NextEra | December 14, 2020
A decade ago, NextEra, Iberdrola and Enel were lethargic local utilities with little name acknowledgment.
Presently they are quickly developing monsters with market esteems matching any semblance of oil majors Exxon Mobil Corp. and BP PLC, on account of their initial in with no reservations wagers on wind and sunlight based homesteads.
And still, numerous individuals have never known about them.
Their initial lead in the worldwide progress away from oil has put these organizations on target to turn into the significant energy organizations of the coming many years—the "environmentally friendly power energy majors." But they currently face the danger of expanded rivalry as a portion of the oil titans that have generally ruled the energy business broaden into wind and sun oriented force.
On the off chance that the green majors are apprehensive about a coming conflict, they aren't indicating it. NextEra Energy Inc. CEO James Robo excused the possibility that oil studies the U.S. and Europe represented a serious danger at a speculator gathering this fall, saying that the organizations' green tasks were among the most noticeably terrible he had seen.
BlueWave Solar | August 09, 2021
BlueWave Solar, a leading Northeast-based solar and energy storage developer, announced today it signed into agreement a joint venture with Laketricity, a company from Ciel & Terre, a pioneer in the floatovoltaics industry, for future projects in Massachusetts with intent to expand throughout the Northeast region. The agreement makes BlueWave Solar Laketricity's first New England partner. With over 155 megawatts (MW) of solar projects developed to-date throughout the Northeast, this partnership with Laketricity also marks BlueWave Solar's entrance into the floatovoltaics space.
Floatovoltaics, or floating solar arrays, address a global need to produce clean energy in efficient ways that also save common greenfield land. The future projects are especially important in areas like Massachusetts, where building on man-made ponds and reservoirs solves land use problems and ensures no disruption to the state's terrestrial habitats while reducing energy costs and bringing clean energy to local businesses and residents.
"We are thrilled to work with the world's leading floatovoltaics provider to bring floatovoltaics to New England," said John DeVillars, Co-Founder and Chairman of BlueWave Solar. "BlueWave is pioneering dual-use agrivoltaics and setting high ecological standards for sustainable site development and management. Partnering with Laketricity represents another step in our efforts to partner with those who share our core environmental protection values."
BlueWave Solar is an expert in dual-use solar development, or agrivoltaics, a project design model that allows agricultural production and solar to coexist on the same space. This expertise, coupled with Laketricity's innovation in floating solar rigs and technology, will bring unique solutions for the state of Massachusetts to further its clean energy goals.
"Partnering with BlueWave is a natural fit for Laketricity as we combine the respective strengths and experience of our teams to develop a sizeable portfolio of floating solar projects in New England," said Alexis Gaveau, CEO of Ciel & Terre and President of Laketricity USA, Inc. "Our joint venture accelerates the deployment of smart solutions to positively integrate renewable energies in the local environment. We look forward to implementing these projects in partnership with such a local expert that shares our human & environmental values as well as growing the scope of our joint venture in the years ahead."
Ciel & Terre has installed over 230 floatovoltaic projects globally, and 21 projects specifically in the U.S. with over 162 megawatts-peak (MWp) power. The future projects to come of the partnership, beginning in Massachusetts with intent to expand throughout the region, seek to position BlueWave Solar and Laketricity as floatovoltaic leaders in the Northeast while contributing to clean energy goals and maintaining valuable land in the areas they will operate in.
As a Certified B Corporation, BlueWave Solar strives to use the power of business to solve social and environmental issues, holding itself to the highest standards of transparency, performance and accountability while remaining committed to protecting the planet and positively impacting the lives of others.
