Nautilus Solar completes Maryland community solar project serving low-income residents

Nautilus Solar Energy, an owner-operator of solar projects throughout the United States, opened one of Maryland’s largest community solar projects that will provide 54% of its power generated to low-to-moderate income (LMI) residents. Located in Kingsville, the 1.8-MW project brings access to clean, solar energy to 293 Maryland homes, including 157 LMI residents within the… […]

IREC merges with The Solar Foundation

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) today announced that it has merged with The Solar Foundation, welcoming The Solar Foundation’s staff and programs into a single, expanded nonprofit dedicated to the rapid adoption of clean energy. IREC and The Solar Foundation announced their intention to merge in November 2020, citing increased impact, longstanding mutual respect,… […]

Wisconsin Republicans working on community solar-enabling legislation

This week, Wisconsin State Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Saukville) and Representative Timothy Ramthun (R-Campbellsport) indicated their plans to introduce community solar bills later this month. The bills — for which they are recruiting co-sponsors — would remove existing policy restrictions to allow for the development of small-scale community solar projects that would enable greater access to… […]

REC releases second generation of REC N-Peak solar module

REC Group has launched its second generation of its n-type TOPCon cell-based solar panel, the REC N-Peak 2. Production of the REC N-Peak 2 is set to start in August 2021, with shipments arriving at customers worldwide beginning in October. REC N-Peak 2 uses 120 half-cut mono n-type cells to deliver up to 375 W… […]

SolarAPP+ instant online solar permitting software now available nationwide

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on July 15 kicked off the ‘Summer of Solar 2021’ with the nationwide launch of the Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus (SolarAPP+) tool — a free web-based platform that gives local governments the ability to expedite their review and approval of residential solar installation permits. Developed by DOE’s National… […]

Standard Solar completes 2-MW community solar project in Maryland named after native butterfly species

Standard Solar, OneEnergy Renewables and CleanChoice Energy celebrated the completion of Glassywing, a 2-MW community solar project in Dorchester County, Maryland. Glassywing, named for a butterfly species found on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, includes landscaping designed to provide food and habitat to local pollinators. “We at Standard Solar are passionate about bringing the power and savings of solar to communities around… […]

FERC to explore options on updates to transmission and interconnection rules

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking inviting the public to comment on potential reforms to improve transmission planning and cost allocation and generator interconnection processes as the nation transitions to a cleaner energy future. “As the generation fleet shifts at an unprecedented rate from resources located closer to… […]

Borrego begins construction on 6.7-MW community solar array in Maine

CleanCapital and Borrego are working together to install a 6.7-MW community solar project in Maine. The project, which is expected to reach commercial operation in 2022, will benefit from the state’s Net Energy Billing kWh Program and sell power to residential customers. “We are excited to be partnering for the first time with Borrego to… […]

DSD launches connection platform for development and EPC partners

Solar developer Distributed Solar Development (DSD) has launched DSD Connect, a dedicated platform to provide DSD’s growing network of regional development and EPC partners with the tools, resources and flexible third-party financing to build more distributed generation projects in the C&I and municipal, university, school and hospital (MUSH) markets. “Many solar developers have a strong… […]