Amidst COVID European Renewables Notch Record Year

Europe has recorded its greenest electricity year ever in 2020. For the first time, more electricity was generated from renewables than from fossil fuels. Renewables accounted for 38% of Europe’s electricity mix in 2020 – compared with only 37% for fossil fuels – according to a joint analysis by Agora Energiewende and Ember, a U.K.-based […]

BSF Names Orbital EPC in Coal Plant Conversion Projects

Orbital Energy Group Inc. says its wholly-owned subsidiary, Orbital Solar Services (OSS), a company that specializes in utility-scale solar power generation facilities, has been named the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company of choice for the newly-formed Black Sunrise Half Century Fund (BSF). OSS is partnering with  Akon, Akon Lighting America and the BSF to […]

America’s largest energy buyers ask federal government to implement zero-carbon energy policies

America’s largest energy customers are calling on the federal government to implement strong and specific national policies to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon power sector and expand access to clean energy for customers. “Clean energy presents an unprecedented opportunity to recover after the triple whammy of 2020: pandemic-induced recession, climate calamities, and racial reckoning,”… […]

Dakota Renewable Energy gets go-ahead on 50-MW solar project in New Jersey

Dakota Renewable Energy has received permission to develop a 50-MW solar project in Millville, New Jersey. The project, called Nabb Solar I, should be operational in the fall of 2022. Over the 30-year expected life of the project, Nabb Solar I is estimated to generate a total of approximately $7.8 million in taxes. Dakota will… […]

Leeward Acquires 10 GW Solar Platform from First Solar

First Solar Inc., a global provider of photovoltaic (PV) solar solutions, has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Leeward Renewable Energy Development LLC pursuant to which Leeward will acquire from First Solar a utility-scale solar project platform of approximately 10 GW AC.  The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter after […]

Ingeteam supplies inverters to 160-MW California solar project

Ingeteam has supplied and commissioned 53 of its central inverter power stations for the 160-MW Rancho Seco II solar plant. This photovoltaic facility, built by Rosendin Electric for DE Shaw Renewable Investments, is the largest fixed-tilt solar plant in Sacramento County, California. It was commissioned at the end of 2020. “We are proud and appreciative… […]

Orbital Solar Services named EPC for Akon’s U.S. utility-scale solar venture

North Carolina-based installer Orbital Solar Services has been named the EPC company of choice for the newly formed Black Sunrise Half Century Fund. As announced by singer and philanthropist Akon at President Biden’s “Clean Energy for America” Inaugural Ball, OSS is partnering with Akon, Akon Lighting America and the Black Sunrise Half Century Fund to… […]

Clorox powering entire operations with 70-MW PPA from Texas solar project

The Clorox Company has achieved its goal of 100% renewable electricity for its U.S. and Canadian operations four years earlier than originally planned. “At Clorox, we feel a sense of urgency to address climate change given current warming trends resulting in significant impacts on our planet and global communities,” said Ed Huber, chief sustainability officer… […]

Borrego to shift focus from commercial market to utility-scale solar + storage

Solar EPC and O&M provider Borrego announced it will shift from installing solar + storage projects in the commercial market to instead focusing on the utility-scale sector. The company plans for each of its business units to reach the gigawatt-scale by 2024. “Our refreshed brand reflects an evolution in our company,” says Mike Hall, CEO… […]

First Solar sells 10-GW utility-scale development pipeline to Leeward Renewable Energy

First Solar has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Leeward Renewable Energy Development, in which Leeward will acquire First Solar’s utility-scale project platform of approximately 10 GWAC. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021. Headquartered in Texas, Leeward is a portfolio company of OMERS Infrastructure, an investment arm… […]