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Little Rock’s Bank OZK invests in 4.8-MW solar project

By Kelsey Misbrener Bank OZK announced plans for a significant investment for the construction of a solar power plant which will provide enough renewable energy to power its new corporate headquarters and up to 40 other Arkansas locations, according to Tim Hicks, chief administrative officer and executive director of Investor Relations. The bank’s investment of…

Greenbacker acquires 19-MW planned Michigan solar project

By Billy Ludt Greenbacker Renewable Energy has reached an agreement with Prism Power Partners to acquire Electric City Solar, a 19-MW construction-ready solar project in Michigan with a 25-year municipal offtake agreement. The transaction marks another successful acquisition of a contracted utility-scale solar project for Greenbacker. “Greenbacker is excited to acquire a long-term contracted asset…

RPCS reaches 1-GW installation milestone

By Kelly Pickerel California-based solar project design and installation firm RP Construction Services (RPCS) announced this week its completion of more than 1 GW of solar projects. For RPCS, 2019 was a record year. The company completed well over 500 MW this year alone — an increase of more than 200% over 2018 — and…

Solar FlexRack fixed-tilt mounts used in 105-MW solar project

By Billy Ludt Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and provider of photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, announced that its fixed-tilt solar racking system is being installed in a 105-MW solar power system in North Carolina. Cypress Creek Renewables developed the project and is providing the engineering, procurement and construction services as…

Sol Systems, University of Illinois sign PPA for 12.1-MW solar project

By Kelsey Misbrener Sol Systems announced the execution of a PPA with Prairieland Energy, Inc. (PEI), a University of Illinois-related organization. This 20-year PPA supports the development, construction and operation of a 12.1-MW solar farm at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The system is projected to produce approximately 20,000 MWh of solar power annually…

Clearway Energy repowers 122-MW Texas wind farm

By WPED Staff Clearway Energy Group, through its ownership interest in Repowering Partnership II, has completed its first wind repowering project. Elbow Creek, a 122-MW wind farm located in Howard County, Texas, originally completed in 2008, began post-repowering operations in November. Construction for the repowering was led by Mortenson and turbine equipment was provided by…

Geronimo Energy’s 200-MW South Dakota wind farm begins operations

By WPED Staff Geronimo Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Grid Plc, announced commercial operations for its Crocker Wind Farm, a 200-MW wind energy project located in Clark County, South Dakota. Crocker has virtual power purchase agreements in place with leading corporations, Walmart and Cargill. The project was built by Wanzek Construction and utilizes GE…

Opposition to extending wind farm as far as Bognor Regis #ENG

By National Wind Watch Opposition to extending the Rampion Wind Farm as far as Bognor Regis has been voiced by a campaign group. Currently the wind farm, situated 13km off the coast between Worthing and Brighton, has 116 turbines which generate a maximum of 400 megawatts of energy – enough electricity to supply almost 347,000…

IEA begins construction on 300-MW Nebraska wind farm

By WPED Staff Infrastructure and Energy Alternatives has been awarded a construction contract for the Thunderhead Wind Project in Antelope and Wheeler counties in Nebraska. The project will consist of 108 GE turbines with 300 MW of capacity. The power will be delivered into the Nebraska electrical grid. Work on the project began in November…

The high seas has vast offshore potential, but who has the right to own it?

By WPED Staff The offshore wind industry is making great strides in developing technology to build projects further from the shore, including technological innovations in floating foundations and hydrogen storage. However, a new report by Chatham Partners, a boutique law firm specializing in renewable energy, indicates that if such technology were to allow the construction…

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