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U.S. Porsche headquarters and driving experience track in Atlanta is going solar
15 Aug 2022 at 11:05am
by Kelly Pickerel
Porsche Cars North America announced it will build a 1.2-MW solar project at its U.S. headquarters and testing grounds in Atlanta. The solar project will be built and operated by Cherry Street Energy. At One Porsche Drive, energy from solar will provide a significant portion of the site’s annual electricity needs. It will also mean… The post U.S. Porsche headquarters and driving experience track in Atlanta is going solar appeared first on Solar Power World.

Long-term ITC extension, standalone storage and direct pay: What’s in the IRA
13 Aug 2022 at 12:38am
by Kelsey Misbrener
The Inflation Reduction Act gives the solar + storage industry long-term incentives and market certainty. Here’s what’s in it. Residential Residential solar ITC: 30% until stepdown starts in 2033 Residential storage ITC for batteries over 3 kWh: 30% until stepdown starts in 2033 Commercial Commercial solar projects: 30% ITC until 2025. Credits in 2025 and… The post Long-term ITC extension, standalone storage and direct pay: What’s in the IRA appeared first on Solar Power World.

Alencon releases new high-voltage DC:DC converters
12 Aug 2022 at 1:28pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Alencon Systems has announced the launch of the CUBE — its newest line-up of high power, high voltage DC:DC converters for alternative energy applications. The CUBE, which stands from Combined Universal Buck/Boost Power Electronics, is a compact, centralized, DC:DC optimizer. The CUBE is available to support both 1,000 and 1,500 V DC:DC applications and is… The post Alencon releases new high-voltage DC:DC converters appeared first on Solar Power World.

Sol Systems completes 5-MW bifacial solar project for New York water authority
11 Aug 2022 at 6:17pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Solar developer Sol Systems has completed a 5-MW bifacial solar array in Penfield, New York, for the Monroe County Water Authority (MCWA). The installation of the new solar array, located on the Water Authority’s property at the corner of Penfield Road and Watson Hulbert Road, is part of the Water Authority’s long-term goal to reduce… The post Sol Systems completes 5-MW bifacial solar project for New York water authority appeared first on Solar Power World.

Clearway completes 39-MW solar, 156-MWh storage project on O’ahu
11 Aug 2022 at 5:16pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Clearway Energy Group has completed construction and reached commercial operations at its Mililani Solar I plant. This is Clearway’s fourth solar plant on O’ahu and the island’s first utility-scale solar and battery storage power plant. The 39-MW Mililani Solar power plant is paired with a 156-MWh battery system. “Hawai’i has long led the nation in… The post Clearway completes 39-MW solar, 156-MWh storage project on O’ahu appeared first on Solar Power World.

Ford’s latest solar PPA will push its Michigan operations to running on 100% clean energy
10 Aug 2022 at 3:21pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Ford Motor Company has agreed to purchase the power produced at a new 650-MW solar project that will be built in Michigan in DTE Energy territory by 2025. With the purchase, Ford will be able to attribute all its electricity supply in Michigan to clean energy. “This unprecedented agreement is all about a greener and… The post Ford’s latest solar PPA will push its Michigan operations to running on 100% clean energy appeared first on Solar Power World.

Quanex invents moisture-protecting butyl rubber sealant for solar panels
10 Aug 2022 at 3:03pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Quanex has released a new moisture protectant for solar panels that solar panel manufacturers can apply during the final manufacturing process. SolarGain Edge Sealant LP03 is a polyisobutylene butyl rubber adhesive with integrated desiccant. Quanex said SolarGain Edge Sealant can be especially useful as emerging technological trends (like perovskite and heterojunction designs) have exposed a… The post Quanex invents moisture-protecting butyl rubber sealant for solar panels appeared first on Solar Power World.

Standard Solar completes 611-kW system for special education school in New Jersey
10 Aug 2022 at 1:17pm
by Kelly Pickerel
A New Jersey school that serves the needs of special education students has completed an infrastructure project that included a roof restoration, a newly paved parking lot and a solar installation on its rooftop and a solar carport. This multi-pronged project was made possible for The Center School through an innovative partnership with Standard Solar.… The post Standard Solar completes 611-kW system for special education school in New Jersey appeared first on Solar Power World.

