Cypress Creek Renewables, which developed 1GW of PV projects in an 18-month stretch up to the beginning of this year, has used Lockheed Martin’s lithium-ion battery storage solutions in a dozen just-completed solar-plus-storage projects.
Australian PV company New Energy Solar is set to acquire 14 utility-scale PV projects, totaling 130MW, from US solar farm developer Cypress Creek (CCR). Cypress Creek will develop the 14 projects, which are expected to be commercially operational in 2018.
China-based integrated PV manufacturer ReneSola has signed an agreement to sell a 24MW portfolio of ground-mount PV projects under development in North Carolina, US, to a subsidiary of Panda Green Energy - formerly known as United Photovoltaics.
Inverter supplier SMA America has signed off on a 10-year Master Service Agreement with Cypress Creek Renewables, under which SMA will take part in inverter preventative maintenance services for a portfolio of solar projects, primarily located in North Carolina.
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.