Post Tagged with: "utility-scale"

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

Pivot Energy, Onyx Renewable Partners agree on 3-MW solar portfolio in Illinois, Colorado

Pivot Energy, Onyx Renewable Partners agree on 3-MW solar portfolio in Illinois, Colorado

February 24, 2020 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Pivot Energy, Colorado’s largest community solar developer, announced a 3-MW commercial and utility solar portfolio with Onyx Renewable Partners L.P. The portfolio includes four projects in total, two in Illinois and two in Colorado. The projects located in Illinois total 779 kilowatts of solar energy awarded through the Adjustable Block ProgramRead More

Trimark's advanced alerting system monitors and checks the status of any device at a solar site to determine if the equipment is online and operating correctly.

Trimark releases advanced alert system for utility-scale solar sites

February 21, 2020 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

Trimark Associates Inc., a leading provider of SCADA, metering, and energy storage technology solutions for the electric power industry, can now continually determine if devices are online and operating correctly with its Trimark Operations Center’s (TOC) advanced alerting system. Using Trimark’s proprietary Remote Monitor application, the TOC monitors and checks theRead More

Improving solar plant generation predictions with machine-learning techniques

Improving solar plant generation predictions with machine-learning techniques

February 20, 2020 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

Accurately predicting power generation for PV sites is critical for prioritizing relevant operations & maintenance activities, thereby extending the lifetime of a system and improving profit margins. A number of factors influence power generation at PV sites, including local weather, shading and soiling losses, design of modules, DC mismatches, andRead More

Protecting (and insuring) against PV portfolio underperformance

Protecting (and insuring) against PV portfolio underperformance

February 20, 2020 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

Underperformance is becoming a not-so-secret issue for large-scale solar portfolios (we have heard anywhere from 3 to 6 percent in some portfolios). The reasons for this often say less about the viability of solar technology and project revenue potential and more about process and prediction of failures somewhere along theRead More

Wholesale power provider Basin Electric buys large-scale solar generation for the first time via this PPA

Wholesale power provider Basin Electric buys large-scale solar generation for the first time via this PPA

February 18, 2020 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, and Basin Electric Power Cooperative announced a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for the Wild Springs Solar Project. Wild Springs is a 128 megawatt (MW) clean solar energy project located in Pennington County, South Dakota, approximately 20 miles east of Rapid City. Wild Springs isRead More