Dominion acquires 72 MW – A 72 MW solar installation under construction in Beaufort County, S.C. has a new owner, as the project was purchased from First Solar by Dominion Energy. The facility is expected to enter service later this year and provide power and renewable energy attributes under a Dominion Energy South Carolina contract that was previously filed and accepted in South Carolina. Source: Dominion Energy
SunPower starts work on a 3 MW installation – SunPower has begun installing panels on the 3 MW project on the roof of the GAP distribution center in Fresno, California. Once complete, the system is expected to help Gap Inc. meet approximately 50 percent of the Fresno facility’s energy needs, which is all a part of the company’s bigger goal to achieve 100% renewable energy by 2030. The 3 MW project is the second SunPower installation at Gap Inc.’s Fresno location, joining a 1 MW ground-mount system constructed in 2008. Source: SunPower
1.4 MW solar plant goes online at cerebral palsy facility – From one project starting to another finishing: The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and Citizens Energy have completed a 1.4 MW installation at Upstate Cerebral Palsy in Oneida County, New York. The project will offset almost all of Upstate Cerebral Palsy’s annual electricity load, providing an estimated savings to the organization of more than $30,000 annually. The project received nearly $300,000 in funding under the NY-Sun program. Source: NYSERDA
EVgo announces 40% Growth in California – EVgo increased its California network of fast chargers by 40% from year-end 2018. Currently, more than 80% of Californians live within a 15-minute drive of one of 300 EVgo fast charging stations across the state; ensuring that EVgo’s network expansion keeps pace with growing charging needs of the State with the highest EV adoption rate. EVgo develops, owns and operates fast charging stations to serve EV drivers, fleets and trucks with the highest reliability in the industry and consistently earns the highest customer satisfaction ratings as measured by PlugShare. To date in 2019, EVgo has opened more than 100 new fast chargers throughout California and expects to open more than 200 new fast chargers in the state by year-end 2019. Source: EVgo
PG&E keeps paying – Consistent with the terms of its power purchase agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Topaz Solar Farms today received full contract payment for its September 2019 energy deliveries to PG&E. While monitoring PG&E’s financial situation, Topaz continues to perform its obligations under the parties’ power purchase agreement. Source: Topaz Solar Farms
And in solidarity with wildfire victims, Tesla is lowering the cost of solar + storage systems for affected areas in California:
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