About BlueWave Solar
BlueWave Solar is on a mission to revolutionize energy with simple, powerful solar solutions. As a pioneering solar developer, BlueWave has developed and sold more than 155 MW of solar projects to date. As built, these projects collectively generate enough solar energy to avoid roughly 119,490 metric tons of carbon emissions annually. A certified B Corp, BlueWave Solar has received national recognition for its work to protect the planet, including being named the Clean Energy Company of the Year in 2018 by the Northeast Clean Energy Council, one of the top 100 Impact Companies in the United States for each of the last two years as rated by Real Leaders Magazine, and a leading growth company by Inc. Magazine and the Boston Business Journal.
Laketricity, the development arm of the Ciel & Terre, is fully dedicated to C&I and utility scale FPV projects development. The company ambition is to promote and accelerate solar projects development taking into account environment constraints and biodiversity by providing innovative and customized solutions. Laketricity is a company from Ciel & Terre, a floating solar expert that has developed the first floating solar system in 2011 : Hydrelio®. With Ciel & Terre's experience and know-how, Laketricity has gathered a large and reliable technical background, finding the best solutions to develop all type of solar projects. Since 2013, the group has currently installed 230 project in more than 30 countries which represent over 575MWp.
ForeFront Power | February 10, 2021
ForeFront Power, a main developer of distributed solar and energy stockpiling projects in the U.S., today announced commercial activity of the biggest solar undertaking in Kane County, Ill. With 7,384 boards, the 2.8-megawatt project conveys power to the Mooseheart Child City and School (Mooseheart), a non-benefit private childcare office for kids and adolescents out of luck. The undertaking made in excess of 44 positions during the development and activity stages.
The Mooseheart solar task got motivations through the state's Adjustable Block Program (ABP), which was set up by the Future Energy Jobs Act to help the improvement of new photovoltaic distributed age and local area solar ventures in Illinois. While the program has been fruitful in creating new clean power in the express, the subsidizing for the program has been depleted and should be restored for the state to see continuous development in the area.
"Industries that create jobs in Illinois should stay in Illinois," said Rep. Keith Wheeler of Illinois' 50th district. "The Mooseheart solar project is a testament to the job creation engine that solar energy has become in our state over the past few years as a result of the Future Energy Jobs Act. The Mooseheart organization is a treasure in the Fox Valley for a long list of reasons, and their leadership of building one of the largest solar projects in our local area is just the latest example of why."
"Since we are a non-profit organization funded through the generosity of donors, every dollar counts. We are very pleased to partner with ForeFront Power in this opportunity to demonstrate strong fiscal stewardship, and with the money saved over the next 25 years of the solar project's life, we'll be able to reinvest those dollars into other programs in order to better serve our youth," said executive director of Mooseheart, Gary Urwiler. "We understand that clean air and a healthy environment are linked to a child's potential for success, so it aligns squarely within our mission to offset 114 million pounds of carbon emissions with this energy project, directly contributing to cleaner air and a better overall environment for the young children and teens we serve every day."
"Mooseheart Child City & School is an organization with an inspiring mission to care for and educate youth in need," said Chris Wall, director of construction for ForeFront Power. "The ForeFront Power team was honored to build this project to help Mooseheart save money and demonstrate energy leadership."
Mooseheart's solar task is a solitary ground-mounted venture sited on a 1,000-section of land grounds found 38 miles west of Chicago. Reformist Energy Group of Aurora, Ill., helped Mooseheart Child City and School source this perfect power bargain and supervised the undertaking from beginning to fulfillment. SolAmerica filled in as ForeFront Power's designing, obtainment, and development (EPC) accomplice on the Mooseheart project.
About ForeFront Power
ForeFront Power is a leader in the United States for solar and energy storage solutions. The ForeFront Power team holds more than a decade of experience working together across nearly one gigawatt-DC (GW) of renewable electricity, spanning more than 1,300 distributed generation and community solar projects. Serving business, the public sector, and community solar customers in the U.S. and Mexico, ForeFront Power is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in New York City and Mexico City. ForeFront Power is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co. Ltd., a global energy infrastructure and investment leader with a robust balance sheet and an "A" credit rating from Standard & Poor's.