Blogs

Solar energy is figuring prominently in MISO utilities’ integrated resource plans. Recent announcements from MISO north region utility – Xcel Energy, and south region utility – Lafayette Utilities — show that both are considering utility-scale and distributed solar in meeting their future capacity needs. This solar capacity need is good news for solar developers. However,...
Baseload

Silicon Ranch announced its implementation of what it is calling ‘regenerative energy’ at the 53-MW Millington Solar Farm in Tennessee. Regenerative energy co-locates clean energy generation and regenerative agriculture to manage vegetation, restore ecosystems and biodiversity, sequester carbon and improve water quality. Silicon Ranch, in partnership with Cabriejo Ranch, launched holistic planned grazing at the...
Solar

Engineering and consulting company, Wood, said this week that it secured two solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts from an unnamed American power and energy company. Wood was selected following a tender process and will be responsible for delivering two solar projects in Virginia with a combined capacity of 190 MW. The first project...
Grid Scale

8minute Solar Energy (8minute) announced this week that it has executed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Monterey Bay Community Power Authority (MBCP) and Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) for the 250-megawatt (250 MWdc / 200 MWac) Aratina Solar Center that includes 150 megawatt-hours (MWh) of energy storage. The Aratina Solar Center is being built...
Solar

Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, announced the initial construction for two Michigan solar projects that has signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) with Consumers Energy. The projects, Bingham Solar and Temperance Solar, are part of the company’s MiSolar Portfolio, located in Clinton and Monroe counties in Michigan. Geronimo has contracted with Michigan-based engineering, procurement and...
Solar

Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) announced this week that it won the first-of-its-kind manufacturing-linked solar agreement from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). As part of the award, AGEL will build 8 GW of solar projects along with a commitment to establish 2 GW of additional solar cell and module manufacturing capacity. The award,...
Solar

On October 2, 2018 at the Vigyan Bhawan auditorium in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said, “We have a dream: One World One Sun One Grid. We generate round the clock electricity from the Sun as it sets in one part of the world but rises in another part. Sun never sets for the...
Storage

Hawaiian Electric, which has committed itself to 100 percent renewable energy within the next 25 years, announced 16 new solar plus storage or standalone battery projects it has selected for procurement on the islands. HECO already is moving toward a 30-percent renewable energy generation portfolio by the end of the year. The projects awarded by...