ACCIONA to install largest solar project in Kentucky

ACCIONA to install largest solar project in Kentucky

ACCIONA has received the go-ahead to construct its first Kentucky solar farm from the state’s siting board. The 188-MW Fleming County project is one of four in Kentucky, Ohio and Illinois that were part of a power purchase agreement with Amazon announced last year. “We are incredibly excited to receive this approval from the Kentucky … Read more

Ulteig Expands into Canadian Market with Acquistion of NLS Engineering

Ulteig Expands into Canadian Market with Acquistion of NLS Engineering

Ulteig, a provider of design, program management, technical services and field services, has acquired NLS Engineering, a Canada-based engineering firm that specializes in utility-scale solar, battery storage, water and wastewater. The acquisition also includes NextDAS, the monitoring system designed for wind, solar and battery storage systems. The NextDAS monitoring platform observes weather systems in relation … Read more

Aerocompact debuts COMPACTGround Ram-X for mid-sized solar projects

Aerocompact Ram-X

Austrian manufacturer of PV mounting systems AEROCOMPACT presents its new COMPACTGround RAM-X product range for solar parks with more than 500 kWp output. In addition to the high energy density, the company hypes the quick assembly and maximization of available space in the series, which will be available worldwide from April. The modular structure of … Read more

The 2021 Federal Solar Tax Credit Step Down

Chart of annual U.S. solar panel sales and prices from 2006-2019

Amy Beaudet November 16, 2020 Solar Energy Incentives & Rebates, Solar Industry News Update: Terrific news came recently. As part of the recent spending package signed on Dec. 28, 2020, the Solar ITC federal tax credit stepdown has been delayed until 2023. That means all applicable solar systems installed in 2021 and 2022 will receive … Read more

Interactive map breaks down Texas renewable energy development by congressional district

Interactive map breaks down Texas renewable energy development by congressional district

Wind power, solar power and energy storage projects are providing new economic opportunities for rural Texas counties, bringing needed diversification, economic development, job creation and multi-generational revenue through a growing property tax base and payments to landowners. That’s the key takeaway of CleanPowerPays.org, a new interactive website launched this week by the Advanced Power Alliance … Read more

Mitrex Adds Roofing Panels to Market Offering

Mitrex Adds Roofing Panels to Market Offering

Mitrex, a Canadian manufacturer of solar technology, says it is bringing its roofing panels to market.  Mitrex notes its panels are developed to provide a cost-efficient energy solution for homes. The company says its patented building-integrated photovoltaic technology (BIPV) extends a building’s energy-generating potential, allowing every sun-touched surface to generate electricity. The solar roof panels … Read more

New analysis of 2D perovskites could shape the future of solar cells and LEDs

New analysis of 2D perovskites could shape the future of solar cells and LEDs

An innovative analysis of two-dimensional (2D) materials from engineers at the University of Surrey could boost the development of next-generation solar cells and LEDs. Three-dimensional perovskites have proved themselves remarkably successful materials for LED devices and solar panels in the past decade. One key issue with these materials, however, is their stability, … Read more

Why Blue Horizon Energy is opening an office in Marcus, Iowa

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  In an interesting move, Blue Horizon Energy, a Twin Cities-based full service clean energy development company, is opening an office in Marcus, Iowa. Why is a big-city solar provider eyeing this small town in Iowa? Local farmers and business owners in Marcus have welcomed solar and continue to drive demand in Northern Iowa and … Read more

Solar and Rockets in Maine – A Match Made in the Heavens

Solar and Rockets in Maine - A Match Made in the Heavens

Amy Beaudet March 10, 2021 bluShift Aerospace launched the Stardust 1.0 prototype sounding rocket from the Loring Commerce Centre in Limestone, Maine, marking Maine’s first commercial rocket launch and the world’s first commercial rocket launch powered by bio-derived fuel. bluShift Aerospace Stardust 1.0 On January 31, 2021, just as the bluShift Team were in final … Read more