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SB Energy Order Fresh 1.5 GW Solar Modules from First Solar in USA

SB Energy Global has said that it has placed an order for 1.5 GW ultra-low carbon thin-film solar modules necessary for it’s 4GW solar and storage development projects in the United States. The modules will be sourced for multiple years from First Solar, the largest manufacturer of thin-film modules in the US. SB Energy Global […]

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States Leading the Move to Wind Power in the U.S.

As of 2022, wind power is the largest renewable energy source in the United States. The amount of electricity generated from wind power has grown significantly in the past 30 years. The total installed wind capacity in the United States was over 130 GW by the end of 2021. This was exceeded only by China on […]

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U.S. to add 21.5GW Solar Capacity in 2022; Texas to Claim over 6GW: EIA

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) predicts that in 2022, 46.1 GW of new utility-scale electric generating capacity to be added to the country’s power grid in 2022, almost half of which is planned to come from solar, followed by natural gas at 21% and wind at 17%. Developers and power plant owners report planned […]

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Broad Reach’s 200MW Battery Storage Plants Now Online in Texas

Broad Reach Power LLC, an independent power producer based in Houston which owns a 21-gigawatt (GW) portfolio of utility-scale wind, solar and energy storage power projects across the United States, has announced that its first two transmission-level projects, North Fork and Bat Cave, are online and placed in service with Electric Reliability Council of Texas […]

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Corporates Almost Match Utilities As Solar Installs Hit New High In the US

A report by the American Clean Power Association (ACPA) highlights the key role played by corporate demand in solar power, with the 2020 numbers as reference. Residential rooftop continues to provide a strong support to the market on the back of state subsidies. In 2020, the amount of solar installed in the US was 4000% […]

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Texas’s Winter Crisis Helps Build A Case For Solar Storage . Will It Be The Turning Point?

Earlier this year, Winter Storm Uri swept across North America in the month of February and thrust the U.S. state of Texas in the grip of a major power crisis, causing electricity outages, disrupting telecom facilities, and creating food, medical support, and heat shortages. Like many other power-dependent infrastructures, the Ullrich Water Treatment Plant in […]

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Charles River & Duke Energy sign VPPA for 250 MW Solar project in Texas

Charles River Laboratories International, Inc. yesterday announced a long-term solar energy contract to address the entirety of the company’s North American electric power requirements with clean, renewable energy by 2023. Charles River and Duke Energy Sustainable Solutions have entered into a 15-year, 102 megawatt (MW) virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA). Charles River’s portion of the […]

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Hecate Energy Begins Construction Work on Solar Projects Worth 600 MW

Hecate Energy announced today that construction has commenced on two solar projects totaling 600 megawatts. In Falls County, Texas, Hecate developed the solar and battery storage project, Roseland Solar, from inception and transferred it to the North American subsidiary of a European utility in March. In Highland County, Ohio, Hecate developed the New Market Solar project and transferred […]

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Tri Global Energy Advances 175 MW West Texas Wind Project

Tri Global Energy, an independent renewable energy originator and developer, today announced the sale of its 175 MW West Texas wind project, Appaloosa Run, in southeast Upton County near the county seat of Rankin, Texas. Comprised of approximately 12,300 leased acres, the project’s land is privately owned by a single landowner and Texas’s largest university system, the University of Texas. Tri […]

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