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  • Rocky Mountain Institute, Clinton Foundation Release Rooftop Solar Report February 19, 2020
    Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), an independent nonprofit that transforms global energy use to create a clean and secure low-carbon future, and the Clinton Foundation say they have released a report, Solar Under Storm II, focusing on best practices for installing climate-resistant rooftop solar in high-wind regions. A sequel to Solar Under Storm, published in 2018, […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • Generac Names Solar Alliance as Preferred PWRcell Installer February 19, 2020
    Solar Alliance Energy Inc., an energy solutions provider focused on residential, commercial and industrial solar installations, says it has signed an agreement with Generac Power Systems Inc., a company that specializes in home backup generators, to participate in the Clean Energy Aligned Contractor Program.  In cooperation with CED Greentech, Solar Alliance is now a preferred […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • Geronimo, Basin Electric Sign PPA for South Dakota Solar Project February 19, 2020
    Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, and Basin Electric Power Cooperative, a consumer-owned, regional cooperative, say they have executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the Wild Springs Solar Project (Wild Springs). Wild Springs is a 128 MW solar energy project located in Pennington County, S.D., approximately 20 miles east of Rapid City. Wild Springs […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • Rio Tinto to Construct Western Australia’s First Solar Plant February 18, 2020
    Rio Tinto, a global mining group that focuses on finding, mining and processing mineral resources, says it has approved a $98 million investment in a new solar plant at the Koodaideri mine in the Pilbara, Australia, as well as a lithium-ion battery energy storage system to help power its entire Pilbara power network. The 34 […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • First Phase of Scatec’s South African Plant Reaches Commercial Operation February 18, 2020
    Scatec Solar, an integrated independent solar power producer, and partners say they have grid-connected and reached commercial operation for 86 MW of the 258 MW solar power complex in Upington, South Africa.  The 86 MW facility, known as Sirius, is expected to produce 217 GWh annually. “We are pleased to reach another milestone with the […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • Canadian Solar Completes Sale of Japanese Power Plant February 18, 2020
    Canadian Solar Inc. says it has completed the sale of Yamaguchi Shin Mine, a 56.3 MW operational solar power plant in the Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan. Hana Financial Investment, a subsidiary of Hana Financial Group, acquired the solar power plant for an enterprise value of approximately $205 million. Canadian Solar expects to recognize the revenue […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • Nautilus Acquires Rhode Island Community Solar Project February 18, 2020
    Nautilus Solar Energy LLC, a nationwide owner-operator of distributed and community solar projects, says it has acquired a 3.5 MW community solar project in Cranston, R.I., from ISM Solar Development LLC, a developer of large commercial and utility-scale solar projects.  This project is unique as it resides on a closed landfill that is a former […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • Solis Introduces Storage Hybrid Inverter to U.S. Solar Market February 17, 2020
    Ginlong Technologies, a manufacturer of photovoltaic string inverters, says it is releasing its energy storage inverter to U.S. homeowners.  The Smart Home Solis Solution incorporates single-phase string technology into an intelligent hybrid platform to support maximum self-consumption safely and reliably, notes the company. “Designed for flexibility and performance, our new hybrid storage inverter brings industry-defining […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • Dominion Energy, Facebook Partner on Renewable Energy February 14, 2020
    Dominion Energy and Facebook say they are continuing their joint effort to increase renewable energy generation by adding a new solar facility in Greensville County, Va., to the list of those that will be dedicated to Facebook. Sadler Solar, a 100 MW facility, has been approved by the Virginia State Corp. Commission and is expected […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • NextEra Energy Appoints New Member to Board of Directors February 14, 2020
    NextEra Energy Inc. says it has appointed David L. Porges to its board of directors. Porges will serve on the board’s finance and investment committee. “We’re extremely pleased to welcome David to the NextEra Energy board. Dave brings to our board a wealth of knowledge in finance, operations, mergers and acquisitions, along with a proven […]
    Matthew Mercure