Net-metering battle between utilities and solar industry heats up in California

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is preparing to reconsider the credit rooftop solar consumers receive for the excess energy they produce, and the battle between utilities and the solar industry is in full swing. California’s…

Con Edison virtual power plant will be set up in Queens with Swell Energy

Queens, New York, residents may be eligible for discounted solar + storage systems through Con Edison after it entered into a partnership with Swell Energy. Con Edison plans to have a virtual power plant managed by Swell Energy with solar…

Adapture Renewables completes first solar project in Texas county known for oil production

Adapture Renewables completed Catan Solar, a 13 MWdc solar project in Runge, Texas that began commercial operation in December 2020 and sells the electricity in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market. This is the first solar…

HOMER Energy by UL software now capable of modeling hybrid utility-scale systems

HOMER Energy by UL, global leader in the development of standard-setting energy modeling software, announced its newest service — HOMER Front + UL Analysis. The new capability helps energy developers design and optimize the complexities…

Ingeteam Unveils Power Station for Large-Scale Solar, Storage Applications

Ingeteam, an international technology group that specializes in energy conversion, has unveiled its new INGECON SUN FSK power station for large-scale solar plants and battery energy storage…

CPUC Sets Sights on Nevada to Bolster Renewable Generation

As part of its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has identified more than 2,000 MW of new renewable energy generation in southwest Nevada…

Schneider Electric, Black & Veatch Complete Microgrid for Marine Corps Station

Schneider Electric, a company that specializes in energy management and automation, and Black & Veatch, a provider of sustainable energy solutions to U.S. facilities and infrastructure,…

New Software Predicts Extreme Weather Events, Power Production

DNV, a provider of advisory,  monitoring, verification and certification services for the energy value chain, says it generated and analyzed 20,000 years of plausible weather and power…

Scenic Hill Solar will build 4.8-MW tracker solar project to power Arkansas bank

Bank OZK received approval from the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to construct a solar power plant that is expected to have a generating capacity of 4.8-MWdc. The APSC approval sets…

Do you know who owns the land under your solar project?

By Brian Pullin, partner, Husch Blackwell LLP A recent Texas case, Lyle v. Midway Solar, S.W. 3d, 2020 WL 7769632 (Tex. App. Ct., El Paso 83rd Dist. 2020), addressed a challenge that many solar developers wrestle with: how to handle mineral…