Acquisitions

Anheuser-Busch buys big solar, signs 7th largest corporate renewable deal

The brewer of such fine beverages as Busch Light (no free ads), has signed a power contract with Recurrent Energy for the electricity generated by the 222 MWac Maplewood solar project. The deal will position the brewer to reach its sustainability goals four years sooner than anticipated.

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Wind+solar trade for coal fails, but shows the path forward

Guzman Energy has proposed to finance the early closure of most of 1.1 GW of coal generation in Colorado and New Mexico, as part of a deal to offer 1.2 GW of wind and solar generation, plus storage backed by gas. Tri-State Generation has declined the offer.

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Alabama’s largest solar project has an offtaker, Pedernales Co-op’s first battery project: pvMB 5/29/19

Hello from sunny Atlanta and, more importantly, Solar Power Southeast 2019. Today we’ll be hitting you, figuratively, with Eagle Point Solar’s lawsuit in Wisconsin, Executive changes at PJM Interconnection, Tennessee’s largest landfill project and everything else you can handle.

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Tesla acquires Maxwell Technologies

It’s unclear exactly what the interest is in the California super-capacitor maker, but it could be more about the process than the product.

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San Francisco to bid on PG&E, the Colts go solar: pvMB 5/15/19

Hello and welcome to your hump day pvMB. Today we’ll be checking out EVGo breaking ground on a new Virginia fast-charging hub, Cool Earth Solar getting Sunpower’s Dealer of the Year award SPI’s new agriculture company and looming 5 MW project and much, much more. Buckle up!

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Panasonic leaves U.S. solar development with Coronal sale

Danish offshore wind giant Ørsted has acquired Coronal Energy’s solar development business, in a move that strengthens one company’s presence in the U.S. utility-scale solar and storage market, and all but eliminates the other’s.

California’s largest CCA project ever, a city run entirely on solar: pvMB 5/1/19

Welcome one and all to the first pvMB of May and also a hump day MB, exciting stuff. Today we’ll be looking at ACORE’s fight for an energy storage tax credit, Michiganers against DTE’s proposed solar fee, AEP’s request for proposals and all the solar news you need to be caught up on.

Ball Corp. goes 100% renewable in the blink of an eye

Ball Corporation signed power contracts for 161 MW of wind and 227 MW of solar, which will effectively offset the company’s entire North American electricity demand by 2021.

A big day for Massachusetts community solar, Generac acquires PIKA Energy: pvMB 4/29/19

Hello and thank you for starting your week with the pvMB. Today we’ll be checking out a PacifiCorp report that retiring 4 coal plants could save customers hundreds of millions, Renewable Envoy’s solar art installation, Yaskawa Solectria Solar achieving rapid shutdown and more, so buckle up!

John Hancock buys into Duke’s wind, solar and batteries

The insurance company has agreed to buy a minority stake in 48 wind, solar and battery assets, which will provide $415 million before taxes to Duke Energy.

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