NextEra Energy Resources celebrates commissioning of 10-MW solar array in Colorado

Officials from Colorado Springs Utilities and NextEra Energy Resources joined local community leaders to celebrate the commissioning of the Clear Spring Ranch Solar Array south of Colorado Springs. “This project helps Colorado Springs Utilities meet its renewable energy commitments and diversify its energy production portfolio, while enjoying the economic advantages of solar power,” said Matt

Energy Department invests $21 Million in 17 projects to speed solar adoption

  The Energy Department today announced $21.4 million in funding for 17 new projects to help reduce the “soft costs” commonly found with solar energy, such as installation, permitting, and connecting to the grid. As more U.S. consumers turn toward renewable energy each year, nine of the awards will focus on how the solar industry

Radiance Solar selected to design and build cutting-edge solar facility in Athens, Georgia

Radiance Solar announces the completion of a grid-tied, state-of-the-art 1.25-megawatt (dc) solar research project designed for studying solar panel performance. The installation is located on a 10-acre site leased to project owner Georgia Power by the University of Georgia. The renewable energy credits resulting from operation of the facility will be owned by the University

Secure Futures finishes Virginia’s largest solar PV array for public school system

Secure Futures LLC, a Staunton-based solar development company, and the Albemarle County Public Schools (ACPS) co-hosted a dedication ceremony at Monticello High School for the largest installed solar photovoltaic array on a public school system in the Commonwealth of Virginia, totaling 1.1 MW on six Albemarle schools. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe keynoted the event, highlighting

Clean Energy Group installs solar+storage systems for rural Vermont renters

Stakeholders from community development agencies, industry, philanthropy, Vermont government, and the nonprofit sector celebrated a milestone at the recent ribbon cutting ceremony for the McKnight Lane Affordable Housing Development in Waltham, Vermont. Clean Energy Group worked with Addison County Community Trust, Cathedral Square and others in a unique coalition to transform a defunct mobile home

Standard Solar breaks ground on 503-kW system for Choptank Electric Cooperative

Standard Solar and Choptank Electric Cooperative recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a new solar project. The 503-kW, 1,596-panel system being built by Standard Solar is expected to produce 706 MWh annually. Being built on a 1.2 acre field, the array will provide electricity for Choptank Electric Cooperative’s Regional Service Center which hosts operations serving members on Maryland’s

The best time to think about snow retention on solar roofs is before it even snows

If only after an unfortunate accident you first consider snow retention devices on a sloped roof with solar, it may be too late, says representatives of S-5!. A successful snow guard should be installed to the roofing structure with enough space to stop sliding snow—and that often changes solar design plans. “We hope a solar

Vasari Energy buys 450 acres of land in Arizona with 68-MW solar potential

Vasari Energy Inc., a California-based solar energy provider, signed a contract to purchase 450 acres of land in Maricopa County, Arizona, for the development of a project with up to 68 MW of solar power. The project will be developed through Sonoran Solar Development Partners LLC, a wholly owned development partnership of Vasari Energy Inc.

Total corporate funding in solar rises to $3 billion in Q3 2016

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector in the third quarter of 2016. Total corporate funding, including venture capital, public market and debt financing into the solar sector in Q3 2016 was up to about

1.9-MW community solar project tapped for Texas electric cooperative

SoCore Energy announced construction has commenced on a 1.9-MW ground-mounted solar project in Leakey, Texas, for Bandera Electric Cooperative (BEC). SoCore worked to develop this project for BEC, which will provide the opportunity for its members to subscribe to community solar power for their homes and businesses. This project supports BEC’s mission “to enhance the