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  • ‘Changes needed’ with CPUC decision says California Governor and other solar policy updates this week January 19, 2022
    California’s proposed NEM 3.0 decision would kill the return on investment homeowners expect from a solar system. Sage analysis shows the monthly fees over time could add up to more than the cost of the systems themselves, and a recent SolarReviews survey showed a 95 percent drop in interest in home solar under the new,... […]
    Chris Crowell
  • Burns & McDonnell complete three 20-MWh energy storage systems in West Texas January 19, 2022
    Burns & McDonnell has completed construction of three 10-MW/20-MWh lithium-ion battery energy storage systems (BESS) in West Texas. The three project sites were constructed, commissioned and put into operation in just five months, delivering the project on schedule amid a volatile supply chain and logistics market. The batteries are designed as stand-alone energy resources to... […]
    Chris Crowell
  • LevelTen: Solar PPA prices rise, volumes decrease and other findings from Q4 2021 January 19, 2022
    LevelTen Energy released its Q4 2021 PPA Price Index, which includes the latest wind and solar prices for North America on the world’s largest renewable PPA marketplace. The report also surveyed LevelTen’s partners and renewable energy developers showing that demand for renewable energy is still high as buyers and developers have adapted their approaches to... […]
    Chris Crowell
  • Connecticut launches statewide battery storage incentive program January 19, 2022
    Energy storage solutions are needed around the country. Behind-the-meter residential and commercial systems are especially important, as they help owners store solar energy on-site and/or provide backup in emergencies. They can also be aggregated together to provide useful grid services. The win-win proposition is why forward-looking jurisdictions are designing programs to encourage deployment of more... […]
    Chris Crowell
  • OYA Solar raises $35 million to accelerate construction of its 3 GW solar pipeline January 19, 2022
    Independent power producer OYA Solar raised additional capital this week, led by Greenbacker Capital Management, increasing its corporate investment to $35 million. Proceeds of the expanded investment will be used to accelerate the development and construction of OYA’s 3GW+ pipeline across the Northeast and mid-Atlantic and to fund acquisitions. OYA also recently announced a large... […]
    Chris Crowell
  • DSD acquires 11.79 MWs of community solar from Mainely Solar January 19, 2022
    DSD Renewables has acquired 11.79 MWs of community solar projects in Southwest Maine from Mainely Solar. The ground-mounted pair will generate an estimated 15,508 MWh of renewable energy each year. The projects, a 5.24 MW system located in Rumford and 6.55 MW system located in Windham, are both permitted and are expected to begin construction... […]
    SB Staff
  • New Energy Equity, Cedar Creek Energy ready to work on Mud Lake Community Solar Garden January 19, 2022
    New Energy Equity is teaming with solar garden and eco-village housing developer Engineering Concepts and Minnesota solar EPC Cedar Creek Energy on a 1.4 MW system located in Gaylord, Minnesota. The Mud Lake Community Solar Garden is a ground mounted system, and with financing now closed, expected to be completed mid-2022 and to produce over 2,000... […]
    SB Staff
  • Standard Solar acquires Maryland community solar project January 19, 2022
    Standard Solar has acquired the 2.9 MW Klees Mill community solar project in Carroll County, Maryland, from developer partners Ogos Energy and Earth and Air Technologies. This project marks 10 MW being implemented in Carroll County with these development partners.   “Approximately 5% of Maryland’s electricity is produced by solar,” said John Finnerty, Director of Business Development, Standard Solar. “The... […]
    SB Staff
  • Sungrow’s 1+X Modular central solar inverter makes international debut January 19, 2022
    Sungrow launched the brand new 1+X Modular central inverter at World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. The “modularity” of the 1+X inverter is seen at the inverter level, the system level and the component level. Three-level modularization makes power plant design more flexible and O&M more convenient in the future, Sungrow believes. The 1+X... […]
    Chris Crowell
  • Honeywell purchasing 19 GWh of battery cells from FREYR for various energy storage applications January 19, 2022
    Honeywell and FREYR Battery signed a significant agreement this week to provide smart energy storage solutions for a wide range of commercial and industrial customers. FREYR will take advantage of Honeywell’s tech (integrated automation, field instrumentation and security integration) in their manufacturing process. Additionally, Honeywell will purchase 19 GWh of battery cells produced by FREYR... […]
    Chris Crowell