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Duke Renewables' Largest Solar Project Now Online (Ind Report)
Duke Energy Renewables
Date: 2019-06-28
Duke Energy subsidiary Duke Energy Renewables reports its 150-MW North Rosamond solar project in Kern County, California, has begun commercial operation. The 1188 acre, 477,000 panel solar farm will generate sufficient power for 71,000 homes and is the largest in Duke Energy Renewables' fleet.

Electric power generated from the North Rosamond solar project is being sold to Southern California Edison (SCE) under a 15-year PPA. The facility was designed and completed by First Solar Electric California's engineering, procurement and construction subsidiary under a fixed-price EPC agreement. (Source: Duke Energy Renewables, T&D World, 26 June, 2019) Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Rob Caldwell, Pres, (704) 594-6200,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Duke Energy Renewables,  

First Solar Offloading 45-MW Indian PV Portfolio (Ind. Report)
First Solar
Date: 2019-06-19
Tempe, Arizona-headquartered thin-film solar module maker First Solar Inc is reported to be seeking a purchaser for a 45-MW photovoltaic (PV) plant portfolio in the Indian state of Karnataka, according to liveMINT.

The planned sale, which is expected to raise approximately $43 million, would be the company's second such sale in India. In 2017 the company sold 190 MW of PV assets across seven sites in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to IDFC Alternatives. (Source: First Solar, liveMINT, June, 2019) Contact: First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News First Solar,  Solar,  

APS Plans 1GW Solar, Battery Resources by 2025 (Ind. Report)
Arizona Public Service
Date: 2019-02-22
Arizona Public Service (APS) reports it will add 850 MW of battery storage and 100 MW or more of solar generation by 2025. To that end, APS will equip existing utility-owned solar projects with 200 MW of batteries, deploy 500 MW of new battery resources, and contract for 150 MW of third party-owned storage. This work builds on the dispatchable 50-MW battery and 65-MW solar power project APS is building with First Solar that is scheduled for completion in 2021.

Initially, APS has selected Invenergy to install 141 MW of new battery systems at six solar sites, with the first expected to begin service by the summer of 2020. The remaining retrofits will be completed by 2021. According to its website, APS expects 15 pct of its electric power mix to be from renewables by 2025. (Source: APS, gtm, 21 Feb., 2019) Contact: APS, Brad Albert, VP Resource Management,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Arizona Public Service,  Solar,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  

CIP's Mitchell Solar Portfolio Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Date: 2019-02-15
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) reports construction is underway on the Mitchell portfolio of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in North Carolina on behalf of the Copenhagen Infrastructure II (CI II) fund.

The project portfolio is geographically diversified across the state and will be implemented in multiple phases over the coming years starting with five projects. Mitchell represents CIP's first investment into Southeastern United States.

The first phase of Mitchell consists of five utility-scale solar PV projects totaling 23 MWAC. First Solar, Inc. will supply solar modules and provide ongoing operation and maintenance services. The projects, which will generate sufficient electric power roughly 5,000 homes, are slated to begin commercial operation in Q3 and have long-term PPAs with Duke Energy. The projects in the next phases of the Mitchell portfolio are expected to start construction later in 2019 to 2020. The Mitchell solar PV project portfolio is part of CIP's approximately 1.1 GWAC US solar PV portfolio. (Source: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, 8 Feb., 2019) Contact: Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners, Kristina Negendahl Jessen +45 70 70 51 51,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners,  Solar,  PV,  

Dubai Solar-Powered Green Hydrogen Project Breaks Ground (Int'l)
Date: 2019-02-04
In a press release, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) reports it is collaborating with the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy and has broken ground for the first solar-driven hydrogen electrolysis facility in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The project will be constructed at DEWA's outdoor testing facilities in the Research and Development Centre at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. (Source: DEWA, Emirates News Agency , 3 Feb., 2019) Contact: DEWA,

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Facebook's Alabama Data Center Going 100 pct Solar (Ind. Report)
First Solar Inc, NextEra Energy
Date: 2018-11-05
Social media giant Facebook is reporting First Solar Inc. and NextEra Energy will construct two solar projects totaling nearly 380MW of solar generation capacity in Alabama and Tennessee to supply a Facebook data center in Huntsville, Alabama. Terms and time lines have not been disclosed.

