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“Revolutionizing” agrivoltaic design software with Spade

Solar developer and federal grant recipient Sandbox Solar has released a beta version of its agrivoltaic power plant software modeling tool that aids in the design and optimization of solar panels and the crops underneath.

Sunrise brief: California tops the virtual power plant market 

Also on the rise: Giving women support to engineer the renewable energy future. Developer begins construction on 800 MW Illinois project with U.S. made components. And more.

Developer begins construction on 800 MW Illinois project with U.S. made components

The utility solar project is slated to reach commercial operations by fall of 2024, and when operational will be owned by the developer, Swift Current Energy. 

Hitachi to supply converter stations to multi-state 2.4 GW power line

The transmission project is being upgraded to allow for the replacement of a legacy coal-fired generation facility with an 840 MW green hydrogen electrolyzer and energy storage facility set to enter operations by 2026.

Giving women support to engineer the renewable energy future

Recruiting more women into the engineering workforce and making more opportunities available in electrical engineering programs will foster true gender equity and help solve our current shortage of clean energy workers.


California tops the virtual power plant market

Wood Mackenzie report finds that California has more VPPs than the three follow-up U.S. states combined.


DSD completes 1.85 MW solar project for retirement home, first in Virginia

Located along the Blue Ridge Mountains, the scenic project marks the developer’s first project developed in Virginia, expanding DSD’s footprint into 23 states. The project will meet 85% of the community’s energy needs and produce 2,396 MWh of clean energy each year, the equivalent of 330 homes.

People on the move: Hemlock Semiconductor, Wood Mackenzie, and more

Job moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities, and energy transition finance.

Sunrise brief: Tracking clean energy initiatives under the Inflation Reduction Act 

Also on the rise: Drone designed for visual and thermal inspection of utility-scale solar. EnerVenue announces non-lithium battery gigafactory in Kentucky. And more.

Birch Creek Energy acquires utility-scale solar developer

Washington, D.C.-based Foundation Solar is comprised of a team of solar industry veterans that have developed, acquired and managed over 6 GW of generation assets over the past two decades.

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