Month: March 2022

GameChange Chosen to Provide Single Axis Trackers for New York Solar Project System

GameChange Solar (GCS) will be supplying their Genius Tracker for New York State’s largest solar projects located in Albany County. The total system size is 50MW DC. The Genius Tracker will be able to support three module manufacturers who have been approved for SpeedClamp. SpeedClamp is a pre-assembled GCS part. GCS …

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FirstLight, Borrego Bring Additional Renewable Energy to New England States

Borrego’s utility-scale solar farm in Milo (Maine) FirstLight Power is partnering with Borrego, a developer, EPC and O&M provider for large-scale renewable energy projects, to bring more clean energy to New England. Borrego will lead development efforts focused on building new distributed generation (DG) solar, DG storage and utility-scale standalone storage at FirstLight’s hydropower facilities …

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Companies break ground on Austrian small hydro plant construction

The Gratkorn small hydro-power groundbreaking ceremony (photo courtesy Energie Steiermark). A groundbreaking ceremony was held on March 24 to mark the official start of construction at the 11 MW Gratkorn small Hydro plant on the Mur River, Styria Province of Austria. VERBUND and Energie Steiermark are jointly investing around €80 million ($87.9 million) in the …

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Solargis Debuts Solar Data Quality Management Software Platform

Solargis is a software company that offers software services and solar data. It has launched a platform for visualizing, quality management, and analysis of solar data. Solargis Analyst is a software platform that empowers decision makers and solar engineers to increase the efficiency of complex resource analyses, identify and fix errors, and improve technical and …

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PVEL Advances QE-Labs’ Drone EL Inspection Services for PV Modules in the U.S.

PVEL QE Labs Drone EL Testing PV Evolution Labs Pte. and Quantified Energy Labors Pte. Ltd. (QE-Labs), have signed an exclusive agreement to provide drone inspection service in the U.S. Solar market. PVEL will be the provider of QE-Labs’ autonomous drone electroluminescence (EL) imaging technology for conducting front-end field inspections. QE-Labs Singapore will handle back-end …

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Department of Commerce Decision Could Have ‘Devastating Impact’ on Solar Market

Gina Raimondo, U.S. Secretary for Commerce The U.S. Department of Commerce enforcement and compliance arm intends to investigate whether solar cells and module imports from Vietnam, Malaysia and Thailand are in violation of federal antidumping and countervailing Duty orders on crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells from China. The decision was prompted in part by Auxin Solar …

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IRENA Emphasizes Need to Speed Up Energy Transition to Combat Climate Crisis

Francesco La Camera While short-term solutions to the current energy crisis are necessary, it is important that we remain focused on the long-term and mid-term goals of the energy transformation. World Energy Transitions Outlook 2022 states that high fossil fuel prices, energy security issues, and the urgency of climate changes all indicate the urgent need …

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DESRI, Ranger Power Begin Commercial Operations on Two Michigan Solar Projects

Assembly Solar I D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments has announced that the Assembly II-III solar projects have been commercialized (COD), in partnership to Ranger Power, a Chicago-based utility size solar development company and Michigan’s largest independent solar developer. Assembly Solar II, a 110 MW AC facility, and Assembly Solar III, a 79MW AC facility, are …

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