California gets its largest floating solar plant, financed by the manufacturer – “The 1.78 megawatt system will generate power for the Windsor Wastewater Reclamation Facility, Public Works Corporation Yard, and the Geysers pump station, delivering approximately 90 percent of the water reclamation facilities’ power requirements while saving about 30 percent of the electricity cost based on the facilities’ existing grid service. The project is being developed and construction financed by Ciel et Terre, which has entered into a 25-year lease and power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Town of Windsor to provide discounted clean energy.” Source: Ciel et Terre
New EIA product expands access to state and regional energy information – “EIA’s new State Energy Portal provides greater access to more state-level U.S. energy data with interactive, customizable views of more than 150 charts, tables, and maps. Infographics show the overall energy context for the states; state rankings provide a way to compare states. Users can download charts and embed them in their websites. EIA developed this tool in response to feedback from a wide variety of customers who use its state-level data. EIA released the new portal as a Beta product on May 15, 2019.” – Source: EIA
OpenSolar.com is live and offers a free, open source project management tool – “OpenSolar, announced today the launch of the world’s first free, end-to-end solar enterprise application, setting the stage for the next phase of growth for rooftop solar globally. The mission-driven team’s intent behind offering the software app entirely for free is to help solar professionals drastically increase their business efficiencies and as a result, drive an upsurge in solar adoption. The white-label app provides solar professionals around the world with a sophisticated yet easy to use software tool that services their end-to-end business process needs, from marketing and lead management, to solar system design, sales, installation, and service.” Source: OpenSolar
Wind and solar power credits removed form nuclear and coal bailout energy bill – “After the changes, neither wind nor solar power can qualify for the so-called “Clean Air Credits,” according to House Energy and Natural Resources committee chair Nino Vitale (R-Urbana). On the renewable energy industry being cut out of the program, Vitale says, “They were not interested in having a fund that they could access for clean energy.” Source: WOSU.org
Cali school district to receive 1 MW sunworks solar + storage project – Sunworks announced today that it has been awarded a contract for a 1 MW solar parking canopy project for a Northern California School District. The project is set to begin construction in the second half of 2019 and finish in early 2020. The canopy will also provide valuable shade for district vehicles. – Source: Sunworks
Global pricing was mostly stable last week, although the Intersolar Europe trade show may have slowed down purchasing decisions a bit.
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