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  • Amazon Becomes Europe’s Largest Corporate Purchaser of Renewables April 19, 2021
    Amazon has acquired nine new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Sweden and the U.K.  The company now has 206 renewable energy projects globally – including 71 utility-scale wind and solar projects and 135 solar rooftops on facilities and stores – which will generate 8.5 GW of electricity production capacity. […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • Capstone Infrastructure Brings Canada’s Largest Solar Project Online April 19, 2021
    Capstone Infrastructure Corp., a developer, owner and operator of renewable energy projects, and Obton A/S, a Danish solar investor and developer, say the 132 MW AC Claresholm Solar Project achieved commercial operation and is now producing renewable power.  Claresholm Solar is located in the Municipal District of Willow Creek and provided more than 350 full-time […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • SEIA Lays Out Organization’s Environmental Justice Priorities April 16, 2021
    The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), a national non-profit trade association of the U.S. solar-energy industry, has unveiled its environmental justice priorities through a new policy platform that will support the organization’s advocacy efforts. The platform outlines principles for engagement, as well as environmental justice outcomes and policies that the organization will support to expand […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • California Congressman Introduces MICROGRID Act April 16, 2021
    Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., has introduced the Making Imperiled Communities Resistant to Outages with Generation that is Resilient, Islandable, and Distributed (MICROGRID) Act.   The legislation incentivizes the expansion and deployment of microgrids which provide backup power – independent from the larger energy grid – during emergencies. As extreme weather events – such as wildfires – […]
    Michael Bates
  • Trina Solar Launches New Line of Dual-Row Trackers April 16, 2021
    Trina Solar Co. Ltd., a global photovoltaic (PV) and smart energy total solution provider, has launched the TrinaTracker Agile 1P Dual-Row.  The Agile 1P tracker is fully compatible with ultra-high power modules ranging from 400 W to 670 W+. The dual-row design of Agile 1P shortens the tracker length to only 72 meters, enabling installation […]
    Michael Bates
  • Renewables, Declining Costs Fuel the Global Energy Storage Market April 16, 2021
    The continual expansion of intermittent renewables and declining technology costs are key factors fueling the global grid battery energy storage market, according to recent analysis by Frost & Sullivan. As more nations across regions commit to generate over 50% of power from renewable energy by 2030 – and modernize their regulations to accommodate flexible assets […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • Solar Technology: Taking a Better Tack with Trackers April 15, 2021
    Module mounting structures for solar PV systems are mostly found in two flavors: fixed-tilt and tracking. While fixed-tilt systems require lower capital expenditure, need less maintenance and are more reliable, tracking systems can increase the energy yield of a project by increasing the irradiation received by the PV modules as they track the sun through […]
    Luke Boyden
  • DESRI Brings Cove Mountain Solar Projects Online April 15, 2021
    D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI), a company that acquires, owns and manages long-term contracted renewable energy assets in North America, says the 180 MW AC Cove Mountain solar projects in Iron County, Utah, have begun commercial operation. “The DESRI team is thrilled to begin commercial operations at our Cove Mountain facilities which were completed […]
    Michael Bates
  • JPMorgan Sets Aside Trillions to Advance Long-Term Climate Change Solutions April 15, 2021
    JPMorgan Chase, a global financial services firm, says it aims to finance and facilitate more than $2.5 trillion over 10 years – beginning this year through the end of 2030 – to advance long-term solutions that address climate change and contribute to sustainable development. The firm will bring together its capital and expertise to help […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • Kuubix Expands into U.S. Residential Market with Solegreen Investment April 15, 2021
    Kuubix, an installer of residential and commercial solar systems, has entered an agreement with Solegreen Ltd., a publicly traded platform company that is engaged in the set-up, development, construction, management and operation of power-generation facilities using renewable energy.  Under the terms of the agreement, Solegreen is expected to invest up to $104 million in the […]
    Michael Bates