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October 12, 2022

EE North America Plans 10 GW of U.S. Renewable Energy Projects by 2026 – Solar Industry

EE North America, a subsidiary of the Danish renewable energy company European Energy, says it will be developing 10 GW of renewable energy in the United States by 2026. EE North America recently opened a new office in Austin, Texas, to support its U.S. development pipeline. The company has purchased over 7,000 acres of land […]

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October 12, 2022

Greenbacker Acquires Virginia Solar Farm from Sun Tribe – Solar Industry

Greenbacker Capital Management, a renewable energy asset manager, has purchased, through an affiliated investment vehicle, a 3.9 MW DC to-be-constructed solar farm from Sun Tribe Development, a clean energy developer in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Wood Brothers Road Solar project is Greenbacker’s first clean energy asset in Virginia. It has a long-term power purchase agreement […]

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October 12, 2022

DOE Increases Funding to Study Domestic Production for Critical Minerals for Solar Panels – Solar Industry

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Notice of Intent (NOI) to fund a $32 million Bipartisan Infrastructure Law program supporting front-end engineering design (FEED) studies to produce rare earth elements (REEs) and other critical minerals and materials (CMMs) from domestic coal-based resources. Rare earth elements and other critical minerals are key to […]

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October 12, 2022

APG Buys Share in 690 MW Gemini Solar Project from Quinbrook, Primergy – Solar Industry

Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners and its portfolio company Primergy Solar have sold a minority equity stake in the $1.2 billion Gemini Solar + Storage project outside of Las Vegas to APG, a large pension asset manager in the Netherlands. APG has agreed to acquire a 49% equity ownership in the project on behalf of its pension […]

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October 11, 2022

European Commission Launches Solar Photovoltaic Industry Alliance – Solar Industry

The European Commission is formally endorsing a new Solar Photovoltaic Industry Alliance, with the aim of scaling up the manufacturing of innovative solar photovoltaic products and components. This will contribute to accelerating the deployment of solar power across the EU and improving the resilience of the EU’s energy system. The alliance is one of the […]

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October 11, 2022

SimpliPhi Power Unveils Energy Storage System, Training – Solar Industry

SimpliPhi Power, now part of Briggs and Stratton, has released the SimpliPHI ESS, which is composed of a 6 kW inverter, 4.9 kWh batteries, and the EnergyTrak gateway and mobile app. All components use closed-loop communications to allow for quick commissioning, remote monitoring and firmware upgrades, and better performance. The system specifications and installation guidelines […]

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October 11, 2022

Ameresco, Bright Canyon Begin Solar Construction on Pearl Harbor Joint Base – Solar Industry

Ameresco Inc., a clean technology integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and Bright Canyon Energy, a developer of energy infrastructure, have begun construction for the Kūpono Solar Project. This combined solar and battery storage system will be built at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam West Loch Annex in Hawai‘i. Once operational, the project […]

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October 11, 2022

Ontario Focuses on Procuring 2,500 MW of New Energy Storage – Solar Industry

Ontario Minister of Energy Todd Smith has directed the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to proceed with procuring up to 2,500 MW of new energy storage and other non-emitting resources to meet the province’s rapidly growing energy system needs.  “Energy storage will help to enable more effective integration of the province’s generation resources while enhancing […]

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October 7, 2022

DOE Report Recommends Increasing Security for Distributed Clean Energy – Solar Industry

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a long-term evaluation of the cybersecurity considerations associated with distributed energy resources (DER), such as distributed solar, storage and other clean energy technologies, and the potential risks to the electric grid over the next 10 years. The study finds that while a cyberattack on today’s DER systems […]

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