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Sunpin Solar signs 75-MW PPA with Direct Energy Business

By Billy Ludt Sunpin Solar, a California-based solar developer, and Direct Energy Business, an energy and energy-related services providers, announced a renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) for the full output of the recently completed ColGreen North Shore Power Plant. The renewable energy PPA covers the full 96.75-MWdc/74.8-MWac capacity of the solar project and will…

Energy Impact Partners invests $20 million in Palmetto Clean Technology

By Billy Ludt Energy Impact Partners (EIP), an utility-backed energy investment firm, announced that it has provided up to $20 million in financing facilities to Palmetto Clean Technology, a solar and platform technology and fulfillment company focused on the distribution and democratization of clean energy products. “We are continually focused on reinventing the clean technology…

Shell acquires sonnen to expand clean energy offerings

By Kelsey Misbrener Shell* has agreed to acquire 100% of sonnen, a leader in smart energy storage systems and innovative energy services for households. This follows an investment by Shell in May 2018 and means that, post regulatory approval and completion, sonnen will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell. “sonnen is one of the…

Ameren Missouri releases plan to transition the state to a smart grid

By Kelsey Misbrener Ameren Missouri announced this week the largest infrastructure upgrade plan in the company’s history. The Smart Energy Plan includes more than 2,000 electric projects over the next five years that will modernize the energy grid and enhance how customers receive and consume electricity for generations to come, all while keeping electric rates…

Panasonic adds 10 new solar companies to its Premium Installer program

By Kelly Pickerel Panasonic Solar Group announced its cross-country expansion of the Panasonic Residential Solar Installer program with the addition of 10 Premium installers located across Panasonic’s three main regions. Over the past six months, Panasonic has promoted more than 16 installers across the country to premium status, enabling more homeowners access to the Panasonic…

What my relationships taught me about solar power

By SPW By Emily Padilla, community development manager, Sullivan Solar Power There is one date on the calendar that never fails to bring a complexity of emotions. For some it is feelings of anxiety over finding the perfect gift to show the love of your life how much you care. For others it is feelings…

Nexamp completes a 2.6-MW New York community solar project

By Billy Ludt Solar developer Nexamp completed a 2.6-MW community solar project in Seneca, New York, its latest in the state, of which 1 MW will be used to provide no-cost solar subscriptions in New York State Electric and Gas Corporation’s (NYSEG) utility territory. Nexamp Seneca was one of nine projects awarded contracts last December…

Eight SolaX inverters certified for rapid shutdown with Tigo

By Kelsey Misbrener Tigo Energy announced the new UL certification of its TS4 Platform Rapid Shutdown Systems (RSS) with SolaX Power, a leader in the development, production and distribution of solar inverters and battery storage. The eight SolaX inverters listed below were successfully certified with Tigo’s RSS solutions: TS4-F (Fire Safety), TS4-O (Optimization), and TS4-L…

SunPower installs solar carport to offset 95% of call center consumption

By Kelsey Misbrener Comcast announced the completion of a 1,170-panel carport solar installation that will help power its regional call center at 35 Resnik Road in Plymouth. The system will generate enough onsite clean energy to offset more than 95% of the facility’s annual energy consumption. Comcast worked with solar energy company, SunPower, to install…

New user-document explains how to safely handle HDPE conduit on solar projects

By Kelly Pickerel The Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI), the major trade association representing all segments of the plastic pipe industry, has just published an important user document for handling high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit. Available free on PPI’s website, TN-58 “HDPE Conduit & Duct Handling Guide” provides information about the safe handling of reels and coils…

Tres Hermanos Sustainability Project includes 200-MW solar+storage array

By Billy Ludt San Gabriel Valley Water and Power (SGVWP) has outlined the Tres Hermanos Sustainability Project at the Tres Hermanos Ranch in Diamond Bar, California. The solar-plus-storage installation will generate up to 200 MW of power on approximately one-third of the 2,450-acre property. Included in that space will be one of California’s largest energy…

Suntuity AirWorks launches dealer program to help solar vendors add drone inspection services

By Kelly Pickerel Suntuity AirWorks, a subsidiary of solar provider Suntuity Inc., has launched a new U.S. dealership. The AirWorks dealer program will enable established solar vendors to add drone inspection of residential and commercial PV installations. Services, including the Solar Health Checkup using specialized thermography drones, are designed to rapidly diagnose PV defects without…

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