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Priority Power energizes 2-MW Kansas solar project
1 Jul 2022 at 12:22pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Priority Power announced the official opening of the Beloit Solar Farm in Beloit, Kansas. BSF is a 2-MW solar farm that will provide renewable electric power to the City of Beloit. The Beloit community has been a leader in electrification since the creation of its first power plant 124 years ago, which still stands today.… The post Priority Power energizes 2-MW Kansas solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Advocates say solar industry will take a hit from Supreme Court EPA decision
30 Jun 2022 at 3:40pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
On June 30, the Supreme Court issued a final decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The SCOTUS ruling constrains the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Solar advocates reacted with unanimous disdain. “While many top corporations are stepping up and taking ownership of their carbon emissions, the reality… The post Advocates say solar industry will take a hit from Supreme Court EPA decision appeared first on Solar Power World.

Solar net metering on track to end in Indiana
30 Jun 2022 at 12:48pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Effective July 1, Indiana customers who pay an electric bill to one of the five Indiana investor-owned utilities — Duke Energy Indiana, Indiana Michigan Power, NIPSCO, CenterPoint (formerly known as Vectren), or AES Indiana (formerly known as Indianapolis Power & Light) — will no longer be allowed to participate in net metering when they install… The post Solar net metering on track to end in Indiana appeared first on Solar Power World.

Update: Governor signs Rhode Island 100% renewables bill
30 Jun 2022 at 6:00am
by Kelsey Misbrener
Update 6/29: Gov. Daniel McKee signed the bill, making Rhode Island the first state in the country to commit to 100% renewable energy by 2033. New legislation passed by the Rhode Island state Senate would create a plan to realize goals established in 2020 by executive order. The Senate approved Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio’s… The post Update: Governor signs Rhode Island 100% renewables bill appeared first on Solar Power World.

StrikeHold anti-corrosion spray suggested for use on solar electrical components
30 Jun 2022 at 5:00am
by Kelly Pickerel
The anti-corrosion protectant, cleaner, and lubricant StrikeHold has been suggested for use on equipment at solar projects as a corrosion protectant. The spray was originally developed to preserve and maintain U.S. military weapons and heavy equipment for use in some of the harshest working conditions in the world. Today Strikehold is used to protect circuit… The post StrikeHold anti-corrosion spray suggested for use on solar electrical components appeared first on Solar Power World.

California Energy Commission to give grants to cities, counties that adopt SolarAPP+
29 Jun 2022 at 6:38pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
California recently launched a first-in-the-nation initiative to spur growth in rooftop solar and reduce consumer costs by cutting red tape that impedes solar installations. The California Energy Commission’s “CalAPP” program will provide incentives to cities and counties to adopt SolarAPP+, software designed by the federal Dept. of Energy using innovative technology that issues building permits… The post California Energy Commission to give grants to cities, counties that adopt SolarAPP+ appeared first on Solar Power World.

Ingeteam unveils 7.65-MW inverter power station on skid
29 Jun 2022 at 1:46pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Ingeteam announced it has started manufacturing the new INGECON SUN FSK power stations for PV plants and storage systems. The company says it’s an ideal solution for large-scale projects due to its high power rating, which can reach up to 7.65-MW output power at medium voltage. This new design was produced to make installation and… The post Ingeteam unveils 7.65-MW inverter power station on skid appeared first on Solar Power World.

CPS America opens new U.S. headquarters near Dallas, Texas
29 Jun 2022 at 1:04pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
CPS America has announced the opening of a new U.S. headquarters and innovation center near Dallas, Texas. The company says its new headquarters demonstrates a commitment to clean energy innovation in North America. The new Innovation Center headquarters will house CPS Labs, the CPS America service team, Network Operations Center (NOC) and expanded warehouse services.… The post CPS America opens new U.S. headquarters near Dallas, Texas appeared first on Solar Power World.

Even with Biden’s two-year tariff pause, WoodMac still expects solar markets to be down this year and next
29 Jun 2022 at 12:33pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Research group Wood Mackenzie has released an updated U.S. solar forecast after the Biden Administration issued an Executive Order (EO) announcing a two-year delay on AD/CVD tariffs by the Dept. of Commerce. WoodMac had been predicting a 6.3-GW reduction in 2022 installations based on the uncertainty around the anticircumvention investigation launched by the DOC in… The post Even with Biden’s two-year tariff pause, WoodMac still expects solar markets to be down this year and next appeared first on Solar Power World.

