Community Solar

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NY Green Bank Loans Catalyze $100M to Finance Community Solar Projects

May 16, 2024
Community solar offers an alternative and sometimes more accessible type of renewable energy. Some microgrid developers are interested in community solar as part of their projects...

Exploring the Potential of Community Microgrids Through Three Innovative Case Studies

April 8, 2024
Community microgrids represent a burgeoning solution to meet the energy needs of localized areas and regions. These microgrids are clusters of interconnected energy resources,...
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Data Center Solar Startup Gains $14.5M Funding for Illinois Projects

March 4, 2024
The financing with SkyRocket Capital eventually extends to Donato Solar’s planned pipeline of 100 MW in projects, totaling close to $100 million in financing. Anthony Donato is...
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Interconnection Woes Stymie DER and Microgrid Deployment: These Innovative Policies Could Help

Feb. 12, 2024
A few states – including Maryland, Massachusetts and California – are beginning to implement innovative programs to address the interconnection roadblocks.
Scale Microgrids

Scale Microgrids’ 500-MW Community Solar Deal Seen as Opportunity to Add Value to Microgrids

Jan. 22, 2024
Scale Microgrids is especially interested in community solar because it can maximize the amount of solar that microgrid owners can use. “By having a community solar portfolio ...
Stracker Solar
Stracker Solar will install a solar microgrid in Ashland, OR to support critical city services.

Oregon DOE grant fully funds Ashland community resilience microgrid

Oct. 27, 2022
The Oregon Department of Energy will fully fund a community resilience microgrid project to support critical infrastructure in the city of Ashland.
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EnergyTech: ERCOT moves forward on pilot to evaluate DERs in wholesale markets

Oct. 24, 2022
Rod Walton, senior editor of EnergyTech, describes an ERCOT pilot project with implications for microgrids.
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Solar minigrids bring water to Ethiopian farms

Oct. 12, 2022
In a new pilot project, the DREAM initiative has launched nine solar minigrid powered large scale irrigation systems in Ethiopia.
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Husk Power Systems will begin electrifying 80 new communities in India with solar microgrids thanks to $6 million in debt financing from EDFI ElectriFI.

Solar microgrids to electrify 80 new communities in India

Sept. 19, 2022
Husk Power Systems will begin electrifying 80 new communities in India with solar microgrids thanks to $6 million in debt financing from EDFI ElectriFI.