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  • Clearway completes its first Illinois community solar project April 19, 2021
    Clearway Energy Group announced the completion of its first Illinois community solar farm, expanding access to local and affordable renewable energy in the state. Clearway will energize the 3-MWDC Southland Solar Farm, just outside of Kankakee, and will complete eight more community solar farms in the coming months. Each of Clearway’s Illinois solar farms is… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Solar sees dip, but clean energy now employs 3 million Americans April 19, 2021
    Clean energy jobs surged nearly 11% in the second half of 2020 to employ more than 3 million Americans across every state and nearly every county, according to the sixth Clean Jobs America report from E2. Like most of the economy, clean energy was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn in 2020.… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • NYSEIA report highlights utility territory restrictions as largest barrier to community solar adoption April 19, 2021
    New York State could build on its strong community solar track record and expand solar access to hundreds of thousands more New Yorkers by lowering regulatory barriers and improving compensation for distributed solar generation, according to a new report by the New York Solar Energy Industries Association (NYSEIA). The NYSEIA report, “Realizing the Potential for… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • D. E. Shaw advances construction on 79-MW Michigan solar project April 19, 2021
    D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) announced the financial closing of Assembly Solar III, a 79-MW solar project in Lennon, Michigan. DESRI is moving forward with construction after securing both construction debt and tax equity financing for the project. The Assembly Solar III project is the third phase of the Assembly Solar project in Michigan to begin construction.… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • GoodWe receives top inverter classification from EUPD Research April 16, 2021
    Chinese inverter company GoodWe announced it has been listed as a top inverter brand in six countries by EUPD Research. According to the survey, GoodWe is the preferred rooftop inverter brand in the Netherlands, Australia, Poland, Spain, South Africa and Pakistan. The Top Brand PV seal is awarded based on an installer survey, which analyses… […]
  • SEIA adds environmental justice to core advocacy efforts April 15, 2021
    SEIA has announced 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 equitable access to solar energy and its benefits. The document lays out policies that expand… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Strata to keep focus on solar with new company name Strata Clean Energy April 15, 2021
    Utility-scale solar + storage installer Strata Clean Energy has announced its name change from the former Strata Solar. The rebrand represents the company’s commitment to the proliferation of clean energy products by providing more safe and reliable renewable energy options — especially for large, utility scale energy consumers. Strata Clean Energy plans to remain committed… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • Encore Renewable Energy to install 1.6-MW solar project for Bucknell University April 15, 2021
    Bucknell University has partnered with Encore Renewable Energy of Burlington, Vermont, to install a 1.6-MW solar array on approximately seven acres of university-owned land beyond Bucknell’s West Athletic Field and Art Barn, near the 12th fairway of Bucknell Golf Club. Encore will provide comprehensive project development, financing and construction services to advance the project. The… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • GRNE completes 2.1-MW Adjustable Block Program solar project for Kendall County, Illinois April 15, 2021
    GRNE Solar has completed installation and powered on its 2.1-MW solar project for Kendall County, Illinois. The project is located on a vacant 7.4-acre parcel at the Government Center Complex in Yorkville, Illinois. It will be owned, operated and maintained by GRNE and will provide power to the Kendall County Public Safety Center, County Judicial… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Trina Solar premieres dual-row, single-axis solar tracker system April 15, 2021
    Trina Solar launched the TrinaTracker Agile 1P Dual Row, which is a dual-row, one-in-portrait, single-axis tracker compatible with modules from 400 W to 670 W. The Agile series is a new member of the TrinaTracker family after the Vanguard series launched in December. Agile 1P has officially gone into mass production. Up to now, the… […]
    Billy Ludt