Strata Solar becomes first employer-partner of North Carolina solar apprenticeship

Strata Clean Energy will be the first clean energy employer partner of this new program and is working with ApprenticeshipNC to develop a youth apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship program in Solar Operations and Maintenance. Located at Halifax Community College, the apprenticeship, the Halifax Lighthouse Solar Camp, is the first hybrid model of its kind in… […]

Wisconsin Utility Gets Green Light for 675 MW of Solar

Alliant Energy says it has begun construction on a portfolio of projects in Richland, Wood and Rock counties in Wisconsin following the state Public Service Commission’s approval of its plans for developing 675 MW of solar. The utility is contracting with Burns & McDonnell to construct the Bear Creek (Richland County), North Rock and Wood […]

EDF’s PowerFlex Subsidiary Meshes Full Complement of Advanced Energy Options

EDF Renewables North America says its PowerFlex subsidiary has expanded its offerings to provide customers with a complete product suite that now includes onsite solar, in addition to its existing offerings of battery storage, electric vehicle charging, microgrids and energy management systems. To enable this expansion, EnterSolar, another EDF Renewables subsidiary, will use the PowerFlex […]

Construction approved for Wisconsin utility’s 250-MW first round of solar projects

Alliant Energy begins construction on solar projects in Richland, Wood and Rock counties in Wisconsin following approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. The projects are included in the company’s Clean Energy Blueprint, a plan for cost-effectively accelerating its transition to renewable energy while reducing carbon emissions that includes a proposed 675 MW of… […]

Humboldt State University starts construction on solar microgrid at Redwood Coast Airport

The Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid’s (RCAM) community partners announced Wednesday, July 7 construction activities on what will be the first 100% renewable, multi-customer microgrid in California. The Redwood Coast Airport Microgrid has been designed and developed by the Schatz Energy Research Center at Humboldt State University. Located at Humboldt County’s regional airport, it will be… […]

The secret weapon to boosting your solar company’s ROI? The blockchain advantage

By Mark Fisher, VP of marketing, Paystand In 2017, solar energy made up only 11% of total U.S. renewable energy generation; however, according to the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, that number is expected to grow to 48% by 2050. While it’s clear that the industry is growing rapidly and is continuing to make… […]