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  • SmartStop self-storage company completes first of 10 solar projects planned in 2020 August 7, 2020
    SmartStop Self Storage REIT, a self-managed and fully-integrated self-storage company with approximately $1.6 billion of self storage assets under management, announced the completion of the first solar panel project as part of a broader Company-wide initiative to reduce SmartStop’s carbon footprint and become more energy efficient. The 61.38-kW project at SmartStop’s Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina,… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • National Land Realty releases database of current solar site listings August 7, 2020
    National Land Realty (NLR), a real estate land brokerage company specializing in farm, ranch, country estates, timber, recreational and commercial development properties, developed a database for solar developers that offers access to the latest listings of available properties for solar projects. Through the company’s proprietary mapping software and site identification process, it has compiled prescreened… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • Distributed Solar Development acquires 3.9-MW portfolio of SMART solar projects August 7, 2020
    Distributed Solar Development (DSD) acquired a four-project, 3.9-MW community solar portfolio in Massachusetts. The four projects are currently under construction and will be among the first Massachusetts SMART program rooftop projects to reach commercial operation, which is expected later this year. “Massachusetts’ growing community solar program demonstrates how states can successfully implement good policy to… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • Panel-level energy storage solution Yotta Energy finds battery cell supplier August 7, 2020
    Murata Electronics will supply its FORTELION battery cells to Yotta Energy’s panel-level energy storage solution. Murata’s lithium-iron-phosphate FORTELION battery cells are integrated within Yotta’s solar panel-level solution SolarLEAF to deliver safe lithium-based energy storage to solar projects. Yotta’s PV-coupled technology not only enhances FORTELION’s features, but significantly reduces the thermal runaway risk. The companies have… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • 21 customers sign on as offtakers of 100-MW solar array in Salt River Project district August 7, 2020
    Arizona utility Salt River Project announced 21 commercial, municipal and school district customers across the Valley have signed agreements to get a portion of their energy from 100 MW of solar power. This is the second phase of the Sustainable Energy Offering, which is part of the utility’s ongoing commitment to provide commercial customers with… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • Nearmap to host virtual conference on aerial imagery August 7, 2020
    Aerial imagery company Nearmap kicks off its flagship event Nearmap NAVIG8 today, with more than 5,000 set to join the livestream of Nearmap executive addresses and use case presentations across government, AEC (architecture, engineering and construction), solar and insurance. Nearmap NAVIG8 was created to provide a forum for Nearmap customers from around the world to… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • Kaiserwetter launches asset management software for the solar sector August 7, 2020
    International energy IntelliTech company Kaiserwetter Energy Asset Management (Kaiserwetter) announced the launch of ARISTOTELES 3.2, the next generation of its multiple award-winning, cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform ARISTOTELES, to equip users with unprecedented insight into the technical and financial performance of their renewable energy assets. “As a result of continuous… […]
    Kelsey Misbrener
  • NovaSource acquires First Solar’s O&M portfolio August 7, 2020
    NovaSource Power Services, a portfolio company of Toronto-based private equity firm Clairvest Group, will acquire First Solar’s North American O&M business. NovaSource acquired SunPower’s O&M business earlier this year. Upon closing of the more recent transaction, approximately 220 First Solar O&M associates are expected to be transferred with the acquired business.  Financial terms of the… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • University of Illinois adding 12.1-MW solar array to Urbana-Champaign campus August 6, 2020
    Construction is underway at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Solar Farm 2.0, with a commercial operation date expected for early 2021. The new 54-acre, 12.1-MW solar array is located north of Curtis Road, between First Street and U.S. Route 45, next to the Village of Savoy. Once completed, the solar farm will produce 20,000… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • Solar Inventions new module manufacturing technique increases power output while reducing silver August 6, 2020
    Solar Inventions has released a white paper with the first scientific details on its patent-pending new architecture for solar cells, which won the first Made in America Solar Prize last year from the U.S. Department of Energy. Solar Inventions is now offering manufacturers guaranteed ROI, starting with the money the technology will save them on… […]
    Kelly Pickerel