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  • Fossil Fuels Increasingly More Expensive than Renewable Power June 4, 2020
    Renewable power is increasingly cheaper than any new electricity capacity based on fossil fuels, according to a report that has been recently released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).  IRENA’s Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2019 report shows that more than half of the renewable capacity added in 2019 achieved lower power costs than […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • Hawaiian Electric Selects AES DE to Develop PV Projects June 4, 2020
    AES Distributed Energy (AES DE), a developer of solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar+storage facilities, has been selected by Hawaiian Electric to develop and operate two new utility-scale solar+storage facilities on O’ahu, Hawaii.  Combined, these two projects are expected to generate a total of 137,000 MWh of locally produced, reliable renewable energy. The projects represent AES […]
    Michael Bates
  • Clean Energy Industries Commit to a Majority Renewables Grid June 3, 2020
    Within a decade, more than half of the electricity generated in the U.S. will come from clean, renewable resources supported by energy storage, according to a joint commitment that has been recently released by U.S. wind, solar, hydropower and energy storage industries.  The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), National Hydropower […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • MISO Opts for GridUnity’s Application Tool June 3, 2020
    GridUnity, a developer of cloud-based distributed energy analytics solutions, says the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) has rolled out the company’s cloud-based interconnection queue application tool to simplify and streamline the process for its power generators.  MISO provides transmission service and oversight for a region that stretches from Louisiana to Michigan, Minnesota and Manitoba. The […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • DEPCOM Begins Construction on Virginia Solar Plant June 3, 2020
    DEPCOM Power Inc. (DEPCOM), a company that specializes in utility-scale solar projects, has begun construction on the Altavista Solar plant near Lynch Station, Va. The 113 MW DC utility-scale solar plant will span approximately 720 acres and is being engineered and constructed by DEPCOM for Liberty Power Corp. LLC.   Developed by Apex Clean Energy, a […]
    Michael Bates
  • CIT Group Arranges Letter of Credit Facility for 8minute Solar June 3, 2020
    CIT Group Inc., a financial holding company, says its power and energy business served as sole coordinating lead arranger for a $225 million letter of credit facility on behalf of 8minute Solar Energy, a developer of renewable energy projects nationwide. 8minute intends to use the credit facility to arrange power purchase agreements and interconnection agreements […]
    Michael Bates
  • Atlas Venture Forms Solar Panel Manufacturer June 2, 2020
    Leading a $30 million initiative, the Atlas Venture Group has formed a new company that manufactures cadmium telluride photovoltaic solar panels in Toledo, Ohio. Toledo Solar Inc. will begin shipping its Tier 1 panels to customers worldwide in June. They have over $800 million in purchase orders for solar panels, power converters and energy storage […]
    Michael Bates
  • Tigo Sues APsystems for Intellectual Property Infringement June 2, 2020
    Tigo Energy Inc., developer of the Flex MLPE and TS4 platforms, has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against APsystems, seeking to hold APsystems accountable for its willful infringement of Tigo patents related to rapid shutdown technology. A rapid shutdown function is required for PV systems on […]
    Michael Bates
  • Duke Energy Files Locations of Three New Solar Plants June 1, 2020
    Duke Energy Florida (DEF) has filed the locations of its three newest solar power plants, which will provide cleaner energy solutions to benefit Florida customers. The Duette Solar Power Plant will be built on approximately 520 acres in Manatee County, Fla. Once operational, the 74.5 MW facility will consist of approximately 227,000 single-axis tracking solar […]
    Matthew Mercure
  • REsurety Launches Map-Based SaaS Tool June 1, 2020
    REsurety, a provider of valuation analytics and risk management services to buyers and sellers of renewable energy, has launched its REmap map-based SaaS product. REmap is a new information services product that harnesses a massive project performance dataset and suite of financial analytics that industries use to make long-term asset and contract decisions for wind […]
    Matthew Mercure