Solar

Enel Green Power has started the construction of two new renewable energy projects in Spain. A 5O MW solar energy plant and 21.3 MW wind energy facility will help Enel to contribute to Spain’s renewables goal of producing 74% of its total energy from clean resources by 2030. The 50 MW solar plant being developed in Andalusia is Enel’s...
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Sunco Capital, an investment company focused on the energy sector announced that construction has begun at two solar PV plants located in Manzanares, in Ciudad Real (Spain). The plants, totaling 83 MW of capacity, will occupy 191 acres and expected to be complete in 2021 Sunco said that the energy produced by the plants will...
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On May 1, Dominion Energy Virginia announced that it has quadrupled the amount of solar and wind generation in its 15-year, long-term integrated resource plan (IRP). The increase is driven by Governor Ralph Northam’s executive order on climate change and the Virginia Economy Act. Dominion Energy issued a request for proposals, soliciting bids for up...
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City Electric Supply on renewable energy & COVID-19 The massive, two-decade-long growth behind renewable energy looks to level off in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to be flat for long. Here’s what we know. In mid-January, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasted an addition of 13.5 GW to...
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The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) announced is selection of First Solar and Origis Energy to develop 212 MW of solar power to reach the Knoxville Utilities Board (KUB)’s March 2020 renewable energy commitment. KUB is using the TVA Green Invest program to reach this goal. As part of the initiative, TVA entered into a 20-year Power...
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Maryland-based solar energy company, Standard Solar Inc., announced its completion of a 3.2 MW, 17-acre solar project in Wallingford, VT. The project will be owned and operated by Standard Solar and provide clean energy to Vermont’s utilities under the states Standard Offer Program. The company partnered with developer MHG Solar on the project and Positive...
Hydrogen

China’s Baofeng Energy Group said it started construction on the largest solar-powered hydrogen pilot plant in the world. The project will use a 200-MW solar power plant located in the Northwestern region of Ningxia to make hydrogen via electrolysis. Several reports indicate that the project is expected to cost about 1.4 billion yuan ($198 million)...
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U.S. developer of solar PV and storage projects, 8minute Solar Energy (8minute), announced the addition of 3 GW in large-scale solar projects to its development pipeline this month. The pipeline now totals 18 GW. The company also announced additional corporate-level funding to develop the pipeline, which will be converted to the company’s new solar-plus-storage power...
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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), and developer, financer and manager of utility-scale solar projects, Lightsource BP, have signed a long-term power purchase agreement for two solar farms totaling 43.8 MWdc in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Elk Hill 1 and 2 will be installed across two locations in Franklin County on 320 acres leased from local...
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Today, Duke Energy and Colorado Springs Utilities (Springs Utilities) announced the start of operation for a new solar energy generating facility, the Palmer Solar project. Containing more than 220,000 solar panels on about 700 acres southeast of Colorado Springs, Colo., the 60-MW Palmer Solar will provide solar electricity to Springs Utilities’ customers. This is the largest...