Novasource merges with SunSystem, Primergy begin on Gemini PV-storage project

Jan 26, 2021 07:38 PM ET
  • A round-up of the latest news from the US solar market, including updates from NovaSource, SEIA, Borrego and also Primergy.
Novasource merges with SunSystem, Primergy begin on Gemini PV-storage project
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O&M companies NovaSource as well as SunSystem Technology combine

26 January 2021: Operations and maintenance (O&M) service providers NovaSource Power Services and also SunSystem Technology have actually announced a merger of both business.

The combined team will certainly be called NovaSource and also be functional in 9 countries. The joint labor force will certainly supply O&M solutions to property, commercial as well as utility PV systems, battery options as well as electrical vehicle billing stations.

NovaSource, which is owned by exclusive equity capitalist Clairvest Group, said the merger will lead to lowered drivetime for its technicians in addition to a bigger strategic solution coverage. Bringing the groups together "will supply possession proprietors with a highly set apart and also compelling service solution", said NovaSource CEO Jack Bennett.

NovaSource was produced last year when Clairvest got SunPower's O&M device. The firm expanded its procedures months later on via the purchase of First Solar's North American O&M business.

Work begins on Gemini solar-plus-storage in Nevada

25 January 2021: Primergy Solar has broken ground on what it thinks to be the biggest solar-plus-storage project unfinished in the United States this year, the Gemini plant in Nevada.

Work started earlier this month on the building of 27 miles of secure fencing around portions of the website for the defense of the desert tortoise after getting approvals from authorities.

With 690MW of solar PV capability as well as 380MW/ 1400MWh of battery power storage space, the Gemini center is anticipated to feature more than 2.5 million solar components and also full in 2023. Primergy already has in location a 25-year power acquisition contract for the facility with utility NV Energy.

The firm, which was introduced by renewables financier Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners last year, likewise revealed it has included in its management group with 6 new visits

SEIA announces new senior group consultations.

22 January 2021: The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has actually expanded its executive team as it gets ready for a "solid advocacy press" in 2021.

Evelyn Butler, that has actually worked for the trade body for five years, will certainly serve as vice president of technical services, concentrating on solar codes and criteria, workforce advancement, corporate social responsibility and the round economic situation, consisting of PV recycling, among other problems.

Roderick Lewis has been called as SEIA's brand-new vice head of state of participant solutions, responsible for establishing the organisation's subscription growth method.

" Roderick and Evelyn have actually offered SEIA's members exceptionally well, and also they are exceptional additions to our management team as we prepared ourselves for the obstacles in advance," said Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA CEO.

It was additionally revealed that along with his duty as SEIA's vice head of state of state events, Sean Gallagher will also route the organisation's government regulatory affairs efforts.

Borrego shifts to utility-scale emphasis, unveils new brand identification

25 January 2021: US project designer Borrego has unveiled a brand-new brand name identification and also a brand-new growth approach concentrated on utility-scale solar and storage space.

The business, which was formerly referred to as Borrego Solar, is aiming for each of its 3 business units-- development; design, purchase and also building and construction; and O&M-- to reach gigawatt scale by 2024. The O&M device already attained 1GW of solar and storage space projects under monitoring last year.

With a lot of the organisational modifications carried out in 2020, the three units have currently begun operating independently and also competing for business in the industry.

"We're beginning this new year sharing something that has been occurring behind the scenes for a while: we are centring our growth intend on the utility-scale section while continuing to lead in the large industrial and neighborhood solar markets," said CEO Mike Hall.

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