Congratulations to GroundWork client 8minute Solar Energy for developing the largest and cheapest solar + storage to date. GroundWork is pleased to have contributed by performing the resource assessment on this project! Read more about the Eland project here.
Learn about how the GroundWork Zenith MET system contributes to the “Connected Plant” in this Utility Dive article featuring clients 8minute Solar Energy and SOLV as well as our partner NEXTracker.
Ann Gaglioti, GroundWork’s CEO, spoke on the Solar Asset Management – North America panel in March titled Unlocking Bifacial’s True Potential: Beyond Test Results. Other panelists included Greg Beardsworth of NEXTracker and Frank Faller of 8minutenergy. The panel was well reviewed and bifacial module technology continues to be a growing industry trend.
GTM Research issued a forecast that finds the U.S. solar market will see a net reduction in installations of around 11 percent as a result of the new tariffs. That translates to a cumulative 61.3 gigawatts of solar deployed over the next five years, for a 7.6-gigawatt reduction in installed solar PV capacity between 2018 and 2022. Read the report here.
Arizona Public Service announces the addition of a 65MW solar plant and 50MW battery system to produce and store solar energy for use during peak evening hours. Developed by First Solar, the solar plant and battery system beat out other bids including conventional renewables, standalone batteries and natural-gas peaking plants. It is scheduled for operation by 2021. Read more about the new joint system here.