Facebook data center feeds Georgia solar boom with 200 MWac

Walton EMC has signed contracts with three new solar projects to supply a new Facebook data center. This is the latest big announcement among many, and one plant will feature half-cut mono-PERC modules from Hanwha Q Cells’ new U.S. factory.

18 incoming Members of Congress back call for Green New Deal

The radical call for a rapid energy transition and jobs program now has the stated support of more than 4% of the U.S. Representatives who will take seats in January.

Consensus emerging behind large-scale solar in Georgia

The largest solar project in Georgia and the 2nd-largest east of the Mississippi has broken ground, as part of the ongoing growth in solar markets in the U.S. South. And at the project’s groundbreaking, the array of officials present shows widespread support for large-scale solar.

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Solar “maker and braker” utilities across the South

A new web tool lets consumers in six Southern states see how their utility is embracing solar or blocking it; the tool could help consumers promote improved solar policy.

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Devil went down to Georgia for $89 million of solar power

The wholesale power buyer for 38 electric cooperative has signed a 30 year agreement to buy power from 106 MW-AC of solar at two projects in rural Georgia near the Alabama border.

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Origis sweeps up the 2nd-largest solar project in the South

The Miami-based developer and asset owner has acquired First Solar’s GA Solar 4 project, which clocks in at 200 MW-AC as the 2nd-largest solar project in the U.S. South and east of the Mississippi to date.

Hanwha Q Cells to make half-cut mono modules at U.S. factory

The Korean-European PV maker has revealed that its new U.S. factory will make modules based on half-cut monocrystalline cells using passivated emitter rear contact (PERC) technology.

Hanwha Q Cells’ U.S. factory planned to complete ramp in Q1 2019

The company has declined to reveal further information about the facility.

Georgia Power accepting bids for 100 MW of “small” solar power

The utility is soliciting bids for projects 1 kW through 3 MW through its REDI program. The RFP is part of Georgia Power’s 1,600 MW by 2021 goal.

Made in the USA

In the wake of the Section 201 tariffs, the United States is seeing a minor renaissance in solar module manufacturing. However, in terms of why this is happening, the tariffs are only one part of a more complicated story.

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