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Fronius offers free tool to find replacement inverters for repowering situations
23 Feb 2024 at 4:01pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Fronius just released a new tool that enables solar installers to offer customers repowering options, regardless of the inverter brand used in the original solar system. Repowering is usually a performance-related replacement of inverters that are out of warranty, but may also occur if an older inverter model is no longer available or spare parts do… The post Fronius offers free tool to find replacement inverters for repowering situations appeared first on Solar Power World.

ReVision Energy starts construction on New Hampshire’s first utility-owned solar project
23 Feb 2024 at 2:56pm
by Billy Ludt
Unitil Corporation, an interstate utility, is developing a 4.9-MW solar project in Kingston, New Hampshire, that is poised to be the first regulated utility-owned PV array in the state. The 11,232-panel, single-axis tracker solar project will be built on 36 acres of vacant land located off Towle Road. Unitil has selected Brentwood-based ReVision Energy as… The post ReVision Energy starts construction on New Hampshire’s first utility-owned solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Clearway Energy builds 1.1-million panel solar project in Texas
22 Feb 2024 at 5:18pm
by Billy Ludt
Clearway Energy Group completed its 452-MW Texas Solar Nova complex in Kent County, Texas. The project, built in two phases, will generate enough electricity to power over 190,000 homes each year and generate approximately $5.4 million in property taxes and wages to be paid in the first year. “We are incredibly grateful for our partnerships… The post Clearway Energy builds 1.1-million panel solar project in Texas appeared first on Solar Power World.

Enel completes 297-MW Texas solar + storage project
22 Feb 2024 at 5:04pm
by Billy Ludt
Enel North America started of operations of its 297-MW Fence Post solar + storage project in Texas in December. The project is supported by a 12-year, 22-MW virtual power purchase agreement with all-terrain vehicle manufacturer Polaris, matching approximately 40% of the company’s U.S. electrical use. “Polaris shares Enel’s mission to bring more clean energy onto… The post Enel completes 297-MW Texas solar + storage project appeared first on Solar Power World.

California city future home of country’s largest green hydrogen storage system
22 Feb 2024 at 2:53pm
by Billy Ludt
Energy Vault, a sustainable grid-scale energy storage solutions provider, started construction on a utility-scale green hydrogen + battery long duration energy storage system (BH-ESS) with 293 MWh of dispatchable carbon-free energy in Calistoga, California. Construction of the BH-ESS, which is being developed for Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) on less than one acre of… The post California city future home of country’s largest green hydrogen storage system appeared first on Solar Power World.

Sunrun to promote solar business in Lowe’s stores across country
22 Feb 2024 at 12:47pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Lowe’s customers will soon be able to experience and learn more about Sunrun’s solar, storage, and clean energy technology products while visiting 430 Lowe’s store locations. Sunrun will promote its solar-as-a-service subscription model in the Lowe’s stores. “We are excited to offer Lowe’s shoppers a clean, affordable way to power their homes, one that provides… The post Sunrun to promote solar business in Lowe’s stores across country appeared first on Solar Power World.

Verogy to develop 3 solar landfill projects in Connecticut
21 Feb 2024 at 6:52pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Verogy has received permits from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to convert former landfills in Deep River, Middletown, and Montville into sites that will host solar energy projects. The three projects will collectively generate 2.15-MW. “Verogy is grateful to Connecticut DEEP’s staff for their thoughtful review of our three landfill projects,”… The post Verogy to develop 3 solar landfill projects in Connecticut appeared first on Solar Power World.

Shoals to move eBOS manufacturing operations to new massive factory just across the street
21 Feb 2024 at 4:42pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Shoals Technologies will invest $80 million to relocate and expand its existing manufacturing and distribution operations in Tennessee. The company makes electrical balance of system products for the solar and energy storage markets, including combiner boxes, cabling, connectors and wire harnesses. Shoals will relocate its manufacturing operations to a new 638,000-ft2 plant at 1500 Shoals… The post Shoals to move eBOS manufacturing operations to new massive factory just across the street appeared first on Solar Power World.

Lightsource bp developing 288-MW Texas solar portfolio
21 Feb 2024 at 4:25pm
by Billy Ludt
Lightsource bp is currently developing a 288-MWDC solar portfolio of two utility-scale projects in Texas. Construction on Starr Solar project (163 MW) in Starr County and Second Division Solar (125 MW) in Brazoria County, is being financially supported by a recent $348 million investment. The projects, expected to come online in 2024, will create a… The post Lightsource bp developing 288-MW Texas solar portfolio appeared first on Solar Power World.