The First Solar project in Colbert County, Alabama, will supply 227 MW, and the NextEra project in Lincoln County, Tennessee, will provide 150 MW, according to the TVA.

Facebook has committed to run all its data centers and offices with 100 pct renewable energy by 2020. (Source: Facebook, Data Center Knowledge, 2 Nov., 2018) Contact: First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315,,; NextEra Energy Resources,

More Low-Carbon Energy News TVA,  First Solar ,  NextEra Energy,  

CPS Energy, SwRI Partner on TX Solar, Storage Project (Ind. Report)
CPS Energy,Southwest Research Institute
Date: 2018-10-10
In the Lone Star State, San Antonio electric and natural gas utility CPS Energy reports it has broken ground on their first solar energy and battery storage project.

For the project, CPS partnered with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) which will provide nearly 50 acres in San Antonio on which the solar facility and battery storage system will be constructed. SwRI aims to gain valuable insight into the efficiencies of both solar production and battery energy storage which it will share with CPS.

The $16.3 million project, which will be constructed by RES Americas, will consist of a 5 MW solar power facility and a 10 MW battery storage system. (Source: CPS Energy, PR, 8 Oct., 2018) Contact: CPS Energy, Paula Gold-Williams, Pres., CEO,; Southwest Research Institute, Klas Brun, (210) 684-5111,

More Low-Carbon Energy News CPS Energy,  Solar,  Battery Energy Storage,  Southwest Research Institute ,  

NE Tennessee's First Solar Farm Underway (Ind. Report)
Silicon Ranch,BrightRidge ,TVA
Date: 2018-08-20
Johnson City, Tennessee-based solar developer BrightRidge, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA )and Silicon Ranch Corp. are reporting the ground breaking on what they say is the first solar power-producing plant in Washington County, Northeastern Tennessee.

The 40-acre, 41-panel solar farm, which will be owned and operated by Silicon Ranch, is expected to generate 8 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually when fully operation by the year end.

Silicon Ranch is covering all costs to build the solar farm. TVA and BrightRidge will purchase power from the facility. (Source: TVA, Johnson City Press, 17 Aug., 2018) Contact: Silicon Ranch, Matt Kisber, Pres., CEO, (615) 321-2022,; BrightRidge, Jeff Dykes, CEO, (423) 952-5000,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Silicon Ranch,  BrightRidge ,  TVA,  Solar,  

Omega Geracao Taking Stake in Brazil's Largest Solar Farm (Int'l)
Omega Geraçao
Date: 2018-08-17
The Brazilian company Omega Geracao reports it is acquiring a 50 pct in the Pirapora solar complex in the state of Minas Gerais. EDF Renewables in Brazil will hold 30 pct and Canadian Solar 20 percent.

Omega's 50 pct stake was valued at $283.6 million, subject to certain conditions and final financing disbursements.

Pirapora is the largest pv solar site in operation in Brazil with an installed capacity of 321 MW. Pirapora will be Omega's first solar investment and, after completion of the transaction, solar energy will account for 25 pct of the Company's installed capacity, while wind and hydroelectric power will represent 62 pct and 13 pct, respectively. (Source: Omega Geracao, Renewable Energy, 15 Aug., 2018) Contact: Omega Geracao,; EDF Renewables – Brazil, + 55 21 3993 7650,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  EDF Renewables,  

Americans for Carbon Dividends Carbon Tax Advocacy Group Launched (Ind. Report)
Carbon Tax, Exelon, First Solar, AWEA
Date: 2018-06-22
The newly launched bipartisan Americans for Carbon Dividends, which follows on an unsuccessful attempt last year from Republicans George Shultz and James Baker to push a price on carbon, would place a $40 per ton tax on CO2 that would increase over time. Some money would be returned to the public through a carbon dividend of approximately $2,000 per year for a family of four.

