Post Tagged with: "utility-scale"

Longroad Energy completes financing for 215 MW Little Bear Solar Projects

Longroad Energy completes financing for 215 MW Little Bear Solar Projects

April 8, 2020 at 4:25 pm Comments are Disabled

Longroad Energy, a US-based renewable energy developer, owner and operator, will be starting construction of Little Bear Solar, comprising four separate projects totaling 215 MWdc in Fresno County, Calif. Additionally, two Danish pension funds, PKA and PenSam, represented by their investment manager AIP, announced today that they are investing inRead More

Coronavirus impact: Best case scenario is 2 GW of solar project development delays in 2020

Coronavirus impact: Best case scenario is 2 GW of solar project development delays in 2020

April 1, 2020 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

The coronavirus pandemic is likely to have a material impact on utility-scale solar installations in the U.S. this year, and perhaps even into 2021. In its Coronavirus: US Solar PV Supply Chain and Utility-Scale Market Risk report, Wood Mackenzie says that, in a best-case scenario, the market could see upRead More

PVComplete debuts first CAD software for utility-scale solar projects

PVComplete debuts first CAD software for utility-scale solar projects

March 26, 2020 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

Global solar sales and design software company PVComplete released PVCAD Mega today, the first and only CAD software for utility-scale PV projects, built on Autodesk technology. PVCAD Mega delivers precise solar engineering and layouts for tracker and fixed-tilt projects of any size in five minutes or less. “Solar engineers loveRead More

Lightsource BP closes on financing for 260-MW solar project in Texas

Lightsource BP closes on financing for 260-MW solar project in Texas

March 25, 2020 at 3:52 pm Comments are Disabled

Lightsource BP closed on a $250 million financing package for its Impact Solar project located in Lamar County, Texas, 120 miles northeast of Dallas. The energy generated by the 260 MW project will be traded through a long-term agreement with BP. Dev Sanyal, incoming EVP Gas and Low Carbon Energy,Read More

Osaka Gas invests in solar developer and EPC SolAmerica Energy

Osaka Gas invests in solar developer and EPC SolAmerica Energy

March 17, 2020 at 2:07 pm Comments are Disabled

Osaka Gas USA (OGUSA), a 100 percent subsidiary of Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., has agreed to invest in SolAmerica Energy, a U.S. distributed solar energy project developer and EPC provider. Founded in 2009, SolAmerica Energy has developed and constructed more than 100 MW of solar projects across the eastern halfRead More

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