Siting Renewables: One Trump-Era Proposal Worth Preserving

Last week, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a proposal intended to make it easier to develop renewable energy projects on BLM-administered lands in Southern California. The renewable energy industry should take the time to show the Biden administration why this is one Trump-era regulatory shift that should be carried forward if climate change […]

Metal Roofing: Wire Management and Best Practices for Solar PV Installations

Interactive Roundtable Discussion Thursday, January 21 at 1.00 p.m. EST Moderator Mark Gies – Director of Solar Business at S-5! Panelists Doug Claxton – Principal & Founder of The Solar Revolution & TSR Energy Jesse Wiederin – Founder/Owner of The Solar Guys Shawn Haddock – Director of IT & Product Support, Senior Field Applications Specialist… […]

2 EDF Renewables utility-scale solar farms begin operation in California

EDF Renewables completed and started commercial operation of the Maverick 1 (173.4 MWdc) and Maverick 4 (135.9 MWdc) Solar Projects. Maverick 1 provides 125 MWac of electricity to Southern California Edison under a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), while Maverick 4 supplies 100 MWac energy and renewable attributes to Shell Energy North America under a… […]

Tesla releases standalone solar inverter

Tesla added another vertical to its business with the release of its first standalone solar inverter. According to the company’s website, Tesla’s expertise in power electronics has been combined with robust safety features and a simple installation process to produce a solar inverter that is compatible with both Solar Roof and traditional solar panels. Once… […]

Con Edison offers free interconnection adapter for residential solar projects

Con Edison is offering, free of charge, a device that can save upwards of $1,000 for a residential customer installing a new solar array. The Smart ConnectDER, built by ConnectDER, Con Edison’s partner on the project, allows the customer to avoid the cost of upgrading the circuit breaker panel. It also eliminates the need for… […]

Two additional Georgia solar projects powering Facebook data center now operational

Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC), a consumer-owned utility with a reputation for energy innovation, and Silicon Ranch, one of the nation’s largest independent power producers, announced that two more solar facilities are now operational in Georgia to help support Facebook’s operations in the state. Approximately 450 people, the majority of whom were hired locally, worked… […]

EDPR NA Secures Interest in C2 Energy’s Distributed Solar Platform

EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), a Houston-based company that develops, constructs, owns and operates wind farms and solar parks throughout North America, has acquired a majority interest in C2 Omega LLC, the distributed solar platform of C2 Energy Capital LLC (C2). The new company, EDPR NA Distributed Generation LLC (EDPR NA DG), will […]

Duke Energy: North Carolina Customers Increasingly Turn to Solar

Solar power has continued to grow in North Carolina in 2020 with more Duke Energy customers using solar power than ever before. Driven by the company’s five-year, $62 million solar rebate program, which helps pay for the significant upfront costs of solar systems, about 5,500 Duke Energy customers installed private solar systems at their homes […]

Solar Watt Solutions, CleanSpark bringing 100-kW solar + storage project to California hospital

CleanSpark, a software and controls technology solutions company focused on solving modern energy challenges, announced a new solar + storage microgrid with EPC partner, Solar Watt Solutions. The contract was signed this week for a medical facility in Orange County that will feature a 100-kW rooftop and carport solar with a 30-kW/70-kWh battery. CleanSpark’s patented… […]