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US solar module manufacturer nets $5 million investment, 250MW supply deal

Altus Power committed to a multi-year supply agreement with tier 1 North American PV module manufacturer Heliene, and invested $5 million in the company’s growth.

Canadian hydropower dam to be coupled with 180MW of lithium-ion battery storage

TransAlta has planned to start construction on the storage facility in March 2023 and to complete it within nine months. The 180MW battery facility is designed to be charged by the existing Ghost Hydroelectric facility when demand is lower.

Sunrise brief: Daimler, NextEra, and BlackRock fund investment in EV and hydrogen trucks and charging stations across the US

Also on the rise: Nova Scotia utility proposes net-metering fee. Research into how rooftop PV systems may affect air and building temperature in urban environments vice versa. Vanadium redox flow battery in microgrid project. Important step for Indiana solar: Utility’s net metering calculation overturned in court. Maxeon to offer IBC solar panels in the US.

Nova Scotia Power net-metering fee may stall industry in its tracks

Sierra Club Canada calls on Nova Scotians to demand energy democracy after the utility proposes to charge a premium on net-metered solar installations.


Global Infrastructure Partners invest $500 million in renewable power producer BrightNight LLC

Solas Energy Consulting acted as key technical advisor to GIP. The investment includes preferred equity and a letter of credit facility.


Ontario government launches voluntary clean energy credit registry

Voluntary CECs are certificates that each represent 1 megawatt-hour (MWh) of clean electricity that has been generated from a non-emitting source. Businesses will be able to to voluntarily purchase and retire these CECs to meet their corporate sustainability goals.

Sunrise brief: Bipartisan group of eight US Senators urge President Biden not to extend solar tariffs

Also on the rise: LBNL report looks at increased panel density and electrical generation in utility-scale plants with trackers and fixed racking. Mississippi net metering rules boost low-income incentives. Microgrid on Prince Edward Island moves forward. NREL’s REopt platform helps optimize energy use in buildings. Learn how AI helps find defects in solar panels. CIT arranges $50 million New York community solar investment with Amp Energy. And more.

Microgrid project will move Prince Edward Island one step closer to net zero goal

The 10 MW solar plus storage project on Prince Edward Island is under development by Ameresco.

Lithium ferro-phosphate battery for off-grid solar and tiny homes unveiled

At Intersolar North America in Long Beach, California, Canadian-based Discover Battery launched the Helios energy storage system, an LFP battery designed to operate in remote conditions.


Lockheed Martin to provide flow battery for 103 MW Alberta solar + storage project

The Saddlebrook Solar + Storage Project will be a 102.5 MW installation, paired with 6.5 MW/52 MWh of Lockheed Martin’s GridStar Flow battery technology, and will be the largest flow battery energy storage facility in Alberta.

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