Solar Manufacturers File Trade Duty Petitions with USITC, Commerce Department
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by Kimberly Warner-Cohen
13h ago
The American Alliance for Solar Manufacturing Trade Committee, made up of domestic manufacturers Convalt Energy, First Solar, Meyer Burger, Mission Solar, Qcells, REC Silicon and Swift Solar, has filed a set of antidumping and countervailing duty petitions with the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce to investigate potentially illegal trade practices by Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.  This action comes within a year of the Department of Commerce making its determination that Chinese solar manufacturers were circumventing tariffs on so ..read more
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BW Solar Sells 12 New York Community Solar Projects to Catalyze
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by Erin O'Connor
20h ago
BW Solar is selling 12 upstate New York community solar projects with a combined 76.7 MW capacity to Catalyze. The transaction includes a portfolio of six pre-construction projects and another six in the early stage of development. The group of notice-to-proceed ready projects are targeted for commercial operation this year and next. “BW Solar is committed to the energy transition by originating and developing high-quality renewable energy projects, and this transaction is testament to our execution expertise,” says Tai Nguyen, CEO of BW Solar. “We were pleased to work with Catalyze in a seaml ..read more
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EPC Energy Delivers 80 MWh BESS
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by Michael Bates
20h ago
EPC Energy has delivered an 80 MWh solar plus BESS.  The project features predictive analytics and real-time monitoring, says the company, and includes a cloud-based centralized monitoring system and granular cell-level data. The system can dispatch over 300 units with diverse power conversion system modules and battery ratios, the company added. The commissioning phase included load testing, battery cycling and grid synchronization tests to demonstrate the plant’s ability to integrate with the SCADA controller.  The post EPC Energy Delivers 80 MWh BESS appeared first on Solar Indust ..read more
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GameChange Solar Secures 500 MW of Southern Africa Solar Projects
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by Kimberly Warner-Cohen
20h ago
GameChange Solar has been selected to supply its Genius Tracker solar trackers for four new solar projects totalling approximately 500 MW in Southern Africa.  Three of the projects are in South Africa, including a Risk Mitigation Independent Power Producer Program project in the Northern Cape and two private sector projects to supply electricity for mining operations in the Northern Cape and Limpopo regions.  The fourth project, in Zimbabwe, is Phase 1 of the 185 MW Zimplats solar plant, a private-sector project that is expected to begin producing power by the end of next month. The ..read more
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TGC, Qcells Partner to Install 450 MW of Solar Across U.S.
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by Kimberly Warner-Cohen
1d ago
True Green Capital Management (TGC) has signed a partnership agreement with Qcells to install up to 450 MW across commercial, community and industrial solar and grid projects throughout the U.S.  This project will be led through Qcells Enable, Qcell’s EPC subsidiary, which will provide turnkey services along with the company’s solar modules. These modules will utilize PV cells manufactured with polysilicon from REC Silicon, located in Moses Lake, Wash.  “We’re strengthening our collaboration with Qcells by expanding our partnership to include turn-key EPC services,” says Panos Ninios ..read more
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Cumberland County Approves Hecate Energy’s 150 MW Virginia Solar Facility
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by Kimberly Warner-Cohen
1d ago
Hecate Energy has had its Siting Agreement and Conditional Use Permit application both approved for the planned 150 MW Cumberland Solar Facility. “This approval helps realize our common goal to bring substantial economic benefits to Cumberland County and build energy independence for Virginia,” says Preston Schultz, Cumberland Solar Facility’s lead project developer. “We appreciate the leadership and support demonstrated by the Cumberland County Board of Supervisors in advancing this project.” The company anticipates breaking ground on the solar farm in 2028 and commercial operation starting i ..read more
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TERREPOWER Launches Panel Recycling Line at Tennessee Facility
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by Erin O'Connor
1d ago
TERREPOWER, a division of BBB Industries, has launched a solar panel recycling line at its facility in Sparta, Tenn., offering separation of PV materials for more efficient offloading of materials for reuse.  “We can reduce environmental waste by getting the most value out of the original component before it’s recycled,” says Maria Caballero, president of TERREPOWER. “With the addition of our fully automated recycling machine, it now enables us to address the solar waste issue while complementing our existing sustainable manufacturing process.” The facility is currently capable of handlin ..read more
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New York to Install Solar Carport, BESS at JFK Airport
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by Kimberly Warner-Cohen
2d ago
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) began construction of what the state calls its largest onsite solar plus storage project to date: a solar carport canopy at John F. Kennedy International Airport.  Once operational, the project is expected to help power the AirTrain and reduce electricity costs for residents of low-income neighborhoods in Queens. Located in the airport’s long-term parking lot 9, the JFK solar carport will be erected as a canopy, and is expected to generate 12 MW. The project will also include a 7.5 MW BESS.  “W ..read more
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Monarch Private Capital, Elawan Energy Complete Two Texas Solar Projects
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by Kimberly Warner-Cohen
2d ago
Monarch Private Capital and Elawan Energy announced the substantial completion of two utility-scale solar projects in Q4 of last year, located in Hill County and Bosque County, Texas. The Pitts Dudik project has a 60.2 MW capacity. The Dileo project has a 86.6 MW capacity.  “We’re proud to have joined forces with Elawan Energy on these strategically-sited solar projects,” says Monarch’s Bryan Didier. “Pitts Dudik and Dileo are great examples of tax credit equity investments. Not only are they accelerating the energy transition to sustainable resources, but they are also fostering economic ..read more
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Enphase Energy Partners with Octopus Energy Group in the U.K.
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by Kimberly Warner-Cohen
3d ago
Enphase Energy has formed a strategic partnership with Octopus Energy Group which expects to focus on deploying Enphase’s IQ8 Microinverters and IQ Battery 5P in the U.K.  Octopus Energy’s U.K. retail customers can integrate Enphase’s home solar and BESS in their energy plans with the company also using Enphase’s Kraken management software platform. “Our innovative home energy systems paired with Octopus Energy’s intuitive tariffs and intelligent management of DERs can unlock huge potential for the energy grid,” says Marco Krapels, vice president of worldwide business development at Enpha ..read more
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