EDF Renewables Signs PPA with CleanPowerSF to Expand Maverick Solar

EDF Renewables North America has signed a storage contract with CleanPowerSF as an expansion to the previously announced 20-year solar power purchase agreement (PPA) for the 100 MW AC Maverick 6 Solar Project. The development will now be coupled with a 200 MWh battery storage system. The project is located in Riverside County, Calif., on […]

Ameren Establishes Net-Zero Carbon Goal

Ameren Corp., a U.S. power company, has established a net-zero carbon emissions goal across all its operations in Missouri and Illinois – while also unveiling its largest-ever expansion of clean solar and wind generation. The clean energy expansion is included in the integrated resource plan (IRP) of Ameren Missouri. The IRP is a triennial filing […]

Helios Infrastructure acquires largest solar project in Louisiana

Helios Infrastructure, a joint venture between Nationwide and Sol Systems, announced its acquisition of the largest solar power project in Louisiana. The 50-MW system is located in West Baton Rouge Parish, and it is now owned and operated by Helios. This acquisition marks the largest single project investment for Helios to date. Entergy Louisiana is… […]

NREL analyzes potential of pairing floating solar and hydropower

According to an analysis by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), hybrid systems of floating solar panels and hydropower plants may hold the technical potential to produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe. The researchers estimate that adding floating solar panels to bodies of… […]

Yaskawa Solectria’s 1,500-V string inverter now allows for higher DC oversizing

Yaskawa Solectria Solar, a U.S.-based manufacturer of utility-scale string inverters, announced that the SOLECTRIA XGI 1500 PV inverter product line now features a DC oversizing ratio of 2.0 for its flagship XGI 1500-166kW model, 2.2 for the XGI 1500-150kW model, and 2.6 for the XGI 1500-125kW model. XGI 1500 inverters are in stock and ready… […]

Electriq Power will acquire battery data analytics solution company Lilypad Energy

Battery company Electriq Power has entered into a definitive agreement with Lilypad Energy, a provider of data analytics solutions for the energy industry focusing on battery energy storage applications. Lilypad Energy will enhance the performance capabilities of Electriq Power’s fleet of residential and small commercial battery systems that can be paired with or without solar.… […]

Vistra retiring coal plants, breaking ground on 6 solar projects

Texas-based energy company Vistra plans to accelerate its transition to clean power generation sources and advance efforts to significantly reduce its carbon footprint. The company launched Vistra Zero, a portfolio of zero-carbon power generation facilities, which includes seven new developments — some solar, solar + storage and standalone energy storage — in its primary market… […]

Maxeon Solar is now also claiming shingled panel patent infringement against Canadian Solar

Maxeon Solar Technologies, the recent panel manufacturing spinoff of SunPower, today filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Canadian Solar Japan K.K., in Tokyo District Court, Japan. The lawsuit filing alleges Canadian Solar Japan infringes Maxeon’s Japan Patent No. JP6642841B2 (Shingled Solar Cell Module) for the proprietary and fundamental shingled solar cell panel technology used to deploy solar panels… […]