Safari Energy reaches 500 commercial solar projects developed or acquired

Solar developer Safari Energy recently announced that it has developed or acquired its 500th commercial-scale solar project. Spanning 24 states and Washington, D.C., Safari Energy’s projects have generated more than 618,000 MWh of electricity. “Countless business owners have recognized the value that solar can bring them, and Safari Energy has been honored to help deliver… […]

Los Angeles Can Achieve 100% Renewable Electricity by 2035

Meeting Los Angeles’ ambitious goal of 100% renewable electricity by 2045 – or even 2035 – is achievable with the rapid deployment of wind, solar, storage and other renewable energy technologies this decade, according to a years-long analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).  The combined effects of energy efficiency, […]

Pine Gate Renewables completes nearly 100 MW solar project in South Carolina

Pine Gate Renewables announced that its Centerfield Solar project in Chesterfield, South Carolina, is now online and supplying 98 MW of renewable energy to the community through its purchase power agreement with Santee Cooper. “Centerfield Solar is a testament to the creativity and expertise of our EPC team, which skillfully executed such a large-scale project,”… […]

U.S. Department of Energy sets goal to cut solar costs by 60% within next 10 years Part of this commitment includes advancing development of perovskites and CdTe thin films.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced an ambitious new target to cut the cost of solar energy by 60% within the next ten years, in addition to nearly $128 million in funding to lower costs, improve performance and speed the deployment of solar energy technologies. These investments support the Biden-Harris Administration’s climate goals and… […]

New Online Tool Breaks Down Texas’ Clean Energy Statistics

Wind power, solar power and energy storage projects are providing new economic opportunities for rural Texas counties, bringing needed diversification, economic development, job creation and multi-generational revenue through a growing property tax base and payments to landowners, according to CleanPowerPays.org, a new interactive website launched this week by the Advanced Power Alliance (APA) and Solar […]

LADWP Selects Siemens Energy to Enhance Transmission Facility Operations

Siemens Energy, a global energy company, says it will supply a reactive power compensation plant to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).  The plant will enhance operations at Barren Ridge Switching Station, LADWP’s renewable energy transmission facility in Kern County, Calif., about 80 miles north of Los Angeles. Siemens Energy says the […]

Regional Transmission Organizations Impeding Renewable Development

The current processes in and between regional transmission organizations (RTOs) are impeding the development of low-cost renewable power, according to a review recently released of regional and interregional transmission planning in the Great Plains, Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. The analysis from Concentric Energy Advisors, commissioned by the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) as part of […]

Redwood Materials to process batteries and solar panels recycled through ERI

Electronics recycler ERI and Redwood Materials are partnering on both battery and solar panel recycling. Redwoods Materials, co-founded by former Tesla CTO JB Straubel, is dedicated to handling e-waste responsibly. “ERI and Redwood Materials working together signals a unique, unprecedented partnership that will tackle the ‘last mile’ of electronic recycling: solar panels and batteries,” said… […]

Navisun Acquires Maine Agrivoltaic Solar Project from BlueWave

BlueWave Solar, a Boston-based solar developer and community solar service provider, has sold a 4.2 MW, 10-acre agrivoltaic solar project on a wild (lowbush) blueberry farm in Rockport, Maine, to Navisun, a solar power producer that owns and operates distributed and small utility-scale solar projects. Having successfully developed over 130 MW of solar in Massachusetts […]