Helios acquires 50MW center, Duke plans floating solar park at military base

Sep 30, 2020 11:14 PM ET
  • Helios acquires 50MW center, Duke plans floating solar park at military base
Helios acquires 50MW center, Duke plans floating solar park at military base
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Sol Systems-backed joint endeavor gets 50MW Louisiana facility

29 September 2020: Helios Infrastructure, a joint venture possessed by Sol Systems and also monetary solutions firm Nationwide, has acquired a 50MW solar project near Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Entergy Louisiana is getting the energy generated at the park with a 20-year power purchase arrangement.

The procurement marks the largest solitary project investment for Helios because it was founded by Sol Systems and Nationwide in 2018. After purchasing almost 200MW of solar properties in North Carolina and also Texas in current weeks, the company currently owns and runs more than 300MW of industrial and also utility-scale solar energy plants in the US.

" The impacts of the pandemic have actually put us to the examination, as well as we have an also better gratitude for companions like Nationwide and also Entergy, Jessica Robbins, senior director of structured financing for Sol Systems, stated. "Partnerships like these are vital to offer hope and to start the healing of our communities as well as economy."

Duke to create floating planetary system at Fort Bragg armed forces base

30 September 2020: Duke Energy has actually safeguarded an offer to establish a 1.1 MW floating solar plant at the United States Army's Fort Bragg military base in North Carolina.

The installation will certainly be paired with a 2MW battery energy storage system to supplement power from the neighborhood grid and also supply a back-up throughout solution interruptions.

Duke will work along with D3Energy and Ameresco to construct the solar plant, while Fort Bragg will possess and also operate the system as soon as full.

The advancement creates part of a US$ 36 million agreement awarded to Duke that will focus on infrastructure modernisation at Fort Bragg such as lights and also water upgrades, as well as heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and boiler system improvements.

Duke, which serves around 7.7 million retail electric consumers in 6 US states, exposed strategies previously this month to possess or operate at least 8,650 MW of solar capability by 2035.

California area team signs deals with EDF and NextEra

28 September 2020: A community selection power supplier run by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission in California has tattooed contracts that will certainly allow for the construction or development of solar plants in California with a capability of 120MW as well as battery storage amounting to 260MWh.

CleanPowerSF has authorized 2 separate contracts: one with a NextEra subsidiary to deliver a 20MW solar PV project combined with a 60MWh battery storage space system and the various other with EDF Renewables North America for a 100MW solar PV plant coupled with a 200MWh battery storage system. The projects will certainly be CleanPowerSF's very first to include battery storage to its generation portfolio.

Faced with rolling power outages as well as power uncertainties, CleanPowerSF stated the contracts will certainly assist make certain power integrity for its 380,000 consumers.

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