August 2017

U.S. Energy Information Administration Quantifies Effect of Eclipse on Solar Plants

On August 21st, a solar eclipse will cast a shadow across about 1,900 utility-scale solar PV power plants in the United States. These plants are capable of generating more than 20,000 megawatts of energy at peak generation, and nearly all will lose at least some of their sunlight for several hours through the course of the day. Read the full article here

 

California Goes All In – 100% Renewable Energy By 2045

California’s Senate President Kevin de León (D) submitted a plan to set limits on California’s electrical grid hydrocarbon consumption and ramp up renewable energy consumption. The plan sets a goal of 60% renewable energy production within California’s electricity grid by 2030 and 100% production by 2045. Read the full article here.

July 2017

GroundWork Partner Clean Power Research Announces Updated SolarAnywhere User Interface

GroundWork’s partner for satellite MET data, Clean Power Research, released an update to SolarAnywhere® that will improve how our clients access and manage solar data in support of project financing and performance benchmarking. This new platform streamlines the process of pinpointing project locations, editing data request settings, and downloading irradiance and weather data.

June 2017

Global Renewable Energy Has Another Record-Breaking Year

The Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) released the 2017 Renewables Global Status Report, revealing yet another record-breaking year for renewable energy world-wide. Read the full report here.

May 2017

Renewable energy sources set a new record in California, serving 42% of total demand on May 16.

CAISO hit a new renewable energy record this week, with wind, solar, hydro and other renewables serving nearly 42% of electricity demand on May 16. Furthermore, during peak renewables production over the 2 p.m. hour, renewables supplied nearly 72% of total demand. See the CAISO report here.

US utility-scale solar saw 72% annual growth over past 5 years

As of December 2016, the US Energy Information Administration reported that the US had over 21.5 GW of utility-scale solar in operation, more than half of which came online in the past two years.  Utility-scale solar has been the fastest growing power generation technology in the US over the past five years, expanding at an average of 72% per year. Read the full article here.

April 2017

Solar Industry Adds More Jobs Than Coal in 2016

According to the US Department of Energy, Solar added quite a few more jobs in 2016 than coal, and stands out as a major, modern job creation industry. Read the New York Times article here.

Meet GroundWork at MIREC Week May 8th – 12th in Mexico City

GroundWork will be in attendance at MIREC Week 2017 in Mexico City May 8th – 12th. Contact Cameron@grndwork.com to set up a meeting. Viva la Mexico!

March 2017

EDF Renewable Energy Announces New C&I Venture

Congratulations to GroundWork client EDF Renewable Energy, that recently launched a new distributed energy business unit, Distributed Electricity and Storage (DES), marking their entry into the C&I market. DES will focus on providing electricity and energy storage from plants up to 30MW.

 

Meet GroundWork at Solar Asset Management – North America March 28th & 29th in San Francisco

GroundWork will be attending and presenting at Solar Asset Management-North America March 28th and 29th in San Francisco. We will be presenting on March 29th at 2PM in Session 7C – Soiling. Please contact us to set up a meeting, and come by our session to hear about GroundWork’s PVSOIL soiling system used in both resource assessment as well as in the operating plant.