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Fracsun unveils new AI-powered solar soiling loss modeling tool
12 Jul 2024 at 2:43pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Fracsun has announced the launch of its AI-powered soiling loss modeling tool called CLEO AI. This advanced solution enables the entire solar development sector to fine-tune their production models and improve energy yield assumptions. Developed by Fracsun’s team of industry experts, the new model integrates precise local ground-based soiling loss measurements, detailed weather data and… The post Fracsun unveils new AI-powered solar soiling loss modeling tool appeared first on Solar Power World.

Freedom Forever buys Meraki Solar assets and becomes subcontractor for existing customers
11 Jul 2024 at 8:04pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Residential solar installer Freedom Forever finalized an agreement to purchase assets from Meraki Solar and to be the preferred provider of services for Meraki’s existing and newly signed solar customers. Under the partnership, Solar Pros, Freedom Forever’s largest sales partner, will be the exclusive partner of Meraki’s sales team. By taking over Meraki’s portfolio of… The post Freedom Forever buys Meraki Solar assets and becomes subcontractor for existing customers appeared first on Solar Power World.

Olympian Michael Phelps installs Panasonic solar + storage system on Arizona home
11 Jul 2024 at 3:57pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps now has a solar + storage system on his Arizona home. Phelps, a Panasonic brand ambassador, installed 90 solar panels (36.9 kW) and four battery units (72 kWh), all from Panasonic. “I am passionate about clean energy and a sustainable future for both my family and the world,” Phelps said. “For… The post Olympian Michael Phelps installs Panasonic solar + storage system on Arizona home appeared first on Solar Power World.

SolarEdge begins shipping product from second US manufacturing facility
11 Jul 2024 at 2:29pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
SolarEdge announced that it has reached significant milestones in the company’s U.S. manufacturing strategy, driven by the incentives offered by the IRA. SolarEdge is now manufacturing in the U.S. through global electronics contract manufacturers. The first facility in Austin, Texas, opened in late 2023 and reached a quarterly manufacturing run rate of 50,000 residential Home… The post SolarEdge begins shipping product from second US manufacturing facility appeared first on Solar Power World.

Plural Energy opens investment platform for Solaris solar projects
11 Jul 2024 at 12:50pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Plural Energy announced its new Ace Portfolio is live and available to anyone interested in renewable energy investing. Plural simplifies green energy financing to help close the financing gap needed to meet 2050 climate goals. “The launch of our platform is the first step toward a future where renewable energy projects can easily access the… The post Plural Energy opens investment platform for Solaris solar projects appeared first on Solar Power World.

Interlocking PVC matting suggested as weed barrier on solar project piles
10 Jul 2024 at 5:00pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Nebraska-based Triple S Products has unveiled matting that can be used to defend weed growth around driven piles on ground-mounted solar projects. The company’s Weed Defender can eliminate the need for close-cut vegetation maintenance efforts on large projects. “Last year we were approached by a solar farm construction team to develop a solution for having… The post Interlocking PVC matting suggested as weed barrier on solar project piles appeared first on Solar Power World.

New law says HOAs can’t prohibit solar installs in Michigan anymore
10 Jul 2024 at 3:50pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on July 10 signed House Bill 5028, sponsored by state Representative Ranjeev Puri (D-Canton), which gives homeowners the freedom to make energy-saving home improvements to their property, such as installing solar panels. HB 5028 invalidates certain provisions in homeowners’ association agreements that prohibit the replacement, maintenance, installation or operation of solar… The post New law says HOAs can’t prohibit solar installs in Michigan anymore appeared first on Solar Power World.

EDP Renewables enters Mississippi market with 210-MW solar project
10 Jul 2024 at 3:12pm
by Billy Ludt
EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), a renewable energy developer and operator based in the United States, has inaugurated its Pearl River Solar Park in Scott County, Mississippi. Located in the northwest corner of the county, Pearl River has an installed capacity of 210 MW, producing enough power to meet the energy needs of more… The post EDP Renewables enters Mississippi market with 210-MW solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

GameChange Solar trackers to be 100% US-made in 2025
10 Jul 2024 at 1:13pm
by Billy Ludt
GameChange Solar, a global supplier of solar tracking solutions, announced that by Q4 2025 the company’s Genius Tracker will meet the maximum value of domestic content for solar trackers. GameChange currently manufactures torque tubes, foundations, controllers, certain structural fasteners and rails in the United States, and plans to add U.S.-made drive systems, dampers, motors and… The post GameChange Solar trackers to be 100% US-made in 2025 appeared first on Solar Power World.

