Dec 2020 Issue: 2021 Renewable Energy Handbook

Solar Power World December 2020 Digital Edition is sponsored by CPS North America | Chint Power Global Welcome to the 2021 Renewable Energy Hand At times this past year felt like an eternity, but we bet a few expert renewable energy stories slipped past you in 2020. This handbook reviews what has been trending in… […]

DOE Allots Funding to Advance Solar Tech

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) says it is investing up to $45 million in research to advance solar hardware and systems integration – including the creation of a consortium dedicated to developing control technologies for a modernized electric grid. While solar makes up 3% of U.S. electricity, that amount is expected to reach 18% […]

Ormat Acquires Shovel-Ready Texas Energy Storage Project

Ormat Technologies Inc. has completed the acquisition of a shovel-ready energy storage asset in Upton County, Texas.  Ormat acquired the asset from Con Edison Development. Ormat’s wholly owned subsidiary, Viridity Energy Solutions Inc., will design, build, own and operate the 25 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) project. The project is co-located with an operational […]

Encore completes 2.2-MW solar array for Vermont utility

Vermont Public Power Supply Authority (VPPSA) and Encore Renewable Energy have hooked the Lawrence Brook Solar project to the grid in Morrisville, Vermont. The new 2.2-MW solar array is sited on property owned by Morrisville resident Jeanette Davis. Previously used for corn silage, the land now hosts a renewable energy project under a 25-year lease agreement that… […]

Con Edison, 174 Power Global Developing Queens Battery Storage Project

Con Edison and 174 Power Global have entered an agreement to install the largest battery storage project in New York on an industrial site in Astoria, Queens. The battery will be able to discharge 100 MW of electricity. 174 Power Global, which specializes in renewable energy projects, will build and own the battery system off […]

Developer creates innovative way for utility-scale project neighbors to reap solar benefits

By Sarah Moser, senior development manager, Savion As one of the largest utility-scale solar and energy storage development companies in the U.S., Savion is deeply committed to being a good neighbor and meeting the unique needs of its project communities. The solar energy facilities we develop provide many benefits to a local community including generating… […]