SEI helps set up country’s first off-grid Solarize program in rural Colorado town

The global health crisis has highlighted an ongoing, pressing need for many rural communities — resiliency. Resiliency for both the local economy and for basic needs like electricity. It is for this reason the rural, isolated town of Crestone, Colorado, decided to virtually launch the first known off-grid Solarize program (an outreach-centered solar adoption campaign)… […]

Construction begins on 7.5-MW solar portfolio for five Texas electric co-ops

Construction has begun on a portfolio of seven distribution‐connected ground-mount solar projects that will service the territories of five electric cooperatives in central and west Texas. Renewable Energy developers Saturn Power and UPower Energy have worked collaboratively to develop this 7.5-MW solar portfolio which will bring clean, affordable, and locally sourced renewable energy to these… […]

Solar Power International goes completely virtual for 2020

Solar Power Events announced that SPI, ESI and North America Smart Energy Week 2020 will be completely virtual. The outdoor portion of SPI, ESI and North America Smart Energy Week scheduled for October 21-22 in Las Vegas, Nevada, will be canceled to keep the industry safe as COVID-19 cases throughout the country have steadily increased… […]

McCarthy to EPC 300-MW Lightsource BP project in Pueblo, Colorado

McCarthy Building Companies’ Renewable Energy & Storage team was named by Lightsource BP as the EPC contractor for the 300-MW Bighorn Solar project in Xcel Energy territory in Pueblo, Colorado. The project, using Canadian Solar panels on NEXTracker single-axis trackers, is located on 1,800 acres of land on EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel property in Pueblo,… […]

BloombergNEF: California Home Solar Battery Sales Could Quadruple in 2020

BloombergNEF has predicted that at least 50,000 California homes will install storage systems this year.  That figure would quadruple the total from 2019. The forecast came on the heels of a year of record-breaking growth for home solar storage in the U.S, due to the increased need for blackout protection and utility rate hedging.  While […]

D. E. Shaw Upgrades Solar Fleet with Nextracker Tech

Nextracker, a Flex company, says D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI), a developer and producer of renewable energy in North America, will be upgrading its entire solar fleet that uses Nextracker’s smart solar trackers with TrueCapture energy enhancement and NX Navigator monitoring software.  Through machine learning and real-time data analytics, Nextracker software continues to enhance […]

Ameresco to install 1.9 MW of solar for New York school district

Ameresco announced it has begun the second phase of comprehensive energy infrastructure projects for Wappingers Central School District in New York. Wappingers Central School District selected Ameresco to implement a range of energy conservation measures and install solar PV systems to reduce electricity consumption and annual utility costs. The Wappingers Central School District completed a… […]

D.E. Shaw adds Nextracker monitoring software to solar fleet

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) is upgrading its entire solar fleet that uses Nextracker’s single-axis solar trackers with its proprietary TrueCapture energy enhancement and NX Navigator monitoring software. The software uses machine learning and real-time data analytics to enhance plant performance with new features that deliver proven financial benefits and production gains, according to… […]

U.S. wind players entering solar sector must standardize their O&M

By Guillaume Mazade, North American Sales Director, Greenbyte Solar is now widely regarded as the driving force in U.S. renewables. According to SEIA, 3.6 GW of solar capacity was completed in the first quarter of 2020 with 18 GW expected to be commissioned in total — 14.4GW of which will come in the form of… […]