The project, which was developed as part of a partnership between the City of Amesbury and Kearsarge Energy, was one of the first solar plus energy storage projects to participate in the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) Program
(Source: CS Energy , renews.biz, 24 June, 2020) Contact: CS Energy, Sean Harrington, Dir. Energy Storage, 732 860 4660, www.csenergy.com; Kearsarge Energy
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The company plans to construct similar facilities in Australia and the U.S. -- Ohio and Virginia -- as part of its Climate Pledge and commitment to be powered by 100 pct renewable energy by 2030.
Amazon presently has 31 renewable energy facilities and uses power from solar panels on rooftops at 60 fulfillment centers around the world. (Source: Amazon, GeekWire, 21 May, 2020)
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Geronimo Energy has more then 2.4 GW of wind and solar operational or under construction, and a multi-gigawatt development pipeline.
First Solar recently expanded its manufacturing capacity to meet the demand for Series 6 modules, starting production at its new module manufacturing facility in Lake Township, Ohio, in October 2019, making First Solat the largest solar manufacturer in the Western Hemisphere. (Source: First Solar, May, 2020) Contact:
Geronimo Energy, Ben Adamich, (952) 988-9000, email@example.com, www.geronimoenergy.com;
First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.firstsolar.com
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While perovskite cells have shown promise in the lab, more work remains to be done to ensure that the technology is ready for commercial success, according to NREL. Manufacturing, durability, and sustainability remain challenges and will be the consortium's research focus. Members of US-MAP will share R&D, validation, and pilot manufacturing, which will reduce development costs and technology risks for potential investors.
US-MAP has six major US-based industry players as founding members: BlueDot Photonics, Energy Materials Corporation, First Solar, Hunt Perovskites Technologies, Swift Solar, and Tandem PV.
(Source: NREL, Renewable Energy Mag., 1 May, 2020) Contact: NREL, Center for Materials Science, Joseph J. Berry, 303-384-7611, Joe.Berry@nrel.gov, |
HERE; US-MAP, HERE
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Construction of the approximately 98 acre project is slated to begin during the summer of 2021, for commissioning and startup no later than December, 2021.
CWL will own the system, which will generate an estimated total of 24,292 MWh during the first year of operation -- sufficient power for roughly 1,600 homes.
(Source: Jonesboro City Water and Light, KASU News, 28 April, 2020) Contact: Turning Point Energy, turningpoint-energy.com; Jonesboro City Water and Light, 870-930-3300, www.jonesborocwl.org
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As part of the initiative, TVA has entered into a 20-year PPA with the 177-MW Ridgely Energy Farm in Lake County, Tennessee, developed by First Solar. With this agreement, TVA has now contracted for a total of 404 MW of First Solar developed projects, including an existing 20-year PPA for the 227-MW project in Muscle Shoals.
The KUB project marks a 60 pct increase in TVA's operating and contracted solar capacity since the start of fiscal year 2020. In March, TVA announced a contract with Origis Energy to develop a 200-MW solar site in Lowndes County, Mississippi, for TVA, with 35 MW of this facility supporting KUB's Green Invest purchase.
TVA modeled Green Invest after work with Facebook and Google, beginning in 2018, to identify new renewable energy solutions for data centers locating in the region. Green Invest program leverages long-term agreements to build new, large-scale renewable energy installations through a competitive bid process. (Source: TVA, PR, April, 2020) Contact: TVA,
Doug Perry, VP Commercial Energy Solutions, (865) 632-2101, email@example.com, www.tva.com; Origis Energy, www.origisenergy.com; First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.firstsolar.com
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The project will incorporate First Solar's proprietary thin film module technology, designed and developed at the Company's research and development (R&D) centers in Santa Clara, California, and Perrysburg, Ohio.
When fully operational, the facility is expected to generate sufficient power for as many as 45,000 average homes, while displacing 62,000 metric tpy of CO2.
(Source: First Solar, PR, 21 April, 2020) Contact: Silicon Valley Clean Energy, www.SVCleanEnergy.org; Monterey Bay Community Power, www.mbcp.org; First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, email@example.com, www.firstsolar.com
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Springs Utilities will purchase the electricity Palmer Solar generates from Duke Energy Renewables under the terms of a 20-year PPA. The project was acquired by Duke Energy Renewables from juwi Americas in May 2019.
(Source: Duke Energy Renewables, Colorado Springs Utilities, Env+Energy Leader, 15 April, 2020)
Contact: Duke Energy Renewables, Rob Caldwell, Pres, (704) 594-6200, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.duke-energy.com; Colorado Springs Utilities, www.csu.org
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Since the first Solar Jobs Census was published, American solar jobs have increased 167 pct from just over 93,000 jobs in 2010 to 249,983 jobs in 2019. This job growth reflects the rapid expansion of the U.S. solar industry, driven by the plummeting cost of solar technologies and its increased popularity among individuals, businesses, and electric utilities.
In the five-year period between 2014 and 2019, solar employment increased 44 pct -- five times faster than job growth in the overall U.S. economy. Solar jobs also increased in 31 states in 2019, led by Florida, followed by Georgia, Utah, New York, Texas, Illinois, and Virginia.
Most of the solar job gains in 2019 were in installation and project development, which added about 7,000 jobs in 2019. Overall, this industry sector employs 162,126 solar workers, about 16,000 of these workers focus on battery storage. The solar manufacturing sector grew by just under 700 jobs to a total of 34,423.
