Utility-scale PV

Solar slowly comes back online in North Carolina

Failures of the electric grid have affected large solar plants after Hurricane Florence, just as they are affecting centralized generation.

Five Texas munis partner to add 500 MW of solar

The projects would be a first for all but one of these utilities, as publicly-owned power companies continue to lead Texas’ solar charge.

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Locals suing for net metering, utility wants scale and energy storage

Jacksonville, Florida’s municipal utility has gotten rid of net metering and lowered the rate paid for excess solar produced electricity. Concurrently, the utility is pushing larger scale solar and energy storage programs.

Agrovoltaics: a solar-powered safety net for Massachusetts farmers

The long-term, steady income of solar power complements the higher revenue, but harder work of traditional farming. The Massachusetts SMART program looks to increase this trend with “agrovoltaic” incentives for solar co-located with crops.

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Devil in the details of Rhode Island’s 400 MW renewable energy RFP

The request for proposals issued last week by National Grid includes contract terms that are anything but favorable to renewable energy developers, and seeks projects so large that they will be difficult to site.

$170 million of solar power coming to East Texas

Australian real estate developer Lendlease is pushing forward on a 200 MW solar power project. No electricity off taker has been noted, but the project has secured town approval and a tax abatement.

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World’s largest rooftop solar system – first image from Tesla

Tesla has released an image of its solar powered rooftop, which is currently under construction. It is now clear that the system will be the world’s largest at 70 MW.

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Sol Systems put a ring on it

A joint venture of Sol Systems and Nationwide Insurance has purchased 135 MW-DC of solar projects from Cypress Creek Renewables in North Carolina.

Sungrow supplies inverters for Wyoming’s first large solar plant

The Chinese inverter maker says its products can handle the extreme temperature fluctuations at the site in the Southwestern Wyoming.

125 MW solar project proposed in Virginia

Community Energy will add fuel to the fire in a state that has a number of large-scale projects underway.

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