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Fronius hosts firefighter solar safety training in Indiana
19 Apr 2024 at 7:16pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
On April 16-18, Fronius USA opened its US headquarters’ solar panel roof and solar inverter lab to local fire department officials of the City of Portage’s Fire Department for fire safety training on solar power equipment. The Solar Solutions Management team at Fronius USA provided technical training on PV systems, which consisted of rapid shutdown… The post Fronius hosts firefighter solar safety training in Indiana appeared first on Solar Power World.

Biden Administration announces first manufacturers to qualify for 48C tax credits
19 Apr 2024 at 3:04pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on April 19 released details for 35 projects across 20 states that voluntarily shared with DOE they received a total of $1.93 billion in allocations of the Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit (48C). 48C is an allocated tax credit funded by President Biden’s Investing in America agenda through the… The post Biden Administration announces first manufacturers to qualify for 48C tax credits appeared first on Solar Power World.

CI Renewables to add solar carports to Maryland hospital system
19 Apr 2024 at 2:16pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Taking another step toward increasing its renewable energy portfolio and being a ‘greener’ company, the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) announced it is engaging in a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to design, install and maintain solar energy parking lot canopies at three of its corporate locations. The project, which includes two corporate office buildings… The post CI Renewables to add solar carports to Maryland hospital system appeared first on Solar Power World.

Midwest green bank partners with IBEW for low-income solar grant projects
19 Apr 2024 at 12:33pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Growth Opportunity Partners, a community financial institution and Green Bank, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) announced a groundbreaking agreement to collaborate on the implementation of the Solar for All program, funded under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. Growth Opps is the lead applicant for the $250 million grant… The post Midwest green bank partners with IBEW for low-income solar grant projects appeared first on Solar Power World.

New York includes renewable energy project permitting act in state budget
18 Apr 2024 at 5:03pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
New York legislators approved the inclusion of the Renewable Action Through Project Interconnection and Deployment (RAPID) Act in the final FY 2024-25 State Budget. Gov. Kathy Hochul introduced the RAPID Act in January with a goal to create a one-stop-shop for the environmental review and permitting of major renewable energy and transmission facilities within the… The post New York includes renewable energy project permitting act in state budget appeared first on Solar Power World.

Catalyze adds solar, storage and EV charging to Massachusetts life science building
18 Apr 2024 at 2:01pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Catalyze, a clean energy transition company that finances, builds, owns and operates solar, battery storage and electric vehicle charging systems for commercial and industrial customers, announced the operation of a 252-kWDC solar + 125-kW storage project installed at 66 Galen, a purpose-built life science building owned in a joint venture by Davis and Boston Development… The post Catalyze adds solar, storage and EV charging to Massachusetts life science building appeared first on Solar Power World.

Solar installer donates $50k to community still recovering from Hawaii wildfire
18 Apr 2024 at 11:37am
by Kelly Pickerel
Desta Rudolph, president of solar energy company Independent Energy, has donated $50,000 to Project Empower, a non-profit that has focused on helping Maui recover from deadly wildfires that destroyed the historic town of Lahaina, displacing thousands of residents. Nearly eight months after one of the nation’s most deadly and destructive natural disasters, the need for… The post Solar installer donates $50k to community still recovering from Hawaii wildfire appeared first on Solar Power World.

Clearway completes massive solar + storage complex in Riverside, California
17 Apr 2024 at 7:35pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Clearway Energy Group announced on April 17 that the Victory Pass and Arica solar and storage projects in Riverside County, California, have been placed in service. The projects’ combined capacity of 463 MW solar and 186 MW battery storage will generate enough electricity to power 205,000 homes. “We are delighted to bring online the Victory… The post Clearway completes massive solar + storage complex in Riverside, California appeared first on Solar Power World.

DOE releases new solutions to speed clean energy interconnection and clear backlog
17 Apr 2024 at 6:54pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
The U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) released a new roadmap outlining solutions to speed up the interconnection of clean energy onto the nation’s transmission grid and clear the existing backlog of solar, wind and battery projects seeking to be built. The Transmission Interconnection Roadmap, developed by DOE’s Interconnection Innovation e-Xchange (i2X), serves as a guide… The post DOE releases new solutions to speed clean energy interconnection and clear backlog appeared first on Solar Power World.

