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DOE’s free software helps defend solar projects from cyberattacks
24 Jun 2024 at 7:38pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
An award-winning project has expanded the toolbox that helps utilities and manufacturers prevent cybersecurity attacks from affecting the U.S. electric grid. In 2019, the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), in collaboration with other DOE program offices, invested $4.5 million for the development of a first-of-its-kind software tool. The software identifies… The post DOE’s free software helps defend solar projects from cyberattacks appeared first on Solar Power World.

Energizer Solar products to be distributed through ATG E Power
24 Jun 2024 at 2:31pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Energizer Solar, a licensee of Energizer Holdings, will distribute its solar products in the North American market through California-based ATG E Power. “The Energizer Solar product range has already made waves in the renewable energy sector, achieving remarkable success in Australia and Europe,” said Nicholas Sweeney, co-founder of Energizer Solar. “Our comprehensive solar ecosystem, designed… The post Energizer Solar products to be distributed through ATG E Power appeared first on Solar Power World.

LG Electronics USA works out financing deal for Home 8 ESS customers
24 Jun 2024 at 2:25pm
by Kelly Pickerel
LG Electronics USA is expanding its relationship with financing company Synchrony to offer LG independent Pro Dealers a financing program to help homeowners purchase the Home 8 energy storage system. The private label credit card program features competitive deferred interest, fixed payment and equal monthly payment promotion options for the Home 8 ESS to help… The post LG Electronics USA works out financing deal for Home 8 ESS customers appeared first on Solar Power World.

National Grid Renewables completes 95-MW Minnesota solar portfolio
21 Jun 2024 at 6:48pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Last week, Minnesota-based National Grid Renewables hosted a community event celebrating two new solar projects located in Southern Minnesota — the 50-MW Louise Solar Project located in Mower County and the 45-MW Fillmore County Solar Project. The “Homegrown Minnesolar” event brought together community members, landowners, customers, partners and local officials to celebrate and recognize the… The post National Grid Renewables completes 95-MW Minnesota solar portfolio appeared first on Solar Power World.

Sheep, pigs being used for vegetation management on Virginia solar project
20 Jun 2024 at 7:22pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Energy Support Services, a wholly owned O&M subsidiary of New Energy Equity, has worked out a vegetation management plan for a DSD Renewables project in Winchester, Virginia. The rocky terrain and exposed stone where a 1.8-MW ground-mounted solar project is located made mowing under the arrays impossible because of the risk of damaging the solar… The post Sheep, pigs being used for vegetation management on Virginia solar project appeared first on Solar Power World.

Mid-Atlantic SREC aggregator Sun Tribe Trading rebrands as RECmint
20 Jun 2024 at 3:27pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Solar renewable energy certificate (SREC) aggregator RECmint announced it has rebranded and relaunched after doing business as Sun Tribe Trading since 2020. RECmint is an SREC aggregator and broker in the Mid-Atlantic that streamlines the process for residential customers to mint and sell SRECs from their solar PV systems. In addition, RECmint has been purpose-built… The post Mid-Atlantic SREC aggregator Sun Tribe Trading rebrands as RECmint appeared first on Solar Power World.

State of New York seeks new large-scale renewable energy projects
20 Jun 2024 at 3:18pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a new large-scale renewable energy solicitation to deliver clean electricity to New Yorkers. Building on New York’s 10-Point Action Plan, this solicitation seeks proposals for the development of new large-scale land-based renewable energy projects, which are expected to spur billions of dollars in clean energy investments and create thousands of family… The post State of New York seeks new large-scale renewable energy projects appeared first on Solar Power World.

Nextracker acquires solar foundations manufactuerer Ojjo
20 Jun 2024 at 2:48pm
by Billy Ludt
Nextracker, a global solar tracker and software solutions provider, has acquired Ojjo for approximately $119 million. Ojjo is a U.S.-based renewable energy company specializing in foundation technology and services used in utility-scale ground-mount applications for solar power generation. By merging the services, Nextracker hopes to offer solar EPCs and developers more choices for foundations that… The post Nextracker acquires solar foundations manufactuerer Ojjo appeared first on Solar Power World.

