Trimark chosen to handle SCADA operations for world’s largest solar + storage project

Trimark Associates announced the company was chosen to handle SCADA operations for the Edwards & Sanborn project, the world’s largest solar + storage project currently under construction. Located in Kern County, California, the finished project will include 1,118 MW of solar and 2,165 MWh of energy storage. The project is owned by Terra-Gen, while Mortenson… […]

New York school district adding solar system with Ameresco energy efficiency renovations

Ameresco, a clean technology integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, announced its selection from a competitive bid for Phase II renovations with Nyack Public Schools in Orangetown, New York. The contract is an 18-year energy savings agreement, including photovoltaic solar, which guarantees a minimum level of energy cost savings to Nyack Public Schools… […]

Building a Solar Powerhouse: How Drones Helped Freedom Solar Expand

Josh Meade saw Freedom Solar grow from a startup to a multi-state enterprise. He’s been in solar energy long enough to know the “old” way of climbing on roofs and translating hand-drawn sketches into official solar plans. Now, Freedom Solar has fully embraced drone technology. As lead designer, he loves how it helps site assessors… […]

Massachusetts solar installers form unique alliance to address installer shortage

Two independent solar companies have joined forces in a strategic alliance to better position both companies for future growth in residential and commercial solar installations. Boston Solar of Woburn, Massachusetts has formed a strategic alliance with fellow solar installer SolarFlair of Ashland, Massachusetts. “Between our continued growth in the residential sector, an increasing need for… […]

Duke Energy Florida Breaks Ground on Two New Solar Facilities

Duke Energy Florida has broken ground on two new solar sites. The company says it expects to complete both by the end of the year. The Duette Solar Power Plant will be built on approximately 520 acres in Manatee County, Fla. Once operational, the 74.5 MW facility will consist of approximately 227,000 single-axis tracking solar […]

WEC Energy Group Unveils Plans for Paris Solar-Battery Park

WEC Energy Group, a Milwaukee-based energy company, has unveiled plans for a new 310 MW solar+storage project. If approved, the Paris Solar-Battery Park in Kenosha County would be the largest facility of its kind in Wisconsin. The facility features 200 MW of solar generation and 110 MW of battery storage. “As one of the largest […]

Report finds LMI people of color are more likely to support smart energy technologies

A new paper from the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) found that low- and moderate-income (LMI) consumers who identify as Black and people of color are significantly more likely to support initiatives that address climate change and are more interested in smart energy technologies than white households in the same income brackets. SECC’s “Racial Disparities Among… […]

Early adopters approve of NREL instant solar permitting software SolarAPP

In late 2020, NREL released a no-cost, no-touch software system for cities and counties across the country to streamline rooftop solar permits, called SolarAPP (Solar Automated Permit Processing). SolarAPP automates what can be a time-consuming and tedious review process for local governments, which commonly delays solar development on the grid. Using SolarAPP, three cities and… […]