Mayor Cooper Enters Partnership to Construct 100 MW of Utility-Scale Solar

Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s administration has entered a partnership with Nashville Electric Service (NES), the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and Vanderbilt University to construct 100 MW of utility-scale solar power under the TVA Green Invest program. Vanderbilt will be a 25 MW co-subscriber to the solar array, thereby reaching their own 100% renewable-energy goal for […]

Yaskawa Solectria Solar Joins Tigo Enhanced Initiative

Yaskawa Solectria Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yaskawa America Inc., has joined the Tigo Enhanced initiative, aimed at providing customers with simple and reliable rapid shutdown solutions that meet all safety and code requirements.  All Solectria inverters that are Tigo Enhanced are plug and play out of the box with Tigo’s latest generation rapid shutdown […]

IRENA: Renewable Investments Fall Short of Achieving Global Climate Goals

Global renewable energy investment increased between 2013 and 2018, reaching its peak at $351 billion in 2017, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Climate Policy Initiative (CPI). The 2020 edition of the Global Landscape of Renewable Energy Finance report reveals that while a cumulative $1.8 trillion was invested […]

100-MW solar project for Nashville will push Vanderbilt University to 100% renewable

Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s administration announced a partnership with Nashville Electric Service, the Tennessee Valley Authority and Vanderbilt University to construct 100 MW of utility-scale solar power under the TVA Green Invest program — placing Metro General Government operations over one-third of the way toward being sourced with 100% renewable energy and enabling Metro to… […]

The Value of a Vet: U.S. veterans are key contributors to solar success

In 2019, the solar industry employed nearly 20,000 military veterans, about 8% of the total solar workforce. Roger Wrigley is one of many veterans who have made the transition from the armed forces to the solar industry. Solar Power World checked in with Wrigley this Veterans Day to learn how his background of safety, construction… […]