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Eight Anheuser-Busch Breweries Add 2.4 MW of Solar with ForeFront Power

ForeFront Power, a developer, advisor and asset manager for commercial and industrial-scale solar energy and storage projects, has partnered with Anheuser-Busch to develop solar energy systems at eight breweries in its craft business unit, Brewers Collective. ForeFront Power has now completed solar energy installations at Goose Island Beer Co. in Chicago, Ill.; Blue Point Brewing […]

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Shell, Inaccess Utilize Unity Platform for Hybrid Solar+Wind Project

Shell has developed a hybrid power asset in the Netherlands consisting of a 50 MW photovoltaic power plant and a 50 MW wind farm. In order to control and monitor this complex project, Shell worked with Inaccess, a control and monitoring solutions company for renewable energy projects. Building on their cooperation for utility-scale projects in […]

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Enphase Energy Earns UL Certification for New National Interconnection Standard

Enphase Energy Inc.’s Enphase IQ8 Microinverter system has been certified to UL 1741, 3rd edition including the Supplement SB. This certification meets the new North American safety and grid interconnection standards for connecting solar inverters, energy storage systems and distributed energy resources (DER) to the grid in compliance with IEEE 1547-2018 and IEEE 1547-1 2020. […]

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Captona, South Jersey Industries Acquire Massachusetts Solar+Storage Facility

Captona and South Jersey Industries have made the fourth acquisition through their Catamaran Renewables joint venture for a 5.66 MW solar / 5.2 MWh storage facility in Agawam, Mass. Prior to the acquisition, Catamaran’s portfolio included solar and fuel cell assets. Catamaran Renewables acquired the Agawam Solar and Storage project from Consolidated Edison Solutions Inc., […]

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Nextracker, Atkore Launch Dedicated Solar Tracker Manufacturing Line

Nextracker LLC, a utility-scale solar tracker company, and Atkore, a global provider of electrical, safety and infrastructure solutions, are starting a new manufacturing line dedicated to producing steel tracker components for use in utility-scale solar power plants. Atkore has expanded and reconfigured its Phoenix facility with new capacity dedicated to Nextracker products. This development follows […]

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JA Solar Debuts n-type PV Module DeepBlue 4.0 X Series

JA Solar has released its first n-type PV module, DeepBlue 4.0 X. Based on the 182 wafer, the DeepBlue 4.0 X series includes three module types adaptable to any scenario: a 54-cell module for residential PV systems, and 72-cell and 78-cell modules for commercial and utility-scale PV projects. DeepBlue 4.0 X has already passed the […]

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Apex Utilizes Solargis Meteorological Data for Clean Energy Portfolio

Solargis has provided its high-resolution, granular resource and meteorological data to U.S. independent power producer Apex Clean Energy. The data has been deployed to optimize over 120 of Apex’s solar projects during design, development, and operations – while enabling projects to better integrate advanced technologies such as bifacial and storage. Through their partnership, Solargis has […]

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Northern Cheyenne Tribe Chooses IEI for Solar Development on Reservation

Indigenized Energy Initiative (IEI), the Native-led nonprofit that aims to empower Native American communities with the skills and resources to deploy the clean and regenerative power of solar, has been selected by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe to develop the White River Community Solar Project. The project will include residential, small commercial and a 1 MW […]

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European Commission Releases REPowerEU Plan for Energy Hardships

The European Commission has presented the REPowerEU Plan, its response to the hardships and global energy market disruption caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. There is a double urgency to transform Europe’s energy system: ending the EU’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels and tackling the climate crisis. The Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) is at […]

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Tampa Electric Pilots Emera BlockEnergy Solar+Storage Microgrid Platform

Utility Tampa Electric Co. (TECO) has purchased, installed and received regulatory approval for Emera Technologies’ BlockEnergy microgrid platform for use in a pilot program serving the Southshore Bay residential development, a community south of Tampa, Fla. The solar-plus-energy storage microgrid, fully owned and operated by TECO, enables increased operability, security and grid resilience to mitigate […]

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New Solar Cell from NREL Reaches High Efficiency of 39.5 Percent

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have created a solar cell with a record 39.5% efficiency under 1-sun global illumination. This is the highest efficiency solar cell of any type, measured using standard 1-sun conditions. “The new cell is more efficient and has a simpler design that may be […]

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GAF Energy Promotes Leadership Team with Focus on Timberline Solar

GAF Energy, a Standard Industries company and solar roofing provider in North America, has promoted two executives: Gabriela “Gabi” Bunea to chief solar innovation officer and Ralph Robinett to senior vice president of manufacturing and deployment. The company recently launched its Timberline Solar line. Developed and assembled in California, Timberline Solar is a solar roofing […]

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