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NREL’s REopt platform models site-specific renewable energy plans, calculates emissions

REopt is a techno-economic decision support platform for optimizing energy use of buildings, campuses, microgrids, and more. More advanced emissions impact tracing is now available as part of the tool.

Sunrise brief: Thousands of Californians protest NEM 3.0 in solar jobs rally

Also on the rise: Solar Games kicks off at Intersolar. Cornell researchers uncover New Yorkers’ preferences for solar locations. Enphase sees spike in microinverters plus storage in Colorado. NextEra adds 100 MW battery to SRP Arizona project. TerraSmart experts talk ground screw vs. piles for utility and C&I projects. Andy Sendy of SolarReviews offers an alternative to NEM 3.0.

Enphase Energy sees a bright energy storage market in Colorado

Enphase installers are seeing a spike in deployments of its microinverters plus batteries in Colorado, a state with plenty of sunshine mixed with extreme weather events.

Feds seek solar proposals for 90,000 acres in Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico

The Bureau of Land Management is soliciting proposals for solar development on nearly 90,000 acres of public land located across Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico.


Lightsource BP closes $376 million in financing, breaks ground on two massive projects

The 293 MW Sun Mountain solar project, set to be located in Pueblo, Colorado, and the 173 MW Bellflower solar project, set to be constructed east of Indianapolis will each be among the largest in their respective states.

Software for sub-particle modeling of lithium-ion

A recent collaboration between the University of Ulm and NREL led to the creation of a computer model that could help faster optimize Li-ion batteries.

Namaste Solar to donate community solar subscriptions to 176 low-income families

16 corporate sponsors and 60 individual donors helped to raise roughly $43,900 to ease the energy burden of 176 low-income families in Colorado, which can be up to 20% of their monthly income.

Financing arranged for 75 MW solar project near Denver

The project has power purchase agreements in place with CORE Electric Cooperative and Holy Cross Energy.

NREL to evaluate AI energy management system for solar microgrid

A mountain home community in Colorado will connect to the cloud based “foresee” platform, which will autonomously control an internet-of-things comprised of solar PV, heating, EV charging, water heating, AC, and more.

Primergy completes 5 MW solar project for Colorado electric co-operative

Primergy will operate the facility, which will sell its power to Holy Cross Energy under a 25-year power purchase agreement.

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