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  • Guest column: Solar plans accelerate upon shifting balance of power in D.C. January 15, 2021
    By David Heyman, CEO, Safari Energy As businesses strive to build back from the challenges of 2020, several political developments are promising to put solar and renewable energy center stage. Having secured the Presidency and a 51-to-50 majority in the Senate, Democrats are poised to control the legislative agenda for the coming years. This means… […]
  • Panasonic promotes 13 solar installers to Elite and Premium tiers of program January 14, 2021
    Panasonic has promoted 13 U.S. solar installers to the Elite and Premium tiers of its Residential Solar Installer Program. Not only will installers and homeowners gain access to the entire suite of legacy Panasonic solar modules, they will also receive access to the new high-efficiency Panasonic Solar EverVolt Modules, available beginning in February. Homeowners in Arizona, Texas,… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • Four community solar arrays in Denver to open to both residential and commercial customers January 14, 2021
    Namasté Solar has broken ground on four new community solar projects in the Denver-metro-area, along with UX Solar, a joint-venture partnership between Excelsior Energy Capital and Unico Solar Investors. The projects total 8 MW of solar capacity for Xcel Energy. While previous projects through Xcel’s community solar program have primarily served the public sector, this community solar… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • Solar included in restorative projects at abandoned Appalachian coal mines January 14, 2021
    A coalition of groups in Central Appalachia issued its third annual report highlighting innovative projects that will clean up abandoned coal mine lands and brownfields in six states and give them new life as solar energy sites, recycling centers, eco-tourism assets and other economic ventures. The report, “Restoration and Renewal: The New Appalachian Economy,” profiles… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • California awards $2 million to Native American tribes to advance clean energy January 14, 2021
    California Native American tribes taking action on climate change are getting a boost from a new State program designed to support tribally led efforts. Nearly $2 million awarded through the Tribal Government Challenge Planning Grant Program will support projects that identify solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve clean energy access and advance climate resiliency… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Pine Gate Renewables closes financing on 12-project North Carolina solar + storage portfolio January 14, 2021
    Pine Gate Renewables announced that it 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 permanent loan… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Intersolar and Energy Storage North America launch educational solar + storage webinar series January 14, 2021
    Intersolar North America (ISNA) and Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the newly combined flagship solar + storage events, have partnered with Strategen to launch “Solar + Storage: Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Promise,” a free webinar series designed to educate and energize solar + storage professionals ahead of its inaugural collaborative conference and tradeshow set for July… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • SunBrush solar panel cleaning devices enter U.S. market January 14, 2021
    German solar PV cleaning system provider SunBrush mobil is opening a U.S. office in Nevada to bring solar cleaning products to the United States. SunBrush USA is a joint venture of SunBrush mobil and importer Halse Solar. “We will fill a major gap with our products. Up to now, there has been no similar solar panel… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives chosen to construct 100-MW Lumpkin Solar Farm January 14, 2021
    Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives, an infrastructure construction company with renewable energy and specialty civil expertise, announced that it has been awarded a 100-MWAC solar contract to construct the Lumpkin Solar Farm in Stewart County, Georgia. Silicon Ranch Corporation, based in Nashville, Tennessee and one of the nation’s largest independent solar power producers, awarded the engineering,… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • 174 Power Global, Total developing 1.6-GW solar + storage pipeline across US January 14, 2021
    International energy company Total and 174 Power Global, a wholly-owned Hanwha Group affiliate, have signed an agreement to form a 50-50 joint venture to develop 12 utility-scale solar + storage projects of 1.6 GW cumulative capacity in the United States, transferred from 174 Power Global’s development pipeline. The first project started production in 2020, and… […]
    Billy Ludt