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  • Anthem Signs PPA with SunEnergy1 September 21, 2020
    Anthem has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with SunEnergy1, a U.S. solar developer, owner and operator of utility-scale solar projects. The agreement is for the output from a new 182-acre, 20 MW solar field located in Hanover County, Va. The Hanover County solar field is nearly complete and expected to be fully operational later […]
    Michael Bates
  • Canadian Solar Sells Suffield Solar Project to BluEarth Renewables September 21, 2020
    Canadian Solar Inc., a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and a provider of solar energy solutions, has completed the sale of the Suffield Solar Project to BluEarth Renewables, an independent power producer that acquires, develops, builds, owns and operates wind, hydro and solar facilities across North America.  The Suffield Solar Project, currently under construction in […]
    Michael Bates
  • SEIA Files Petition for Review of FERC Order September 21, 2020
    The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has filed a petition for review with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals of FERC Order No. 872, which unlawfully discourages the development of qualifying facilities (QF) under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA).  The order eliminates the right of QFs to enter long-term, fixed-rate contracts and arbitrarily […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • FERC Approves Rule Enabling Wholesale Competition for DER Aggregators September 18, 2020
    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved a final rule, Order 2222, enabling distributed energy resource (DER) aggregators to compete in all regional organized wholesale electric markets. te This approval empowers new technologies to come online and participate on a level playing field, further enhancing competition, encouraging innovation and driving down costs for consumers. DERs […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • DNV GL, WattTime Partner on Energy Management Solution September 18, 2020
    DNV GL and WattTime have entered into a strategic partnership to incorporate WattTime’s emissions intelligence into DNV GL’s energy management and digital services expertise for renewables, storage and efficiency.  By combining data on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with energy efficiency, battery charging and discharging, demand response and renewables, DNV GL’s utility, regulatory and renewable and […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • Policy Tweaks Will Prompt Boost in New Jersey Solar Development September 17, 2020
    New Jersey is transitioning to a new era of incentives that promises to reinvigorate its solar industry. The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has implemented a new transition incentive program that provides certainty and makes it easier to finance projects. As an enthusiastic Phil Murphy administration continues to push a transition to carbon-free […]
    John G. Valeri Jr. and Stephen A. Kisker
  • Duke Energy Reaches Agreement to Modernize, Expand Rooftop Solar September 17, 2020
    Duke Energy has reached an agreement with solar installers, environmental groups and renewable energy advocates that, if approved by regulators, will create long-term stability for the residential solar industry in South Carolina. The proposed plan – Solar Choice Net Metering – could be the next generation of net energy metering for the Carolinas, a billing […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • Cuomo Proposes Regulations to Speed up Renewable Siting, Construction September 17, 2020
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the availability of proposed regulations that would implement the Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act.  The draft regulatory framework will dramatically speed up the siting and construction of major renewable energy projects to combat climate change and help jumpstart the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. […]
    Michael Bates
  • Hawaiian Electric Submits Contracts for Renewable, Storage Projects September 17, 2020
    Hawaiian Electric, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc., has submitted eight contracts for new grid-scale renewable energy and storage projects on O’ahu and Maui to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for review and approval. The six projects on O’ahu and two on Maui are part of the largest renewable energy procurement ever for Hawai’i. […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • Soltec Launches the SF8 Tracker September 17, 2020
    Soltec, a manufacturer and supplier of single-axis solar trackers, has unveiled its new SF8 tracker.  This SF8 tracker reinforces its structure to facilitate installation and favors high performance on any terrain. A reinforced torque tube with a new geometry, together with an autonomous self-stow system, contribute to increased tracker resistance to adverse weather conditions.  In […]
    Michael Bates