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Mississippi Power building 1.5-MW solar, 5-MWh energy storage combo site
State utility regulators have approved plans by Mississippi Power to develop and build its first-ever stand-alone solar energy and battery storage system. The Mississippi Public Service Commission signed off on the utility’s project to construct and operate the new solar-storage site in Walnut Grove. The 1.5 MW-solar array will be paired with a 5-MWh battery storage system. Subscribe to Renewable Energy World’s free, weekly newsletter for more stories like this Mississippi Power, a [...]
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More wind and solar capacity could save some of the world’s most important rivers
By Jeff Opperman, Michele Thieme, Rafael Guevara Senga, Amit R. Dalal and Pramod Jain, In parallel to the internet technology revolution there is another revolution taking place: the power generation industry is fast decarbonizing, moving inexorably from fossil fuels to low carbon sources; maintaining, or even improving, efficiency and reliability even as the leading generation sources are variable renewable energy (VRE). And although this revolution is generally framed as crucial for stabili [...]
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Virgin Group company to restore damaged 6.4-MW solar facility on St. Thomas
BMR Energy, a Virgin Group company and developer, owner, and operator of clean energy projects in the Caribbean and Latin America, announced today that it is starting construction of the 6.4-megawatt (MWp) Donoe Solar farm on St. Thomas. The facility is expected to be completed and enter service in the fourth quarter of this year and will sell the power it generates to the Virgin Island Power and Water Authority (VIWAPA) under a newly negotiated 25-year Power Purchase Agreement. “After H [...]
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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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New survey shows solar installer confidence increased 60% in 2020
Today, EnergySage and NABCEP released the results of the sixth annual Solar Installer Survey, which they say is the largest and most comprehensive business survey of solar companies nationwide. Over 650 residential and commercial installers across the country participated in this year’s survey, which was fielded and authored by EnergySage in partnership with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). As was the case for every person and every sector, the story of 2 [...]
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NYPA seeks developers to build more than 100 C&I solar and storage facilities in New York
The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and Westchester County under the Community Distributed Generation (CDG) Partnership Program are seeking developers to install solar PV and energy storage systems for more than three dozen municipalities and school districts within the county. Initial analysis shows that the program has the potential to develop more than 35 MW of solar at more than 100 sites, increasing the supply of clean, renewable energy into the electric grid and providing electric utili [...]
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Who really benefits from solar net metering?
Most people know solar power benefits the people who use it because it reduces their utility costs. In fact, some solar-powered homeowners don’t pay anything for electricity. A lesser-known fact is that solar powered homeowners help everyone in their community through net metering, even their neighbors who still depend on the grid alone for home energy. What exactly is Net Metering? Since today’s solar systems are all tied to the grid, if a solar-powered homeowner generates more electr [...]
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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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A new plan is underway to equip ‘super rural’ households in Malawai with pay-as-you-go solar
SolarAid, an international charity, has today announced the launch of a new pilot project that will provide solar lighting to all homes in a single super-rural Malawi community, with a view toward creating a model that could bring renewable energy to all super-rural households across the continent. SolarAid will equip every household in Ntchisi, a largely off-grid district in central Malawi, with pay-as-you-go solar home systems and provide access to a period of free lighting. Households [...]
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Australian brewery reduces carbon footprint with rooftop solar
Moon Dog Brewing, an independent Australian craft brewery based out of Melbourne, is exploring ways to reduce its carbon footprint and drive environmental sustainability. To this end, the Moon Dog team selected Energis, a residential and commercial energy solutions company, to design a solar system that would reduce their reliance on using energy from the grid and lower their energy costs. Energis designed, installed and commissioned a 99.85 kW rooftop mounted solar system utilising 317 solar [...]
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EIA: Levelized cost of onshore wind, solar PV dropping below gas-fired and conventional generation by 2026
Within a decade, if not a few years, the levelized cost of electricity is coming way down for new utility-scale onshore wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to levels below all fossil or conventional fuels including combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plants, according to new figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA’s newly added table compares revenues to costs for all utility-scale form of power generation in the coming years. Using a forecast from 2023 to [...]
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90 MW community solar plus energy storage to be completed in New York by 2025
This week, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced plans to help local governments and state agencies build 40 distributed solar systems that will bring renewable energy to surrounding communities. The projects will help meet the New York Power Authority (NYPA) 2025 community solar target that sets a goal of 75 megawatts (MW) of renewable capacity, including 15 MW of paired battery storage. These projects aim to stimulate more than $135 million in direct, private investment [...]
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Madison Gas and Electric seeks approval to invest in solar and storage
Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), in partnership with We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), subsidiaries of WEC Energy Group, is seeking approval from the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) to purchase solar energy and battery storage from the Paris Solar-Battery Park. If approved, MGE will own 20 megawatts (MW) of solar energy and 11 MW of battery storage from the 200-MW solar park to be built in the Town of Paris in Kenosha County. The Paris Solar-Battery Park will help M [...]
