Joule Community Power testing ‘opt-out’ community solar program in New York

For the first time in the U.S., community solar will be offered on an opt-out basis to the communities of Brockport and Lima, New York, in partnership with Joule Community Power. The New York State Department of Public Service (DPS) has approved the implementation of the pilot in Lima and Brockport as a component of… […]

RETTEW Selects PV System for Floating Solar Project

Ciel & Terre USA says the company’s Hydrelio classic floating solar racking and anchoring system has been chosen by RETTEW for one of the nation’s largest floating solar arrays.  The system is being built for Clayton Sand Co. in Jackson Township, N.J. SolMare LLC will own and operate the 3.2 MW DC floating solar array […]

K-12 Schools Increasingly Turning to Solar for Savings

Since 2014, K-12 schools have seen a 139% increase in the amount of solar installed, according to a new report from clean energy nonprofit Generation180, in partnership with The Solar Foundation and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The report finds that 7,332 schools nationwide utilize solar power, making up 5.5% of all K-12 public […]

New poll shows bipartisan support for Pennsylvania community solar bill

Pennsylvania voters overwhelmingly want the General Assembly to pass legislation authorizing local community solar projects, according to a new poll conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research. Nearly 80% of Pennsylvania voters believe the legislature should pass a bill that gives consumers the option to enroll in community solar projects. These projects would allow residents and… […]

Nexamp acquiring 50-MW Maine community solar project portfolio

Nexamp is acquiring a 10-project, 50-MW portfolio of community solar projects from Dimension Energy. The projects, representing some of the first developed after Maine’s Gov. Janet Mills last year reinstated, expanded and enhanced the state’s Net Energy Billing program. Residential customers of Central Maine Power (CMP) and Versant Power can subscribe to a portion of… […]

Freedom Forever Expands Texas Operations

Freedom Forever, a residential solar energy installer, has increased its presence in Texas.  Less than a year ago, it was announced that Freedom Forever would be bringing their operation to Houston and Dallas. Just eight months later, they have announced that their service area has grown with their upcoming branch openings in Austin, San Antonio […]

Clearway Begins Construction on Illinois Community Solar Projects

Clearway Energy Group and Clearway Community Solar have begun construction on the company’s first community solar projects in Illinois. The four community solar farms under construction represent 12 MW of Clearway’s 60 MW Illinois community solar portfolio and are located throughout Illinois. The projects are being constructed by Signal Energy. “We’re proud of the team […]

Emergent Microgrid to fold into Electriq Power

Energy storage solution developer Electriq Power has entered into a definitive agreement with Emergent Microgrid, a provider of turnkey microgrids in Southern California. Emergent Microgrid will bolster Electriq Power’s fleet of residential and small commercial battery systems that can be paired with or without solar. Under the definitive agreement, Emergent Microgrid’s existing portfolio will be… […]

Pivot, Nautilus Partner to Develop Colorado Community Solar

Pivot Energy, a Colorado-based community solar developer, and Nautilus Solar Energy LLC, a community solar owner and operator, have partnered to co-develop 13 MW of community solar in Colorado.  The portfolio will consist of seven separate projects located across four counties in northeast and southern Colorado. The first garden is anticipated to come online in […]

Texas IPP Broad Reach Power to bring 200 MW of energy storage online next year

Broad Reach Power, an independent power producer (IPP) based in Houston, Texas, has begun construction on two 100-MW battery projects. “The grid in Texas is continuing to transform rapidly with the addition of more wind and solar generation. While these resources are desirable because they reduce costs and emissions, they add more variation and risk… […]