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ABB and SMC partner on 80-MW energy storage project in Philippines
SMC Global Power Holdings Corp. (SMC), a major supplier of power to the national grid in the Philippines, has partnered with ABB to install battery energy storage systems (BESS) as part of its BESS Project. In countries such as the Philippines, several challenges negatively impact grid performance, such as the length of power lines required to connect the diverse archipelago, as well as intermittent energy supply from wind and solar, which needs storage to act as a frequency regulator. The BE [...]
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Signed PPA advances 40-MWac Khoumagueli solar project in Guinea
The 40-MWac Khoumagueli Solar IPP project in Guinea has marked a significant milestone with the signing of a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) between InfraCo Africa and Electricité de Guinée (EDG). A Concession Agreement for the project was signed in February 2019. The Khoumagueli Solar project will be Guinea’s first grid-connected solar photovoltaic plant. The project is designed to complement power generation at the nearby 75-MW Garafiri hydroelectric plant. The facilities will [...]
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Trackers selected for 766-MW Sol de Cerrado solar project in Brazil
Vale S.A., one of the largest mining companies in the world, said this week that it selected Nextracker to supply its bifacially optimized smart solar trackers for the Sol de Cerrado solar project in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The 766-MWp solar complex, which will be one of the largest in Brazil, will help power Vale’s mining operations in the Jaíba area of Minas Gerais and will be interconnected to the regional transmission grid. Initial construction will begin later this year, with the p [...]
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New Hampshire Electric Cooperative and ENGIE complete largest battery project for NH
New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) this week announced the completion of its first utility-scale energy storage project. The 2.45-MW battery project was developed in partnership with ENGIE North America.  ENGIE will own and operate the battery, which is located on the site of NHEC’s 2-MW solar array in Moultonborough, NH, an area that experiences fairly large summer population growth. The battery unit will charge from NHEC’s distribution system during times of low dema [...]
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Southern Power acquiring 118-MW Oklahoma wind project developed by Vestas’ NA unit
The wholesale energy wing of Southern Co. has amped up its utility-scale wind project holdings again. Southern Power acquired its 15th wind power project. The 118-MW Glass Sands facility is located in Murray County, Oklahoma, and was developed by Steelhead Americas, the North American development arm of Vestas. “We are proud to announce this new addition to our generation portfolio,” said Southern Power President Bill Grantham. “Glass Sands is a great project for Southern P [...]
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Amazon buying output of 375-MW Birch solar project in Ohio
Lightsource bp said on Tuesday that it has executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Amazon for a new 375-MWdc solar project under development in Ohio. Once complete, the solar facility is expected to deliver nearly 600,000 megawatt hours (MWh) annually of additional renewable energy for Amazon operations locally.  The project will be in Auglaize and Allen Counties. Stephanie Kromer, Director of Energy & Environmental Policy at Ohio Chamber of Commerce recognized Amazon [...]
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OUC getting help from Burns & Mac on hydrogen demonstration project
Today engineering consulting firm Burns & McDonnell said it has been hired by the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) to assist with the development of a hydrogen technology demonstration project that could help the utility meet its 2050 goal of net-zero carbon dioxide emissions. Mitigating the effects of solar power intermittency is just one of the challenges the new system will provide — it will also offer insight and experience to OUC engineers on how the technology can serve as a maj [...]
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AEP Energy signs long-term PPA for 80-MW Opdenergy solar project
The competitive retail market subsidiary of American Electric Power is contracting with an independent firm which will develop an 80-MW solar plant in West Virginia. Under terms of the deal, Opdenergy will develop the solar project in Jefferson County. AEP Energy will take the energy generated to its customers through its Integrated Renewable Energy solution—a long-term, fixed price plan to support new and locally sourced clean energy. “AEP Energy is proud to partner with Opdenergy to [...]
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Solar project aims to deliver training and equity to North Minneapolis
A pioneer in Minnesota’s solar industry is attempting to replicate a green economic justice blueprint in the state’s largest African American community. Ralph Jacobson founded the solar firm Impact Power Solutions (IPS) in 1991 and was its CEO until 2019, when he shifted into a role focused on justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. Jacobson, who is white, has been working with the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians for a few years on a crowdfunded solar, microgrid and jobs training [...]
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FERC Order 2222-A continues to be good news for renewable project developers
FERC Order 2222 guided stakeholders, including renewable project developers, to aggregate distributed energy resources (DER) such as PV solar with energy storage. President Biden’s FERC Chairman Commissioner Glick wasted no time closing the loophole in the earlier demand response order from FERC in this new order 2222-A. States with demand response programs no longer have the ability to opt-out similar to DERA order 2222. FERC also clarified DER interconnections in the new 2222-A order, in [...]
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Largest “agrivoltaic” research project underway in Colorado
Today, Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals announced that it supplied its tracker solution for Jack’s Solar Garden, a 1.2-MW community solar farm and the largest agrivoltaic research project in the U.S., located in Boulder County, Colorado. The solar project was designed and built by Namasté Solar. Jack’s sits on five acres of farmland for the dual use of agriculture and solar energy production. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable [...]