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Why doesn’t every homeowner go solar? Top 5 reasons may surprise you
By Laureen Peck, CMO, Solar Energy World The truth is, not everyone qualifies for solar. For example, if you don’t have enough unshaded roof space or property to generate enough power to offset your electricity bills, then going solar wouldn’t be a smart thing to do. Fortunately for our environment and for our economy, there are millions of Americans who do qualify for solar and who already run their homes on sunshine. Millions more are planning to get a solar system installed t [...]
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Organizations urge US congress to enact legislation that will lead to 30 million solar homes
Yesterday, a national coalition made up of more than 220 organizations launched the 30 Million Solar Homes campaign. The campaign’s goal is to add enough rooftop and community solar energy to power 30 million homes across the U.S. within the next five years. The coalition estimates the plan will create three million good-paying jobs, lower energy bills by at least $20 billion a year and cut total annual greenhouse gas emissions by 1.5%. The coalition released a list of 15 federal policy rec [...]
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Intel, PGE and Avangrid work together to advance new 138-MW Daybreak Solar facility
Portland General Electric today announced that Intel has joined PGE’s Green FutureSM Impact program. Intel’s participation enables PGE to enter into a 15- year agreement with Avangrid Renewables, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc., to purchase the energy from a new 138-megawatt solar facility that will be developed in Wasco County, Oregon. Intel’s purchase is the single largest in PGE’s program; the company joins 17 other businesses and municipalities that have committed to purchase clean po [...]
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Developer NTE Energy has a 5-GW pipeline of solar and storage projects
NTE Energy said on Tuesday that it plans to develop more than 5 GW of clean energy projects in the next five years. The company is currently working with investment partners to advance development of a clean energy project pipeline that includes 1.2 GW of solar and 3.9 GW of battery energy storage systems (BESS), with 3,000 to 4,000 MW expected to reach commercial operation by 2026.  “Advances in clean energy technology and strong market demand for renewables are positioning 2021 to be [...]
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NYSERDA selects developer for 110-MW Rutland Center Solar 1
EPC and O&M provider Borrego (formerly Borrego Solar) this week announced it has been selected to develop a 110-MW-AC utility-scale solar project as part of the solicitation for large-scale renewables by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). The project will be Borrego’s largest development announced to date. The solar project is one of 20 awarded as part of NYSERDA’s efforts to develop more than two gigawatts of new renewable energy capacity throu [...]
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Nearly 100 solar arrays to be installed at Wells Fargo locations in seven U.S. states
Today, Ameresco and Wells Fargo announced a collaboration to develop and install approximately 30 megawatts (MW) of new, onsite solar photovoltaic (PV) generation assets at corporate and retail locations in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Iowa, New Jersey, North Carolina and Texas. Construction will begin in April 2021 and is expected to be finished in 2022. The onsite solar to be constructed under the agreement range from a six-kilowatt rooftop array on a branch in Connecticut, to a 6 [...]
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California-based Desert Harvest 1 & 2 solar projects completed by EDF Renewables
Today, EDF Renewables North Americaannounced the completion and commercial operation of the Desert Harvest 1 (114 MWdc) and Desert Harvest 2 (100 MWdc) solar projects. Desert Harvest 1 will provide electricity to MCE under a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), while Desert Harvest 2 will supply energy and renewable attributes to Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) under a 25-year Renewable Energy Credit (REC) + Index structure contract, according to EDF. [...]
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Real estate developer adds 3.7 MW of solar to shopping centers in NY and Mass
This week, real estate developer Kimco Realty Corp. announced that it has initiated five new solar projects. Four of the projects will be at Kimco properties in the New York metropolitan region, including the company’s new headquarters in Jericho, Long Island, as well as Greenridge Plaza, Forest Avenue Shopping Center and Richmond Shopping Center, all on Staten Island. The fifth is in Massachusetts at Festival in Hyannis Shopping Center. The projects together have a total installed capacity of [...]
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Regional Account Manager, Solar Distribution – Bay Wa R.E. – REMOTE job based in Mid Atlantic region
Location – this is a remote position that can be located anywhere in the Mid Atlantic region including NJ, PA, MD, DC, VA, and WV.  The goal of the Regional Account Manager (RAM) is to optimize the volume and margin of sales in a defined territory by being a valuable resource to PV installer customers and prospects in the planning, procurement, and fulfillment of their PV equipment needs. This supports BayWa r.e.’s strategic goals of being the industry’s most efficient [...]
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PV Training Developer and Technical Expert – Solar Energy International – Remote / Paonia, CO
Successful candidates for our PV Curriculum Developer position will combine PV technical knowledge with the ability to effectively communicate these concepts to various audiences; enthusiastically participate and communicate in a team-environment while being self-directed; engage in evolving SEI’s educational models; meet deadlines; and continuously strive to meet SEI’s standard of quality and professionalism with our curriculum and instruction. This is a full-time position, based either [...]
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Development Manager – Solar Energy International – Remote
SEI is seeking a forward-thinking, passionate individual to join our development team and help SEI achieve our bold growth goal: to train 10% of the global solar workforce (~1 million people) by 2030! Our development team’s efforts are focusing on a sales-based approach to fundraising. This role is about being an ambassador for the sales team across the organization, and partnering with the sales team to achieve results together. Are you the type of person who: Jumps in wher [...]
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