Industrial commerce company Inxeption adds solar procurement financing to platform
10 Aug 2022 at 1:02pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Industrial commerce company Inxeption has incorporated solar procurement financing into its industrial marketplace ecosystem. This integration enables solar buyers (like large-scale solar installers and developers) to grow their businesses through extended payment terms. “Traditional financing terms are hurting clean energy growth,” said Inxeption CCO Josh Allen. “The entire solar energy product supply chain is constrained… The post Industrial commerce company Inxeption adds solar procurement financing to platform appeared first on Solar Power World.

San José Clean Energy’s community solar program saving some low-income customers $100 per month
10 Aug 2022 at 12:42pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
San José Clean Energy (SJCE) has released details of the success of its first community solar program. The program offers more than 800 customers 100% solar energy at a 20% discount, which can be combined with other monthly discounts for up to 55% savings. The average Solar Access customer is saving $32 per bill and… The post San José Clean Energy’s community solar program saving some low-income customers $100 per month appeared first on Solar Power World.

South Carolina utility solar project strives to provide sanctuary for wildlife
10 Aug 2022 at 12:00pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
SolRiver Capital announced the completion of Whitetail Solar, an innovative 14-MW utility-scale solar project in Dillon County, South Carolina. The project creates a biodiversity sanctuary amongst the solar panels. SolRiver partnered with NARENCO, as the installer, to take the development plans from paper to environmentally friendly solar energy generation. The project includes: Permeable fencing allowing… The post South Carolina utility solar project strives to provide sanctuary for wildlife appeared first on Solar Power World.

NineDot Energy unveils 12.32-MWh Tesla Megapack storage project in the Bronx
9 Aug 2022 at 4:53pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
NineDot Energy unveiled its first battery energy storage site in the Bronx, New York City. With a 3.08-MW/12.32-MWh Tesla Megapack system, a 26-kW solar canopy and infrastructure ready for bi-directional electric vehicle chargers, this NineDot Energy site is a model for how to develop future urban clean energy projects. “We are excited to formally cut… The post NineDot Energy unveils 12.32-MWh Tesla Megapack storage project in the Bronx appeared first on Solar Power World.


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Massachusetts climate law boosts offshore wind, EVs
15 Aug 2022 at 11:23am
by Renewable Energy World
The law directs the state to procure approximately 5,600 MW of offshore wind generating capacity by June 30, 2027, an increase from the previous target of 4,000 MW.

Utility-scale solar projects report delays, EIA says
12 Aug 2022 at 5:50pm
by Renewable Energy World
Preliminary data from January through June 2022 show that PV solar installations were delayed by an average of 4.4 GW each month, compared with average monthly delays of 2.6 GW during the same period last year. In most cases, reported delays are for six months or less.

SDG&E picks Mitsubishi Power battery storage for microgrid projects
12 Aug 2022 at 5:01pm
by Kevin Clark
The microgrid projects equipped with battery storage must be commercially operable no later than August 1, 2023.

Managing four PPAs at a 200 MW solar farm with a single power plant controller
12 Aug 2022 at 1:55pm
by Renewable Energy World
Software-based solutions, which can be deployed at existing solar installations, can help developers maximize their solar installations. One of the best options is a renewable power plant controller (PPC).

Siemens partners up on wireless EV charging
12 Aug 2022 at 12:14pm
by Renewable Energy World
The company has signed a letter of intent with German automotive producer MAHLE to drive home wireless electric vehicle charging.

Historic climate and clean energy bill clears Congress
12 Aug 2022 at 11:13am
by John Engel
The Inflation Reduction Act stands to devote $369 billion to clean energy incentives, energy efficiency, green fuels, and more.

Can solar avoid a recycling problem? Suvi Sharma is convinced it can
11 Aug 2022 at 5:04pm
by John Engel
In Episode 11 of the Factor This! podcast, Suvi Sharma – the solar veteran who co-founded Solaria and Nextracker – shares how his latest startup, SOLARCYCLE, is taking on solar’s recycling imperative.

California sets ‘ambitious’ offshore wind goal of up to 5 GW by 2030
11 Aug 2022 at 2:50pm
by Renewable Energy World
The chair of the California Energy Commission called the goals 'ambitious but achievable.'

What’s driving the surge in interest in hybrid power plants?
11 Aug 2022 at 2:20pm
by Renewable Energy World
A new briefing details how hybrid power plants are being used for an expanding range of duties, including energy arbitrage and regulation services.

New Jersey community solar project brings new twist to ‘solar+storage’
10 Aug 2022 at 3:46pm
by John Engel
A 500 kW community solar system has been completed on the roofs of Extra Space Storage in Neptune, New Jersey, the first of a 10 project portfolio.


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