Hecate Energy first to use Ideematec’s latest trackers in solar project

Ideematec, a global solar tracking systems supplier, was selected by developer Hecate Energy to provide 4 MW of its Horizon L:Tec solar trackers for an upcoming installation. The project, located in Newberry, South Carolina, will be installed by the construction and project management services company, Reach Construction Group. “With their efficiency-enhancing design, reliability under extreme… […]

Nexamp powers 2.8-MW community solar array in Illinois credited through adjustable block program

The first of nearly two dozen Nexamp community solar projects under construction in Illinois is now live and generating clean electricity in Commonwealth Edison’s service territory. The project, located along Route 76 in Poplar Grove, offers local utility customers an opportunity to support clean energy and save substantially on their annual electricity costs. It is among the first community… […]

New Jersey bill to establish Office of Clean Energy Equity passes state Senate

To ensure that underserved communities have equitable access to clean energy, the Senate passed legislation today sponsored by Senators Troy Singleton and Ronald Rice, which would establish an Office of Clean Energy Equity within the Board of Public Utilities (BPU). “Clean energy is an issue that positively impacts both our environment and economy,” said Senator… […]

New insurance product can protect solar owners from cool-weather impacts

Weather risk management company MSI GuaranteedWeather has released a weather-derivative product for solar energy producers that provides protection against adverse impacts associated with cool days combined with high amounts of solar radiation. Japanese renewable energy company Looop Inc. has partnered with MSIGW to develop a dual-trigger derivative to address the financial impact of this unique… […]

Ameresco solar array turns California landfill into powerplant

Ameresco, an energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced the completion of a 5.3-MWdc ground-mount solar energy system at San Joaquin County’s Foothill Landfill during During San Joaquin County Board of Supervisor’s meeting Tuesday. This is Ameresco’s second renewable energy project with the county that will help reduce its utility costs through California’s Renewable Energy… […]

Kansas electric cooperatives partner to procure more than 20 MW of solar projects

Using the sixth cooperative principle of cooperation among cooperatives, twelve cooperatives in Kansas are joining together to make a small solar investment for the next 25 years or more. Participating electric cooperatives will be able to procure low-up-front cost solar energy to serve their membership through the Kansas Cooperative Sun Power Program and reduce their… […]

Sunlight Financial finances nearly 100,000 residential solar systems

Sunlight Financial, a technology enabled point-of-sale finance company, announced that more than $3 billion in loans to finance solar systems and other home improvement projects have been originated through the Sunlight platform. Nearly 100,000 homeowners nationwide have installed solar with Sunlight’s support. The more than 750 MW of solar that these nearly 100,000 Sunlight financed… […]

Spruce Finance acquires two new residential solar portfolios

Spruce Finance, the largest private owner and operator of distributed generation residential solar assets in the U.S., has acquired two new asset portfolios, including the balance of NRG’s residential holdings. The NRG purchase is Spruce’s largest to date and the latest example of the company’s residential solar asset “growth by acquisition” strategy in the U.S.… […]

RWE Renewables starts construction of 195.5-MW Georgia solar + storage project

RWE Renewables‘ Hickory Park Solar project, a 195.5-MWac facility coupled with a 40-MW 2-hour battery storage system, located in Mitchell County, Georgia, is under construction. RWE is the operator and manager of the solar + storage facility, selling the energy and renewable attributes from the facility to Georgia Power through its Renewable Energy Development Initiative… […]

Solar developer sPower merges with AES Distributed Energy

The AES Corporation announced an agreement with Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) to merge the sPower development platform, an independent U.S. solar developer, with AES’s U.S.-based clean energy development business. AES’s wholly-owned clean energy development business includes AES Distributed Energy and a wind development team formerly part of Advance Energy. As states, communities and organizations… […]