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  • Two Virginia school districts going solar (nine campuses total) via Secure Futures Solar October 20, 2021
    Secure Futures Solar has signed an agreement with school divisions in Wise and Lee Counties in Southwest Virginia to install solar power systems on site at nine campuses across both counties. Both school divisions will receive solar power equipment at no upfront cost financed by power purchase agreements. All solar projects will also include, at no additional cost, services to support... […]
    SB Staff
  • SolRiver Capital acquires portfolio of 14 solar projects planned across Oregon October 20, 2021
    SolRiver Capital has acquired a portfolio of community solar and utility-scale solar PV projects from developer Sulus Solar. The portfolio consists of 14 projects across the state of Oregon, totaling 38 MW-dc. Once completed, the projects will produce over 60 million kWh of clean electricity annually, which is enough to power more than 5,100 homes... […]
    SB Staff
  • SolarEdge Home product line debuts in North America with a battery, new Energy Hub inverters October 20, 2021
    The residential energy storage technology battle gets more interesting as the SolarEdge Energy Bank residential battery and a new line of Energy Hub inverters are now available in North America. Both the SolarEdge Energy Hub inverter and the SolarEdge Energy Bank battery are part of the new SolarEdge full residential solution called SolarEdge Home, an... […]
    Chris Crowell
  • Middlebury College closer to 100 percent renewable energy goal with new solar project October 20, 2021
    Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont joined representatives from Middlebury College, Encore Renewable Energy and Green Mountain Power (GMP) last week to break ground on a new 5-MW solar project that will provide the college with about 30 percent of its total electricity usage. The collaboration will assist the college in reaching its goal of 100... […]
    SB Staff
  • Trinity Property, Solar Design Associates debut cool translucent solar-powered atrium October 20, 2021
    Trinity Property Management and Solar Design Associates have commissioned a one-of-a-kind translucent solar energy installation over an atrium in historic Harvard Square. Located at Trinity’s 50 Church Street property, the project will allow the building’s atrium and roof to generate up to 66 kW of solar PV energy while maintaining the atrium’s open sky view.... […]
    SB Staff
  • Regulatory proposals threaten community solar growth in New York October 19, 2021
    New York is at the forefront of community solar growth across the United States. The community solar boom has helped the state make significant strides towards its climate goals, and legislation in recent years has positioned the state for future growth. A ruling passed in 2020 allows community choice aggregation (CCA) municipalities to automatically enroll... […]
    Contributing Author
  • Heliogen collaborating with Woodside Energy to bring concentrated solar system to market October 19, 2021
    Heliogen is closer to deploying its new concentrated solar energy system, signing a deal with Woodside Energy (USA) Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of leading Australian energy producer Woodside Petroleum Ltd. Heliogen has been granted a Limited Notice To Proceed (LNTP) to begin procurement of key equipment for a 5-MW commercial-scale demonstration facility in California. The... […]
    Chris Crowell
  • MCE offers zero-interest loans for home batteries in Bay Area October 19, 2021
    California community choice aggregator MCE and National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF) are now offering low- and zero-interest loans to Bay Area residents to finance home energy storage systems. MCE is providing the capital for the financing program via a $4 million loan fund. The fund is an extension of MCE’s Energy Storage Program, and in... […]
    Chris Crowell
  • LG Chem develops a plastic to replace aluminum in solar panel frames October 19, 2021
    LG Chem says it’s developed a plastic material that can replace the metal in solar panel frames for the first time in Korea and will be targeting full-scale PV market penetration with it. This new ‘LUPOY EU5201’ is a PC/ASA flame retardant material that maintains the material shape even during temperature changes due to its low... […]
    Chris Crowell
  • California NEM fight: 400 faith leaders call on governor to preserve rooftop solar value October 18, 2021
    Over 400 faith leaders and congregants working with California Interfaith Power and Light sent a letter to Governor Newsom and the CA Public Utilities Commission last week calling for the continued growth of rooftop solar in California. California Interfaith Power & Light (CIPL) is among hundreds of organizations that are calling on state leaders to... […]
    Chris Crowell