Clearway completes its first Illinois community solar project

Clearway Energy Group announced the completion of its first Illinois community solar farm, expanding access to local and affordable renewable energy in the state. Clearway will energize the 3-MWDC Southland Solar Farm, just outside of Kankakee, and will complete eight more community solar farms in the coming months. Each of Clearway’s Illinois solar farms is… […]

Solar sees dip, but clean energy now employs 3 million Americans

Clean energy jobs surged nearly 11% in the second half of 2020 to employ more than 3 million Americans across every state and nearly every county, according to the sixth Clean Jobs America report from E2. Like most of the economy, clean energy was hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn in 2020.… […]

Amazon Becomes Europe’s Largest Corporate Purchaser of Renewables

Amazon has acquired nine new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Sweden and the U.K.  The company now has 206 renewable energy projects globally – including 71 utility-scale wind and solar projects and 135 solar rooftops on facilities and stores – which will generate 8.5 GW of electricity production capacity. […]

Capstone Infrastructure Brings Canada’s Largest Solar Project Online

Capstone Infrastructure Corp., a developer, owner and operator of renewable energy projects, and Obton A/S, a Danish solar investor and developer, say the 132 MW AC Claresholm Solar Project achieved commercial operation and is now producing renewable power.  Claresholm Solar is located in the Municipal District of Willow Creek and provided more than 350 full-time […]

D. E. Shaw advances construction on 79-MW Michigan solar project

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) announced the financial closing of Assembly Solar III, a 79-MW solar project in Lennon, Michigan. DESRI is moving forward with construction after securing both construction debt and tax equity financing for the project. The Assembly Solar III project is the third phase of the Assembly Solar project in Michigan to begin construction.… […]

Going off-grid in the 2020s: Updated battery choices for today’s power needs

Describe an off-grid solar setup, and someone 20 years ago would imagine a remote cabin in the woods, with lead-acid batteries and diesel generators used as backup power. But in the 2020s, off-grid homes might be closer than you think — like, right next door. Many neighborhoods, either because of their geography or restrictions on… […]