PvDesign users can now design substations for utility-scale solar projects

​PvDesign’s algorithm now has the ability to design and engineer the interconnection facility on utility-scale solar projects. To connect a solar PV plant to distribution or transmission networks, it is necessary to step-up the voltage level from medium to high voltage. To do this, projects require a substation. Substations are therefore used to ​accommodate new… […]

Extra Space Storage, Pivot Energy Collaborate on Rooftop Solar Systems

Pivot Energy, a Denver-based solar energy company, says it is collaborating with Extra Space Storage to install 65 rooftop solar systems on storage buildings across eight states, including Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Tennessee. The 5.5 MW portfolio is estimated to save Extra Space $600,000 during the first year and $15 million […]

AEP Energy to purchase 50 MW of solar from Columbus, Ohio, project

AEP Energy Partners, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, has signed a letter of intent with BQ Energy Development to purchase 100% of the offtake of the Columbus Solar Park being developed southwest of downtown Columbus, Ohio. In July, New York-based BQ Energy announced plans to lease the site of a former landfill owned by… […]

Worksport, Thermal Technology Services Canada Testing Solar Panel Efficiency

Worksport Ltd., a manufacturer of tonneau/truck bed covers for light-duty trucks, has engaged Thermal Technology Services Canada to test the company’s TerraVis solar panel technology to increase its efficiency. The tests were launched as Worksport recently made its first public disclosure about TerraVis, the very first solar-powered advanced folding truck bed tonneau cover system to […]