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Guzman Wins Approval for Garnet Mesa Solar Project in Colorado

Garnet Mesa Solar rendering Guzman Energy has been approved by the Delta County Board of Commissioners to obtain a limited use permit that will allow it to install and operate the Garnet Mesa solar project in Southern Delta County, Colo. Garnet Mesa Solar, when complete, will produce more that 194,000 MWh each year. The Delta-Montrose …

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NREL Completes New Phase of Solar Energy, Agriculture Research

Image: Lexie Hain, Lightsource bp Led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Energy Technologies Office, Innovative Solar Practices Integrated with Rural Economies and Ecosystems (InSPIRE) has completed its second, three-year phase of research into the synergies between solar energy and agriculture. It is hard to …

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Andersen, Ubiquitous Develop Solar Windows, Doors with UE Power Tech

Susan Stone Andersen Corp., a window and door manufacturer, and Ubiquitous Energy, a transparent solar technology company, are working together to develop energy-generating windows and doors for residential and light commercial buildings. The products will leverage Ubiquitous Energy’s UE Power technology, a patented and visibly transparent photovoltaic glass coating that …

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SEIA Releases Solar Manufacturing Guidelines Following Inflation Reduction Act

The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has released a roadmap with near- and long-term steps to dramatically scale America’s solar manufacturing sector now that the Solar Energy Manufacturing for America Act (SEMA) has passed as part of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The whitepaper Catalyzing American Solar Manufacturing outlines how the solar/storage industry can benefit …

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NYSERDA Offers Funding for Tech Challenge to Improve Renewable Energy Integration

The $30 million funding provided by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), is for the third round in the Future Grid Challenge. This funding will be available to projects that solve the technical problems of integrating renewable energy into the electric grid. Single or team providers can apply for funding up …

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BayWa r.e., Duracell Offers More Solar Options for Rooftop Installations

David Dunlap BayWa r.e., a global company in renewable energy, has been added to its line card. is bringing new options to solar installation partners across the U.S. by adding Duracell Power Center‘s suite of turnkey residential energy technology products to its line card. Duracell Power Center’s integrated energy storage solution works with new or …

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DESRI Supports Cleco Operations with New La. Off-take Agreement

Another DESRI Project, the Cuyama Solar Project in California Cleco Power, D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI), have signed a long-term renewable electricity off-take agreement. The Dolet Hills Solar project will include a 240 MW AC facility that will be built at the Dolet Hills lignite fired power plant in DeSoto Parish (La). The Dolet Hills …

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GAF Expands Reach of Timberline Solar Roofing Shingles to Hawaii

GAF Energy, a Standard Industries company that provides solar roofing in North America has launched sales of its Timberline Solar roof for Hawaii residents. Timberline Solar integrates solar technology directly into traditional roofing materials and processes. The system, launched earlier this year, incorporates a nailable solar shingle, the Timberline Solar Energy Shingle (ES), which is …

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EDF Renewables Launches Full Operations for Palen Solar Farm

EDF Renewables North America’s (EDFR) Palen Solar site is fully operational and delivering decarbonized energy to the grid. The site includes four projects totaling 620MW DC of solar PV (PV) and 200 MWh battery energy storage. The projects use horizontal single-axis tracking technology and are located adjacently on unincorporated land in Riverside County. This land …

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Percepto Autonomous Drones Monitor 250-Acre Floating Solar Farm

Percepto is an autonomous inspection company using industrial robotics. They have completed a proof of concepts (POC), with the Electric Generating Authority of Thailand, (EGAT), for the monitoring of a 250-acre floating sun farm, one of largest of its kind worldwide. The solar farm, which is approximately the size of 70 soccer pitches and is …

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