Solar investment tax credit extended at 26% for two additional years

Story updated Dec. 22 after successful passage of the bill by Congress. Extended renewable energy tax credits have been included in a $1.4 trillion federal spending package alongside a $900 billion COVID-19 virus relief spending bill. The solar investment tax credit (ITC), which was scheduled to drop from 26% to 22% in 2021, will stay… […]

BASF signs 73-MW PPA on EDF Renewables’ Space City Solar Project

Development on EDF Renewables North America‘s Space City Solar Project is progressing with critical development milestones having signed the first tranche of 55 MWac/73 MWdc to BASF through a power purchase agreement. The project’s total capacity is up to 345 MWac/455 MWdc. Space City Solar, located in Wharton County, Texas, is expected to commence construction… […]

Leyline, NESG Enter Financing Agreement for Solar Development

Leyline Renewable Capital, a provider of pre-construction capital for renewable energy development, has entered into a financing arrangement with New England Solar Garden (NESG), a New Hampshire-based solar developer. Leyline will provide development-stage capital to support NESG’s growing business throughout the Northeast, facilitating the development of more than 30 solar projects that will enable approximately […]

Dane County Powers on Wisconsin’s Largest Single Customer Solar Array

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Madison Gas and Electric (MGE) say the 9 MW solar array at the Dane County Regional Airport is fully operational and delivering locally generated, sustainable energy to MGE’s distribution system.  The array will generate enough carbon-free electricity to provide Dane County with about 40% of the energy used by […]

Greenbacker acquires 104-MW Graphite Solar project from rPlus Energies

Greenbacker Renewable Energy has, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, purchased an 80-MWac /104-MWdc pre-operational solar project from rPlus Energies. The project, Graphite Solar I, is located in Carbon County, Utah and has a long-term power purchase agreement in place with the utility PacifiCorp on behalf of Facebook. The contract was developed under Rocky Mountain Power’s Schedule… […]

APSystems rapid shutdown device now compatible with SMA inverters

APsystems welcomes SMA to its growing network of inverter manufacturers compatible with its APsmart brand of Sunspec standard-compliant Photovoltaic Rapid Shutdown Equipment (PVRSE). Solar professionals in the United States can now combine the complete range of SunSpec Rapid Shutdown-certified SMA inverters with a reliable, safe and cost-effective APsmart Rapid Shutdown solution. Available throughout APsmart U.S.… […]

Norwich Solar Technologies completes community solar project in New Hampshire

Norwich Solar Technologies has completed a community solar project in Charlestown, New Hampshire. Group net metering has been available in New Hampshire for a few years, but only recently could participants receive credits on their electric bills directly. This new way for state residents to benefit from solar stems from recent changes enacted by the… […]

REC talks with Solar Power World about larger wafers entering the solar panel market

Solar panels using larger wafers has been the big trend for 2020 and will change the market going forward in many ways — racking systems, design software and installation techniques will all have to adapt to differing solar panel sizes. These changes are more easily made in the utility-scale market, and that’s why large format… […]