Supporters of the policy include Exelon Corp., First Solar and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), and the former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, say it's a climate policy that makes economic sense. Exelon has reportedly contributed $1 million to the initiative and AWEA is offering financial support, according to Americans for Carbon Dividends. (Source: Americans for Carbon Dividends, GTM, 20 June, 2018) Contact: Americans for Carbon Dividends ,,

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JPMorgan Chase Adds to First Solar Holdings (Ind. Report)
First Solar,
Date: 2018-06-04
According to a recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its holdings in shares of First Solar, Inc. by 22.2 pct in the first quarter. The additional 242,099 shares bring JPMorgan Chase' First Solar holdings to 1,330,889 shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. held 1.27 pct of First Solar worth $94,467,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

First Solar, Inc provides photovoltaic solar energy solutions in the United States and internationally. (Source: JPMorgan Chase, Ledger Gazette, 3 June, 2018) Contact: First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News First Solar,  Solar,  Renewable Energy,  ,  

First Solar Confirms Aussie Solar Farm Financial Closure (Int'l)
First Solar
Date: 2018-05-14
In the Land Down Under, First Solar reports it has closed in financing for the 87MW Beryl Solar Farm in New South Wales. Beryl is one of the largest solar projects in the state to reach financial close.

Steven Jackson, First Solar's VP of Asia Pacific, said the Beryl project will be one of the first to use the company's new Series 6 thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules. (This means), the Beryl Solar Farm will maximize the energy produced from the site and deliver a lower levelized cost of electricity, Jackson added.

With a nameplate capacity of up to 445W and 18 pct efficiency, First Solar Series 6 modules are the highest power PV module available for large-scale solar projects.

The Beryl project will also use single axis tracking technology and Ingeteam inverters. (Source: First Solar, May, 2018)Contact: First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News First Solar,  Solar,  

Vermont's Green Lantern Group Plans First Solar Project (Ind. Report)
Green Lantern Group
Date: 2018-04-02
Waterbury, Vermont-based Green Lantern Group reports it plans to construct a 1-acre, 150 kilowatt solar array in the town of Castleton, Vermont. The planned solar array , which could save the town of Castleton approximately $5,400 per year in energy costs, hopes to be fully permitted by July. (Source: Green Lantern Group, Rutland Herald, 1 April, 2018) Contact: Green Lantern Group, (802) 244-1658,,

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Cypress Creek Touts First Solar-plus-Storage Project (Ind. Report)
Cypress Creek Renewables
Date: 2018-03-30
California-headquartered Cypress Creek Renewables reports the use of Lockheed Martin's GridStar Lithium energy storage solutions for 12 projects totaling $1.5 billion in communities served by Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation, primarily in North Carolina.

The Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation project includes development, construction, financing and commissioning, and is Cyprus Creek's first foray into solar-plus-storage. (Source: Cyprus Creek Renewables, Energy Storage, 27 Mar., 2018) Contact: Cypress Creek Renewables, Matthew McGovern, CEO, (310) 581-6299,,; Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation, (910) 754-4391,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Cypress Creek Renewables,  Solar,  Solar Energy Storage,  Energy Storage,  

First Solar Selected for 50Mw Indiana Solar Array (Ind. Report)
Vectren Energy,First Solar
Date: 2018-03-16
In the Hoosier State, Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana reports it has selected First Solar, Inc. to construct a 50-mw solar array included in Vectren's long-term electric generation transition plan.

The 150,00 panel, single-axis tracking solar array, which is slated to be fully operational in the fall of 2020, will generate sufficient power for more than 11,000 households per year.

The project is subject to Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission approval, which is expected in the first half 2019. (Source: Vectren Corp., PR, 13 Mar., 2018) Contact: Vectren, Carl Chapman, Pres., CEO, (812) 491-5105,; First Solar,; Orion Renewable Energy Group

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vectren Energy,  Solar,  First Solar,  

First Solar Building US SE Largest Solar Farm (Ind. Report)
First Solar,Georgia Power
Date: 2018-02-26
Tempe, Arizona-based cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film PV module maker First Solar Inc reports it will develope and construct of a 200MWac PV solar power plant in Twiggs County, GA. First Solar was awarded the installation as part of a 525MWac RFP for Georgia Power's Renewable Energy Development Initiative (REDI).