DOE study finds energy sector employment is outpacing overall U.S. numbers
29 Jun 2022 at 11:48am
by Kelly Pickerel
The U.S. Department of Energy released the 2022 U.S. Energy and Employment Report (USEER), a study of employment across multiple sectors of the energy industry. The report covers 2021 and found that the energy sector experienced positive job growth, increasing 4.0% from 2020 to 2021, outpacing overall U.S. employment, which climbed 2.8% in the same… The post DOE study finds energy sector employment is outpacing overall U.S. numbers appeared first on Solar Power World.

Solar FlexRack trackers used in 15-MW Arizona community solar project
28 Jun 2022 at 1:51pm
by Billy Ludt
Tuscon Electric Power’s 15-MW Raptor Ridge solar array was commissioned this month at a 100-acre site in Tucson, Arizona. The community solar project uses Solar FlexRack’s single-axis trackers to support 35,500 bifacial modules, which increase energy production by up to 30%. The new array will supply power for the TEP GoSolar Home program, which provides… The post Solar FlexRack trackers used in 15-MW Arizona community solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Behind-the-meter hardware SolShare allows for on-site solar sharing at apartment complexes
28 Jun 2022 at 1:32pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Solar installer esaSolar has completed an installation of a “shared solar system” for a multi-family apartment complex in Orlando. The installation for RENU Communities uses hardware from Allume Energy. By using Allume’s SolShare technology, residents of the 296-unit Canopy Villa Apartments can subscribe to portions of the array on the roof. SolShare is likely the… The post Behind-the-meter hardware SolShare allows for on-site solar sharing at apartment complexes appeared first on Solar Power World.


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Siemens and VW take a stake in Electrify America
4 Jul 2022 at 9:00am
by Jennifer Runyon
The Volkswagen Group and Siemens announced they are investing $450 million in Electrify America.

FERC proposes to standardize interconnection procedures
1 Jul 2022 at 4:21pm
by Rao Konidena
As part of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) on generator interconnection, FERC proposed that co-located resources can share an interconnection request, was convinced about the "fuel-based dispatch" to reduce the instances of expensive network upgrades for worst-case interconnection studies, and expanded ride-through requirements to include under-voltage and over-voltage conditions.

Supreme Court decision may slow clean energy transition
1 Jul 2022 at 3:24pm
by Renewable Energy World
Most experts don't think the Supreme Court decision in West Virginia vs. EPA will immediately reverse the transition away from coal to cleaner sources of electricity. But the ruling could slow the trajectory.

Offshore wind supply chain woes threaten excitement
1 Jul 2022 at 9:00am
by Renewable Energy World
The offshore wind industry can expect to enter an era of dramatic growth as governments seek to improve energy security and affordability.

SigmaTron International
30 Jun 2022 at 7:46pm
by Renewable Energy World
SigmaTron International (NASDAQ:SGMA) is a full service electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider with a network of manufacturing facilities in the United States, Mexico, China and Vietnam that enables us to provide a wide range of nearshore and offshore manufacturing options. Our International Purchasing Office (IPO) in Taiwan combined with experienced procurement professionals at each facility ensures a robust materials management […]

California NEM 3.0: Rooftop solar’s biggest fight is back on
30 Jun 2022 at 7:25pm
by John Engel
Ep. 5 of the Factor This! podcast will break down the reopening of California's NEM 3.0 and feature Vote Solar's new boss.

How FERC plans to speed up interconnection queues
30 Jun 2022 at 3:13pm
by Rao Konidena
Recognizing the delays associated with affected systems studies, FERC proposed reforms to increase the speed of interconnection queue processing.

DOE launches $500m effort to turn mines into clean energy hubs
30 Jun 2022 at 2:13pm
by John Engel
Two of the clean energy demonstration projects funded under this program must include solar energy and DOE is seeking information from respondents about opportunities to use domestically-manufactured solar for these projects.

Offshore wind developers reach agreement with environmentalists on protecting whales
30 Jun 2022 at 9:00am
by Renewable Energy World
The agreement involving Ørsted and Eversource — developers of South Fork Wind off the coast of New England and New York — was signed by the National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Conservation Law Foundation.

Rhode Island sets target for 100% renewable energy
29 Jun 2022 at 2:56pm
by Renewable Energy World
The legislation accelerates plans for the electric grid to operate with 100% renewable energy, so the goal is achieved in 2033.


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