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Southern Power, a subsidiary of the utility Southern Company, has acquired the 103MW Butler solar facility in Georgia from renewable energy company Community Energy.
Renewable energy development company SunEdison has received contracts to build 33MW of DC rooftop solar with Southern California Edison (SCE) in the utility’s most recent round of solar procurement.
Georgia Power, the largest subsidiary of the utility Southern Company, has launched its 2015/16 Advanced Solar Initiative (ASI) Distributed Generation (DG) programme, soliciting DG projects of varying size up to 100MW.
Authorities in Hawaii’s capital, Honolulu, have been ordered to finance a US$16 million solar system as a penalty for failing to curb air pollution from a city landfill site.
A new piece of legislation has been proposed that would help extend the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for both residential and commercial solar projects in the US.
The amount of solar capacity installed in the US is forecast to nearly double to 40GW by 2017, up from 20GW in 2014, according to a new video report from the US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).
Latin America is forecast to install 2.2GW of PV in 2015, a 352% increase from 625MW in 2014, according to the recently released “Q1 2015 Latin American PV Playbook” report from GTM Research.
The US Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has thrown its weight behind new legislation that would allow the federal government to enter into 30-year power purchasing agreements (PPAs) for renewables.
Invenergy has brought a 31.5MW energy storage facility online nearby 230MW of renewable energy generation assets.
A programme to build PV plants on public lands in California’s Bay Area, which has been described as involving an “unprecedented collaboration of government agencies”, could save taxpayers US$100 million, according to the county administrator responsible for launching it.
US-based utility Duke Energy has entered into an agreement with South Carolina’s Public Service Commission to help further a number of its solar initiatives in the state.
Brazil’s PV sector is expected to be one of the main beneficiaries of plans by the country’s energy regulator, ANEEL, to revise its net-metering regulations for distributed generation.
French solar developer Solairedirect has acquired 72MW of development-stage projects in Chile as well as agreeing its first deal in the US.
Solar developer Con Edison Development, a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, has acquired a portfolio of six Californian solar PV projects totalling 140MW from a joint venture between global solar developer SolarReserve and GCL Solar Energy, a division of GCL-Poly Energy Holdings.
PV tracker systems supplier Exosun is to supply its Exotrack HZ horizontal single-axis solar tracker to a pilot project in the North Mexican state of Sonora, its first penetration of the the Mexican market.