The project is being developed under a PPA with Georgia Power for the electricity and renewable attributes generated by the facility. Construction is expected to get underway in November 2018 for commissioning in late 2019. The project will incorporate more than 500,000 First Solar modules and generate more than 450GWh of electricity annually, making it When fully operational, the facility will likely be the largest stand-alone PV solar plant in the southeastern USA.(Source: First Solar, 21 Feb., 2018) Contact: First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315,,; Georgia Power, Wilson Mallard, Renewable Energy Development Dir., (404) 506-6526, www.georgiapower.

More Low-Carbon Energy News First Solar,  Georgia Power,  

RSA Global Completes First Dubai Rooftop Solar Project (Int'l)
RSA Global
Date: 2017-11-29
Multinational logistics firm RSA Global reports the launch and implementation of its first solar rooftop project atop its facility in Dubai Logistics City, Dubai South. The installation, which was developed and completed by Dubai-based joint venture SirajPower, will generate 1.1 MW and provide an alternative source of electricity for the next 15 years and generate 90 pct of the energy required for the facility.

SirajPower, which delivered the project under a fully financed leasing scheme, is a 2016 joint venture between Akuo Energy of France and Corys Environment of Dubai. (Source: RSA Global, Construction Week OnLine, 26 Nov., 2017) Contact: RSA Global, Abhishek Shah, CEO, /; SirajPower, +962 580 569 406,

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40 pct of Power from Renewables by 2040, say IEA (Ind. Report)
International Energy Agency
Date: 2017-11-22
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), renewable energy will comprise 40 pct of global power generation by 2040 as renewable energy's share of the worldwide power generation over the next 5 years grows faster than any other source.

The following are the top 13 renewable energy companies in the world, according to Thomson Reuters' inaugural Energy 100 list: Canadian Solar, Crop Energies, First Solar, GCL Poly, Guodian Technology and Environment Group, Green Plains, Hanergy Thin Film Power Group, Inox Wind, Jiangsu Akcome Science & Technology Co., Motech Industries Inc., Pacific Ethanol, and Renewable Energy Group Inc (Source: IEA, Business Insider, 19 Nov., 2017) Contact: IEA, Fatih Birol, Exec. Dir., +33 1 40 57 65 00,

More Low-Carbon Energy News International Energy Agency,  Renewables,  Renewable Energy,  

First Solar Unloads Indian Solar Portfolio for $300 Mn (M&A)
IDFC Alternatives, First Solar
Date: 2017-07-31
Mumbai, India-based IDFC Alternatives infrastructure fund reports it is acquiring Arizona-based First Solar's entire 200 MW portfolio of seven operational solar power projects in India for approximately $300 million.

These projects are located in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. The transaction is expected to close prior to December, 2017.

IDFC Alternatives manages over $3.4 billion on behalf of leading institutional investors worldwide. (Source: Economic Times, 26 July, 2017) Contact: IDFC Alternatives,; First Solar, David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News First Solar,  Solar,  

EDF Renewable Energy Acquires Nevada Solar Projects (M&A)
EDF Renewable Energy,First Solar
Date: 2017-07-19
San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy recently has announced its acquisition of two solar project presently under construction in Nevada from Tempe, Arizona-based First Solar Inc. Terms of the deal, which was announce on July 14, have not been disclosed.

