The recent Hanwha investment will enable a re-start of the currently idle Moses Lake plant in 2023 and make available high volumes of cost competitive, high quality, and low carbon solar grade polysilicon.
The $250 million Basin Creek Solar Project would have powered a cryptocurrency mining operation. Developers said they will appeal the zoning board decision.
The 300 MW Basin Creek Solar Project would be built on ranch land in Butte and would supply energy to an expanding data center.
The company acquired the proposed 80 MW MTSun Solar project from developer Broad Reach Power.
Also in the brief: The U.S. Energy Storage Association aims to have 100 GW of new energy storage deployed in the U.S. by the end of this decade, also — thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic.
Development of the the 150 MW Cabin Creek solar farm is set to move forward, now that developer Clenera has come to terms on a 15-year contract with Basin Electric Power Cooperative.
Also in the brief: Montana high school students raise money for a solar installation, Pacific Gas & Electric is tapping into two Li-ion battery storage projects, a startup from Germany has developed a solar-powered UV disinfection station and more.
Also in the brief: SolarEdge’s all-new Site Controller, America’s first successful solar town, students’ solar spring break brings solar to low-income families and more.
Solar contractors added far more small-scale solar in the 19-state area than in 2018, when they added 250 MW. Solar policy groups aim to improve opportunities for distributed solar in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota and Montana.
At least seven utilities chose to bias their resource modeling against solar in 2019. The good news is that transparent utility modeling could fix the problem.
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