North America

Badger Hollow Solar Park: 300 MW Now Online
Badger Hollow solar park is now fully operational, supplying enough electricity for 90,000 homes each year. 500,000 solar panels make up the 300MW power plant, owned by MG&E, We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service. An exceptional feat in renewable energy, this park is a major milestone for lowering carbon emissions.
Jan 5, 2024 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Wisconsin, North America, PV Power Plant
US Solar Makers Challenge Biden's Tariff Holiday
Domestic US solar manufacturers are challenging the Biden administration to ensure fair access to the US market. Without the tariffs, Chinese trade cheats could benefit while US solar projects could risk potential delays. Stockpiles of solar panels may soften the blow.
Jan 5, 2024 // Tariffs, USA, North America, biden
80 MW BESS Funds Secured in Texas
On.Energy has secured $40 million in funding to launch an 80MWh battery energy storage portfolio in Texas. This portfolio will support the ERCOT grid and is set to be commissioned in 2024. On.Energy is working on a 1GWh pipeline of energy storage systems to be operational by 2025.
Dec 28, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, Storage, USA, Texas, North America, On.Energy
"Urban Mining": Revitalizing Solar Panels
Reuse and recycle: We Recycle Solar has created an 'urban mining' process to upcycle old solar panels, reclaiming up to 99% of their components and creating a profitable, sustainable industry.
Dec 26, 2023 // Technology, USA, North America
Waaree Invests $1B to Build US Solar Giant
Waaree Energies is investing up to $1 billion to build a 3GW solar module manufacturing facility in Houston, USA - creating 1,500 jobs and supplying multi-GWs of solar modules over 5 years. Join the clean energy revolution!
Dec 22, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, Texas, PV module, North America, waaree
MUFG Finances Mississippi Solar+Storage Project
Origis Energy secures USD-344m loan from MUFG to finance a 200 MWac solar and 200 MWh energy storage project in Lowndes County, Mississippi. The project will provide 500 MWac of solar and 600 MWh of battery storage, supplying electricity with grid resiliency for a 25-year period. Construction has already started.
Dec 21, 2023 // Plants, Storage, USA, Mississippi, North America, Origis Energy
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