hundred thousand

February 25, 2020 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

Duke Energy Florida is crowing about recently installing its one-millionth solar panel in the state at the company’s Columbia Solar Power Plant in Fort White, Fla. It’s a somewhat arbitrary big round number, but it does gives us a reason to check in on the heights Duke Energy Florida isRead More

CIT leads $140 million financing for esVolta utility-scale energy storage portfolio

CIT leads $140 million financing for esVolta utility-scale energy storage portfolio

February 24, 2020 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

  CIT Group‘s Power and Energy business served as lead arranger for a $140 million financing for esVolta, a leading developer of utility-scale energy storage systems for renewable energy projects. The portfolio consists of more than 136 megawatts of energy storage units supporting eight energy projects in California. esVolta hasRead More