CIT Leads Financing for 150 MW Crane Solar Acquisition

Private investment firm Starwood Energy Group Global LLC has acquired the 150 MW Crane Solar project in Crane County, Texas, from Consolidated Edison Development Inc., with $68.4 million in financing provided by CIT Group Inc. The project, which includes an adjacent 25 MW battery development, has a purchase power agreement with Vistra Corp., with approximately […]

EDF Renewables builds New Jersey’s largest Superfund solar site

EDF Renewables North America and the Renewable Power business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management achieved commercial operation of the Toms River Solar Project, delivering 28.9 MW of clean renewable energy. The solar project is the largest to be built on a Superfund site in New Jersey. The solar array uses a pre-cast ballasted system on… […]

Maxeon will release new AC module under SunPower brand name

Maxeon Solar Technologies is expanding its AC-module line with the launch of the Performance 3 AC panel. The new Performance 3 AC panel will be sold under the SunPower brand name to residential customers through authorized installation dealers starting in Q3 2021. “Maxeon 5 AC panels are currently available in 17 European countries and Australia… […]

Enel Acquiring 3.2 GW Pipeline of Solar Projects from Dakota Renewable Energy

Enel Green Power North America has acquired a 3.2 GW portfolio of solar and solar-plus-storage projects from Dakota Renewable Energy, a joint venture between Dakota Power Partners and Eolian. The 24 development-stage projects, including 450 MW of storage capacity, are located in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and western U.S. – in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, West […]

Maxeon Debuts the Performance 3 AC Solar Panel

Maxeon Solar Technologies is expanding its AC Energy Solutions lineup with the launch of the new Performance 3 AC panel. This release, which follows the introduction of the premium Maxeon 5 AC panel in late 2020, combines solar panel technology from Maxeon with advanced microinverter technology, offering a customizable solar solution to maximize any roof’s […]

GAF Energy Filling Positions at New San Jose R&D and Manufacturing Facility

GAF Energy, a provider and manufacturer of roof-integrated solar solutions, has begun hiring for its planned 112,000-square-foot facility in San Jose, Calif., which is expected to be operational later this year. Once construction is complete, the facility will serve as the company’s center for research and development and manufacturing, bringing traditionally offshored solar manufacturing to […]

PowerFlex to install 2.7-MW community solar project atop grocery distribution warehouse in the Bronx

Krasdale Foods, a 113-year-old, family-owned business providing grocery distribution, merchandising and marketing to independent grocery store owners, announced the company will spearhead the largest solar rooftop project in the Bronx, adding a 2.7-megawatt system atop its Hunts Point warehouse. As part of the company’s agreement with the New York City Economic Development Corporation — the… […]

Florida contractor creates ‘Solar Done Right’ residential plan review checklist

Castillo Engineering Services, a Florida solar and energy storage engineering firm, announced the launch of Solar Done Right, a movement to advance the quality and safety of solar designs and installations by having every set of solar plans reviewed by using the Solar Done Right Best Practices Checklists. Solar Done Right uses three distinct best… […]

New York Catholic high school soon home to 1.53-MW community solar project

The campus of Christ the King High School in Queens, New York will soon feature 1.53-MW of photovoltaic solar thanks to financing from Green Stream Holdings. The project was announced following a partnership with the state’s community solar program. “We are honored to have the opportunity to work with the State of New York in… […]

Guest Column: Solar and sustainability in schools

By Scott Downie, Principal, Spiezle Architectural Group Learning happens in schools every day, but school buildings themselves are not always considered active participants in the learning process. Students carry computers in their pockets more powerful than the ones used to land on the moon; information on any topic is accessible in an instant and education… […]