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National Grid in JV to build New York green hydrogen storage, delivery project
Atlantic U.S. utility National Grid is partnering to demonstrate a multi-use renewable hydrogen-based energy storage and delivery system in New York. The venture with Standard Hydrogen Corp. will focus around developing what National Grid called the first such hydrogen storage and delivery system in New York’s Capital Region. The project is expected to be completed late next year. The planned system will produce hydrogen from purchased renewable power exclusively. Once stored, [...]
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Jay Egg wins award for proposing a renewable solution over a gas-fired project planned for NYS Capitol
Renewable Energy World contributor is being awarded a Constellation Prize for Policy Impact in response to a new heating/cooling solution he proposed for the 50-year-old Plaza in Albany, NY. Just after the holidays I heard from an old friend, Jay Egg, who heads up a geothermal consulting firm, EggGeo. Jay has written articles for RenewableEnergyWorld.com over the years and had just found out that he won an award for one of them. Back in October of 2017, Jay wrote an article that Renewable [...]
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Project Development Manager, Community Solar – GRID Alternatives – Location Flexible
The Opportunity… Ensure community solar projects are developed, built and commissioned on time and budgetOriginate new project opportunities through close collaboration with GRID’s Senior Director of Policy & Business Development, Community Solar team, and Regional Directors/Development StaffNegotiate final site lease agreements with landowners and rooftop project hosts to ensure long term project and partnership successLead the land development process: complete critical risk assessm [...]
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Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, NextEra plan combined wind, solar, energy storage project
The Skeleton Creek project will be located in three Oklahoma counties [...]
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Project Development Manager — Solaris Energy — Fort Collins, CO
The Development Project Manager plays an integral part of Solaris Energy, by assuring the efficient collection, compilation, and filing of the suite of due diligence documents required to complete the development and finance of portfolios of behind the meter, commercial scale solar projects. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Interfacing with Offtakers, EPC contractors, and finance partners to obtain, execute, and file various documents including but not limited to: • EPC, PPA, an [...]
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Clean Power Alliance signs PPA for 12-MW Isabella small hydro project in California
The Clean Power Alliance (CPA) has signed three long-term power purchase agreements, including two new solar projects and one existing small hydro project.   [...]
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NV Energy's new 540-MWh storage and 475-MW solar project comes at a very low price
8minute Solar Energy, NV Energy and the Moapa Band of Paiutes announced that NV Energy selected 8minute to develop the largest solar plus storage project ever built in Nevada and one of the largest in the world. [...]
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Project Developer — Oak Leaf Energy Partners — Denver, CO
Responsibilities: Participates as an integral member of the Project Development team;Identifies land parcels meeting the Company’s solar development requirements;Secures land positions for the Company;Supports in-house title in gathering, organizing and analyzing title documents and performing internal title updates;Works with in-house GIS resources to guide land screening activities;Engages landowners in land acquisition discussions about project site opportunities;Supports drafting of LOI [...]
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Project Accountant — Amp Energy — Denver, CO
Job Purpose Amp is currently looking to add a Project Accountant to its US regional team. The US Project Accountant will play an integral role in financial management and reporting for all of Amp’s operating projects and for those currently under development.  The successful candidate will provide day-to-day project accounting expertise and guidance, including tracking revenue and expenses, coordinating with the broader accounting team for remitting vendor payments, maintaining project a [...]
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GRID Alternatives — Project Developer, Community Solar (Location Flexible)
POSITION DESCRIPTION: GRID is seeking an exceptional Project Developer to lead the development of new community solar projects aimed at scaling the organization’s triple bottom line impact of People, Planet, Employment. This role will ensure that all project components and partners come together so that 100kw-10MW solar systems are built on time and budget, and deliver on GRID’s mission. The position will report to the Director of Business & Project Development, and sit on GRID’s Natio [...]
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Microgrid Energy–Manager Project Analysis Team
Post Date: June 1, 2018 Job Title: Manager Project Analysis Team Location:  Denver, CO To Apply: You can apply online here Summary This position offers an exciting opportunity to build and lead an internal team to support the company as it grows. This individual will work with sales, legal, finance, engineering, and construction to accelerate the sales process, manage risk, develop financial models, and deliver compelling client proposals.  This position supports both the company headquarters [...]
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Georgia will be home to largest solar PV project in the US to use bifacial modules and tracking
This week LONGi announced that it would be supplying modules to what it says is the largest “bifacial+tracker” power generation project in the United States. The 224-MW project will be built in Mitchell County, Georgia and is expected to be complete this year. [...]
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Portland General Electric, NextEra announce unique solar-wind-energy storage project in Oregon
Details on the solar and battery storage components are still up in the air, but the wind farm itself was comfirmed to include 120 turbines manufactured by GE Renewable Energy Inc. [...]
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