BloombergNEF: Residential Solar Installations Continue at Record Pace

Global demand for home solar has soared this year, according to recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BloombergNEF) research.  BloombergNEF reported that U.S. residential solar installations were 21% higher during the first seven months of this year than the same period in 2019. BloombergNEF attributed the demand to Americans on pandemic lockdown becoming more conscious of […]

Timken Remains Confident in Expanding Renewables Market

The Timken Co., a company that specializes in engineered bearings and power transmission products, says it is allocating more than $75 million in capital investments through early 2022 to increase the company’s renewable energy capabilities across its global footprint. “This has been a breakout year for us in renewable energy markets,” says Richard G. Kyle, […]

S-5! expanding metal roof solar mounts manufacturing facility

S-5!, a metal roof attachment technology provider, is expanding its manufacturing facility in Iowa Park, Texas with a 20,000+ square foot addition, driven by global market growth in both solar and snow retention markets. Wichita Falls-based Anthony Inman Construction is executing the work under a construction management contract with S-5! corporate. The project also involves… […]

Seraphim Investing in Vietnam to Expand Global Production Capacity

Seraphim Solar System Co. Ltd., a solar product manufacturer, says it is investing in a 750 MW module assembly factory with fully automatic production lines in Vietnam.  Seraphim’s investment will enhance Vietnam’s enterprise resilience in the face of the pandemic by strengthening its global supply capability, using Seraphim’s 500 MW S3 series half-cell modules and […]

Littelfuse expands amperage options on 1,500-V string fuse line

Littelfuse, a global manufacturer of technologies in circuit protection, power control, and sensing, announced the expansion of its SPXV series solar string fuses to include 35 to 60 amperage models. Designed to integrate into an LFXV15 fuse block and cover holder, these 20 x 127 mm 1,500 V DC solar fuses protect PV installations from… […]

First Large-Scale Facility to Combine Wind, Solar and Storage Comes Online

Portland General Electric Co. (PGE), an Oregon-based fully integrated energy company, says it has started commercial power generation at the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility in Eastern Oregon.  Wheatridge is a joint project of PGE and a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources LLC. The new facility marks a milestone in Oregon’s acceleration to a clean energy […]

NuGen Capital Breaks Ground on Rhode Island Rooftop Solar Project

NuGen Capital Management LLC, a company that owns, operates and develops renewable energy projects, has started construction on a 6.76 MW DC rooftop solar power system in Rhode Island.   The project, which will utilize over 16,000 solar panels, is being installed by AUI Partners, a full-service renewable energy and commercial contractor, on a 560,000 square […]

Construction continues on solar farms to support Facebook’s huge data center in Georgia

McCarthy Building Companies announced it has begun construction on two solar projects in south Georgia for Silicon Ranch. The utility-scale solar facilities include the 107-MWAC Snipesville II in Jeff Davis County in southeast Georgia and the 80 MWAC Lancaster Solar in Calhoun County in the southwestern part of the state. McCarthy is responsible for the design, procurement, construction, and… […]

Engie North America finds investor for 70-MW solar project pipeline

ENGIE North America and Hannon Armstrong, climate change solutions investor, announce a new partnership to jointly invest in a DG portfolio of solar and solar + storage assets located across the United States. The portfolio is comprised of a diversified set of community solar and commercial and industrial ground-mounted, carport and rooftop solar and solar… […]

Alliant Energy to build utility’s first community solar project in Wisconsin

Alliant Energy is launching its first community solar project. The solar garden will be located near Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, nestled along the south side of state Highway 151. Alliant Energy expects to start construction on the 1-MW community solar project in the spring and complete it by the end of 2021. “We are excited… […]