Archives: PPA

Ameresco Installs Solar for 6 Schools in Arlington, Mass.

Linda Hardesty

Six schools in Arlington, Massachusetts are having solar panels installed by Ameresco. The Town of Arlington entered into a 20-year solar power purchase agreement (PPA) with Ameresco wherein the town will purchase electricity at a rate lower than it currently pays to the utility Eversource, resulting in annual utility budget savings. Rooftop-mounted solar panels are   …Continue Reading

Navy to Sign PPA for 210 MW Solar

Linda Hardesty

The Department of the Navy will host a signing ceremony this week with Western Area Power Administration and Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, a US renewable energy developer, to celebrate the largest renewable energy purchase by a federal entity. Via a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA), the Navy will purchase enough solar to provide a   …Continue Reading

School District Installs 8.4 MW of Solar At 28 Campuses

Linda Hardesty

SunEdison has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Rialto Unified School District in California for 8.4 MW of solar power. As part of the agreement, SunEdison will install solar canopies above the parking lots of all 28 schools in the district. The school district expects the solar systems to generate a 20   …Continue Reading

Constellation, Bloom Energy Develop 40 MW of Fuel Cell Projects

Linda Hardesty

Constellation and Bloom Energy will jointly develop 40 MW of Bloom Energy fuel cell projects for commercial and public sector customers in California, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Under the agreement, Constellation will provide equity financing and own a majority equity interest in Bloom Energy Servers at more than 170 sites for customers, including   …Continue Reading

Constellation Deploys Solar for Baltimore Ravens

Linda Hardesty

Constellation will construct a 375 kW (DC) solar system for the Baltimore Ravens at the team’s headquarters and training facility in Owings Mills, Maryland. Constellation provides energy services to the team and is the Official Energy Services Sponsor of the Baltimore Ravens. Constellation will own and operate the solar power system, while the Ravens will   …Continue Reading

Buffett Snags Lowest-Ever US Rate for NV Energy

Cheryl Kaften

Warren Buffett’s Las Vegas-based utility, NV Energy, has lined up what may be the cheapest electricity in the United States – and it’s from a solar farm. Berkshire Hathaway’s NV Energy agreed to pay 3.87 cents/kWh for power from the 100-MW Playa Solar 2 project that Tempe, Arizona-based First Solar is developing, according to a   …Continue Reading

Hawaiian University Erects PV, Energy Storage System

Linda Hardesty

ZBB Energy signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with University of the Nations on the Island of Hawaii for the installation of a 408 kW PV system with Agile Hybrid batteries, and accompanying Matrix electronic power controls. The power plant is expected to result in more than $2.4 million in energy savings over the   …Continue Reading

Constellation Installs Solar, EV Charging for Community College

Linda Hardesty

The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) hired Constellation to install a 5.1 MW (DC) solar generation project. The solar power system, spread among the college’s three main campuses in Dundalk, Essex and Catonsville, in Maryland is expected to generate enough electricity to meet about 27 percent of the college’s electricity needs. Constellation will also   …Continue Reading

Poultry Processor Installs $5.3M Cogeneration Plant

Linda Hardesty

Blue Earth energized its initial combined heat and power (CHP) energy plant at the Pilgrim’s Pride poultry processing facility in Sumter, South Carolina. With the CHP plant, electricity is generated, and the heat from the generator is captured for useful purposes, lowering energy costs and improving energy efficiency. The co-generation energy facility uses methane made   …Continue Reading

Solar Array Generates 15% of Campbell Bakery Energy Needs

Linda Hardesty

Campbell Soup Company says a 1 MW solar array at its Pepperidge Farm bakery in Bloomfield, Connecticut, is generating the equivalent of 15 percent of the bakery’s annual energy demand since the array began operating on Dec. 26, 2014. The ground-mounted, fixed-tilt array comprises 2,720 SunPower solar panels and sits on five acres of land   …Continue Reading