Nevada’s Turquoise Solar Project Achieves Commercial Operation

McCarthy Building Companies’ Renewable Energy & Storage group has recently completed construction of the Turquoise Solar Project in Washoe County, Nev.  The new 61 MW DC solar farm is located on approximately 180 acres in the Reno Technology Park – a 2,200-acre industrial park shared between Apple and Turquoise Solar, who own approximately 1,600 and […]

SMA America agrees to donate equipment and training time to GRID Alternatives projects

SMA America is now a national equipment supplier for GRID Alternatives, the nation’s largest nonprofit solar installer. The partnership will build on the organizations’ mutual goals to extend access to clean, affordable energy technologies in communities across the United States. SMA will do in-kind equipment donations as well as trainings for installers. The organizations plan to… […]

DOE sets aside $20 million for flow battery R&D

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $20 million for research and development that will advance the manufacturability of mid-sized flow battery systems. With this funding opportunity, DOE will partner with industry to address technical and manufacturing challenges that have prevented flow battery systems from achieving cost targets and commercial viability. DOE… […]

Competitive Power Ventures Aims to Convert Maryland Mining Site to Solar

Competitive Power Ventures (CPV), a subsidiary of OPC Energy Ltd., says it plans to file an application with the state of Maryland for a certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) to construct and operate the 175 MW AC Backbone Solar Farm (CPV Backbone) in the state’s westernmost county. CPV Backbone is proposed to be […]

61-MW solar project now supplying power to Apple data center in Nevada

McCarthy Building Companies recently completed construction of the Turquoise Solar Project in Washoe County, Nevada. The 61-MWDC solar farm is located on approximately 180 acres in the Reno Technology Park — a 2,200-acre industrial park shared between Apple and Turquoise Solar, who own approximately 1,600 and 600 acres, respectively. The solar project supplies power to… […]

175-MW solar array planned for former coal mine in Maryland

Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) plans to install a 175-MWAC solar project on the site of a former coal mine in Maryland. The CPV Backbone Solar Farm is proposed to be built on former Vindex/Arch Coal mining sites just north of Kitzmiller, Maryland. The mines closed recently after decades of operation during which they served as… […]

Solar FlexRack Supplies Trackers for Largest U.S. Agrivoltaic Research Project

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals that specializes in photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, says it has supplied its TDP Turnkey Solar Trackers for Jack’s Solar Garden, a 1.2 MW solar farm project and the largest agrivoltaic research project in the U.S.  Located in Boulder County, Colo., the solar installation was designed […]

Maine solar advocates release report responding to negative PUC net energy billing findings

A new study released this week by the consulting firm Daymark Energy Advisors shows that Maine’s Net Energy Billing (NEB) program has already generated significant net program benefits and is on track to drive hundreds of millions more in new investment in Maine — while delivering significant cost savings to consumers and reducing emissions at the… […]

California Utilities Submit Proposal to Modernize Rooftop Solar Program

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E), San Diego Gas & Electric Co. (SDG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) have written a proposal to modernize California’s 25-year-old rooftop solar program to support customer equity and help continue California’s progress toward a clean energy future. Recently submitted to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the joint proposal […]