MSD Secures PPA for Texas Solar Center

MSD, a biopharmaceutical company, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Ørsted, a company that develops, constructs and operates solar farms, for energy from the Armadillo Solar Center in Navarro County, Texas. With the PPA, Ørsted says it is extending its industrial customer base to the pharmaceutical industry. “We’re happy to partner with MSD […]

New solar consortium says it will push CdTe thin-film efficiency to 30%

Various university, research and commercial solar companies involved with cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film solar panel manufacturing have formed the U.S. Manufacturing of Advanced Cadmium Telluride (US-MAC) photovoltaics consortium. Led by the Wright Center for Photovoltaics at The University of Toledo, Colorado State University (CSU) and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL),… […]

QuickBOLT’s solar top mount receives Florida product approval

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation approved QuickBOLT‘s QB2, an over-the-shingle solar roof mount. With state product approval, installers submitting designs using the top-mounted QB2 can expect a streamlined permitting process. Florida building code standards are a result of high-velocity hurricane zones. All new projects must meet a set of requirements to ensure… […]

Demand for solar is on the rise. How can solar companies keep up?

Finding workers with the necessary experience and skills is challenging for many solar firms. In this report, you’ll learn how to: · Deploy steps to tackle the solar skills gap · Speed up development of a skilled solar workforce · Create a pool of reliable talent · Quickly scale your workforce Scale your solar workforce.… […]

LONGi Unveils New Module for Distributed Generation Applications

LONGi, a solar technology company, has launched its Hi-MO 4m (66C) module, designed for distributed generation (DG) applications.  In addition to the 66C option, the company has also launched 60C and 72C versions of the module to an audience of more than 600 dealer partners and industry experts. The three products cover power ranges of […]

Origis Services chosen to manage O&M for 500-MW Texas solar project

Origis Services announced it was selected by Tokyo Gas America to manage the firm’s 500-MWAC Aktina Solar project in Wharton County, Texas. Located near the Houston load center, Aktina is slated to be brought online in blocks starting in mid-2021 and will deliver power to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). Origis will provide… […]

REC Group Launches New Line of REC Alpha Solar Panels

REC Group, an international solar energy company headquartered in Norway, has launched the new REC Alpha Pure Black solar panel.  With lead-free production and a substantial gain in power output, the new panel marks a major advancement of the REC Alpha launched in 2019, notes the company. The REC Alpha Pure Black will start production […]

Navisun establishes pollinator-friendly program with 3.8 MW of new Massachusetts solar

Navisun has completed two solar projects in Massachusetts for a total of 3.8 MW of solar power. These projects are among the first solar projects in the state to earn the new pollinator adder through Massachusetts’ SMART Program. Through these projects, Navisun will also be able to implement pollinator habitats in all applicable future solar… […]

Washington state’s Climate Commitment Act advances to Gov. Inslee’s desk

The Climate Commitment Act, SB 5126, was passed by the Washington State Legislature on April 24, the first climate legislation in the country to pave the way to net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050. The historic and carefully crafted cap-and-invest legislation is now on its way to Governor Jay Inslee to be signed into… […]

Contractor’s Corner: Silicon Ranch

What started as being a nice neighbor to a regenerative farm has turned into a whole new way of building and maintaining solar projects for Silicon Ranch. With close to 1 GW of installed projects, the utility-scale solar developer and owner was seeing the real impact of using herbicides and pesticides to manage vegetation growth.… […]