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  • California Grant Program Improves Tribal Access to Clean Energy January 15, 2021
    The Tribal Government Challenge Planning Grant Program has awarded nearly $2 million to projects that identify solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve clean energy access and advance climate resiliency on Tribal lands and in tribal communities.    Funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and administered in partnership with the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC), […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • SunBrush mobil Expands PV Cleaning Operations into the U.S. Market January 15, 2021
    SunBrush mobil, a Germany-based provider of PV cleaning systems, has opened a branch office, SunBrush USA, in Henderson, Nev.  The joint venture of SunBrush mobil and Halse Solar Ltd., SunBrush’s importer for the U.K. and Irish markets, will sell and maintain the PV cleaning systems and deliver spare parts to PV power plant operators, O&M […]
    Michael Bates
  • Pine Gate Closes on North Carolina Solar, Solar+Storage Projects January 15, 2021
    Pine Gate Renewables, a fully-integrated utility-scale solar development company, has closed financing on a new 12-project fund of solar and solar+storage sites in North Carolina.  The projects in the fund will sell power under long-term contracts to Duke Energy Progress, Duke Energy Carolinas and Halifax EMC. Crestmark, a division of MetaBank, provided the construction and […]
    Michael Bates
  • PepsiCo Unveils Sustainability Strategy to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions January 14, 2021
    PepsiCo Inc. has unveiled plans to more than double its climate goal, targeting a reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its value chain by more than 40% by 2030. In addition, the company has pledged to achieve net-zero emissions by 2040, one decade earlier than called for in the Paris Agreement. PepsiCo’s sustainability strategy focuses […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • EMC Develops Process to Print Transparent Conductors on Flexible Glass January 14, 2021
    Energy Materials Corp. (EMC), a company that specializes in the development of high-speed roll-to-roll manufacturing of solar energy panels, has developed an enabling process to print transparent conductors as part of the scale-up of its inline manufacturing process. EMC says roll-to-roll printing of metal conductors on Corning Willow Glass (flexible glass) at 60 meters per […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • ENGIE Adds 2 GW of Renewables to North American Portfolio January 14, 2021
    ENGIE North America says it added nearly 2 GW of renewable energy to the U.S. in 2020 as part of its commitment to deliver 9 GW of renewable energy capacity globally between 2019 and 2021. ENGIE says the six grid-scale wind projects and two grid-scale solar projects contributed to the company’s record pace of renewable […]
    Michael Bates
  • Firestone Walker Brewing Taps Solar to Power Operations January 14, 2021
    Duke Energy and Firestone Walker Brewing Co. have completed one of the largest on-site solar arrays in the craft beer industry – a 2.1 MW solar array and 281 kW solar carport on approximately 10 acres in Paso Robles, Calif. “REC Solar and Duke Energy Renewables have been solid partners throughout this process,” says David […]
    Michael Bates
  • Silicon Ranch Awards IEA Lumpkin Solar Farm Construction Contract January 14, 2021
    Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives Inc. (IEA), an infrastructure construction company with renewable energy and specialty civil expertise, has been awarded a 100 MW AC solar contract to construct the Lumpkin Solar Farm in Stewart County, Ga.  Silicon Ranch Corp., a Nashville-based independent solar power producer, awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to IEA […]
    Michael Bates
  • CAMS Adds Solar O&M Company to Portfolio January 13, 2021
    Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS),  a privately held company that provides a full range of services to the energy sector, has acquired the U.S. solar operations and maintenance (O&M) business of Belectric Inc. The Belectric portfolio includes 141 operating sites in 11 states. With extensive O&M and asset management experience in renewable power generation, CAMS […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • Novatus, Southwest Generation Merge to Form Onward Energy January 13, 2021
    Novatus Energy and Southwest Generation, U.S.-based independent power producers, have completed a merger of the two companies to create Onward Energy.   Onward Energy will continue under common ownership by institutional investors advised by J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Onward Energy says it owns 43 wind, solar, and natural gas generating projects across 16 states and will […]
    Michael Bates