Texas

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
Texas moves closer to merchant solar
Intersect Power has gone live with news the company has 1.7 GWdc ready for construction in Texas and California, including a project which holds a hedge and no power purchase agreement.
Sep 25, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Duke Energy Renewables, Texas, First Solar, North America, Intersect Power, Georges Antoun
Honda jets to car industry’s ‘largest’ clean energy buy with 320MW PPA duo
Japanese carmaker Honda has clinched the car industry’s supposedly “largest” renewable energy deal, signing a duo of virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for 320MW of wind and solar to power its US operations.
Sep 24, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Markets & Finance News, Transport, USA, Texas, North America, e.on, honda, corporate offtaker, corporate vppa, Oklahoma, abakus solar, Ryan Harty
The US tops 37.9 GW of large scale solar
That record figure of utility scale PV was under contract at the end of June with 8.7 GWdc under construction. However, installation levels fell slightly, year-over-year.
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Residential, USA, ITC, Texas, Wood Mackenzie, North America, Minnesota
US utility-scale solar pipeline swells to record 37.9GW
The US now has a record-breaking 37.9GW of utility-scale solar in the works after 11.2GW of new projects were announced in H1 2019, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Sep 17, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, Grids, USA, SEIA, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, Texas, Wood Mackenzie, Utah, Abigail Ross Hopper, ikea, ingka group, Colin Smith
Duke snaps up Canadian Solar’s 200MWac Texan bifacial PV project
Duke Energy Renewables has clinched another major solar acquisition in Texas, bringing its PV project count up to four in the Lone Star state.
Sep 13, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, Canadian Solar, Duke Energy Renewables, Texas, utility-scale PV, North America, bifacial modules, shell, recurrent energy, 8minute Solar Energy
174 Power Global bags funding for utility-scale solar in Texas
174 Power Global has wrapped up construction financing for the US$210 million, 150MW first phase of its solar farm in Ector County, northwest Texas, clinching funding from a group of global banks.
Sep 12, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, USA, Texas, PV plants, North America, 174 power global, credit agricole corporate and investment bank, korea development bank, Q CELL modules
Texas’ self-styled largest solar project nears completion
Canadian developer Innergex has confirmed that its 315MWAC / 250MDC Texas PV project, set to be the largest in the state, is on track to go live by September.
Aug 14, 2019 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, New York, Texas, Nick Holman, Innergex, Phoebe Solar, Michel Letellier, Solar Energies Industry Association, Greenbacker Renewable Energy, BNRG Renewables
China holds key to corporate solar take-up but lags way behind Texas at present
The Lone Star State accounted for almost half of the activity witnessed in the world’s biggest corporate clean energy marketplace but analysts are excited about the prospect of Beijing mandating companies to purchase minimum levels of green electricity.
Aug 13, 2019 // Markets & Finance News, Policy, USA, PPAs, Texas, China, Europe, Africa, Lone Star State, green electricity, RPS, Nordic nations
Duke Energy acquires its largest solar project yet
Duke Energy Renewables is expanding its solar energy portfolio by acquiring the 200-MW Holstein solar project from 8minute Solar Energy. The project, located in Nolan County, Texas, will be the largest in Duke Energy Renewables’ fleet once complete.
Jul 24, 2019 // Plants, USA, EPC, Duke Energy Renewables, Texas, O&M, SunTrust, Hauer & Feld LLP, Akin Gump, Wingate, Blattner Energy, First Solar, Solar Energy, North America, 8minute Solar Energy