CPUC votes in favor of utility-developed solar despite rooftop market’s opposition

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted unanimously to approve major modifications to the “Avoided Cost Calculator” (ACC) that deeply undercuts the value of rooftop solar on Thursday. The vote came after over 7,000 public comments were submitted to the commissioners protesting the modifications and after dozens of members of the public called to testify… […]

ACCIONA begins construction on first U.S. solar project

ACCIONA has begun construction of the 317-MW Fort Bend Solar Farm outside Houston, Texas, its first PV plant in the United States. ACCIONA plans to double its renewable energy capacity in the U.S. with the addition of more than 1,200 MW of solar photovoltaic energy by the end of 2023. “The start of construction of… […]

Everybody Solar installs 42.66-kW solar project on Glacier National Park headquarters

Everybody Solar has installed 42.66 kW of rooftop solar on Glacier National Park (GNP)’s headquarters in Columbia Falls, Montana. Glacier National Park Conservancy, the official non-profit fundraising partner of GNP, helped make the project a reality. “Bringing solar energy to the headquarters will be Glacier National Park’s largest energy project to date,” said Jim Foster,… […]

How the US government’s ban on Xinjiang silicon imports affects the solar industry

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a Withhold Release Order on Thursday on silicon-based products made by Hoshine Silicon Industry Co. The Chinese company is located in the Xinjiang province, an area under global concern for forced labor practices. The Biden Administration issued the ban as a reaction to discussions at the G7… […]

Nautilus Solar Acquiring New York Community Solar Project from Saturn Power

Solar owner-operator Nautilus Solar Energy LLC has acquired a 6.34 MW DC community solar project in New York from Saturn Power Inc., a Canadian renewable energy developer. The project, located in Norwich, N.Y., in NYSEG utility territory, is expected to start construction in Q2 2021. When fully operational, it will generate approximately 9 million kWh […]

Ernst Schweizer Debuts Solar Mounting Solutions For Large-Format PV Modules

Ernst Schweizer AG and its subsidiary, DOMA Solartechnik GmbH, are expanding their range of solar mounting systems for flat roofs, MSP-FR – enabling the installation of larger PV modules. As a new addition to the range of east/west (MSP-FR-EW) and south (MSP-FR-S) flat-roof-system solutions for module widths up to 1,205 mm, two new connection channels […]

Partners Kick Off Massive Solar PV Development in Canada

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) and Greengate Power Corp. have initiated construction on Travers Solar, the largest solar photovoltaic project in Canada. Travers Solar will have an installed capacity of approximately 465 MW AC / 691 MW DC, consisting of approximately 1.3 million monocrystalline bifacial solar panels from Jinko Solar Canada. Located in Vulcan County, Alberta, […]

Amazon’s Renewable Energy Footprint Now Exceeds 10 GW

Amazon has announced another 14 renewable energy projects in the U.S., Canada, Finland and Spain, bringing the company’s total renewable energy investments to date to 10 GW. The latest utility-scale solar and wind projects will supply renewable energy for Amazon’s corporate offices, fulfillment centers and Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers. “We’re driving hard to […]