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Utility-scale solar developers went bigger and bolder in 2022

In 2022, as supply chain challenges persisted, utility solar projects in development grew in size and energy storage is connected to half of them.


RFP alert: AEP unit seeks solar and wind projects in PJM and ERCOT territories

In PJM, AEP is seeking solar and wind PPA proposals from 10 to 15 years, while in Texas it’s seeking solar REP agreements of 12 years or less.

First Solar becomes third clean energy company to join S&P 500 Index

Tempe, Arizona-based First Solar is planning 10 GWdc of  new solar module manufacturing capacity in Ohio and Alabama by 2025.

Sunrise brief: Ohio county rejects ban on utility-scale solar.

Also on the rise: Honnold Foundation receives $2 million to bring solar energy to underserved communities. First stop on hydrogen highway. And more.


Ohio county rejects ban on utility-scale solar, but 10 counties retain it

Clark County, Ohio will no longer be under threat of a ban of 50 MW or larger solar and wind projects. But, 10 counties still retain the ban caused by 2021 legislation.


Intersect Power orders 4.9 GW of First Solar modules

Intersect Power expected to be the largest buyer and operator of First Solar technology by 2029.

First Solar names Alabama as site for its fourth U.S. solar manufacturing facility

The company plans to invest approximately $1.1 billion in a 3.5 GW manufacturing facility to be commissioned by 2025.

Partnership announced to develop $3 billion, 3 GW renewable energy portfolio

OYA Renewable and Oil Well Shares announced a new joint venture to roll out solar, wind and storage facilities on private land spanning Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Sunrise brief: U.S. solar capacity to double in three years 

Also on the rise: Solar tracker provider Array Technologies reports Q3 earnings surprise, chosen for 750 MW project. FTC Solar reveals updated Voyager clamping system, posts Q3 results. And more.

Microgrid installation at Cincinnati Zoo will take it beyond net-zero

A 28 MW solar array with battery storage to be installed at the Zoo’s Bowyer Farm will move the Zoo from net zero to net positive.

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