Solar advocates protest utility net-metering proposals at California Public Utility Commission

Clean energy advocates, environmental groups, solar consumers and businesses — fresh off defeating AB 1139 in the state legislature — are fighting back against the continued big utility “profit grab” that aims to make rooftop solar more expensive, harm consumers and slow down California’s clean energy progress. They joined together at the California Public Utilities… […]

Pennsylvania Utility Sends Out RFP for Alternative Energy Credits

PPL Electric Utilities has issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking to procure 14,600 Photovoltaic, 219,000 PA Tier I and 292,000 PA Tier II alternative energy credits (AECs) in order to meet the Pennsylvania Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard. Qualification materials must be received by Wednesday, July 7, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern. For more information about […]

Developers Making Headway on Large Texas Solar Project

Diode Ventures, a Black & Veatch company that develops infrastructure projects, has reached financial close on the Grizzly Ridge Solar Project, a 140 MW development located in Hamilton County, Texas. The project was co-developed with RKB Energy LLC (RKB). Once complete, Grizzly Ridge will provide power to the ERCOT North Zone “Grizzly Ridge is one […]

HSGS breaks ground on solar microgrid for Fort Hunter Liggett in California

The U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) Fort Hunter Liggett in Jolon, California, held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, May 27, to begin the installation of its new electrical distribution microgrid system. The $21.6 million microgrid project will make USAG Fort Hunter Liggett the first U.S. Army installation to achieve 100% net zero energy use for critical… […]

Anbe Roofing installs 31-kW GAF Energy low-profile solar project on California home

GAF Energy, a manufacturer of low-profile, roof-integrated solar solutions in North America, completed its largest residential solar roofing system. The more than 31 kW system was installed by GAF Energy partner Anbe Roofing. The system was installed on a private home in Portola Valley, California and will produce 50,455 kWh of clean energy annually and… […]

Community Solar Power Summit to take place in New Orleans right before SPI 2021

The Coalition for Community Solar Access (CCSA) and Solar Energy Trade Shows (SETS) today announced that the Community Solar Power Summit will be held on September 20-21 in New Orleans on the days immediately preceding SPI, ESI and Smart Energy Week. The Summit will tackle the biggest opportunities and barriers facing the community solar market… […]

K2 Systems releases series of solar mounts for tile rooftops

K2 Systems is releasing an all-new tile mounting product series to give installers a variety of options across tile roofs. Throughout 2020, K2 has expanded its product portfolio by releasing all new roof attachments to complement its systems. The new tile product series, T.H.O.R. (Tile Hooks On Roof) aims to provide a complete menu of… […]

Sunfig project feasibility tool joins Gibraltar family of product offerings

Solar software company Sunfig claims that its Instant Feasibility Tool (SIFT) can deliver a 5 to 15% increase in project returns for utility-solar developers. SIFT is a design, performance and financial modeling solution. “SIFT is a powerful tool for change in the utility solar industry,” says Ashton Vandemark, Sunfig founder. “Since SIFT’s launch in 2017,… […]

Ameresco planning 1.9-MW solar array at New Mexico Air Force base

Ameresco has partnered with Cannon Air Force Base (AFB) and the Defense Logistics Agency Energy (DLA Energy) for a $19 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) project that includes 1.9 MW of photovoltaic solar, smart controls and other conservation technologies. Ameresco designed the project to provide tangible facility improvements and enable recurring reductions in utility… […]