France-based floating solar specialist, Ciel & Terre International, announced that its unit in the US and the Town of Windsor officials have started construction of what will be the largest floating solar power system in the state of California. The floating solar array will be installed on the Town’s largest recycled water storage pond and is expected to meet 90 percent of the Town’s water treatment and pump facilities’ energy needs.
Solar panels manufacturer and project developer based in Ontario, Canadian Solar Inc., announced its wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy, LLC has sold its equity stake in the 134 MWp/100 MWac Mustang solar project to the Renewable Power Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. This transaction completes Recurrent Energy’s sale of equity stakes in the 973 MWp portfolio of California solar projects that came online in 2016. The Company expects to recognize the sales revenue from Mustang in the second quarter of 2019.
U.S. solar developer Pivot Energy, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, announced it has been awarded 11 community solar projects in Illinois totaling approximately 29.36 MW(dc) of new solar capacity. Pivot Energy’s allocation is the second largest portfolio awarded to a community solar developer in the state.
Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) US, Siemens’ central research and development (R&D) unit in the US, announced it was selected for a $6.4 million research award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electricity grid.
Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced on May 9 that the U.S. is now home to more than 2 million solar PV installations. The mark comes just three years after the industry completed its 1 millionth installation, a feat that took 40 years to accomplish.