Solar

The use of power purchase agreements for solar projects had been unclear before state regulators clarified last month. A February ruling by the Illinois Commerce Commission has smoothed the way for many schools, municipal buildings and nonprofits to obtain solar installations through third-party-owned financing arrangements, a possibility that had been thrown into doubt by utility...
Solar

Germany’s Schletter Group drove deep in supplying the mounting systems for a new solar project in a gravel pit near Chicago. Schletter secured 7,260 solar modules for a 2-MW project helping power the Thelen Sand & Gravel business. Wisconsin-based SunPeak developed the gravel pit solar farm. The stone-riddled and compact ground forced some changes to...
Storage

POWERGEN International is strengthening bonds with the on-site power and energy storage industries, both of which will play crucial roles in the future of power generation. POWERGEN has renewed its agreement with the Electrical Generating Systems Association for the event happening December 8-10 in Orlando, Florida. EGSA is made up of more than 750 companies...
Solar

The U.S. solar industry employed nearly 250,000 workers in 2019, an increase of more than 5,600 jobs (or 2.3%) since 2018, according to the 10th annual National Solar Jobs Census released today by The Solar Foundation (TSF). This marks a resurgence in solar industry employment following two years of job losses in 2017 and 2018, according to...
DER

Envision Digital International Pte Ltd (Envision Digital), a global digital AIoT technology company headquartered in Singapore, has been appointed to develop the first smart grid for Thailand’s major energy company, PTT Public Company Ltd (PTT). The contract involves developing an AIoT smart grid at Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), powered by Envision Digital’s...
C&I

Portland General Electric and Avangrid Renewables this week announced that PGE has agreed to purchase the output of a new 162-MW solar facility that Avangrid is building in eastern Oregon. The new facility will supply power and the accompanying renewable energy credits to PGE’s Green Future Impact customers, helping them source up to 100% of...