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Everybody Solar completes 20.4-kW solar installation for Kentucky center for at-risk children

By Kelsey Misbrener Buckhorn Children & Family Services (BCFS), a nonprofit organization in eastern Kentucky that provides services to at-risk youth, has unveiled its new 20.4-kW solar array to its Buckhorn Campus Rogers Cottage. The solar installation, provided by Everybody Solar, an organization dedicated to providing solar energy to nonprofits, is projected to produce 28,288-kilowatt-hours…

Kearsarge Energy, GZA complete 2.8-MW solar project at former petroleum facility

By Billy Ludt GZA GeoEnvironmental, a multi-disciplinary firm providing geotechnical, environmental, ecological, water and construction management services, has helped Kearsarge Energy successfully develop and commission a 2.8-MW solar energy array on a former petroleum storage facility in East Providence, Rhode Island that is undergoing environmental remediation. The project is on a 9.5-acre site and includes…

Solar Operations Solutions develops software for PV tracker O&M

By Billy Ludt The photovoltaic solar industry continues to adopt tracker systems for increased energy yields and higher power output, and Solar Operations Solutions (Solar-Ops) has released new software for operations and maintenance (O&M) of the technology. Solar-Ops’ myPV IQ software, a monitoring and control solution for utility-scale PV solar and energy storage facilities, includes…

Inovateus Solar sets new sustainability goals after 500 MW of PV installed

By Billy Ludt Inovateus Solar, a solar developer for utilities, municipalities, education and commercial industries, has released its second annual sustainability report, detailing recent benchmarks and goals for more sustainable operations. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Inovateus implemented its sustainability goals during a near-record year of solar project capacity under contract or reaching commercial operation. Since…

EnterSolar completes 524-kW system for Oren in Florida

By Kelly Pickerel EnterSolar has completed a 524-kW solar system for Oren International, a provider of custom paper packaging solutions, at Oren’s headquarters in Pensacola, Florida. The system is expected to offset approximately 95% of Oren’s electricity consumption at its headquarters, which includes offices and a manufacturing facility. “The decision to install a rooftop solar…

Agilitas Energy acquires New England energy storage project developer

By Kelly Pickerel Renewable energy developer Agilitas Energy announced it has acquired Boston-based New England Battery Storage (NEBS), a private energy storage developer focused on utility-scale battery-based projects. The acquisition includes two operational ISO-New England merchant energy storage systems and one front-of-the-meter battery system in Maine totaling 25 MWh. In Maine, two projects in the…

NeoVolta pushes NV14/24 energy storage systems to 6,000 cycles

By Kelly Pickerel Effective June 15, 2021, NeoVolta’s advanced NV14 energy storage system will feature a 6,000-cycle lithium-iron phosphate battery. This represents a 50% longer life than the original 4,000-cycle product. According to the company, the improved NV14 should last 16.5 years under daily cycling. NeoVolta’s NV24 add-on battery, which can be used to expand…

SEIA launches solar supplier database of minority-owned companies

By Billy Ludt The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is releasing the Diverse Suppliers Database, a free platform that will highlight and elevate minority, women, disabled, veteran and LGBTQ+-owned businesses operating in the solar and storage industries. More than 120 diverse companies are listed in the database, and the platform will remain open for submissions….

Sunnova expands residential solar + storage lease program to 9 more states

By Billy Ludt Sunnova Energy International has expanded its lease service offerings, for solar + storage systems to nine new markets. Illinois, Maryland, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Florida, New York and Rhode Island homeowners will now have the flexibility to choose between a new lease or existing loan offerings when selecting a solar…

Renewables investor ECP acquires community solar developer Pivot Energy

By Billy Ludt ECP, a renewables and sustainable solutions investor, acquired Pivot Energy, a national commercial and community solar developer on June 1. Founded in 2009, Pivot offers a distributed solar development platform, financing and managing commercial and community solar projects across the United States. Pivot serves the full commercial solar ecosystem, including retail customers,…

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