DOE-backed CSP demo breaks ground in New Mexico
The United States Department of Energy (DOE) on Friday revealed the beginning of building deal with a high-temperature concentrating solar power (CSP) pilot facility referred to as the culmination of a USD-100-million (EUR 93.2 m) research study effort released in 2017.
Feb 20, 2023 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, New Mexico, doe
GSF Acquires 200MW Big Rock Energy Storage Project in California
Gore Street Energy Storage Fund (GSF) has agreed to acquire the 200MW Big Rock energy storage project in California from Avantus, with a grid connection scheduled for the second half of 2024. This acquisition will increase GSF's portfolio to 27 projects totalling 1173.2MW of operational and construction assets across the UK, Ireland, Germany the US.
Feb 17, 2023 // Storage, California, USA, North America, GSF
US Physicists Solved Pervoskite Solar Cells Durability Issues
Physicists in the U.S. have solved the problem with the durability of perovskite solar cells, bringing the technology one step closer to powering solar panels in the consumer market. This solar energy news is an important breakthrough for the ongoing decarbonization of the world's economy.
Feb 17, 2023 // Technology, USA, university of toledo, North America, Pervoskite Solar Cells
US Guzman Energy to Secure Power from 110-MW Sonnedix Solar Park
US wholesale power provider Guzman Energy has committed to procuring electricity from a 110-MW solar park to be built by global independent power producer (IPP) Sonnedix Power Holdings Ltd in Colorado. This partnership will provide clean energy to thousands of homes and is a step forward in sustainable energy.
Feb 17, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, Guzman Energy, Sonnedix Solar Park
McDonald’s and Lightsource bp Ink PPA for 145 MW Solar Farm in Louisiana
McDonald’s Corp and Lightsource bp have signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to construct a 145-MW AC/180 MW DC solar park in Louisiana. The photovoltaic (PV) farm will generate enough electricity to power 630 McDonald’s restaurants and meet the demand of 30,700 local homes.
Feb 17, 2023 // Plants, Markets & Finance News, USA, Lightsource BP, North America, solar farm, Louisiana, McDonald’s Corp
United States Solar Surge Collides With Greater Rates and Shifting Economics
The Inflation Reduction Act will ultimately boost household solar, yet macroeconomic conditions endanger temporary development.
Feb 16, 2023 // Residential, Markets & Finance News, Rooftop PV, USA, North America
Maryland bill would certainly boost residential rooftop solar grants
On Feb. 16, a coalition of rooftop solar advocates, workforce development groups, power equity champions and also renewable energy business launched a campaign to promote for regulations that would make solar power more easily accessible and also economical for all Marylanders.
Feb 16, 2023 // Residential, Policy, Rooftop PV, USA, North America, Maryland Rooftop Solar Coalition, Brian Feldman, Lily Qi
Badia Spices' Manufacturing Facility Receives Largest Solar Rooftop Install in Florida
SALT Energy completes the installation of 3.24-MW solar project on Badia Spices' facility in Sweetwater, FL. Project offsets 80% of electricity consumption, marking the largest privately owned solar project in FL.
Feb 16, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Rooftop PV, USA, North America, PV Power Plant, SALT Energy
New long-duration solar + storage project will support California watering canal
ESS introduced it will certainly provide Energy Warehouse (EW) systems to the Turlock Irrigation District (TID) in Central California. Supporting TID's Project Nexus, the EWs will certainly be coupled with the first-ever setup of solar panels over irrigation canals in the United States. Project Nexus intends to generate clean energy while saving water resources in an increasingly arid California.
Feb 15, 2023 // Plants, USA, North America, PV Power Plant
Agilitas completes community solar + storage project in Massachusetts
Agilitas Energy has actually finished a 9.6-MW solar + 13.4-MWh storage project in Rochester, Massachusetts.
Feb 15, 2023 // Plants, Storage, USA, North America, Agilitas Energy
FTC Solar & Taihua New Energy Form JV to Produce Steel Components for Solar Projects
FTC Solar, a US-based solar tracker supplier, has developed a domestic joint venture with Thailand-headquartered steel fabricator Taihua New Energy to produce steel components for solar projects. The joint venture called Alpha Steel, will certainly concentrate on manufacturing steel components, including torque tubes, for utility-scale solar projects in Sealy, Texas. Alpha Steel is expected to begin industrial manufacturing in mid-2023.
Feb 14, 2023 // Manufacturing News, USA, North America, ftc solar, solar projects, Sean Hunkler
Denham Capital gets US C&I solar player Solops
US exclusive equity financier Denham Capital stated on Friday that it has closed the purchase of New Jersey-based firm Solops LLC, a designer, financier, owner and also operator of solar PV systems in the business and commercial (C&I) sector.
Feb 13, 2023 // Markets & Finance News, USA, North America, Denham Capital, Solops
Lightsource Teams Up with Xcel and McCarthy to Put New Solar Project in Colorado Online
Lightsource bp, Xcel Energy and McCarthy Building Companies have brought the 293-MWDC Sun Mountain solar project in Pueblo, Colorado, into commercial operation. The project is part of Xcel Energy’s 2018 resource plan and supports its Colorado Energy Plan to provide electricity from renewable sources and reduce carbon emissions.
Feb 10, 2023 // Plants, USA, Lightsource BP, North America, PV Power Plant
Nevados Engineering Partners with Ampliform for 2GW Solar Project Supply
Nevados Engineering and Ampliform join forces to supply All-Terrain Trackers (ATT) for 700MW solar project pipeline built 2023-2025 and 2GW long-term project pipeline, preserving the land and enhancing profitability.
Feb 10, 2023 // Plants, USA, North America, Solar Project, Nevados Engineering, Ampliform
Avantus Breaks Ground on 147 MW Solar Project in Texas
Avantus (formerly 8minute) has broken ground on the 147 MWDC/110 MWAC Galloway 2 Solar Project in Concho County, Texas. The project will generate enough clean electricity to power 60,000 Texans and create over 250 peak construction jobs.
Feb 10, 2023 // Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, USA, North America, PV Power Plant, Avantus