1st project in 1.3-GW Indiana solar complex nears operation
9 Jul 2024 at 8:33pm
by Billy Ludt
Doral Renewables, a clean energy project developer, is anticipating commercial operation of its 400-MW Mammoth North Solar project, the first phase of the 1.3-GW Mammoth Solar complex in Indiana. The Mammoth North Solar project will soon be the largest operating solar installation in Indiana and can provide sustainable energy to 75,000 households annually. The company… The post 1st project in 1.3-GW Indiana solar complex nears operation appeared first on Solar Power World.

California Energy Commission gives cities and counties grants to adopt automated solar permitting
9 Jul 2024 at 7:55pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
In an effort to spur the growth of rooftop solar, the California Energy Commission has just announced new grants to help communities automate the approval of residential solar energy permits, with the total of $18.9 million now reaching a whopping 334 cities and counties. Experts expect the move to increase the speed of installations, lower… The post California Energy Commission gives cities and counties grants to adopt automated solar permitting appeared first on Solar Power World.

Phoenix Contact installs solar powered-EV charging station at Pennsylvania campus
9 Jul 2024 at 7:39pm
by Kelly Pickerel
The Phoenix Contact USA campus in Middletown, Pennsylvania, now hosts a solar-powered EV charging station. Up to 10 vehicles can charge at the station at one time, utilizing four FLO charging stations with two charging points each and two Jule fast-charging stations. The new 112.5-kW solar carport supports the 220-kW capacity EV charging station. Phoenix… The post Phoenix Contact installs solar powered-EV charging station at Pennsylvania campus appeared first on Solar Power World.


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Investing platform for renewable energy assets launched
12 Jul 2024 at 5:14pm
by Renewable Energy World
The Ace Portfolio gives Plural users the opportunity to invest directly in operating solar projects  built by Solaris Energy., a solar development, finance, and asset management firm based in Fort Collins, Colorado.



Enphase Energy launches residential, commercial products to help qualify for domestic content bonus
12 Jul 2024 at 5:03pm
by Renewable Energy World
Projects using specific Enphase microinverters supplied from manufacturing partners in the United States and specific U.S.-made solar racking equipment could qualify.



Platte River, Qcells break ground on massive Colorado solar project
12 Jul 2024 at 4:57pm
by Paul Gerke
The first phase of Black Hollow Solar is expected to be completed by May of 2025 and will deliver about 367,000 MWh of energy annually.



How the Nez Perce are using an energy transition to save salmon
12 Jul 2024 at 4:16pm
by Renewable Energy World
The tribe is working to replace the generating capacity of the Lower Snake River dams with solar power.



Detroit’s city council is divided over plans for utility-scale solar arrays in neighborhoods
12 Jul 2024 at 4:02pm
by Renewable Energy World
In a meeting this week, Detroit councilmembers raised questions over plan for solar fields and criticized DTE Energy’s opposition to community solar.



Previous bidder tries again with new offshore wind proposal in New Jersey
11 Jul 2024 at 9:06pm
by Associated Press Editors
Community Offshore Wind has submitted a bid to build a wind farm off the state's southern coast generating 1.3 GW of electricity.



‘Record’ growth needed to meet COP28 renewables goal
11 Jul 2024 at 7:39pm
by Sean Wolfe
The Renewable Energy Statistics 2024 released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that despite renewables becoming the fastest growing source of power, the world risks missing the tripling renewables target pledged at COP28.



Contract dispute? Here’s a checklist for counsel advising clean energy developers and operators
11 Jul 2024 at 5:53pm
by Renewable Energy World
Construction disputes are often multi-party disputes, arising from cooperation among a developer, supplier, contractor and subcontractors, as well as other stakeholders such as insurers.



EDP inaugurates one solar park, signs PPA for another
11 Jul 2024 at 5:30pm
by Sean Wolfe
EDP subsidiaries have inaugurated Pearl River Solar in Mississippi and announced a 15-year PPA for a 150 MWac solar project in Illinois.



CEC adopts plan for 25 GW of offshore wind by 2045
11 Jul 2024 at 1:15pm
by Paul Gerke
The plan outlines analysis and strategies to deploy floating turbines off California's central and northern coasts.




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