Acquisitions

First Solar sells off its O&M business to NovaSource

Deeming that “the strategic thesis behind O&M has changed,” First Solar has sold off its O&M business to the same private equity firm that SunPower did earlier this year.

Q Cells to acquire energy software startup Geli, expanding its storage capabilities to go after C&I markets

The acquisition is Q Cells’ first energy storage acquisition and marks its move into the U.S. commercial and industrial (C&I) solar-plus-storage market.

Morning Brief: Israel has released a plan to spend $23 billion on solar by 2030, one of the largest battery projects in the world gets approval

Also in the brief: As much as $600 billion could be invested in new solar generation between 2021 and 2025 worldwide, Duke Energy is set to construct the company’s first-ever solar facility on a retired landfill site and more.

Morning Brief: Sol Systems to build 500 MW for Microsoft, Arizona regulators look to go 100% renewable

Also in the brief: Duke Energy Renewables has officially completed the 200 MW Rambler Solar project, Nikola Corporation has broken ground on its soon-to-be 1 million-square-foot manufacturing facility, Nelnet Renewable Energy will be managing services for 20 MW of community solar in New York.

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What does the overhaul of PURPA mean for solar power?

The long-awaited overhaul of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 is upon us, bringing with it substantial changes to the policy that has benefited over 30% of today’s solar facilities. What these changes will mean for American solar moving forward remains to be seen.

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NIPSCO to nearly double Indiana’s solar capacity

The utility has announced two new projects that are set to come online by 2023 and will add 300 MW of new, utility-scale solar to the Hoosier State.

Duke Energy Renewables’ largest solar project is live

The 200 MW Holstein solar project in Nolan County, Texas, a collaborative effort between Duke Energy Renewables and 8minute Solar Energy, has reached commercial operation, marking an increased presence for Duke in Texas — and 8minute’s first major foray into the state.

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Morning Brief: Distributed Solar Development has acquired a community solar portfolio, community outreach in Hawaii

Also in the brief: solar pros running for elected office, Longroad Energy has announced a partnership with Maine’s Unity College, Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation has chosen a management platform for its distributed generation program and more.

Sunrun to acquire Vivint Solar for $3.2 billion in all-stock transaction

The new, bigger Sunrun will have 500,000 customers and more than 3 GW of solar power assets. Is there value in scale in residential solar?

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Bank of America becomes the latest customer of Duke’s Green Source Advantage Program

In a busy week of renewable purchases for the banking giant, Bank of America has come to terms with Duke on a power contract for a 25 MW project in North Carolina, set to go on-line in 2022.

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