UGE to complete seventh community solar project in NYC with Wildflower this summer
17 Apr 2024 at 6:30pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Solar developer UGE and commercial real estate developer Wildflower, both based in New York City, completed their first solar project together in 2019. Now five years into their partnership, their seventh rooftop community solar project together is under construction. For the two mission-driven companies, the partnership is symbiotic. UGE leases rooftop space on Wildflower’s commercial… The post UGE to complete seventh community solar project in NYC with Wildflower this summer appeared first on Solar Power World.

Bipartisan Colorado legislators introduce bill to revamp community solar program
17 Apr 2024 at 3:57pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
A bipartisan group of Colorado legislators introduced a bill to greatly expand access to the clean energy transition through a revitalization of the state’s community solar program. Senate Bill SB24-207, introduced by Senate President Steve Fenberg (D–Boulder), comes at a time of unprecedented federal funding opportunities through the Biden administration’s Inflation Reduction Act. This bill… The post Bipartisan Colorado legislators introduce bill to revamp community solar program appeared first on Solar Power World.

Infinigen and ArcLight plan 32-MW solar + storage project in Puerto Rico
17 Apr 2024 at 1:37pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Infinigen Renewables and ArcLight Capital Partners announced a milestone power and battery infrastructure project — a ~15 MW storage project paired with a ~32 MW Solar Project in the Yabucoa Municipality of Puerto Rico. Infinigen, a wholly owned subsidiary of a fund managed by ArcLight, is partnering with FlexGen Power Systems, a battery energy storage… The post Infinigen and ArcLight plan 32-MW solar + storage project in Puerto Rico appeared first on Solar Power World.


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Massive New York projects nixed as NYSERDA concludes third offshore wind solicitation
19 Apr 2024 at 5:19pm
by Paul Gerke
NYSERDA provisionally awarded three offshore projects in October, but has decided against granting final awards to Attentive Energy One, Community Offshore Wind, and Excelsior Wind.



U.S. hydropower generation expected to increase by 6% in 2024
19 Apr 2024 at 3:00pm
by Elizabeth Ingram
This year, the U.S. Energy Information Administration expects hydropower generation to increase 6% and account for 250 billion kWh.



Ava and Calibrant partner to scale public EV charging access in Northern California
19 Apr 2024 at 2:09pm
by Paul Gerke
Ava Community Energy and Calibrant Energy will deploy 86 public DC fast chargers across 11 sites in six California cities.



New York Local Law 97:  Its implications and opportunities for campuses 
19 Apr 2024 at 9:00am
by Renewable Energy World
Local Law 97 (LL97), which requires NYC buildings over 25,000 sq. ft. to significantly reduce their carbon emissions, will notably impact higher education campuses in NYC starting this year, writes Arthur Pearson, Regulatory Affairs Lead, Blueprint Power.



DOE: ‘Advanced’ grid solutions could add up to 100 GW in capacity
19 Apr 2024 at 8:00am
by Sean Wolfe
The Innovative Grid Deployment Liftoff report is focused on identifying pathways to accelerate deployment of key commercially available but underutilized advanced grid solutions on the existing transmission and distribution system to address near-term hotspots and modernize the grid to prepare for a wide range of energy futures.



A cup of coffee with Schneider Electric SVP of North American power products Antonio Di Vaira
18 Apr 2024 at 7:58pm
by Paul Gerke
Schneider Electric SVP of North American power products Antonio Di Vaira shares insight on efficiency, microgrids, and energy policy.



Q1 2024 solar report: Market conditions drive decreases in solar funding and financing
18 Apr 2024 at 7:47pm
by Sean Wolfe
Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the global solar sector in the first quarter of 2024.



DOE releases new transmission interconnection roadmap to address clean energy backlog
18 Apr 2024 at 6:07pm
by Sean Wolfe
The roadmap sets success targets for interconnection improvement by 2030 and outlines tools that could improve the process for connecting more clean energy projects to a reliable grid.



Critics: Duke Energy’s new N.C. green tariff proposal still falls short
18 Apr 2024 at 4:06pm
by Renewable Energy World
Though backed by some large customers, the revised program won’t add significant carbon-free electrons to the grid, advocates say.



Solar prices stabilized, wind prices rose in Q1 2024: report
17 Apr 2024 at 7:25pm
by Sean Wolfe
The report, North America Q1 2024 PPA Price Index, follows LevelTen Energy's report from earlier this year, that showed North American P25 PPA offer prices rose by 4% in Q4 of 2023.




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