550-MW virtual power plant could support California’s 5-GWh shortfall during blackouts

Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP) announced today a $100 million transaction as part of its new advanced power grid platform, Resilia, focused on making electric systems bidirectional, transactive and distributed. The transaction includes a $20 million investment in OhmConnect and an $80 million commitment to finance North America’s largest distributed clean power plant, Resi-Station. The 550-MW… […]

Encore, Greenbacker Developing Pollinator-Friendly Solar Projects

Encore Renewable Energy, a company that specializes in the design, development, financing, permitting and construction of solar and energy storage projects, and Greenbacker, a limited partnership that makes corporate debt and equity investments in sustainable infrastructure development companies, have entered into a new agreement for the completion of 14 solar projects aggregating to 28 MW […]

DOE Names Recipients of the American-Made Solar Prize

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the winners of the American-Made Solar Prize Round 3 and the 20 semifinalist teams selected to advance to the next phase of Round 4. Through the Solar Prize, DOE works to bring hardware technology innovations to market faster and to bolster competitiveness in solar hardware manufacturing. “Since […]

McDonald’s signs three more virtual PPAs for 1.13 GW of renewable power

McDonald’s has announced its continued commitment to climate action through the signing of three new virtual power purchase agreements for two wind farms and one portfolio of solar projects in the United States. The virtual PPA will total 1,130 MW (547 MW wind, 583 MW solar). Last year, the restaurant chain signed two virtual PPAs… […]

Clearway commences construction on six Illinois community solar projects

Clearway Energy Group announced that construction is now underway on six of its Illinois community solar projects, totaling 18 MW of Clearway’s 60-MW Illinois community solar portfolio. The projects are part of an 18-project, 54-MW portfolio sold to Clearway in 2019 under a master purchase agreement with Cypress Creek Renewables, which acted as the originator… […]

AUI Partners building Rhode Island’s largest single-rooftop solar project

NuGen Capital Management starts construction of a 6.76-MWdc rooftop solar power system in the company’s home state of Rhode Island. The project, comprised of over 16,000 solar panels, is being installed by AUI Partners on a 560,000 sq ft warehouse in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Full commercial operation of the project is expected in early… […]

Encore Renewable Energy, Greenbacker make 28 MW of Northeast solar sites pollinator-friendly

Encore Renewable Energy and Greenbacker announced a new agreement for the completion of 14 solar projects aggregating 28 MW of capacity with pollinator-friendly ground cover. This initiative builds on the recently announced partnership and provides over 200 acres of habitat necessary for increasing the populations of pollinators such as bees and monarch butterflies. These important… […]

The status of solar and wind tax credits and tariffs as we enter 2021

By Elliott J. Williams, Adam D. Schurle and Morten A. Lund, Stoel Rives Trying to look ahead into 2021 is a study in uncertainty. Uncertainty has always been a fixture in the solar and wind industries, and the past few years have been spectacularly unpredictable, but uncertainty may be the defining feature for any prediction… […]

Silver Lining Solar completes Quest Renewables carport project in New Jersey

Solar carport racking company Quest Renewables has completed a 250.8-kW solar carport system in partnership with Silver Lining Solar for a private parking lot located on the shores of Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey. The solar carport system was constructed and installed earlier this year and provides clean power to The Windlass restaurant, a local favorite… […]