sPower to bring 80 MW to Utah – sPower and Utah Municipal Power Agency have entered into an agreement for an 80 MWac solar project to be constructed in Juab County, on approximately 560 acres on the west side of Mona Lake. Then project will provide electricity to Provo, Spanish Fork, Nephi, Salem, Manti and Levan. sPower will be the owner and operator of the Clover Creek project. Source: sPower
Solar Frontier acquires 50.5 MW project from Coldwell Solar – “Founder and CEO of Coldwell Solar Dave Hood announced today Coldwell finalized the sale of one of their utility solar projects in August to Solar Frontier. Hood said, “We began developing the 50.5 MW solar project in early 2015. After a secured lease and Caiso agreement we formed a joint venture with Samsung in late 2016 and continued the development process. Most people never realize it takes up to 3 to 5 years to fully develop a utility renewable project. We’re glad to see the solar project come to a close and wish great success to Solar Frontier. Coldwell Solar will continue to be focused and optimistic for 2020 and beyond with our extensive PV utility scale and behind the meter pipelines.” Source: Coldwell Solar
Enphase, Mission Solar and IES Texas Solar donate solar system to Bamberger Ranch – “Enphase Energy, Inc. announced that the Company worked with IES Texas Solar and Mission Solar to donate a solar energy system to the Margaret Bamberger Research and Education Center at the Bamberger Ranch in Blanco County, Texas. The 17.5 kW system at the Bamberger Ranch consists of 50 Enphase microinverters and 50 Mission Solar MSE Mono 72 solar modules and is expected to offset the power needs of the recently completed Margaret Bamberger Research and Education Center… Named in honor of the late Margaret Bamberger, the Margaret Bamberger Research and Education Center is a one-of-a-kind research and education building and a model of conservation and the latest innovations in green design. The Center features a museum-quality collection of artifacts that document the region’s biodiversity as well as a classroom and laboratories where scientists and students can work and learn.” Source: Enphase
Energport begins work on 72 MW, 72 MWh battery system – “Today Energport Inc. announced it had commenced installation of a 72MW/72MWH Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) for a major global independent power producer (IPP). The system, which will be divided across two sites, will complement existing onsite renewable energy generation and will be used to provide fast responding frequency regulation service in the PJM market. Both sites will be fully commissioned by the end of this year… Each 2MW/2MWh integrated Energy Storage container was designed with built-in redundancy to operate at full capacity and effectively handle a rigorous 24/7 operation with aggressive multiple daily cycling requirements. Energportʻs Energy Management System was engineered with smart dispatching algorithms that can balance the load and optimize the performance of the energy storage system while simultaneously mitigating the thermal effects caused by such intensive operations.” Source: Energport
First Solar celebrates 20th anniversary – “First Solar is celebrating two decades since its founding in 1999 and 25 GWdc of photovoltaic modules shipped, making it the only American solar manufacturing company to achieve this milestone… Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, First Solar’s technological roots are in Perrysburg, Ohio, where the Company achieved commercial production of its proprietary thin film module technology in 2002. Since then, First Solar has celebrated numerous milestones, including the establishment of the industry’s first PV module recycling program in 2005, and becoming the first solar module manufacturer to break the $1 per watt barrier, while also producing 1GW of modules in 2009.” Source: First Solar
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