Monroe County Water Authority recently flipped the switch on the 5 MW ground-mounted solar array in Penfield, New York.
Also on the rise: Ford Motors commits to largest purchase of solar energy from a utility. Michigan pledges to cover over 1200 public buildings with solar. And more.
Module supply challenges led to 4.2 GW installed in the first six months, less than half of what was initially expected.
In what is touted as the largest renewable energy purchase from a utility in US history, the added solar will mean that by 2025, every Ford vehicle manufactured in Michigan will be assembled with the equivalent of 100% carbon-free energy.
The State of Michigan is partnering with utility Consumers Energy to install a 68 MW portfolio of distributed rooftop solar.
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The Public Service Commission approved a long-term power purchase agreement in partnership with Invenergy.
BayWa r.e. will construct the solar-plus-storage facility on the Big Island of Hawaii, which will feature tracker-based bifacial solar modules and a lithium-ion battery system.
Also on the rise: DOE offers $26 million to demonstrate that grid can run on clean energy. World’s largest underground hydrogen storage project. And more.
The Demonstration Program intends to fund up to 10 projects that show how large-scale solar, wind, and energy storage can support the power grid by automatically adjusting to changing demand and disruptions.
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