UCI Researchers Exploit Solar Inverter Vulnerability

Cyber-physical systems security researchers at the University of California Irvine have disrupted the functioning of a power grid using about $50 worth of equipment tucked inside a disposable coffee cup. In a presentation delivered at the recent Usenix Security 2020 conference, Mohammad Al Faruque, UCI associate professor of electrical engineering computer science, and his team […]

Duke Energy Renewables Closes on Tax Equity Funding from Goldman Sachs

Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, has closed $109.4 million in preferred tax equity funding from Goldman Sachs’ Alternative Energy Investing Group. The investment will be used over 18 months to fund a diverse portfolio of approximately 75 MW of solar and solar+storage projects, which will be developed and constructed by Duke Energy […]

Helios Infrastructure Completes Project Purchase from Cypress Creek Renewables

Helios Infrastructure, a joint venture between Nationwide and Sol Systems, has completed its project purchase from Cypress Creek Renewables. The $200+ million portfolio spans 20 projects across North Carolina, of which 97 MW are operational and 51 MW are under construction. Since 2012, Nationwide and Sol Systems have financed over $700 million of solar projects […]

174 Power Global Completes Construction of Texas Solar Facility

174 Power Global has completed and energized its Oberon Solar Power Facility, one of the largest utility-scale solar generation facilities in Texas.  Chariot Energy, an affiliate of 174 Power Global, has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 30 MW of the 180 MW project to support its 100% renewable energy product offering to […]

Sunrun and GRID Alternatives provide free battery systems to low-income customers in wildfire-prone regions

Sunrun announced a partnership with GRID Alternatives that will provide 100% free battery systems to low-income customers in wildfire-prone regions. The batteries will be funded through California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) Equity Resiliency Budget, enabling Sunrun and GRID Alternatives to provide batteries at zero cost to the homeowners who receive them. GRID Alternatives will continue… […]

Encore Renewable Energy completes 200-kW solar array at Vermont YMCA

Encore Renewable Energy completed a new rooftop solar array in downtown Burlington, Vermont on the Greater Burlington YMCA. Encore worked with the YMCA’s management team and construction contractors to integrate the solar project into the new facility that was constructed on a redeveloped property downtown. The new 200-kW rooftop solar array will provide the YMCA… […]

Tulane University now including renewables in energy management degree program

Tulane University’s A. B. Freeman School of Business is launching a new program this fall that offers students a deep dive into the business of renewables to better prepare energy professionals for the changing marketplace. Renewable and Sustainable Energy, a new specialization available within the Master of Management in Energy (MME) program, will focus on… […]