San José mayor and L.A. supervisor call for utility “exit fee” reform

San José Mayor Sam Liccardo and Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl today called on the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to increase transparency and accountability for California’s “Big Three” investor-owned utilities as the companies prepare to levy hefty fees on California consumers via a confidential and murky process. In an editorial published today in… […]

Sealants & Adhesives that Deliver High Performance without the Risks E-Curb® & ChemCurb®: Simple Seal Systems for Difficult Roof Penetrations

Penetrations are the most common source of roof leaks. The best low-slope roof is compromised the moment it is punctured. Punctures can occur from mechanical fasteners, pipes, electrical conduits, solar arrays, lighting support, wiring, HVAC, etc. Every penetration is an invitation for water to pass through the membrane and into the building’s interior. To protect… […]

Helios Infrastructure purchases 47-MW Texas solar portfolio from Cypress Creek

Nationwide and Sol Systems announced their joint venture, Helios Infrastructure, completed the purchase of four operating Texas solar projects totaling 47 megawatts from Cypress Creek Renewables. A few weeks ago, Nationwide, Sol Systems and Cypress Creek announced the final portfolio sale in a 148 MW master purchase agreement of 20 North Carolina solar projects. “The… […]

Enel completes construction on largest solar project in Texas

Enel Green Power has started operations at the 245-MW second phase of its Roadrunner solar plant in Upton County, Texas. The first 252-MW phase was completed last last year. The overall 497-MW project is the largest operational solar farm in Texas and the company’s largest in the United States. “Our engineering and construction team executed… […]

Illinois American Water, Sol Systems Developing Two Illinois Solar Fields

Illinois American Water, the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, is working with Sol Systems to develop two solar fields. The energy-saving photovoltaic (PV) fields will be located on Illinois American Water property in Champaign. The PV fields, which convert light to usable energy, will be the largest of their kind within American Water’s […]

POWERHOME Solar offering PV on new construction in Nashville development

Samaroo Development Group has formed a partnership with POWERHOME Solar to make solar panel installation an option for homebuyers in Nashville, Tenessee. Called The Brownstones at Creative Way Village, Samaroo Development is creating a community of townhomes, apartments and retail space for residents in the Madison neighborhood looking for quick access to downtown Nashville. The… […]

Black & Veatch Names New Senior Vice President and Director of Solar Energy

Black & Veatch, a company that specializes in power infrastructure engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, has named Paul Skurdahl as senior vice president and director of solar energy within the company’s rapidly growing power business. Backed by more than 35 years in the power industry, including over 15 years in renewables, Skurdahl joins the […]

NextEra Energy Resources Poised to Double U.S. Energy Storage Capacity

NextEra Energy Resources LLC, a wholesale generator of electric power, has highlighted a suite of clean energy storage developments in California that could nearly double the total installed capacity of battery storage available in the U.S. today.  The company plans to build nearly 700 MW of fully-contracted battery storage projects in California before the end […]

Silicon Ranch to build 9-MW solar project for Tennessee utility BrightRidge

Silicon Ranch will build a 9-MW solar project in western Washington County, Tennessee, for local electric utility BrightRidge under a 20-year PPA with the Tennessee Valley Authority. Historically, local power companies were required to sell all electricity they generated directly to TVA. This year, TVA included a flexible generation provision in its new contracts with… […]

DTE Energy bringing 420 MW of solar to Michigan by 2022

DTE Energy has updated its MIGreenPower voluntary renewables plan with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to bring online an additional 420 MW of solar energy by 2022, or enough clean energy to power 120,000 homes. The new solar assets will source clean energy purchases from corporate, municipal and industrial customers participating in the company’s… […]