North America

California Now Has More Than 1 Million Rooftop Solar Installations
California has hit a significant milestone this year: more than one million rooftop solar installations on homes, schools, businesses, and farms. With California leading the way, the U.S. reached two million installations this year.
Sep 30, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Residential, Storage, Rooftop PV, California, USA, North America, NeoVolta, Brent Willson, Tesla Powerwall
Solar farm, data center approved for Chesterfield ‘megasite’
The site of two controversial development proposals that never came to pass is now slated to be filled with solar panels and computing storage buildings.
Sep 30, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Markets & Finance News, California, USA, Cypress Creek Renewables, North America, urban grid, Chesterfield, Mike Uzel, Brennen Keene
Solar Manufactured Homes Concept Wins National Award For Portland Firm
An idea to build solar panels into manufactured homes has given a Portland-based company a big win in a year-long national competition.
Sep 30, 2019 // BIPV, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Rooftop PV, California, USA, North America, Portland, Phase3 Photovoltaics, Ethan Good, Becca Jones-Albertus
Sherburne County may require solar farms to be pollinator-friendly
New solar farms in Sherburne County may soon have to do more than just produce energy from the sun.
Sep 30, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, Minnesota, Sherburne, Marc Schneider, Rob Davis
Lightsource BP to power historic Colorado steel mill with 240MW solar plant
Lightsource BP will build and operate a 240MW solar facility that will sell energy to Midwestern utility Xcel Energy to power operations at a historic Colorado steel mill for 20 years.
Sep 30, 2019 // Plants, USA, Colorado, Lightsource BP, North America, Xcel Energy, EVRAZ
Farmers increasingly putting solar panels on their land
Farmers who want to sell electricity to utilities generally lease land to power companies to build the panels.
Sep 27, 2019 // Solar, USA, China, Asia, North America, Kirk Maltais, American Farm Bureau Federation
Honda & Nike Secure New Renewable Energy Supplies
Honda has just inked two virtual power plant agreements that will cover more than 60% of its electricity usage in North America.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Europe, Africa, North America, honda, Oklahoma, Nike, Eric Sprunk
CalCom targets Californian farmers with new solar and storage fund
Solar developer CalCom Energy has put forward a new US$100 million fund to help build solar and energy storage projects to benefit farming communities in California.
Sep 27, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, California, USA, storage, solar-plus-storage, North America, calcom energy, Dylan Dupre, David Williams
County joins solar co-op for residents, businesses
A nonprofit organization is forming a solar co-op to help those interested in purchasing solar panels.
Sep 27, 2019 // Residential, Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, West Virginia, Shannon Moore, Frederick County, Solar United Neighbors
In coming years, Montgomery Co. may require solar panels on homes
In the coming years, homes that are built in Montgomery County, Maryland, may need to have solar panels installed on their rooftops
Sep 27, 2019 // Residential, Rooftop PV, USA, rooftop PV, North America, Marc Elrich, Maryland, Lori Graf
Australian tech billionaire to help fund 10 GW Sun Cable Project
Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of software company Atlassian Corp, announced on the sidelines of the UN Climate Action Summit in New York he will help fund the ambitious 10 GW, AU$20 billion, Sun Cable Project in Australia’s Northern Territory.
Sep 27, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, USA, Australia, Asia, Oceania, Scott Morrison, Singapore, Donald Trump, North America, Mike Cannon-Brookes, Sun Cable Project, McDonald’s, Vanessa Petrie, Beyond Zero Emissions
The slow, inexorable rise of green hydrogen
The International Renewable Energy Association says the integration of hydrogen into the energy transition will not happen overnight and electrolysis costs will not be halved until the 2040s. That hydrogen and related products could revolutionize the world energy landscape, however, is not in doubt.
Sep 27, 2019 // Technology, Manufacturing News, Storage, Solar to Fuel, USA, Japan, Canada, Germany, UK, China, Australia, Europe, Asia, IRENA, hydrogen, Oceania, North America, Austria, Solar to Fuel, Solar to Hydrogen, Producing Hydrogen, Hydrogen from renewable, Renewable fuels
The ballooning potential of curved solar cells
Researchers in the U.S. claim to have developed a manufacturing process based on the use of a latex balloon that could lead to the production of more efficient curved electronic devices, including hemispherical solar cells.
Sep 27, 2019 // Technology, USA, Texas, Colorado, North America, flexible PV, hemispherical solar cells
IEnova secures 15-year power deal for 150 MW solar park in Mexico
The project the company is developing in Juárez will sell energy to the Mexican department store chain El Puerto de Liverpool through a 15-year PPA for the second contract of the type IEnova has secured with the group.
Sep 27, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, USA, Mexico, North America, IEnova, Sempra Energy
Greece and Hungary pledge to phase out coal
Athens-based policy group The Green Tank labelled Greece’s decision “historic” while Europe Beyond Coal, an alliance of civil society groups working to make Europe coal free by 2030 said Hungary should target a more ambitious 2025 phase-out.
Sep 27, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, USA, Greece, Hungary, Trump, Europe, North America, coal, George Stassis, The Green Tank, János Áder, Kyriakos Mitsotakis’, Nikos Mantzaris