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  • Charlotte university greenhouse goes solar with Renu Energy Solutions June 23, 2022
    Renu Energy Solutions has completed an 18-kW solar project at the greenhouse of Johnson C. Smith University’s (JCSU) Sustainability Village, an innovative living-learning prototype for students in Charlotte, North Carolina. The installation atop the 8,600-sq-ft greenhouse, which features a hydroponic garden and aquaponic facility built to serve as a teaching tool for university students and… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • National Grid Renewables buys 2 GW of First Solar modules for future projects June 23, 2022
    U.S. developer National Grid Renewables has entered a purchase agreement with First Solar for 2 GW of thin-film modules to be delivered in 2024 and 2025. Over the past decade, National Grid Renewables and First Solar have partnered on multiple projects, including the recently operational 200-MW Prairie Wolf Solar Project in Illinois and the currently… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • Agilitas Energy completes 7.3-MW solar/9.5-MWh storage project in SMART program in Massachusetts June 23, 2022
    Agilitas Energy has completed construction on a 7.3-MW solar/9.5-MWh storage system in Auburn, Massachusetts, that is classified as a community solar project under the state’s Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program. The company says several hundred organizations, including Sturdy Memorial Hospital, have signed long-term power purchase agreements for the project that guarantee energy savings for… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • Nebraska’s largest PV project is a community solar system June 22, 2022
    Construction is completed on an 8.5-MW solar + storage system in Norfolk, Nebraska, which is currently the largest PV project in the state. Additionally, this is the first large-scale battery storage system paired with solar on Nebraska Public Power District’s network. The solar + storage project was developed and is operated by Sol Systems in… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • NC Supreme Court rules that HOAs cannot deny homeowners from installing solar June 22, 2022
    Last week, the Supreme Court of North Carolina issued an order in a case between a Wake County homeowner and their homeowner’s association (HOA) affirming state law that protects homeowners’ right to install rooftop solar. The North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, submitted a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of… […]
    Kelly Pickerel
  • Native culture nonprofit offsets energy costs with 20-kW solar array June 22, 2022
    Nibezun, a Native-led nonprofit that seeks to revitalize and preserve Wabanaki culture, welcomed a new solar array and heat pump system to deliver sustainable electricity and heat to its facilities. Partnering with Everybody Solar, nearly $60,000 was raised from foundations and individual donors, to install the solar array and heat pump system, which will offset… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • Paradise Energy Solutions covers entire rounded commercial roof with solar June 22, 2022
    Paradise Energy Solutions helped a Pennsylvania printing company decrease its energy costs by installing solar across two of its buildings. Mercersburg Printing, a commercial design and printing company, now hosts a 447-kW array made of 1,092 Axitec solar panels, supplying 466,052 kWh of electricity annually. Between printing presses, climate control, and lighting, the company’s energy… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • RatedPower adds AC-coupled storage support to utility-scale solar design software June 21, 2022
    RatedPower has integrated a new feature into its design software pvDesign that hybridizes PV plants through AC-coupled battery and energy storage system support. “We are excited to release the basic engineering of an AC-coupled BESS that will become a fundamental piece of our entire business strategy. This pvDesign new feature is the first step to… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • Chicago’s largest commercial solar array supports African American advocacy group June 21, 2022
    Renewable Energy Evolution built a 213-kWDC solar project that uses rooftop racking and solar carports in South Chicago. The two-tier array was installed at the Chicago Urban League, one of the country’s oldest urban advocacy organizations for the advancement of African Americans. Terrasmart supplied the fixed-tilt racking system for the two parking lot canopies, totaling… […]
    Billy Ludt
  • CS Energy to build three projects for New York’s large-scale renewables program June 21, 2022
    CS Energy has been awarded three utility-scale solar projects from the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency (NYSERDA) under its fifth annual Renewable Energy Standard request for proposals. As proposed, and once operational, these projects would deliver 270 MWAC/365 MWDC of new renewable energy generation capacity to the state. Construction is planned to begin in… […]
    Kelly Pickerel