Gestamp Solar and 8minutenergy Renewables announce they will build a 50 MW solar farm in Imperial County, California. They will sell the energy generated by the project to PG&E. power nearly 23,000 households in California
Duke Energy Renewables acquires two solar projects from Infigen Energy, adding 40 MW to its California portfolio. When the projects are completed, the company will own and operate more than 65 MW of solar power in the state.
Community Energy announces that its 120 MW Comanche Solar project in Colorado will supply 120 MW of solar generation to Xcel Energy. The project, which will provide the bulk of solar power for the approved Xcel Energy Resource Plan, will be one of the largest in the U.S.
A new report from Mercatus finds that investor interest in commercial solar projects has more than doubled in the last 12 months. As the large-scale utility project pipeline has slowed, investors are focusing more on the residential and commercial sectors.
Canadian Solar announces it was selected by Strata Solar to power five utility-scale solar projects in North Carolina. The projects total 30 MW and will generate enough power for about 3,750 homes.
Silverado Power announces a merger with sPower. The new company will be a well-capitalized leader in the utility-scale and commercial solar market with a portfolio of more than 400 MW of actionable projects.
El Paso Electric Company announces it's signed an agreement to build a 10 MW solar PV facility in Northeast El Paso, Texas. The new solar facility, which will be built on approximately 100 acres, will help power over 3,800 homes.
By Kathleen Zipp
Originally published on Solar Power World
NPD Solarbuzz releases a new report showing that solar PV projects between 250kW and 5MW now account for almost half of the yet-to-be-completed 4,300 commercial and utility projects within leading PV countries. Those countries are expected to provide more than 80% of global solar PV demand during the next five years.
Duke Energy announces it has issued a request for proposals for 300 MW of new solar energy capacity in its Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress territories. The new capacity would be in service by the end of 2015.
As officials in Massachusetts consider Governor Deval Patrick’s ambitious plan to expand solar there, utilities complain about the plan's added costs. Estimates are that the average residential customer would pay $1 - $1.50 more a month for their electricity.
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