Renewable energy

Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC Acquires 5MW Community Wind Project from Cornerstone Renewables.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 2:00pm

New York, NY, Feb. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC (the Company) announced today that, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it purchased the rights to a 2-turbine 5MW wind Project, (Holiday Hill), from Cornerstone Renewables, LLC (Cornerstone Renewables).

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  • New York, NY, Feb. 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC (the Company) announced today that, through a wholly-owned subsidiary, it purchased the rights to a 2-turbine 5MW wind Project, (Holiday Hill), from Cornerstone Renewables, LLC (Cornerstone Renewables).
  • David Blittersdorf, renewable energy entrepreneur and owner of Cornerstone Renewables, LLC commented, The carbon emissions crisis demands immediate action.
  • Greenbacker Renewable Energy Company LLC is a publicly registered, non-traded limited liability company that acquires and manages income-generating renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, and other energy-related businesses.
  • Cornerstone Renewables LLC is a renewable energy development company from Vermont.

LONGi contracts with Atlas Renewable Energy for supply of 122MW bifacial modules in Chile

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:12am

SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- China's leading solar technology company LONGi announced that it had recently signed a contract with Atlas Renewable Energy to supply 122MW of Hi-MO4 bifacial modules for one of its projects in Chile.

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  • SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- China's leading solar technology company LONGi announced that it had recently signed a contract with Atlas Renewable Energy to supply 122MW of Hi-MO4 bifacial modules for one of its projects in Chile.
  • Depending on surface reflectivity, bifacial modules can deliver power generation gain of 7-25% over equivalent monofacial panels.
  • Patrick Valentin, Head of Strategic Sourcing at Atlas Renewable Energy, said: "We are pleased to select LONGi as one of our project partners.
  • With this strategic partnership, LONGi and Atlas Renewable Energy are confident to deliver high-performance PV products and contribute to the energy transformation in Latin America,"Richard For, Vice President of LONGi Solar, said.

LONGi strengthens presence in Mexico with 191MW Pachamama PV power plant

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 3:09am

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Invested by French solar energy firm Neoen, the Pachamama photovoltaic power plant, located in the state of Aguascalientes in central Mexico, has a total installed capacity of 375MW, of which 191MW is deployed by LONGi.

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  • AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Invested by French solar energy firm Neoen, the Pachamama photovoltaic power plant, located in the state of Aguascalientes in central Mexico, has a total installed capacity of 375MW, of which 191MW is deployed by LONGi.
  • The Pachamamar photovoltaic power plant is currently the largest new energy project in the Americas undertaken by PowerChina HuaDong Engineering Corporation as the EPC of the project.
  • The deployment of LONGi's 191MW mono-crystalline modules is recognition of the performance and reliability of LONGi's products in Mexico.
  • The project is also an important breakthrough in Mexico by PowerChina and LONGi, and a milestone in the development of renewable energy in Latin America.

Dominion Energy's First Battery Storage Projects Approved

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 3:15pm

The four utility-scale battery storage pilot projects totaling 16 megawatts are the largest projects of their kind in Virginia.

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  • The four utility-scale battery storage pilot projects totaling 16 megawatts are the largest projects of their kind in Virginia.
  • These projects are enabled by the Grid Transformation & Security Act of 2018, which allows Dominion Energy to invest in up to 30 megawatts of battery storage pilot projects.
  • "Dominion Energy will pilot these 16 megawatts of battery storage to better understand how best to deploy batteries across our system to integrate renewables and provide grid reliability by filling gaps due to the inherent intermittency of solar and wind power," said Mark D. Mitchell, Dominion Energy's vice president of generation construction.
  • "Energy storage is emerging as a critical component to meeting our customers' needs and providing continued grid stability," said Joe Woomer, Dominion Energy's vice president of grid and technical solutions.

OG&E announces new solar projects with Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes; solar energy centers to be built in Davis and Durant, Oklahoma

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 9:05pm

The Chickasaw Nation OG&E Solar Energy Center will be built in Davis, Oklahoma.