NV Energy subsidiaries Nevada Power Co. and Sierra Pacific Power Co. will purchase power from the two projects. Although this acquisition is EDF's entry into Nevada, the company has developed nine gigawatts of wind, solar, biomass and biogas projects in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. (Source: EDF, San Diego Bus. Journal, Others, 14 July, 2017) Contact: EDF Energy Renewables, Ryan Pfaff, Exec. VP, Tim Wheeler, Onshore Wind Development Manager,; First Solar, Brian Kunz, VP Project Dev., Steve Krum (602) 427-3359,, David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewable Energy,  Solar,  First Solar ,  

Cuyama Valley Solar Farm Set to Begin Construction (Ind. Report)
First Solar
Date: 2017-05-10
Tempe, Arizona-based First Solar is reportedly set to commence construction on the 40-MW, 600,000 module Cuyama Solar Facility in the Cuyama Valley, Santa Barbara County, California.

First Solar expects to break ground next month for completion by the year end. First Solar plans to sell the facility which already has a long-term PPA with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (Source: First Solar, Noozhawk, 8 May, 2017) Contact: First Solar, Brian Kunz, VP Project Dev., Steve Krum (602) 427-3359,, David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News First Solar,  Solar,  

juwi Commissions South African Industrial Solar Installation (Int'l)
juwi Renewable Energies
Date: 2017-04-10
In South Africa, German developer juwi Renewable Energies is reporting the commissioning of a 1 MW, rooftop solar system at the Brooklyn Mall in Pretoria. The project, which was designed and installed by juwi's subsidiary in Cape Town, is juwi's second large solar farm for the real estate company Growthpoint. The Brooklyn Mall installation utilizes 9,600 module 115 W, Version 4, First Solar thin-film modules. The project's Commercial Operation Date (COD) is slated for mid April.(Source: juwi Renewable Energies, PR, April 5, 2017)Contact: juwi Renewable Energies, +27 21831 6100,

More Low-Carbon Energy News juwi Renewable Energies ,  Rooftop Solar,  Solar,  

Southern Power Commissions 120-MW W.Tex. PV Park (Ind. Report)
Southern Power,First Solar Inc
Date: 2017-04-07
US wholesale energy provider Southern Power is reporting the start of commercial operations at the 120-MW East Pecos solar park in West Texas. The facility uyilizes approximately 1.2 million solar panels by First Solar Inc., which constructed the park in 2016 and provides operation and maintenance services. The facility's power output outputand related renewable energy credits will be sold to Austin Energy under a 15-year PPA.

Southern Power presently has 3,200 MW of U.S. renewable energy project in operation or under construction, according toi the company. (Source: Southern Power,Solar, Renewables Now, Other Media, 6 April, 2017) Contact: Southern Power, Buzz Miller, Pres., CEO, (404) 506-5000,

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First Solar Set to Begin 48.5-MW Aussie PV Project (Ind. Report)
First Solar Inc
Date: 2017-03-29
Tempe, Arizona-headquartered First Solar, the U.S.' largest solar panel manufacturer First Solar Inc reports it has secured financing for the 48.5-MW Manildra solar farm in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. RCR O'Donnell Griffin Pty Ltd is the contractor for the 466,000 thin-film PV module project.

The $85 million (AUS) project has received $9.8 million (AUS) ($7.5 million) in support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and has a 13-year PPA with local utility EnergyAustralia. Construction is slated to get underway in June for completion in Q2, 2018. The project will increase First Solar's installed capacity in Australia to over 400 MW, according to First Solar. (Source: First Solar, Various Media, Renewables Now, 27 Mar., 2017)Contact: First Solar, Brian Kunz, VP Project Dev., Steve Krum (602) 427-3359,, David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News First Solar,  Solar,  Solar Australia,  

TTI-FSS Tampa Rooftop Solar Installation Online (Ind. Report)
Tampa Tank ,solaradvantage
Date: 2017-03-01
Tampa Tank Inc.-Florida Structural Steel (TTI-FSS) reports its new, 507-kilowatt rooftop solar system in Hillsborough County is now online and generating 60 pct of its on-site power needs. The solar installation, which covers most of the TTI-FSS's roof, is expected to pay for itself within five years through energy cost savings, a 30 pct-of-the-cost federal tax benefit, and accelerated tax depreciation. TTI-FSS's energy costs are expected to drop from 13 to 3 cents per kWh.

