North America

US Weighs Tariffs on Chinese EVs, Solar
The US is reportedly considering raising tariffs on Chinese goods, including EVs and solar products, to limit reliance and protect the US green industry. With Biden in office, officials are debating tariffs and looking to review them early in 2021. Potential targets include EV battery packs and consumer products, though the impact on the yuan and Chinese markets may be limited.
Dec 21, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Tariffs, USA, China, Asia, North America
TotalEnergies, LyondellBasell Reach 275MW Texas Solar PPA
TotalEnergies and LyondellBasell have partnered to provide 275 MW of solar power to Texas, unlocking potential gains from increased market prices and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Dec 19, 2023 // Plants, USA, PPA, Texas, North America, TotalEnergies, LyondellBasell
Floating Solar Powers Up: Duke Energy's Florida Launch
Duke Energy has kicked off Florida's first floating solar project, featuring 1 MW of solar PV capacity and 1,800 floating solar panels for increased power production. This is part of the firm's plans to have 25 solar power plants with a total capacity of 1500 MW in operation by 2024.
Dec 19, 2023 // Plants, Floating PV, USA, Duke Energy, Florida, North America, PV Power Plant
Rain Not Enough: Pollen Reduces Solar Performance
Discover how NREL and Solar Unsoiled are tackling the issue of pollen and bio-soiling on solar panels in the Southeastern US. A 10-year study finds that frequent rains are not enough to keep the panels clean and prevent financial losses.
Dec 19, 2023 // Technology, USA, NREL, solar panel, North America
"Unbridled" Solar Power Sparks into Life in Kentucky
National Grid unveils Unbridled solar park: 160-MW PV facility in Kentucky to bring USD 42-million direct economic impact and USD 11-million tax revenue by 2021.
Dec 18, 2023 // Plants, USA, National Grid, North America, Kentucky, PV Power Plant
NextEnergy Capital Buys 100-MW Florida Solar Farm
NextEnergy Capital has acquired their first US solar project in Florida, an impressive 100MW PV farm that will be equipped with the latest photovoltaic technology. The project is set to come online in the first half of 2025, propelling NextEnergy's fifth investment fund into the future.
Dec 18, 2023 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, USA, Florida, North America, PV Power Plant, NextEnergy
Boosting Clean Energy: US Treasury Rules Proposal
The US Treasury and IRS propose rules for new Advanced Manufacturing Production Credit under IRA, incentivising clean energy components like solar & wind energy, batteries, and critical minerals. SEIA & ACORE praised the Credit, however NMA criticise it for not providing enough incentive. Public comment open for 60 days.
Dec 15, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, North America
Aggreko Invests in 59 MW of NY Solar
Aggreko, a world-leading power solutions provider, has purchased nine community solar projects in New York with a combined capacity of 59MW, with the first site already switched on, and the rest to follow in 2021. Tax equity financing from an institutional investor will help make the transaction possible.
Dec 14, 2023 // Plants, USA, New York, Aggreko, North America
SMA to Build 3.5 GW Solar Inverter Factory in US
SMA Solar Technology AG is focusing on the US, announcing a 3.5 GW production plant and a Gigawatt Factory in Germany, both planned for completion by 2025. With the Biden Administration’s target of tripling US renewable energy deployments in the next 10 years, SMA is ready to make it happen.
Dec 13, 2023 // Manufacturing News, Inverters, USA, inverter, SMA, North America
Shell Offloads Stakes in US Renewables Duo
Shell Plc announces deal to reduce stakes in two renewable energy projects in the US – 182 MW wind repowering project & 180 MW solar park project. Asset management & offtake rights retained, with transactions finalized by 2024 & eligible for IRA tax credits.
Dec 12, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, shell
Honeywell Powers USVI Solar Farms
Honeywell International Inc has been chosen to provide a 124-MWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to 6 solar farms in the US Virgin Islands. This initiative is part of the USVI's commitment to reach 30% renewable energy usage. Honeywell is also providing an integrated safety system.
Dec 7, 2023 // Plants, Storage, USA, North America, solar farm, Honeywell
Cubico Powers Up Mississippi's Largest Solar Farm
Cubico Sustainable Investments has commissioned the Delta's Edge solar farm in Mississippi, producing 135 MWdc of clean energy to power 14,000+ homes & businesses. With Delta's Edge, Cubico's operational capacity in North America reaches 1.4 GW, with further 270 MW of projects under construction & 1 GW in development.
Dec 7, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Mississippi, North America, cubico, solar farm
Puerto Rico’s Largest Solar + Storage Project Begins
Puerto Rico's largest solar and storage system, Ciro One, has just broken ground in Salinas! The 90-MW solar and 51.5-MW battery project will feature LTO and include a 25-year warranty, plus a demonstration site for agrivoltaics to blend energy production & farming needs. Operational by the end of 2024, Ciro One will help strengthen & stabilize Puerto Rico's energy network.
Dec 5, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Storage, USA, North America, Puerto Rico, PV Power Plant
SB Energy's $1.9B Solar Projects: Biden Tax Credits Boost US Manufacturing
SB Energy, backed by SoftBank, has secured financing for four solar projects in Texas. They are the first to qualify for federal tax credits, and Google will buy 75% of the energy produced. JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, and Truist Bank are helping finance the projects, which will create 1.3 gigawatts of power.
Dec 1, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, sb energy
SB Energy Funds 1.3GW Solar Portfolio with IRA Domestic Content
SB Energy Global secures $2.4bn to finance 1.3GW US solar projects, creating good-paying jobs and driving clean energy deployment. Domestic content adder provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act fuel US manufacturing.
Dec 1, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, sb energy