Trina Solar Makes Monocrystal Silicon Wafer Purchase from Zhonghuan

Trina Solar and Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor Co. Ltd. have signed a framework contract wherein Trina Solar intends to purchase 210 mm monocrystallaine silicon wafers from Tianjin Huanou International Silicon Material Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Zhonghuan. During the proposed procurement period (January 2021-December 2021), the contract will cover no fewer than 1.2 billion units. Gao […]

Boralex Acquiring 118 MW Across Seven U.S. Solar Plants

Boralex US Solar CIA LLC has entered into binding agreements with Centaurus Renewable Energy LLC (CRE) and other investors to acquire controlling interests in seven solar plants located in the U.S. for a purchase price of $216.5 million.  CRE and other investors will retain certain non-controlling interests in the assets resulting in total net installed […]

Dominion Energy Virginia signs 75-MW solar PPA with Savion

Savion announced Dominion Energy Virginia signed a PPA to receive 75 MW of renewable solar power with the Wythe County Solar Project, located in Wythe County in Southwest Virginia. The power purchase agreement is subject to approval from the Virginia State Corporation Commission as part of a recent Dominion Energy filing. The Wythe County Solar… […]

Broad Reach Power acquires 100-MWh Cascade Energy Storage project from Enel subsidiary

Broad Reach Power, an independent power producer based in Houston that owns a 5-GW portfolio of utility-scale solar and energy storage power projects, announced it has acquired the 25-MW/100-MWh front-of-the-meter Cascade Energy Storage project located outside of Stockton, California from a subsidiary of Enel. “California’s expansive push towards a carbon-free grid, largely through wind and… […]

Renewable energy sources ‘dominated’ new U.S. generating capacity this year

Renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydropower) have dominated new U.S. electrical generating capacity in the first nine months of 2020, according to a review by the SUN DAY Campaign of data released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Combined, they accounted for nearly two-thirds or about 64.1% of the 16,886 MW of new utility-scale… […]

Kent State University in Ohio begins adding solar projects to all six regional campuses

Ohio’s Kent State University is in the process of adding solar projects to all six of its regional campuses by spring 2021. Melink Solar is installing panels at the Geauga Campus in Burton, Ohio, while TEN-NINE Energy is the developing the project. The ground-mounted solar photovoltaic panels will provide 322 kW of solar energy every… […]

5 Considerations for Residential Solar Installers Conducting Home Site Assessments

By Steven Wittenberg, Trina Solar Product Manager Whether you’re a seasoned pro or looking to get started in residential solar installations, home site assessments are an important first step in this process. Gathering relevant site-specific information is crucial for the PV system designer in order to design the best rooftop system for the home. Here… […]

Contractors Corner: Sunshine Solar

More women are entering the solar workforce every day, but some areas of the industry are still underrepresented. According to The Solar Foundation, women only make up 26% of the solar workforce. In a largely mechanical and construction-related field, it is nice to hear of a woman-led solar installation subcontractor out of Georgia: Sunshine Solar.… […]