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April 28, 2022

Lightrock Sells 37 MW Prairie Creek to Sol Systems Through LevelTen Marketplace – Solar Industry

Sol Systems LLC has acquired a 37 MW DC solar development project in Morgan County, Ill., from Lightrock Power. Sol Systems acquired the project through an RFP process executed on LevelTen Energy’s Asset Marketplace and it is part of Sol Systems’ growth strategy to scale its Impact + Infrastructure platform across the U.S. “This acquisition […]

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April 28, 2022

Duke Energy Begins Jackpot Solar Construction with Idaho Power PPA in Place – Solar Industry

Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions, a nonregulated commercial brand of Duke Energy, has started construction of the 120 MW Jackpot Solar project in Twin Falls County, Idaho. This is the organization’s first utility-scale renewable energy project in the state, and once complete, it will be the largest solar facility in operation in Idaho. Jackpot Solar, which […]

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April 28, 2022

DSD, Caesars Start Installation of Solar Portfolio in Atlantic City – Solar Industry

DSD Renewables (DSD) and Caesars Entertainment have broken ground on an 8.4 MW solar portfolio spanning three Caesars properties in Atlantic City, N.J. The projects will help propel Caesars toward its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 100% before 2050. The portfolio includes two solar canopies (1.7 MW and 886 kW) at Caesars Atlantic […]

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April 28, 2022

U.S. Tariff Case Could Jeopardize 100,000 Solar Jobs – Solar Industry

Solar installation forecasts for 2022 and 2023 are being cut by 46% due to the Biden administration’s circumvention case against solar imports from Southeast Asia. According to a new analysis by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the case will result in a drop of 24 GW of planned solar capacity over the next two […]

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April 28, 2022

DeSantis Vetoes Florida Net Metering Bill – Solar Industry

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has vetoed the recently passed CS/CS/HB 741 – Net Metering bill, which requires the Public Service Commission (PSC) to revise its rules on net metering of customer renewable generation, effective January 1, 2024. The revised rule must provide that excess electricity used by the customer is billed in accordance with normal […]

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April 28, 2022

Convergent Powers Additional Solar+Storage Systems in Maryland – Solar Industry

Energy storage solutions provider Convergent Energy + Power has begun operation of three more Maryland-based solar-plus-storage systems developed for Choptank Electrical Cooperative. These systems are in addition to the two systems Convergent has been operating for the utility since 2019. These new systems add 4 MW/8 MWh of storage and over 2 MW of solar […]

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April 27, 2022

TotalEnergies Acquires Core Solar to Expand U.S. Renewable Energy Portfolio – Solar Industry

TotalEnergies is further expanding its presence in the U.S. renewable energy industry by acquiring Austin, Texas-based Core Solar LLC, which has a portfolio of more than 4 GW of utility-scale solar and energy storage projects at various stages of development across several U.S. states and power markets. Core Solar’s CEO Greg Nelson and his employees […]

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April 27, 2022

Fengate, 42 Renewables Form Distributed Generation Development Partnership – Solar Industry

Fengate Asset Management has closed on a new development partnership with 42 Renewables and launched Fengate Distributed Generation Partners. The new platform is focused on acquiring, developing, constructing and operating distributed generation solar, DG solar plus battery storage and DG battery storage projects. Target market segments include community solar; municipal, university, school district and hospital; […]

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April 26, 2022

Nuclear Energy Generation Surpassed by Renewable Energy in 2021 – Solar Industry

Electric power sector generation from renewable sources totaled 795 million MWh in the United States during 2021, surpassing nuclear generation, which totaled 778 million MWh, observes the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). Natural gas remained the most prevalent source of energy used in electricity generation in the United States, accounting for 1,474 million MWh in […]

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