Solar Investment Activity Boomed in H1 2021

Mercom Capital Group’s second-quarter/first-half 2021 report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the solar sector shows that total corporate funding (including venture capital funding, public market and debt financing) in 1H of 2021 came to $13.5 billion compared to $4.6 billion in 1H 2020, representing a 193% year-over-year increase. “Funding was up […]

What are time of use rates? Your TOU guide

By Samuel Adeyemo, Co-Founder and COO, Aurora Solar What do the prices of movie tickets to Hollywood’s latest blockbuster and the cost of electricity have in common? Utility companies all over the US are making big changes when it comes to their billing methods for residential customers. Similar to a blockbuster movie, where ticket prices… […]

Solar storage and home batteries: What’s driving people to buy

By Jon Franke, Aurora Solar One of the major trends in solar is the increase in storage adoption. As storage becomes more mainstream, organizations in the solar industry have had to update their business models to account for the demand. Why is the demand for storage rising? The answer is complex and involves many different… […]

Summit Ridge Energy Takes Ownership of Maine Solar Projects

Community solar owner-operator Summit Ridge Energy (SRE) has acquired three projects in Maine from Cianbro. Two of the projects are currently under construction by Cianbro and are expected to be energized by the end of 2021. The third project will also be constructed by Cianbro and be energized by the end of 2022. In aggregate, […]

Community Choice Aggregator Signs PPA for San Diego Solar Project

BayWa r.e., a renewable energy developer and services provider, has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with San Diego Community Power (SDCP), the nonprofit community choice energy program serving five cities in the San Diego region. Under the terms of the agreement, SDCP will purchase power for 20 years from the Jacumba Valley Ranch […]

BayWa r.e. developing 90-MW solar + storage project for San Diego Community Power

BayWa r.e., a renewable energy developer and services provider, has entered a power purchase agreement (PPA) with San Diego Community Power (SDCP), a not-for-profit community choice energy program serving five cities in the San Diego region. Under the terms of the agreement, SDCP will purchase power for 20 years from the Jacumba Valley Ranch (JVR)… […]

EnterSolar to fold into EDF’s PowerFlex subsidiary

EDF Renewables North America announced that its PowerFlex subsidiary will expand to provide customers a full suite of solar, battery, EV, microgrid and energy management system offerings. To enable this expansion, EnterSolar will use the PowerFlex brand, effective immediately. By consolidating the full suite of C&I energy solutions under one roof, PowerFlex allows customers to… […]