Saft to increase density of lithium ESS to 5 MWh by 2026
20 Jun 2024 at 12:54pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Saft, a subsidiary of TotalEnergies, has unveiled it will boost the energy density of its lithium battery energy storage system from 3.3 to 5 MWh in 2026, and the company will use a new AI algorithm with its I-Sight monitoring platform to improve the reliability of ESS installations. Since Saft installed its first systems in… The post Saft to increase density of lithium ESS to 5 MWh by 2026 appeared first on Solar Power World.

Origami Solar steel module frames find manufacturing home in US
20 Jun 2024 at 12:01pm
by Kelly Pickerel
Steel solar panel frame producer Origami Solar has secured a fully American supply chain, including working with three U.S. steel fabricators. The three partnerships – with Welser Profile of Valley City, Ohio; Priefert, of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; and Unimacts of Houston, Texas – will enable Origami to ship steel solar frames to customers in the first quarter of 2025.… The post Origami Solar steel module frames find manufacturing home in US appeared first on Solar Power World.

Recheck launches industry registry of solar salespeople and installers
20 Jun 2024 at 12:00pm
by Kelsey Misbrener
Recheck, a verification platform for the residential solar industry, announced the launch of its industry registry in partnership with the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and other solar finance, contractor and technology partners. The first platform of its kind, Recheck offers an industry-wide registry of residential solar salespeople and installers to guarantee the highest standards… The post Recheck launches industry registry of solar salespeople and installers appeared first on Solar Power World.

Sungrow livestreams fire test on PowerTitan ESS system to show its safety
20 Jun 2024 at 11:58am
by Kelly Pickerel
Sungrow recently livestreamed a fire test on its PowerTitan energy storage system. The test featured four PowerTitan 2.752-MWh systems, and the container was intentionally set on fire to test it could contain thermal runaway without spreading to other units. “This elevates our commitment to industry safety and transparency in commerce to a level few have… The post Sungrow livestreams fire test on PowerTitan ESS system to show its safety appeared first on Solar Power World.


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DOE, CAISO host interconnection workshop at GridTECH Connect Forum
24 Jun 2024 at 9:45pm
by Paul Gerke
DOE's Interconnection Innovation e-Xchange introduces GTC attendees to CAISO's reworked process to help them navigate it efficiently.



BOEM issues its final approval for Sunrise Wind offshore wind project
24 Jun 2024 at 9:15pm
by Sean Wolfe
The Sunrise Wind project — to be located south of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, and east of Block Island, Rhode Island — will have a total capacity of 924 MW.



Two Midwest states see clean energy advancements
24 Jun 2024 at 7:27pm
by Kelley Welf
A new Minnesota permitting law and the defeat of a Michigan ballot initiative illustrates support for renewable energy.



As offshore wind installation rises, Dominion showcases environmental, economic benefits
24 Jun 2024 at 6:53pm
by Renewable Energy World
The utility is using vibrations and bubble curtains to minimize environmental impacts.



Attending GridTECH Connect Forum? Here’s what’s happening in Newport Beach
21 Jun 2024 at 9:00pm
by Paul Gerke
The interconnection event GridTECH Connect Forum is assembling energy industry leaders June 24-26 in Newport Beach, California.



Beneath offshore wind turbines, researchers grow seafood and seaweed
21 Jun 2024 at 5:06pm
by Renewable Energy World
The move is part of efforts to explore multiple uses for remote wind parks far out at sea, such as fresh seafood production.

Denmark Wind Park Seafood

Louisiana’s largest industries are tired of waiting for renewable energy
21 Jun 2024 at 4:59pm
by Renewable Energy World
State utility regulators will allow industrial companies to get solar from non-utilities.



Qcells and Summit Ridge expand community solar partnership to 2 GW
21 Jun 2024 at 2:58pm
by Paul Gerke
Summit Ridge has committed to purchasing an additional 800 MW of Qcells solar panels to develop community solar projects nationwide.



What would a Donald Trump victory mean for historic clean energy incentives? — This Week in Cleantech
21 Jun 2024 at 4:00am
by John Engel
Plus, President Biden aims to link his clean energy and climate goals to good-paying jobs.

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New York approves plan to add six gigawatts of energy storage by 2030
20 Jun 2024 at 8:46pm
by Paul Gerke
The roadmap is a set of recommendations to cost-effectively expand New York's energy storage programs while bolstering grid resilience.




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