Tokyo Gas America Acquires the Aktina Solar Project

Marathon Capital LLC, a financial advisory and investment banking firm, says Tokyo Gas America Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd., has acquired Hecate Energy LLC‘s Aktina Solar Project. Aktina is a 500 MW AC/631 MW DC solar project located in Wharton County, Texas. Marathon Capital acted as exclusive buy-side financial advisor […]

SPI, ESI, North America Smart Energy Week Goes Virtual

Solar Power Events says 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, Nev., will be cancelled to keep the industry safe as COVID-19 cases throughout the country have steadily increased since […]

DOE Funds Perovskite Solar Technologies Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $20 million in funding to advance perovskite solar photovoltaic technologies.  Perovskites are a family of materials with a specific crystal structure, named after the mineral with that structure. When used to create solar cells, they have shown potential for high performance and low production costs. To be […]

Mayors Call on Congress to Take Action on Clean Energy

A bipartisan coalition of 64 mayors, representing cities in 25 states across the country, have joined with Environment America to call on Congress to take action on clean energy. Specifically, the mayors have sent a letter to Congress urging members to extend solar and wind energy tax credits, expand incentives for electric vehicles and energy […]

DOE promises $20 million in funding for perovskite solar technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $20 million in funding to advance perovskite solar photovoltaic technologies. Perovskites are a family of materials with a specific crystal structure, named after the mineral with that structure. When used to create solar cells, they have shown potential for high performance and low production costs. To be competitive… […]

Renewable Properties starts work on largest community solar project in Marin County, California

Renewable Properties, a developer and investor of small-scale utility and community solar energy projects throughout the U.S., began construction on the Silveira Ranch Solar Project, the largest community solar array in Marin County to date, after months of development, planning and preparation. Renewable Properties developed the utility-scale solar project to supply Marin Clean Energy (MCE),… […]

Indiana Utility Issues RFP for Solar, Solar+Storage

CenterPoint Energy, an energy delivery company, says its Indiana-based electric and gas business, Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Co. (SIGECO) is opening a new request for proposals (RFP) to seek a combination of wind, solar and solar+storage resources to meet the future needs of its 145,000 electric customers in southwestern Indiana. “While we continue negotiating […]

Silicon Ranch to develop 70-MW solar project for Facebook in Tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority confirmed that the new 70-megawatt solar facility in Madison County, Tennessee, announced in February will support Facebook’s operations in the region. TVA is partnering with Nashville-based solar developer Silicon Ranch to develop the carbon-free energy. “TVA is building the energy system of the future, and we are leading the charge by… […]

POWERHOME Solar completes array at Indianapolis Colts headquarters

Solar energy provider POWERHOME Solar has completed a solar panel installation at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center, the headquarters and practice facility for the Indianapolis Colts. The new solar panels provide the facility with renewable, clean energy, helping the franchise further reduce its overall carbon footprint and lower its energy costs. POWERHOME, headquartered in… […]