Indiana Michigan Power constructs 20-MW solar array near University of Notre Dame

The St. Joseph Solar Farm, a 20-MW project developed by Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), a subsidiary of American Electric Power, has come online eight miles south of Notre Dame University’s campus in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame is closer to its sustainability goals by committing to support 40% of the system’s renewable energy certificates. After… […]

EDF Renewables North America Sercures Three NYSERDA Solar Contracts

EDF Renewables North America, an independent power producer and service provider, says three solar projects were awarded long-term contracts by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as part of the 2020 Renewable Energy Standard Solicitation. Combined, the projects add 303 MW AC of clean energy to the state. The projects, all expecting […]

URE, New Energy Equity complete 4.3-MW community solar portfolio in Minnesota

United Renewable Energy (URE) and New Energy Equity have completed three community solar projects in Minnesota. The projects, located in North Branch, Lindstrom, and Cokato, total more than 4.3 MW and are now available to subscribers. URE was responsible for the engineering, procurement, and construction on these projects. “We are focused on providing the safest,… […]

IHS Markit: U.S. Ripe with Renewable Investment Opportunity

As President Joe Biden aims to significantly increase federal investment in renewable energy under the American Jobs Plan, the U.S. already ranks as the most attractive market for renewables investment, according to results from a new ranking by IHS Markit, a provider of critical information, analytics and solutions. The IHS Markit Global Renewables Markets Attractiveness […]

Verogy to install 102.4-kW rooftop solar project for Barker Specialty Advertising

The Connecticut Green Bank announced that 55 Realty Drive in Cheshire, Connecticut, has closed on C-PACE financing for the installation of a rooftop solar PV system. The 26,458-sq. ft office building is home to six tenants, including Barker Specialty Advertising. “Barker Specialty is committed to help build a sustainable future for our community and planet.… […]

Solar Industry Needs 900,000 Workers to Meet U.S. Clean Energy Targets

The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2020 recently released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), The Solar Foundation, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and BW Research. The drop in jobs […]

The complexities of O&M for the commercial solar market

By Zoltan Milaskey, president, Mana Monitoring Whether it is preventative maintenance or the routine inspection and servicing of equipment, proper O&M is essential for ensuring solar PV systems remain at peak performance to avoid unnecessary breakdowns or production losses. O&M is particularly important in the commercial and industrial (C&I) space, as it faces unique challenges… […]

The US solar workforce must quadruple to meet Biden’s clean energy goals

The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity, according to the “National Solar Jobs Census 2020” released Thursday by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), The Solar Foundation, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and BW Research. The drop in jobs… […]

GameChange Solar Supplies Tracking System for Texas’ Largest PV Project

GameChange Solar, a manufacturer of fixed- tilt and tracker solar racking systems, says it is providing a 631 MW Genius Tracker system for the largest solar PV project in Texas. The project consists of 1.4 million solar modules across 4,000 acres in Wharton County and will have a capacity of 500 MW AC. To meet […]

San Diego Community Power Secures PPA for Vikings Energy Farm

San Diego Community Power (SDCP), a not-for-profit community choice energy program serving five cities in the San Diego region, has entered into a power purchase agreement with an affiliate of RAI Energy International Inc. (RAI Energy), a Silicon Valley-based global renewable energy development company.  The project is located in Imperial County, Calif., and is an […]