Pattern Energy Begins Construction on the Phoenix Solar Project

Pattern Energy Group LP, a privately-owned developer and operator of wind, solar, transmission and energy storage projects, has completed financing and has started construction of its 105 MW DC Phoenix Solar Project located in Fannin County, Texas. ING Capital LLC provided construction and term project financing and tax equity was provided by RBC Community Investments, […]

Vermont Electric Power Company HQ to receive a 500-kW solar/1.2-MWh storage system

Northern Reliability Inc. (NRI) will install a 500-kW solar/1,200-kWh battery at Vermont Electric Power Company’s (VELCO) headquarters in Rutland, Vermont. VELCO will draw on the energy stored at the Pinnacle Ridge Solar and Storage Project instead of depending solely on the grid. KORE Power was chosen as the lithium battery provider. NRI will construct the project… […]

Duke University will meet 50% of its electricity needs through 101-MW solar portfolio

Duke University’s ambitious effort to become carbon neutral by 2024 will add an expanded solar energy component through a partnership with Pine Gate Revewables, an Asheville, North Carolina-based solar developer. The university will bolster its renewable energy capabilities through the purchase of 101 MW of solar capacity from three new solar facilities planned for North… […]

Evergy developing 1.44-MW solar project for Arkansas utility

Evergy will develop a 1.44-MW solar system for utility Paragould Light Water & Cable to serve the Paragould, Arkansas community. Evergy was selected through an RFP process that was conducted by GDS Associates. “Paragould’s strong leadership shows their investment to continued growth in renewable energy and commitment to our partnership,” said Lloyd Jackson, managing director,… […]

ESA wants to see 100 GW of energy storage in the United States by 2030

The U.S. Energy Storage Association  (ESA) today issued an expanded vision for energy storage: 100×30: Enabling the Clean Power Transformation. Informed by developments in the energy storage and clean energy markets and extrapolating upon ESA’s 2017 vision document (35×25: A Vision for Energy Storage), this white paper charts a path for the industry to deploy… […]

Catholic Energies adding solar to Virginia schools and churches

Seven Catholic communities in the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Virginia, have completed or nearly completed solar projects with Catholic Energies this summer, representing a substantial injection of solar power across the Diocese’s churches and schools. The combined projects will generate over 1.6 million kWh of clean electricity each year for decades and save the churches… […]

Path to 100 Coalition supports Illinois governor’s energy reform principles

The Path to 100 Coalition of Illinois renewable energy businesses and trade groups announced its support for “Putting Consumers and Climate First,” a set of eight principles released by Governor JB Pritzker to guide energy reform in Illinois. The document outlines an approach to expanding renewable energy in Illinois that aligns closely with the goals… […]

Mortenson starts construction on 105-MW Phoenix Solar Project in Texas

Pattern Energy Group announced it has successfully completed financing and started construction of its 105-MWDC Phoenix Solar Project located in Fannin County, Texas. ING Capital LLC provided construction and term project financing and tax equity was provided by RBC Community Investments (RBC), a subsidiary of RBC. “This project is a win-win for Fannin County residents… […]

Contractors Corner: SUNation

Barely whisper the name “Sandy” on Long Island and PTSD sets in for many residents. The 2012 hurricane cost New York $41.9 billion in recovery and mitigation expenses, and millions in the Northeast were without power for almost two weeks. When Hurricane Isaias hit earlier this month in the middle of a pandemic, concern was… […]

Eagle Point Solar lends helping hand to Iowa community damaged by recent storms

In the wake of the derecho storm that landed unprecedented 130-mph winds throughout much of the Midwest, the employees of Iowa’s Eagle Point Solar quickly gathered resources, adjusted schedules and coordinated with local United Way volunteers and non-profit organizations to help make a difference. Two teams of Eagle Point Solar volunteers hit the pavement with trucks,… […]