Enel Green Power Begins Operations at Second Phase of Roadrunner Solar Plant

Enel Green Power has started operations at the 245 MW second phase of its Roadrunner solar plant in Upton County, Texas.  The overall 497 MW project is the largest operational solar farm in Texas and the company’s largest in the U.S. “Our engineering and construction team executed on a project of monumental scale in record […]

Helios Infrastructure Purchases Texas Solar Portfolio

Nationwide and Sol Systems, say their joint venture, Helios Infrastructure, has completed the purchase of four operating Texas solar projects – totaling 47 MW – from Cypress Creek Renewables.  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 positive […]

BrightRidge, Silicon Ranch Partner on Tennessee Solar Farm

BrightRidge is partnering with Silicon Ranch to build a 9 MW solar farm – The Martin Solar Farm – in western Washington County, Tenn., under the flexible terms of BrightRidge’s new 20-year partnership agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Historically, local power companies (LPCs) were required to sell all electricity they generated directly to […]

Global Energy Storage Projected to Reach Half a Trillion Dollars by 2035

The global energy storage market is projected to grow to $546 billion by 2035, according to a report from Lux Research.  One of the largest markets will likely be residential energy storage, with an expected compound annual growth rate of 76% and $8 billion revenue increase over the next three years.  Analyst Chloe Holzinger, one […]

Secure Futures and regional group planning 10 MW of Southwest Virginia solar

The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia formed a partnership with Secure Futures to bring commercial-scale solar installations to the coalfield region that are specifically designed to employ local workers. The initiative, “Securing Solar For Southwest Virginia,” will provide affordable solar solutions for businesses, nonprofits and local governments in the seven-county region, while building local workforce… […]

Berkshire Bank subscribes to Nexamp community solar project in Massachusetts

Massachusetts’ largest community bank Berkshire Bank has subscribed to a significant portion of a Nexamp community solar farm in Hadley, Massachusetts. The 4.6-MW solar project is part of a larger portfolio with the same landowner. “Renewable energy plays a major role in our overall sustainability strategy, which include policies and programs designed to enhance our… […]

IEEE creates education and credentialing program for interconnecting distributed resources to the grid

IEEE and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE SA) announced the IEEE Std 1547-2018 Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Interconnection Commissioning: Education and Credentialing Program, a new initiative to help standardize the distributed resource interconnection process. IEEE collaborated with Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Dominion Energy, Duke Energy and Orange and Rockland Utilities… […]

DTE Energy Planning to Bring 420 MW of Additional Solar Online

DTE Energy has updated its MIGreenPower voluntary renewables plan with the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).  The plan includes bringing online an additional 420 MW of solar energy by 2022. The new solar assets will source clean energy purchases from corporate, municipal and industrial customers participating in the company’s MIGreenPower program. If the MPSC approves […]

Solar Basics: How to keep solar tracker systems running smoothly

Solar Basics is a video series by Solar Power World created to help installers learn about the business, tools and tricks of the solar power trade. Mounting solar panels on tracking systems instead of fixed-tilt racking increases the energy yield of a project. But more moving parts means different O&M considerations must be made for… […]