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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.


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.

Clean energy versus gas

Solar and energy storage, either on their own or as part of clean energy portfolios, are showing that they can compete with natural gas in the United States. But will regulators wake up to this reality before half a trillion dollars worth of future stranded assets are built?


Alaska to get its largest solar arrays: 100 kW and 563 kW

Renewables IPP is preparing to build a 100 kW project in Willow, Alaska. This will be the state’s largest until a 563 kW plant comes online this fall.


Kentucky tips crown to solar power with one project to triple capacity

The Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency has signed a power contract to purchase most of the electricity from an 86 MW-AC solar power plant, which will begin to offset the loss of coal and gas facilities at the end of 2022.


Kaiser signs power contracts for 131 MW of solar, 110 MW of batteries

NextEra will build a series of solar, wind and battery projects which will power 27 of the healthcare consortium’s 39 hospitals.

How far should we push oversizing a solar power plant?

Fluence Energy has given guidance on optimizing solar module loading ratios, suggesting that a 1.9:1 DC:AC solar panel to inverter ratio, in defined circumstances, makes economic sense with integrated DC-coupled energy storage.


Solar power by sPower in Spotsylvania signs more contracts

The largest planned solar power plant east of the Rocky Mountains at 500 MW-AC has signed PPAs for all of its planned production with Microsoft, the University of Richmond, and a consortium of businesses including Apple.

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