(Source: The Solar Foundation, KY3, 23 Feb., 2020) Contact: The Solar Foundation, Andrea Luecke, President and Executive Director, www.thesolarfoundatioon.org; Solar Job Census, www.SolarJobsCensus.org
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The project, which will incorporate approximately 400,000 PV panels for an annual capacity of 120MW, is slated to come online in 2021 and will be connected to existing infrastructure.
(Source: Shell Australia, PR, CSO. 7 Feb., 2020) Contact: Shell Australia. Shell Energy, Greg Joiner, VP Australia, +61 8 9338 6600,
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EDP Renewables North America commissioned its first two solar parks in California in January 2015, subsequently adding three solar parks in South Carolina to its operational portfolio.
Houston-headquartered ConnectGen develops renewable energy and energy storage projects across North America. The company is backed by Quantum Energy Partners, a provider of private equity capital to the global energy industry.
(Source: EDP Renewables, First Solar, Printed Electronics, 30 Dec., 2019) Contact: EDP Renewables North America, Miguel Prado, CEO, (713) 265-0350 - Houston, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.com; First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, email@example.com, www.firstsolar.com; ConnectGEN LLC, (346) 998-2020, www.connectgenllc.com
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The ADC aims to spend $5 million on an initial lobbying campaign to win support for the tax, said , senior vice president at the group.
PAC is looking to build legislative support for its carbon tax. It proposes an initial $40 a ton tax on carbon dioxide that would increase over time, with the money raised to be returned to consumers.
The PAC has raised $1 million each from Exelon Corp, First Solar Inc and the American Wind Energy Association and expects to reach its goal of a $5 million in coming months. (Source: Exxon,
Denton Daily, Reuters, 8 Dec., 2019)
Contact: Climate Leadership Council, Greg Bertelsen, www.clcouncil.org; Americans for Carbon Dividends, www.afcd.org
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In 2017, the company launched its first solar investment fund (Fund I), which raised ¥15.5 billion and covered five Japanese solar power plants totaling 100MWdc.
The company also intends to launch new renewable energy funds for developing its own solar projects and external solar assets. (Source: Pacifico Energy, PR, PowerTech, 2 Dec., 2019) Contact: Pacifico Energy, +81 3-4540-7830, www.pacificoenergy.com
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The first portfolio of three solar energy plants developed by Tempe, Arizona-based First Solar Inc. is expected to commence operations in the coming months and is secured by Power Purchase Agreements. The second announcement involves an agreement to supply 804 MW of clean and renewable offshore wind energy enough to power approximately half a million homes to customers in Massachusetts.
(Source : EDPR, Strategic Research Institute, SteelGuru, 12 Nov., 2019) Contact: EDP Renewables North America, Miguel Prado, CEO, (713) 265-0350 - Houston, +351 21 001 25 00, www.edpr.co; First Solar, Kathryn Arbeit, VP, Project Dev., David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.firstsolar.com
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Out of the five projects, three will be developed in Texas. Juno, a 425MW project is scheduled to begin construction in February 2020, while Titan, a 375MW project is slated for Culberson County with an expected expected ground-breaking in March 2020. The Aragorn project will have an installed capacity of 250MW will be built at Culberson Country, with construction works expected to begin in June 2020.
In California, the company will develop Athos I and Athos II in Riverside County in June and October 2020 respectively.
First Solar will supply more than 3.7 million thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules for these projects. Signal Energy will handle engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) activities.
(Source: Interstate Power, Power Tech., 26 Sept., 2019) Contact: Interstate Power, Sheldon Kimber, CEO, www.intersectpower.com
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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, email@example.com, www.duke-energy.com
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.firstsolar.com
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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, www.aps.com
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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
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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, email@example.com, www.firstsolar.com;
NextEra Energy Resources, www.nexteraenergyresources.com
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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, www.cpsenergy.com; Southwest Research Institute, Klas Brun, (210) 684-5111, www.swri.org
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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, www.siliconranchcorp.com; BrightRidge, Jeff Dykes, CEO, (423) 952-5000, www.brightridge.com
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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, www.omegageracao.com.br; EDF Renewables – Brazil, + 55 21 3993 7650, www.edf-energies-nouvelles.com
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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 , firstname.lastname@example.org, www.afcd.org
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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, email@example.com, www.firstsolar.com
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.firstsolar.com
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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, email@example.com, www.cypresscreekrenewables.com; Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation, (910) 754-4391, www.bemc.org
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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, www.vectren.com; First Solar, www.firstsolar.com;
Orion Renewable Energy Group LLCwww.orionrenewables.com
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org,www.firstsolar.com; Georgia Power,
Wilson Mallard, Renewable Energy Development Dir., (404) 506-6526, www.georgiapower.
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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, /www.rsagroup.com; SirajPower, +962 580 569 406, www.sirajpower.com
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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, www.iea.org
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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, www.idfc.com/alternatives; First Solar, David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, email@example.com, www.firstsolar.com
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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, www.edf-er.com; First Solar, Brian Kunz, VP Project Dev., Steve Krum (602) 427-3359, firstname.lastname@example.org, David Brady, Inv. Rel., (602) 414-9315, email@example.com, www.firstsolar.com
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