Ameresco and BlueWave Solar joined Massachusetts state and local officials to commemorate the completion of two community PV projects within the state that have a combined generation capacity of 16.2MW.
Arcadia Power has closed on a US$25 million investment round that the company will now use to expand its outreach to consumers and offer its services. In addition, the company announced that it is developing 120MW of new community solar projects across the US.
The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), GRID Alternatives (GRID), and Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) announced Thursday that they have developed a community solar project that will cut down on electric bills for qualified low-income residents.
News in Brief: Bill Clinton opens Westchester's largest solar array – a 2.7MW facility at Swiss RE's US headquarters; Nexamp completes a 700kW community solar facility in Massachusetts, Michigan introduces a bill to up its RPS and Solaria deploys its architectural solar products at Cornell Tech's campus in New York.
News in Brief: Santa Barbara, California, is the 30th US city to vote in a 100% renewable energy mandate, North Carolina legislators instate a competitive bidding process and leasing programme for solar PV while South Carolina's SCE&G launches the state's largest community solar programme; there's also more community solar online in Texas, and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources releases its final guidelines for its solar incentive SMART programme.
Following on from the successful year for solar that was 2016, the US market added 2,044MW of new capacity in Q1 2017 alone. As installations grow, prices continue to fall to new lows and utility-scale system prices dropped below US$1/Watt for the first time according to GTM Research.