Archives: PPA

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


Target Installs Solar on 180 Stores

Linda Hardesty

Solar company Greenskies Renewable Energy has signed an agreement with Target to install solar arrays on the roofs of 180 Target stores and distribution centers that stretch across the United States from Augusta, Maine, to San Diego, California. When completed, the installations will produce an aggregate total of about 100 MW. Though the size of   …Continue Reading


AT&T Upgrades Lighting at 20 Million Square Feet

Linda Hardesty

Enlighted has retrofitted about 20 million square feet of AT&T’s facilities with LED lighting in an on-going business relationship that could see AT&T retrofitting all 120 million square feet of its real estate, as long as the business model continues to make sense for the telecommunications company. Zach Gentry, vice president of business development at   …Continue Reading


FuelCell Energy Sells University Microgrid to NRG Yield

Linda Hardesty

FuelCell Energy sold a 1.4 MW fuel cell power plant project at the University of Bridgeport to NRG Energy. Concurrent with the closing, a subsidiary of NRG – NRG Yield – acquired the project; the first-ever fuel cell project placed into any yieldco. The University of Bridgeport will buy the electricity and heat produced by   …Continue Reading


Kyocera Solar Project Helps Arizona Town Stabilize Electricity Costs

Karen Henry

Kyocera Solar and the town of Parker, Arizona, recently commissioned a 175 kW solar energy project. The effort was developed and financed through Kyocera’s in-house power purchase agreement (PPA) program. The project will include carport installations that will cover portions of the parking areas for Parker’s town hall, library and senior center and shade approximately   …Continue Reading