US ROUND-UP: FTC Solar bags Arizona project win, CPUC rubber stamps 3.2GW transmission line

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
Share on email
FTC Solar’s 2P Voyager tracker system in action. Image: FTC Solar.

A round-up of the latest new from the US solar market, as FTC Solar toasts a 500MW+ project win in Arizona and a 3.2GW renewables-enabling transmission project in California edges forward.

FTC Solar wins 500MW+ PV project in Arizona

10 November 2021: Tracker manufacturer FTC Solar is to provide its Voyager tracker product to a 504MWdc solar project in Arizona.

FTC was handed the deal by EPC firm Moss Solar, which is developing the solar-storage project on behalf of an unnamed US developer.

Based in Maricopa County, the project will also boast 206MWac of energy storage and is set to come onstream in 2023.

Renewables-enabling 3.2GW transmission line linking California and Arizona gets CPUC nod

4 November 2021: California’s Ten West Link high-voltage transmission project has taken a step forward after the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved its Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity.

Expected to become operational in 2023, the 3.2GW transmission line will connect Central Arizona and Southern California. It’s intended for the project to improve the two regions’ bulk power system, facilitating more solar and solar-storage projects to come forward in the Desert Southwest region.

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAISO) is to manage the line upon completion.

Consortium starts construction on California solar-storage project

2 November 2021: A consortium including Leeward Renewable Energy, Central Coast Community Energy (CCCE) and Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) has started construction of the 100MW Rabbitbrush solar farm in Kern County, California.

McCarthy Building Companies is serving as the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm on the project, which is also paired with a 20MW/50MWh battery energy storage system.

First Solar modules are being used on the project, which is to supply power to CCCE and SVCE under 15-year power purchase agreements signed with Leeward.

NIPSCO breaks ground on Indiana PV project duo

1 November 2021: Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) has broken ground on its first two utility-scale solar projects in Indiana.

The company’s Indiana Crossroads Solar and Dunns Bridge Solar I projects are now under construction and are expected to begin operations next year.

Indiana Crossroads Solar is a 200MW array located in White County, Indiana, and is a joint venture between NIPSCO and EDP Renewables North America, which is developing and construction the project.

Dunns Bridge Solar I, meanwhile, is a 265MW facility being developed by a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, with the developer and NIPSCO also collaborating on the second phase of the project, Dunns Bridge Solar II, which will add a further 435MW of solar and a 75MW capacity battery.

Read Next

December 2, 2021
New York authorities have finalised contracts for an US$11 billion infrastructure project comprising 1.8GW of solar and 2GW of wind capacity that would deliver energy from upstate to New York City.
December 2, 2021
Enel Green Power has named Paolo Romanacci as the new head of its North America division, overseeing all renewables activities in the US and Canada.
December 2, 2021
Renewables developer BayWa r.e. has acquired Beacon Solar, the solar distribution division of Beacon, and will look to “cross-sell” solar and roofing products in the near future as it continues to expand across the US.
December 1, 2021
Major US bank Wells Fargo has closed its maiden tax equity investment into a colocated solar-storage project currently under construction in New Mexico, US.
November 30, 2021
Solar EPC company iSun is investing in US commercial PV project developer Encore Renewable Energy as part of efforts to accelerate its geographic expansion.
November 29, 2021
Commercial and industrial (C&I) solar developer Altus Power will offer distributed renewables and energy storage solutions through a new partnership with energy major Shell.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Upcoming Events

Solar Media Events
February 1, 2022
London, UK
Solar Media Events
February 23, 2022
London, UK
Solar Media Events
March 23, 2022
Austin, Texas, USA
Solar Media Events
March 29, 2022
Lisbon, Portugal