NovaSource Power Services completes acquisition of First Solar’s O&M business

First Solar completed the previously announced sale of its North American O&M business to NovaSource Power Services on March 31. With the sale, approximately 270 First Solar O&M associates joined NovaSource, a portfolio company of Toronto-based equity firm Clairvest Group. The acquisition makes NovaSource the largest O&M provider globally, the company stated in a press… […]

Alliant Energy Adds Another 400 MW to Wisconsin Solar Portfolio

Alliant Energy, a public utility holding company that provides regulated energy service to customers across Iowa and Wisconsin, says it plans to add another 414 MW of solar in Wisconsin.  This rounds out the company’s previously announced plan to accelerate its transition to clean energy by adding more than 1,000 MW of solar while helping […]

Southern New York school district is now fully powered by solar

It’s full solar ahead for the Maine-Endwell Central School District in Endicott, New York. The district completed a 6,240-panel solar project installed across 15 acres and district-wide, Maine-Endwell will now generate 100% of its electricity use from the solar. The system was fully activated by NYSEG on March 23 and is located on district-owned property… […]

AEP Energy Selects Opdenergy to Develop West Virginia Solar Plant

AEP Energy, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, has signed an agreement with Opdenergy, an independent power producer with experience in the development, financing, construction and operation of renewable assets. Under the terms of the 12-year agreement, Opdenergy will develop an 80 MW AC solar plant located in Jefferson County, W. Va. The energy will […]

Q CELLS partner installers now have exclusive access to Aurora software

Partner installers of Q CELLS solar panels now have exclusive access to Aurora software. Thousands of Q.PARTNER installers are eligible to register their Q CELLS products to earn points and to redeem them for a premium monthly or annual subscription to Aurora through the Q.PARTNER Portal. With Aurora’s premium subscription service, solar installers can deliver… […]

Gas South Commits Fifty Million to Solar Initiatives

Gas South, a natural gas provider, says it is investing $50 million in solar energy by the end of 2023 as part of the company’s plan to support renewable energy initiatives. “In addition to the charitable giving we do, our pledge to ‘Be a Fuel for Good’ also means doing our part to build a […]

Biden infrastructure plan includes 10-year extension and phase down of direct-pay ITC

President Joe Biden rolled out his infrastructure package called the American Jobs Plan on March 31 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The plan includes a large investment in re-energizing the country’s power infrastructure and boosting renewable energy development. The plan aims to create a more resilient grid, lower energy bills for middle class Americans, improve air quality… […]

5 reasons roofing contractors are moving into solar now The opportunities to diversify business and bring in tons of new revenue are there for the taking.

By Pete Cleveland, VP of Solar Business, EagleView. Originally published on Demand for home solar soared in 2020, according to recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BloombergNEF) research, with U.S. residential solar installations jumping 21% in the first seven months of this year compared to the same period in 2019. And in its Q4 2020… […]

Alliant Energy plans 414-MW of new solar construction in Wisconsin

Alliant Energy plans to add another 414 MW of solar in Wisconsin, rounding out the company’s previously announced plan to accelerate its transition to clean energy by adding more than 1,000 MW of solar. Upon completion of its more than 1,000 MW of solar, Alliant Energy will own and operate the most solar energy in… […]