New California legislation would create 30% tax credit with direct pay option for qualifying microgrids

On April 14, California State Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) introduced the Making Imperiled Communities Resistant to Outages with Generation that is Resilient, Islandable, and Distributed (MICROGRID) Act. The legislation incentivizes the expansion and deployment of microgrids to provide backup power during emergencies. The bill would create a 30% tax credit for a qualifying microgrid… […]

Catalyze Adds PermaCity, SolarStrap Mounting Solution to Company Offerings

Catalyze, a developer and independent power producer of renewable distributed generation, storage and electric vehicle projects, has acquired PermaCity, a solar developer and installer, representing a strategic transaction in Catalyze’s recently announced market consolidation strategy. With a commitment to deliver more than 400 MW of projects within the next few years, PermaCity expands Catalyze’s project […]

Jack Daniel’s Solarizes Tennessee Distillery

Jack Daniel’s has partnered with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Duck River Electric Membership Corp. and Nashville-based solar power producer Silicon Ranch to provide its Lynchburg, Tenn., distillery with 20 MW of solar energy. TVA signed a long-term power purchase agreement with Silicon Ranch to build, own and operate the solar facility – pending environmental […]

First Solar Series 6 PV Tech Touts Lowest Commercial Degradation Rate

First Solar Inc., a U.S.-based solar company, says its Series 6 CuRe photovoltaic (PV) technology has a warranted degradation rate of 0.2% per year – the lowest rate for any commercially available PV product today based on publicly available information.  Series 6 CuRe’s degradation rate is up to 60% lower than conventional crystalline silicon (c-Si) […]

D.E. Shaw’s 180-MW Utah solar projects will support Facebook data centers

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments‘ (DESRI) 180-MWac Cove Mountain solar projects in Iron County, Utah have begun commercial operation. Cove Mountain and Cove Mountain 2 have long-term PPAs with PacifiCorp on behalf of Facebook, providing its data center operations with new solar resources. Swinerton Renewable Energy constructed the projects. “The DESRI team is thrilled to… […]

Iron Mountain Tracking Hourly Renewable Energy Usage

Iron Mountain Inc., a storage and information management services company, says it is progressing on the development of enhanced solutions for purchasing renewable energy, through readily available retail channels, by entering into an agreement with RPD Energy and Direct Energy to track the hourly renewable energy load of Iron Mountain data centers. The structure will […]

Sol Systems brings 6.5 MW of solar to Walmart stores in California

Sol Systems completed solar projects totaling 6.5 MW at seven Walmart stores across California. The portfolio is a mix of rooftop systems and solar carports. The portfolio is part of an ongoing partnership and will provide power directly to Walmart stores in Burbank, Calexico, North Highlands, Perris, Placerville, Sacramento and Wasco. The projects were developed… […]

Eos takes full ownership of HI-POWER battery manufacturing venture outside Pittsburgh

Zinc-based battery maker Eos has taken full ownership of the HI-POWER manufacturing venture it started with Holtec in 2019. Eos’s complete acquisition will enhance its operational and financial flexibility through the vertical integration of its supply chain. HI-POWER is a manufacturing facility located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and in close proximity to more than 80% of Eos’s… […]

Solar Alliance Energy installs arrays for two Lexington, Kentucky, fire stations

Solar Alliance Energy announced it has completed the installation of two solar projects at two Lexington, Kentucky, fire stations in the first step of what the company plans to be further inroads into the first responder market. Each solar project is 13.1 kW. “These projects represented a unique opportunity for our team,” said CEO Myke… […]

Li-Cycle to open lithium battery recycling facility in Phoenix

Lithium battery recycler Li-Cycle Corp. will build its third commercial lithium-ion battery recycling facility in North America, to be located in Gilbert, Arizona, within the Phoenix metropolitan area. It will join Li-Cycle’s existing facilities in Rochester, New York, and Kingston, Ontario. When complete, Li-Cycle’s “Spoke 3” facility will be capable of processing up to 10,000… […]