Utility-scale PV

Metrology matters: An interview with Vaisala’s Gwendalyn Bender

Interview: Financiers are cautious. They would rather not finance a project than risk their investment in betting on the weather. As a result, many promising projects are not realized. Gwendalyn Bender, Vaisalas Product Manager for Solar Assessment Services explains how to reduce uncertainty and improve financing probabilities and conditions.


New Jersey reaches 2 GW of installed solar

With a strong market in 2016, New Jersey retains the fourth-largest installed capacity and the 2nd largest capacity of distributed generation in the United States.

CleanCapital and Generate Capital enter $300 million partnership to focus on distributed solar

The two U.S.-based companies have announced a major partnership for the acquisition of $300 million in operating clean energy assets, with a focus on distributed solar projects in the near-term.

PVMA: 75 GW of solar PV installed globally in 2016

The PV Market Alliance has released its official solar installation figures for 2016, which show a 50% growth from 2015 with a total of 75 GW installed. This was mainly driven by a mammoth year of installations in China, although the future would seem less auspicious as the two biggest markets show signs of retraction.

Silicon Ranch raises $55 million in equity financing

The latest round of financing brings the total raised in 2016 to $165 million, which allows the company to pursue an aggressive growth strategy moving forward.

Newcomer Longroad Energy Acquires 3 GW Solar Portfolio

The Boston-based solar developer, founded in 2016, purchased the significant project pipeline to establish itself as a national player in the U.S. solar market.

Duke Energy connected 500 MW of solar in 2016

Just because the calendar turned to 2017, however, doesn’t mean the utility is planning to slow down its solar acquisition. It’s seeking to add at least 460 MW this year as well.

Recurrent Energy brings big Astoria plants to life

The two projects, named Astoria and Astoria 2, could power 40,000 homes with clean energy from the 175 MW they produce.

APS unveils its largest utility-scale solar plant

The 40-MW Red Rock Solar Plant, developed, owned and operated by Arizona Public Service will supply power to Arizona State University and PayPal.


GameChange contributes to Caribbean PV growth

GameChange Solar is about to ship 6 MW of PV to an unidentified island in the Caribbean, helping the region recover from the widespread damage wrought by Hurricane Matthew late last year.

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