Lumin tests new energy load management solution in certain markets
21 Feb 2024 at 1:30pm
by Billy Ludt
Lumin, an energy management solutions provider, is pre-releasing its newest residential load control platform, Lumin Edge. This product merges Lumin’s intelligent load management software with a modular design, providing the system with new functionality. The Lumin Edge pre-release program focuses on grid services such as high-resolution, behind-the-meter analytics and advanced demand-side management tools. At the… The post Lumin tests new energy load management solution in certain markets appeared first on Solar Power World.

US community solar market should reach 14 GW by 2028
21 Feb 2024 at 12:33pm
by Kelly Pickerel
A new report from Wood Mackenzie expects the cumulative U.S. community solar market to surpass 14 GW by 2028. The WoodMac report, in collaboration with the Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA), found that annual installation volumes reached 1 GW for the third consecutive year in 2023, and 8% annual growth is expected through 2028.… The post US community solar market should reach 14 GW by 2028 appeared first on Solar Power World.

FranklinWH now an approved vendor on Solar Insure list
21 Feb 2024 at 2:12am
by Kelly Pickerel
FranklinWH Energy Storage is now included as a trusted vendor under warranty company Solar Insure. “Being part of Solar Insure’s trusted list of vendors is the latest milestone on our road to rapid growth and success in the market,” said Vincent Ambrose, Chief Customer Officer at FranklinWH. “We are excited for this inclusion and for the opportunity… The post FranklinWH now an approved vendor on Solar Insure list appeared first on Solar Power World.


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Texas utility policies are discouraging rooftop solar, report finds
23 Feb 2024 at 8:44pm
by Renewable Energy World
In most cases, the report found, ratepayers who take out loans to purchase and install a home solar system would take longer than 15 years to make their money back. Furthermore, even those who pay in cash on day one and bypass financing could wait up to 10 years to recover their costs.



DTE Energy issues 1,075 MW request for Michigan wind and solar
23 Feb 2024 at 7:24pm
by Renewable Energy World
DTE plans to add 1,000 MW of new wind and solar each year starting in 2026. By 2042, DTE expects to exceed 15,000 MW of renewable capacity.



Work begins on New Hampshire’s first regulated utility-owned solar array
23 Feb 2024 at 5:47pm
by Renewable Energy World
The 4.9 MW solar array will be the largest of its kind operating in New Hampshire, featuring 11,232 panels on 36 acres of vacant land.



Can Biden win on climate? — This Week in Cleantech
23 Feb 2024 at 5:00am
by Renewable Energy World
The new "This Week in Cleantech" podcast breaks down the biggest stories in cleantech and climate in 15 minutes or less.



rPlus Energies secures up to $460M investment
22 Feb 2024 at 9:17pm
by Renewable Energy World
rPlus currently has a 15-GW pipeline of solar, wind, battery, and pumped storage hydropower projects, per the company. Sandbrook’s initial commitment enables rPlus to bring 1 GW of shovel-ready generation and storage online in the near-term while advancing the balance of its pipeline through commercialization.



Wind at their backs: Vineyard Wind 1, Empire Wind hit key milestones
22 Feb 2024 at 8:21pm
by Sean Wolfe
Two U.S. offshore wind projects hit key milestones this week. Avangrid has powered up the first five turbines at its Vineyard Wind 1 project offshore New England, and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) approved the Construction and Operations Plan for Equinor’s Empire Wind project.



NERC warns of bulk EV charging’s grid impact
22 Feb 2024 at 7:39pm
by Renewable Energy World
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation has cautioned against the impacts of electric vehicle (EV) charging on BPS reliability.



Dominion Energy to sell 50% of Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project
22 Feb 2024 at 5:06pm
by Renewable Energy World
The utility will sell a 50% non-controlling interest in the project to Stonepeak, an investment firm, through the formation of an offshore wind partnership in which Dominion Energy will retain full operational control of the construction and operations of CVOW, and the project remains "on-time and on-budget."

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GameChange Solar expands to 35 GW of U.S. solar tracking manufacturing capacity
21 Feb 2024 at 8:08pm
by Renewable Energy World
The company says this increase in domestic manufacturing capacity will enable it to incorporate over 85% domestic content for its Genius Trackers upon customer request - with a 70% standard.



CPUC adopts plan to add 56 GW of renewables over next decade
21 Feb 2024 at 7:43pm
by Sean Wolfe
The GHG reduction plan, which CPUC says represents the "most aggressive end" of the range identified by the California Air Resources Board, aims to achieve a nearly 60% reduction compared to 2020 levels.




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