Virginia SCC Gives Green Light to Dominion Energy Virginia Solar Projects

The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC) has approved a group of new solar projects for Dominion Energy Virginia customers – nine new solar facilities that will total nearly 500 MW. The projects represent a major step toward achieving the goals of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) and Dominion Energy’s goal of net zero emissions.  […]

DOE announces $10 million in SolSmart program funding to increase solar energy equity

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a slate of new efforts, including $15.5 million in new funding, to support solar energy deployment in underserved communities and build a diverse, skilled workforce. These initiatives will help families and businesses that have been left behind in the clean energy transition to reap the benefits of… […]

NREL to hand off management of SolarAPP+ to UL to expedite rollout

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced a new initial memorandum of understanding with the global company UL to work toward further developing and commercializing the Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus (SolarAPP+) software that will automate the permitting process for residential solar systems. The use of SolarAPP+ so far has enabled… […]

DOI approves 350-MW solar + 350-MW storage project on public lands in California

The U.S. Interior Department announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has given final approval to a 350-MW solar/350-MW storage energy project on public lands in California. The Crimson Solar Project represents an investment of roughly $550 million and will deliver power through the Southern California Edison Colorado River Substation. “The time for a clean… […]

GameChange Solar supplying largest solar project in Texas with single-axis trackers

GameChange Solar is supplying its Genius Tracker single-axis trackers to a 631-MWdc/500-MWac solar project in southern Texas. The system is slated to be the largest in the state upon completion. The Aktina Renewable Power Project is being built by Rosendin’s Renewable Energy Group and will consist of 1.4 million solar modules across 4,000 acres in… […]

Solar EPC CS Energy acquired by private equity firm American Securities

CS Energy, an integrated energy firm that designs and builds optimized projects in the solar, storage and emerging energy industries, has been acquired by affiliates of American Securities, a U.S. private equity firm. “CS Energy fits squarely within our strategy to acquire market-leading companies servicing the U.S. energy transition to renewables,” said Michael Sand, a… […]

San Diego Community Power enters PPA with RAI Energy for 100-MW solar + storage project

San Diego Community Power (SDCP), a nonprofit community choice energy program serving five cities in the San Diego region, entered into a PPA with an affiliate of developer RAI Energy International. The project is located in Imperial County, California, and is an integrated 100-MW photovoltaic solar energy project and up to 150-MW/600-MWh of battery energy… […]

Buying solar software is hard, here are 3 questions that make it easier

By Ali McBride, Aurora Solar When you’re selling solar, there are many boxes that need to be checked before you can even present a proposal to your client. Design, permitting, contracting, financing, it can start to feel overwhelming for your operations — and it can be a real drag on your business and its growth.… […]

Google Selects AES to Power Virginia Data Centers with Carbon-Free Energy

The AES Corp., a global energy company, has signed an agreement to supply the electricity to power Google’s Virginia-based data centers with 24/7 carbon-free energy under a 10-year supply contract.  With this first clean energy procurement deal in the world of its kind, AES says it will help ensure that the energy powering the data […]

Tigo Settles Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against APsystems

Tigo Energy Inc., a global provider of Flex-MLPE (module-level power electronics), has reached a settlement with Altenergy Power Systems (APsystems) over a lawsuit regarding the infringement of Tigo’s intellectual property by APsystems. As part of the settlement, APsystems will obtain a license to use Tigo’s rapid shutdown technology. “Ultimately, we believe this arrangement is a […]