Pine Gate Renewables announces its first solar + storage project now online in North Carolina

Pine Gate Renewables announced that Grissom Solar, a 6.9-MWDC solar project coupled with 10 MWh of storage, is now online in Enfield, North Carolina, interconnected to Halifax Electric Membership Corporation’s Medoc Substation. The project is selling power under a long-term contract with North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation. Blue Ridge Power, Pine Gate’s strategic partner, provided… […]

SWEPCO Looking to Add 300 MW of Solar Inside Territory

Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP), has issued three requests for proposals for renewable and short-term generating capacity. The RFPs solicit bids for the purchase of solar resources up to 300 MW, wind resources of up to 3 GW,  and short-term accredited deliverable capacity up to 250 MW. Wind […]

Summit Ridge, Osaka Gas Pursuing Community Solar in Maine

Summit Ridge Energy (SRE) has entered into a joint venture with Osaka Gas USA Corp., a subsidiary of Osaka Gas Co. Ltd., to construct, own and operate over 120 MW of community solar projects throughout the state of Maine. Once operational, the portfolio of distributed solar farms will generate enough energy to provide approximately 11,000 […]

Oregon state legislature passes 100% clean power bill

A bill committing electricity providers to deliver 100% clean power to Oregon customers by 2040 passed both the House and Senate of the Oregon State Legislative Assembly on Saturday. If the policy is signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown, Oregon will become the eighth state in the United States with a legislative commitment to… […]

Renewables generated more than a quarter of the country’s electricity in April 2021

Electrical generation by renewable energy sources (i.e., biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar, wind) set a new record in April 2021 and accounted for 25.7% of total U.S. production. Further, solar and wind’s output during the month was 29.9% and 22.1% greater respectively than a year earlier, according to a SUN DAY Campaign analysis of new data… […]

Two U.S. solar panel technology innovators combine to form CubicPV and make tandem modules

1366 Technologies and Hunt Perovskite Technologies (HPT) have merged their businesses. The merger combines two disruptive technologies – 1366’s Direct Wafer process and HPT’s printed perovskite solar PV technology – to bring to market powerful tandem modules. The newly combined company, called CubicPV, will also receive $25 million in funding from Hunt Energy Enterprises, First… […]

Anaheim Solar One turning vacant California land into dual-axis solar farm

Anaheim Solar One plans to develop a 3-MW PV solar project on vacant land in Anaheim Hills, California using Mechatron Solar‘s unique dual-axis tracker solution. The site is zoned as “Open Space” and has rolling hills and featureless topography suitable for solar development. Anaheim Solar One has requested a Conditional Use Permit for the site.… […]

Contractor’s Corner: Veregy

Veregy is a newish energy services company (ESCO) with a much longer history. The company started in 2019 after six regional ESCOs merged to offer energy optimization and performance contracting to commercial clients nationwide. One of those companies was a commercial solar installer out of Arizona, and the new Veregy now focuses on a holistic… […]

ACCIONA Starts First Solar Photovoltaic Project in the U.S.

ACCIONA has begun construction on the 317 MW Fort Bend Solar Farm outside Houston – the company’s first photovoltaic plant in the U.S. ACCIONA says it plans to double its renewable energy capacity in the U.S. with the addition of more than 1.2 GW of solar photovoltaic energy by the end of 2023. “The start […]