Cuomo Introduces Lease-Option for New York’s First Build-Ready Solar Site

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has unveiled a lease-option agreement for the first build-ready (BR) site in New York.  Under the agreement, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will work closely with the host communities and through New York’s Clean Energy Resources and Development Incentive “Build-Ready” Program, will repurpose the […]

Hoitenga, Hood Introduce Legislation to Expand Access to Community Solar

Michigan residents and communities would be able to participate in Michigan’s growing solar economy under bipartisan legislation recently introduced by State Reps. Michele Hoitenga, a Republican, and Rachel Hood, a Democrat. House Bills 4715-16 would remove existing policy restrictions to allow for the development of small-scale community solar projects that would enable greater access to […]

Maryland Energy Administration awards grant to low-to-moderate income housing developer for residential solar microgrid

The Housing Initiative Partnership (HIP), a green nonprofit affordable housing developer based in Prince George’s County, along with Pepco and Emera Technologies, has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) to construct a new residential microgrid to power a small subdivision of new Net Zero single family homes in Fairmount Heights, Maryland.… […]

GAF Energy expands services to allow roofing partners to become full-fledged solar installation companies

Roof-integrated solar solution provider GAF Energy is expanding the level of solar services available to their roofing partners, paving the way for GAF Energy roofing partners to become individual solar companies. GAF Energy services allow the company’s local roofer partners to access solar-specific expertise and staffing when installing a GAF Energy roof-integrated solar system. Services… […]

DOE Investing Billions to Improve Nation’s Transmission Grid

In support of the current administration’s commitment to modernize the nation’s power grid and infrastructure and deliver 100% clean energy to businesses and homeowners by 2035, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is offering up to $8.25 billion in loans from its Loan Programs Office (LPO) and the Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) for efforts […]

GP JOULE Begins Construction on Canadian PV Portfolio

GP JOULE North America, a subsidiary of GP JOULE GmbH that specializes in racking solutions, has broken ground on a 106 MW solar PV portfolio for Concord Pacific, Canada’s largest community builder.  GP JOULE says its experience building projects in challenging climates with durable technology that provides a lower cost of energy were key drivers […]

Advanced Power Closes on Cutlass Solar Project

Advanced Power, a global developer, owner and asset manager of modern power infrastructure, has successfully closed the financing of Cutlass Solar, a 140 MW DC photovoltaic solar electric generating facility located in Fort Bend County, Texas. Advanced Power, together with its co-investors, ENEOS Corp. and Fuyo General Lease Co. Ltd., are the owners of the […]

SunRaise completes one of the first community solar projects in Maine

One of the first net energy billing community solar projects in Maine is set to start producing clean energy this month. Community solar management platform PowerMarket has partnered with SunRaise, a New England solar energy developer, owner and operator, to bring this renewable energy option to Maine utility customers. This 1.35-MW project sits on the… […]

Bechtel to construct 140-MW Cutlass Solar project in Texas

Advanced Power has selected Bechtel, an engineering and construction firm, to complete the EPC services for the Cutlass Solar Project in Fort Bend, Texas. The solar PV project will add 140 MWdc to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ Houston Zone. “The Cutlass Solar Project represents the next chapter for our organization as we continue… […]

Two Virginia utilities issue solar RFPs totaling 1,400 MW

Dominion Energy Virginia and Old Dominion Electric Cooperative have both issued RFPs seeking hundreds of megawatts of solar power. Dominion Energy Virginia Dominion Energy Virginia is seeking proposals from developers for new solar, onshore wind and energy storage projects. This year’s RFP includes additional guidance for cooperation with local governments and strengthened requirements for environmental… […]