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EnerBank expands loan term options for solar customers

By Kelsey Misbrener EnerBank USA, the national consumer lender that helps strategic business partners and independent home improvement contractors increase their sales, recently announced four new Triple Option Loan terms for contractors to offer homeowners who are installing solar panels and expect to receive income tax incentives, rebates, and/or other significant payments. The new loan…

New York state will consolidate billing for community solar customers

By Kelly Pickerel The New York Public Service Commission yesterday adopted a measure to consolidate the utility bills of community distributed generation (CDG) customers. Consolidated billing will lower consumer costs of CDG, improve the overall customer experience and reduce CDG sponsor costs. Moreover, the consolidated billing approach will reduce market barriers which have impeded development…

California solar industry celebrates 1 million solar roofs, sets new goal for storage

By Kelsey Misbrener Former Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown and other local elected officials joined local high school students, business leaders and workers, renewable energy advocates, and community leaders marked achieving one million solar roofs across California during a celebration event at Buchanan High School in Clovis. In 2006, then-Governor Schwarzenegger signed the Million…

PSE&G brings 15.2-MW brownfield project online in New Jersey

By Kelly Pickerel PSE&G has placed its largest solar farm to-date in-service on a brownfield site in Pennsauken, New Jersey. The 15.2-MW Pennsauken Solar Farm is part of PSE&G’s Solar 4 All program. A company that manufactured porcelain-enameled cast-iron bath fixtures first developed the 32-acre site in the 1920s. From 1973 on, the site was…

Developers turn on Facebook’s 102.5-MWac Georgia solar farm

By Billy Ludt Facebook’s first solar project in the state of Georgia is now operational in Early County. Facebook representatives joined Walton Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) and Silicon Ranch to “flip the switch” on the 102.5 MWac solar facility. State and local officials joined more than 100 guests to help celebrate the milestone achievement. Facebook…

Array Technologies and EDF Renewables establish supplier partnership

By Billy Ludt Array Technologies, the manufacturers of single-axis solar trackers, and EDF Renewables North America, one of the largest renewable energy developers in North America, announced a new partnership between the two companies. This agreement provides EDF Renewables with nearly 2 GW of reliable single-axis solar tracking equipment supplied by Array Technologies to deploy…

Belectric awarded O&M contract for 20 MW of U.S. solar

By Kelly Pickerel Global solar O&M provider Belectric has been awarded a 10-year service contract for more than 20 MW of projects across the United States. sPower has awarded Belectric a 14.4-MW portfolio of 15 projects in Indiana, New Jersey and Massachusetts, and Madison Energy has contracted Belectric for two projects totaling 5.8 MW in…

Vivint Solar chooses InMoment to document customer experience

By Kelsey Misbrener Vivint Solar has chosen InMoment, a provider of experience intelligence (XI), as its primary technology platform to expand its Voice of Customer (VoC) program. Vivint Solar customers must go through an important process to begin operating their homes with solar power; alongside this customer journey, InMoment offers the company its strategic guidance…

Arizona commission extends PURPA solar contract terms to 18 years

By Billy Ludt The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) voted to reject a request from the state’s investor-owned utilities to set two-year contract terms for renewable energy projects under the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). Instead, commissioners voted unanimously to set contract terms at 18 years, providing renewable energy developers the financial certainty they…

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…

POWERHOME Solar will install solar on NC State football stadium

By Billy Ludt POWERHOME Solar developed a partnership with NC State University Athletics to install solar panels at Carter-Finley Stadium, home of the NC State Wolfpack football team. This installation marks POWERHOME’s first at an academic institution. In early 2020, the solar panels will be installed on the southern end of the nearly 58,000-seat stadium,…

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…

Hormel Foods plant adds solar array to offset 15% of electricity

By Kelsey Misbrener Hormel Foods Corporation and IGS Solar have announced the completion of the solar energy project at the Hormel Foods Swiss American Sausage Company facility in Lathrop, California. The completion was celebrated at a Flip the Switch Event yesterday at the manufacturing facility, which produces a variety of pepperoni and salami for foodservice…

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