Tag: utility-scale solar

  • ESS vs. gas peaker plants: Maine study factors in social costs

    The cost/benefit comparison of a new battery-based energy storage systems (ESS) vs. a new gas peaker plant involves a substantial number of technical variables, but if social cost is not considered, then the calculus is badly skewed, according to a new study comparing ESS vs. gas peaker plants. “If you consider the social and environmental……

  • AWM cable management earns 630amp rating, can support Sungrow 4.4-MW inverter

    Affordable Wire Management (AWM), a provider of solar cable management systems (CMS), achieved a 630amp rating from the Renewable Energy Test Center (RETC), a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). AWM says its CMS is the first in the industry to achieve a 630amp rating, which means it can support Sungrow’s recently released 4.4 MW SG4400UD-MV……

  • 5 big solar trends from CLEANPOWER: Utility-scale solar gets a boost

    The annual CLEANPOWER conference and exposition brings together a large cross-section of the large-scale renewable energy industry, including solar, wind and green hydrogen. Hosted by the American Clean Power Association (ACP) on May 6-9 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota, the event draws more than 8,300 attendees from all points of the globe. I……

  • Bechtel completes 218 MW Cutlass Solar 2 project in Texas

    The Bechtel-built Cutlass Solar 2 project in Fort Bend, Texas, is complete and generating electricity at full capacity for the first time. The 218 MW solar facility delivered for Sabanci Climate Technologies comprises almost half a million solar panels spanning 1,100 acres. The project is now sending enough clean renewable energy to the grid to……

  • The perils and promise of 1500 volt solar systems

    Contributed by: Will White, Solar Application Specialist at Fluke | 1500 volt solar PV systems were unheard of when I entered the solar industry almost two decades ago. Since then, system components have steadily increased in power and efficiency; the similar size module that could have only generated 175 Watts 20 years ago can often……