It is the first solar project developed by TTI-FSS's landlord, Shepard Capital Partners Tampa-headquartered solar and electrical contractor Solaradvantage completed the the installation. (Source: Tampa Tank, February 28, 2017) Contact: Tampa Tank,; Shepard Capital Partners,; Solaradvantage, Martin Clewis, (813) 399-1231,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Rooftop Solar,  solaradvantage,  

First Solar Mothballing Ohio Panel Plant (Ind. Report)
First Solar Inc
Date: 2016-11-21
TOLEDO (AP) — Tempe, Arizona-headquartered First Solar, the U.S.' largest solar panel manufacturer, reports it is phasing out its current Series 4 solar panels, scrapping plans for a Series 5, clipping a quarter of its jobs worldwide, including its only North American plant in Toledo, Ohio. The Ohio shutdown is expected to last more than a year. "Challenging market conditions" are being cited as the reason for the cutbacks, according to the company.

The company has indicated that it many look to Vietnam for lower labour and production costs. The company was founded in Toledo in 1986 as Solar Cells Inc., then sold to True North Partners LLC and was renamed. (Source: First Solar, Troy Daily News, 19 Nov., 2016)Contact: First Solar, Brian Kunz, VP Project Dev., Steve Krum (602) 427-3359,, David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News First Solar Inc.,  Solar,  

8point3 Taking $329.5Mn Stake in Stateline Solar Project (M&A)
8point3 Energy Partners ,First Solar,SunPower
Date: 2016-11-18
8point3 Energy Partners LP reports it will acquire First Solar Inc.'s 34 pct stake in its 300-MW Stateline Solar Project in San Bernardino, California for $329.5 million.

8point3 Energy Partners is a growth-oriented limited partnership formed by First Solar Inc. and SunPower Corp. for the purposes of "owning, operating and acquiring solar energy generation projects with the aim of generating predictable cash distribution that grows at a sustainable rate." 8point3 holds interests in renewable energy projects across the U.S. with long-term contracted cash flows. Projects serve utility, commercial and residential customers. With the expected Stateline acquisition , 8point3's portfolio will include interests in 937 MW of solar projects, according to the company release. (Source: 8point3 Energy Partners, PR, Investopia, Nov., 2016) Contact: 8point3 Energy Partners, Chuck Boynton, CEO, (408) 240-5500,; First Solar, Brian Kunz, VP Project Dev., Steve Krum (602) 427-3359,,; SunPower, Tom Werner, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News 8point3 Energy Partners ,  Solar,  First Solar,  SunPower,  

First Solar, MCE Ink Community Solar PPA (Ind. Report)
First Solar
Date: 2016-11-07
First Solar and MCE Clean Energy are reporting that MCE has inked a PPA for electricity generated from 40 MW of First Solar's Little Bear Solar Project in Fresno County, California. Construction of the 160 MW Little Bear project is slated to get underway in 2019 for commissioning in 2020.

A community choice aggregator in California, MCE offers locally controlled, competitively priced renewable energy options. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. (Source: FirstSolar, Electric Light & Power, 1 Nov., 2016) Contact: MCE, Dawn Weisz, CEO, (888) 632-3674.; First Solar, Brian Kunz, VP Project Dev., Steve Krum (602) 427-3359,, David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News First Solar,  Solar,  

Solar Roadways Shine in FIrst Public Tests (Ind. Report)
Solar Roadways
Date: 2016-10-05
Sandpoint, Idaho-headquartered Solar Roadways is reporting the test installation of its first solar energy tiles in Sandpoint. The 30-tile test installation will generate electric power for park a fountain and public restrooms.

Solar Roadways® is a modular system of specially engineered solar panels that can be walked and driven upon. The panels contain LED lights to create lines and signage and contain heating elements to prevent snow and ice accumulation. The panels have microprocessors, which makes them intelligent. This allows the panels to communicate with each other, a central control station, and vehicles (Source: Solar Roadways, engaget, 2 Oct., 2015) Contact: Solar Roadways, Scott and Julie Brusaw,

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