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Tampa Electric launches neighborhood solar microgrid pilot program The project uses Emera Technologies’ BlockEnergy microgrid platform.

By Kelsey Misbrener Emera Technologies announced that utility Tampa Electric Company (TECO) has successfully purchased, installed and received regulatory approval for its BlockEnergy microgrid platform for use in a pilot program serving Southshore Bay residential development, a community south of Tampa, Florida. The BlockEnergy solar + storage microgrid, fully owned and operated by TECO, enables…

Palmetto to add rooftop solar to 207-home South Carolina development

By Kelsey Misbrener Palmetto announced that it will provide solar panels for Quinn Residences’ first renewable energy build-to-rent community, Durham Farms, in Spartanburg, South Carolina. This partnership marks the launch of Palmetto’s offerings in the build-to-rent (BTR) and single-family rental (SFR) community development sectors. Durham Farms has 50 of its 207 homes built, with an…

SOLV Energy constructing 1st phase of 1.3-GW solar project

By Billy Ludt SOLV Energy has been contracted to provide EPC services for Doral Renewables’ Mammoth North project, the first phase in a three-part, 1.3-GWAC solar development in Northwestern Indiana. The Mammoth North solar farm specifically is expected to have a generation capacity of approximately 400 MWAC of energy, enough to power approximately 75,000 Midwestern…

Power from DC community solar project donated to local nonprofit

By Billy Ludt A community solar project built at a FedEx facility in Washington, D.C. will now cover the energy costs for an affordable housing nonprofit organization. Solar contractor Sol Systems completed the 915-kW community array at the FedEx Express Eckington Place facility in late 2021, which will allocate a portion of bill credits to…

19 bipartisan governors ask Commerce to speed solar panel investigation

By Kelsey Misbrener On May 16, a bipartisan group of 19 governors sent a letter to President Joe Biden and Commerce Sec. Gina Raimondo urging the Biden administration to expedite its review of the anti-circumvention solar tariff case. The signatories, ranging from governors of Arkansas and Indiana to Massachusetts and Oregon, note the significant market…

REV Renewables chooses BayWa r.e. to monitor 202-MW solar portfolio

By Kelsey Misbrener Global renewable energy company and service provider BayWa r.e. announced it has entered into 10-year agreements with REV Renewables to provide operations and maintenance (O&M) services to 13 existing solar power plants in the ISO New England and PJM Interconnection territories, including sites in Vermont, Ohio, North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware and New…

Sol Systems cuts ribbon on second solar project for Illinois water utility

By Kelsey Misbrener On May 12, Sol Systems and utility company Illinois American Water cut the ribbon on their second solar project, located in Peoria, Illinois. The new 2.3-MW solar project includes bifacial panels and single-axis trackers. This is the second project collaboration of its kind for Sol Systems and Illinois American Water. They cut…

Sunrun installs 136-kW solar project on California apartment complex

By Billy Ludt Sunrun completed a solar project that will serve 70 rental homes in San Jose, California. Residents of the Don de Dios Apartments will receive solar credits on their electric bills for the next 20 years. The multifamily housing solar installation required no upfront payment from renters and will generate an immediate 54%…

Texas property developer embarks on 15-MW multifamily solar portfolio

By Kelsey Misbrener Granite Redevelopment Properties has enlisted The Solar Company to complete a 15-MW multifamily solar portfolio. At 16 of Granite’s apartment communities in Dallas and Tarrant counties, the company is installing solar panels to generate electricity and offset energy costs, comprising more than 3,600 units. Additionally, solar carports at nine properties will provide…

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