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Canadian Solar wins 52 MW project with Colombia Ministry of Energy

The solar project Caracoli was secured in a public auction, and the power will be sold via a 15-year power purchase agreement. November 8, 2021 Ryan Kennedy A Canadian Solar module is inspected. Image: Canadian Solar Canadian Solar secured a contract with the nation of Colombia’s Ministry of Energy and is scheduled to build the …

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Hurricane-resistant solar and energy storage microgrid to be built in Puerto Rico

The Enel X-constructed microgrid will power project partner Eaton’s manufacturing operations. October 6, 2021 Ryan Kennedy Power management company Eaton has partnered with Enel X for a second joint microgrid project in Puerto Rico. The solar-plus-storage facility is intended to support Eaton’s Las Piedras circuit breaker manufacturing plant, lessening the company’s reliance on the island’s …

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Polar Racking chosen by Branson group for St. Thomas solar rebuild

The 6.4 MW Donoe Solar Farm in St. Thomas, damaged in 2017, will use Polar’s PRU fixed-tilt racking system. April 16, 2021 Tim Sylvia Canadian solar mounting system supplier Polar Racking has been selected by BMR Energy as its racking & foundation supplier and mechanical installer to re-build the 6.4 megawatt Donoe Solar Farm in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The Donoe Solar …

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The Dominican Republic’s largest solar installation will use Trina modules

Trina has shared that it will be supplying 268,200 430/450 W double-glass TSM-DEG17M modules to the 120 MW Sunflower Solar Park, set to be constructed in the country’s San Cristobal province. January 20, 2021 Tim Sylvia One of the largest solar installations in the Caribbean is set to be constructed using Trina Solar panels, according …

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Swinerton was the lead solar EPC contractor in the US last year

IHS Markit: At 10% market share, Swinerton Renewable Energy maintained its position as the preferred EPC contractor in the U.S. First Solar and Cypress Creek intend on exiting the EPC segment, creating opportunities for established local EPCs and the emerging group of international firms eyeing the growing U.S. utility-scale market. October 17, 2020 Josefin Berg, …

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Morning Brief: PV plant providing grid ancillary services in Chile, Capital Dynamics to develop nine batteries

Also in the brief: Global Energy Generation’ proposed 4,500-acre Mammoth Solar project in Pulaski County, Indiana, may have a role to play in Winamac’s revitalization efforts, Dominion Energy acquired a solar power project in Orange County, the laws that prevent carbon cutting and more. August 21, 2020 Eric Wesoff The Luz del Norte solar plant …

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Clean energy VC funding roundup: Residential flow batteries, solar sales software and financing, EV charging and more

Investors continue to invest and clean energy entrepreneurs continue to innovate — despite global setbacks. Here are six companies that won a total of $170 million in funding in recent days, ranging across the cleantech spectrum. August 10, 2020 Eric Wesoff Investors continue to invest and clean energy entrepreneurs continue to innovate — despite global …

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The world added .115 terawatts of solar power in 2019 for a cumulative .629 terawatts

IEA PVPS report: Global solar demand increased by 12% in 2019 compared to 2018 — but that was BC. According to the report, photovoltaics provided just under 3% of global electricity needs in 2019. April 30, 2020 Sandra Enkhardt From pv magazine Germany Last year, the world added 114.9 GW of photovoltaic systems, the third …

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SunPower pauses its solar cell and module factories, reduces salaries and workweek

The solar efficiency leader remains on track to complete its planned split into two independently focused pure-play solar companies by the end of the second quarter. April 21, 2020 Eric Wesoff SunPower, the high-efficiency solar module leader, announced that it is temporarily cutting executive pay, reducing the workweek for some employees, and that it has …

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Morning Brief: Virginia fills third-party pilot, S.C. House calls for Santee Cooper to go clean

Hello one and all and welcome to the first morning brief of your work week. Today we have BoxPower delivering microgrids to earthquake-affected communities in Puerto Rico, and Sullivan Power winning an award for its UC Irvine installation. January 19, 2020 Tim Sylvia Image: Boxpower Virginia third-party solar pilot full: Established in 2013, the state …

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