Commoditization Pressure: A Drag on Solar-Industry Scaling

As solar starts 2021, our commercial landscape looks a whole lot different: a two-year extension of the ITC, COVID immunizations, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, President Biden. And yet, the fundamental driver of 2020’s commercial success remains in place: Strong business execution. That’s why most people I talk with expect 2021 to be an even stronger […]

WEC Energy Group proposes 200-MW solar + storage project in Wisconsin

WEC Energy Group proposed plans for a solar + storage project and if approved, the Paris Solar-Battery Park in Kenosha County would be the largest facility of its kind in Wisconsin. The facility features 200 MW of solar generation and 110 MW of battery storage, which can store solar-generated power and discharge it after sunset.… […]

11.2-MW portfolio of community solar projects completed in Illinois

ENGIE North America and Solstice have completed an 11.2-MW portfolio of community solar projects in Commonwealth Edison service territory in Illinois. The projects are now open for enrollment to ComEd customers. “We are pleased to develop community solar projects that empower Illinois residents to take part in the clean energy transition,” says Luis Felipe Birolini, Head… […]

Sunpin Solar Secures Titan Solar PPA

Sunpin Solar LLC, a California-based solar energy company, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the Titan Solar 1 Power Plant. The project has a 12-year PPA with Exelon Generation Co. LLC, a company that supplies retail customers in California through its affiliate Constellation NewEnergy Inc. In addition, Sunpin announced that Morgan Stanley Capital […]

Exelon signs PPA on Sunpin Solar’s completed 98-MW California solar project

Sunpin Solar secured a 12-year PPA for its 98-MWdc Titan Solar 1 Power Plant with Exelon Generation Company, which supplies retail customers in California through its affiliate, Constellation NewEnergy. In addition, Sunpin announced that Morgan Stanley Capital Group is providing an 8-year financial hedge. The project began construction in January of 2020 and reached completion… […]

Genie Solar Energy installs 57.5-kW PV array at New Jersey distribution center

Genie Solar Energy has completed a rooftop solar installation for Kraft Power, a generator and cogeneration systems provider. The 57.5-kW custom rooftop solar system was installed at Kraft Power’s distribution center in Pompton Plains, New Jersey. “Kraft Power is elated that, with the completion of this project, we are able to offset up to 100%… […]

Macey: Energy Laws Stifling Clean Energy Growth

Joshua C. Macey, assistant professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School, says the time has come for states and the federal government to abandon certain outdated utility laws that are obstructing the nation’s push toward cleaner energy sources. Macey’s arguments are detailed in his paper, Zombie Energy Laws, which was just awarded […]

Appalachian Power Issues RFPs Seeking Renewable Energy, Storage Projects

Appalachian Power has issued a request for proposals (RFPs) for up to 300 MW of solar and/or wind generation resources. The request for bids is the first in a series of RFPs Appalachian Power will issue this year to comply with provisions of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA).   Under the VCEA, Appalachian Power must […]

Virginia utility issues RFP for 300 MW of renewable energy projects

Appalachian Power issued a request for proposals (RFPs) for up to 300 MW of solar and/or wind generation resources. The request for bids is the first in a series of RFPs Appalachian Power will issue this year to comply with provisions of the Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA). Under the VCEA, Appalachian Power must meet… […]

Origis Energy donates $25,000 to youth development nonprofit in project community

Origis Energy announced a $25,000 educational grant to A.S.P.I.R.E., a nonprofit youth development and mentoring organization in Twiggs County, Georgia. The Origis Energy grant stems from the company’s GA Solar 4 – Twiggs County Solar project and its commitment to making lasting contributions to the communities in which it works. GA Solar 4 is a… […]