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  • Emera Technologies officially unveils BlockEnergy and first project with Lennar at NASEW October 22, 2020
    The day has arrived: Emera Technologies LLC officially launched its new utility-owned residential energy system BlockEnergy. Emera Technologies is a subsidiary of Emera Inc., a $32 billion energy company based in Canada, serving approximately 2.5 million utility customers in Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean. We were given the exclusiveRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • The Pitch: The business case for BlockEnergy’s community microgrid approach October 22, 2020
    To conclude our exclusive look at BlockEnergy, just launched officially at North American Smart Energy Week, we examine the business case for utilities and developers. Quick refresher: Developed by Emera Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of Emera Inc., the BlockEnergy Smart Platform is the world’s first utility-focused, front-of-the-meter, distributed renewable energy platform forRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • Overview of redox flow battery chemistries, market players October 22, 2020
      Two weeks ago, we explored how redox flow batteries (RFB) stack up to lithium batteries. Today we dig more into the main RFB technologies currently available or under development, beginning with the most adopted and investigated Redox Flow Batteries (RFB), the Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (VRFB).  This analysis comes viaRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Contributing Author
  • Eight California CCAs join up on huge long-duration storage request for offer October 21, 2020
    Eight Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) launched a joint Request for Offers (RFO) this week to procure up to 500 megawatts (MWs) of long- duration storage. The RFO is seeking a minimum 10-year contract for grid-charged technologies. Central Coast Community Energy, CleanPowerSF, Marin Clean Energy, Peninsula Clean Energy, Redwood Coast EnergyRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • Solar PPA prices rise for second straight quarter in LevelTen Energy’s Index October 21, 2020
    The Q3 2020 PPA Price Index for North America from LevelTen Energy shows PPA prices rising for both wind and solar projects. After dropping continuously for six quarters, the 25th percentile (P25) index of solar offer prices has risen for the past two quarters, and at $29.30 per megawatt hour (MWh), itRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • Lightsource BP, McCarthy start construction on 300-MW Bighorn Solar Project in Colorado October 21, 2020
    Lightsource BP has secured a funding package of $285 million for its 300 MW Bighorn Solar Project, and as of October 1, project construction has commenced. Based in Pueblo, Colorado on 1,800 acres land of EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel mill, it will be the largest on-site solar project devoted toRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Contributing Author
  • Altus Power acquires operating solar portfolio in Georgia from Beltline Energy October 21, 2020
    Altus Power America, Inc. has completed the acquisition of a 4-megawatt operating solar portfolio comprised of four single-axis tracker projects and one fixed-tilt project. The projects sell renewable energy to Georgia Power. The solar projects generate approximately 6.5 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually, enough energy to power 540 homes.Read More -- Solar Builder magazine
    SB Staff
  • Check out Ideematec’s new 2P solar tracker, Horizon L:Tec October 21, 2020
      Ideematec Inc., debuts its Horizon L:Tec solar tracker at virtual Solar Power International 2020. The new two-module-in-portrait (2P) tracker features a patented locking technology that secures modules in position against torsional galloping, caused by extreme wind loads, to reduce maintenance costs and expand product lifespan. Soon after, the companyRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    Chris Crowell
  • k12 Energy installs a solar system for PBS on top of a California mountain October 20, 2020
    PBS and their member stations are America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world. In addition, PBS’s educational media helps prepare children for success in school and opens up the world to them in an age-appropriate way. Recently, k12 Energy, specializingRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    SB Staff
  • Sage Energy Consulting issues RFP for Temecula Valley School District solar, storage microgrids October 20, 2020
    Sage Energy Consulting continues work with the Temecula Valley Unified School District on sustainability initiatives and resiliency with the issuance of a request for proposals for two new solar and storage microgrids. The request for proposals includes two schools in the District that will host these innovative projects, including theRead More -- Solar Builder magazine
    SB Staff