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Guzman Energy begins development of 80-MW Colorado solar project

By Billy Ludt Guzman Energy is developing an 80-MW solar project approximately 3.5 miles southeast of Delta, Colorado. Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA) will directly purchase a portion of the energy produced by the plant and Guzman Energy will offtake the rest. This is the first local renewable energy project developed in partnership with Guzman Energy…

URE, New Energy Equity complete 4.3-MW community solar portfolio in Minnesota

By Kelly Pickerel United Renewable Energy (URE) and New Energy Equity have completed three community solar projects in Minnesota. The projects, located in North Branch, Lindstrom, and Cokato, total more than 4.3 MW and are now available to subscribers. URE was responsible for the engineering, procurement, and construction on these projects. “We are focused on…

The US solar workforce must quadruple to meet Biden’s clean energy goals

By Billy Ludt The U.S. solar industry employed 231,474 workers in 2020, a 6.7% drop from 2019 due to pandemic restrictions and increased labor productivity, according to the “National Solar Jobs Census 2020” released Thursday by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), The Solar Foundation, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and BW Research. The…

Disruptive trends to watch in the solar industry Pearl Certification shares about disruptive trends and how to use them to dominate your market

By Sponsored Content By Casey Murphy, Vice President of Customer Solutions As a solar contractor, you’re already a “disrupter” by nature. But there are several trends in the solar industry that could disrupt you and your business if you’re not prepared. These trends can easily be missed by busy professionals and business owners for a…

EDF Renewables awarded development contract for 303 MW of New York solar

By Billy Ludt New York State Research Energy and Development Authority (NYSERDA) awarded EDF Renewables long-term contracts to develop 303 MW of clean energy for the state. The photovoltaic projects are part of the 2020 Reneewable Energy Standard Solicitation program. The projects are all expected to come online by the end of 2023, and are…

Enel announces new solar + storage projects in Texas

By Kelly Pickerel Enel Green Power North America has started construction on two new solar + storage projects in Texas. In addition, the company will add batteries to the already operational Roadrunner solar farm. The Roseland solar + storage project in Falls County, Texas, will consist of 639.6 MW of solar and 59 MW of…

Greenbacker acquires 80-MW Montana solar project from Broad Reach Power

By Kelsey Misbrener Greenbacker Renewable Energy announced that through a wholly owned subsidiary, it purchased an 80-MWAC pre-operational solar project from Broad Reach Power. The project, MTSun Solar, is currently under development in Yellowstone County, Montana, with an expected commercial operation date of July 2022. It has a long-term PPA in place with the investment-grade…

Choosing the right size solar inverter

By Aurora Solar By David Bromberg, Aurora Solar As you likely know, solar cells produce direct current (DC) electricity, which is then converted to alternating current (AC) electricity by an inverter. Converting energy from DC to AC allows you to deliver it to the grid or use it to power buildings, both of which operate…

NREL to hand off management of SolarAPP+ to UL to expedite rollout

By Kelsey Misbrener The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced a new initial memorandum of understanding with the global company UL to work toward further developing and commercializing the Solar Automated Permit Processing Plus (SolarAPP+) software that will automate the permitting process for residential solar systems. The use of SolarAPP+ so…

DOI approves 350-MW solar + 350-MW storage project on public lands in California

By Kelly Pickerel The U.S. Interior Department announced that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has given final approval to a 350-MW solar/350-MW storage energy project on public lands in California. The Crimson Solar Project represents an investment of roughly $550 million and will deliver power through the Southern California Edison Colorado River Substation. “The…

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