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International renewables firm buys 194 MW utility-scale portfolio

Heelstone Energy Holdings, which sold the portfolio to Sammons Renewable Energy, will continue to manage the portfolio, including operations and maintenance.

Technical challenges of the eclipse

In this interview with pv magazine, Energy Innovations Power Sector Transformation Expert Mike O’Boyle talks about what it will take for U.S. grids with large amounts of solar to deal with the eclipse – and how he thinks this will pan out.

What does the solar eclipse mean for solar power?

This unusual eclipse is a balancing act for energy companies.

No panic necessary: Eclipse won’t dramatically effect grid stability

Despite the significant amount of solar near the path of the solar eclipse, grid experts do not expect the 90-minute event to create reliability issues.

North Carolina governor signs PURPA overhaul bill

The bill will move most of the state’s market for large-scale solar to a competitive procurement model, and allow for leasing of distributed PV systems, while restricting the availability of fixed-price contracts. It will also institute an 18-month wind moratorium.

Cypress Creek secures $450 million in funding

“This agreement accelerates our mission to put as much solar in the ground as soon as possible”

Strata Solar implements total quality management program

North Carolina’s largest installer of utility- and commercial-scale solar systems spent two years developing and refining a total quality management program to showcase their commitment to getting projects done right the first time.


SMA and Cypress Creek enter into 10-year master service agreement

Two industry powerhouses join forces to combine their experience to maximize up-time for Cypress’ ever-expanding portfolio.


North Carolina bill would revise PURPA procurement rules if signed by governor

House Bill 589, which overhauls the regulations surrounding utility procurement from independent power producers, passed in the wee hours this morning and heads to Gov. Roy Cooper for his signature.

Dominion moving further into solar with 79 MW project in North Carolina

The power giant’s plans to buy the project from Cypress Creek add to its utility arm’s ambition to sign contracts with 950 MW of solar projects in the state by 2021.

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