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  • The Chickasaw Nation OG&E Solar Energy Center will be built in Davis, Oklahoma.
  • The Choctaw Nation OG&E Solar Energy Center will be built in Durant, Oklahoma.
  • Universal solar provides customers the opportunity to add solar energy to their personal energy portfolios without paying for expensive rooftop solar panels.
  • In 2018, the company added approximately 10 MWs of universal solar energy from a solar energy center built near Covington, Oklahoma.

WindCom North America Hires Bruno Bellote as NOAOM (New Opportunities Ahead of Market) Manager

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 6:35pm

HOUSTON, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- WindCom (Wind Composite Services Group), a wind blade services company serving the international wind energy community, announced that Bruno Bellote recently joined WindCom Services' leadership team as the new NOAOM Manager.

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  • HOUSTON, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- WindCom (Wind Composite Services Group), a wind blade services company serving the international wind energy community, announced that Bruno Bellote recently joined WindCom Services' leadership team as the new NOAOM Manager.
  • His professional background includes twelve years experience working in the wind blade manufacturing and service business.
  • Recently he served as Business Development Manager at the Brazilian blades manufacturer Tecsis and prior to that as General Manager at WindCom Services South America helping to establish and grow the Business.
  • I have always admired the Company and I'm confident that I can contribute to its continued success," says Bruno Bellote.

The Association of Energy Services Professionals Announces Jennifer Szaro As Its New President & CEO

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 3:35pm

PHOENIX, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --At the opening session of its 30th Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA today, the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) announced that Jennifer Szaro will assumethe role of President and CEO beginning April 6, 2020.

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  • PHOENIX, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --At the opening session of its 30th Annual Conference in Anaheim, CA today, the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) announced that Jennifer Szaro will assumethe role of President and CEO beginning April 6, 2020.
  • Shereplaces John Hargrove who is retiring after more than 40 years in the energy industry and six years of serving as AESP's CEO.
  • Szaro also spent nine years as the Renewable Energy Manager for the Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) leading their renewable energy, corporate sustainability and electric vehicle programs.
  • She also conducted applied photovoltaic systems research for eight years as Senior Energy Analyst for the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC).

Topaz Solar Farms Receives February Payment From PG&E

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 9:37pm

Consistent with the terms of its power purchase agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Topaz Solar Farms today received full contract payment for its January 2020 energy deliveries to PG&E.

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  • Consistent with the terms of its power purchase agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Topaz Solar Farms today received full contract payment for its January 2020 energy deliveries to PG&E.
  • While monitoring PG&Es financial situation, Topaz continues to perform its obligations under the parties power purchase agreement.
  • Topaz owns and operates a 550-megawatt solar photovoltaic electric power generating facility located in San Luis Obispo County, California.
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CD & Power Launches Availability of Portable Solar Power for Rent

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 2:25pm

MARTINEZ, Calif., Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --CD & Power is pleased to announce the immediate availability of portable hybrid solar trailers for rent across its Northern California service area.

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  • MARTINEZ, Calif., Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --CD & Power is pleased to announce the immediate availability of portable hybrid solar trailers for rent across its Northern California service area.
  • The company now has multiple hybrid solar trailers in stock and available to rent.
  • About the company's decision to begin offering solar-based generators, President Jill Collaro explained, "[w]e have been curious about the possibility of portable solar power for years.
  • Here are just a few applications that can be handled by one of the units CD & Power offers:
    Each portable unit consists of solar panels (modules), a bank of batteries to store collected energy, and an inverter to deliver power.

Firmenich Achieves 100% Renewable Electricity Worldwide

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 1:00pm

GENEVA, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Firmenich, the world's largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, today announced that all its operations worldwide[1]are now powered by 100% renewable electricity.

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  • GENEVA, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Firmenich, the world's largest privately-owned perfume and taste company, today announced that all its operations worldwide[1]are now powered by 100% renewable electricity.
  • "I am proud that Firmenich is the first in our industry to ensure that all our operations worldwide are powered by 100% renewable electricity," said Gilbert Ghostine, CEO Firmenich.
  • An RE100 member, Firmenich reached 100% renewable electricity[1] consumption ahead of schedule in all markets where it is currently possible to locally source renewable electricity in accordance with RE100 strict technical criteria.
  • Using 100% renewable electricity supports the Group's science-based targets aligned with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C.