Community Energy, Henderson Municipal Power & Light Partners for 50 MW Solar Power in Western Kentucky

Community Energy | July 31, 2020

Community Energy has entered into an agreement with Henderson Municipal Power & Light (HMP&L), enabling 50 MW of new solar power in western Kentucky. Through a 20-year PPA, HMP&L will purchase 100% of the output of a new solar farm under development by Community Energy. Located in Henderson County, this facility is expected to be completed in 2022. The solar project will fulfill 20% of HMP&L’s electricity demand. “We are proud to be working with HMP&L, who is demonstrating strong leadership by bringing low cost solar power to its community,” said Joel Thomas, Executive Vice President of Community Energy. “This project will yield electricity that is fixed at a low price for the next 20 years.”

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The share of renewables in overall power generation is rapidly increasing, both in developed and developing countries. Furthermore, many countries have ambitious targets to transform their power sector towards renewables

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The share of renewables in overall power generation is rapidly increasing, both in developed and developing countries. Furthermore, many countries have ambitious targets to transform their power sector towards renewables

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Nordex has Received Orders from Energiequelle in Finland for 68 MW of Wind Power

Nordex | April 08, 2021

Nordex got orders from the worldwide breeze ranch designer Energiequelle for the stock and development of twelve N163/5.X breeze turbines in Finland. The orders for the breeze ranches "Takanebacken" and "Torvenkylä" likewise incorporate a drawn-out Premium Service contract for the turbines covering 30 years. The 28.5 MW "Takanebacken" wind ranch will be inherent in the district of Maalahti in the western Finnish locale of Ostrobothnia. The 39.9 MW "Torvenkylä" wind homestead will be developed 250 km north close to the city of Kalajoki. The Nordex Group will supply the N163 wind turbines in the cool environment rendition on cylindrical steel towers with center statures of 148 and 118 meters. The turbines will be introduced and associated with the matrix throughout 2022. "Takanebacken" and "Torvenkylä" are two subsequent ventures of the two organizations in Finland. The Nordex Group is presently introducing the 29.96 MW "Konttisuo" wind ranch for Energiequelle in the district of Soini. In the Southern Ostrobothnian district, seven N149/4.0-4.5 turbines will be introduced. "We are extremely satisfied that Energiequelle has by and by decided on our turbine innovation and this time for the N163/5.X. This turbine type is undeniably appropriate for the breeze states of the two destinations," says Patxi Landa, CSO of the Nordex Group. "The great participation on our present ventures, however overall the persuading further advancement of the Delta4000 stage, which is ideally custom-made to the requirements of the two task destinations, were conclusive for our ruling for Nordex," says Nils Borstelmann, CEO of Energiequelle Oy. Since 1997, Energiequelle GmbH has been universally dynamic as a venture designer and administrator of wind energy, biomass, and photovoltaic plants just as substations and storage spaces. The administrative center of the organization is Kallinchen close to Berlin, further areas are in Bremen, Oldenburg, Hannover, Putlitz, Penzing, Erfurt, Dresden, Rostock, Leipzig, Guntersblum just as Rennes, Dijon and Royan (France) and in Helsinki (Finland). With more than 300 workers and above 750 constructed plants with an absolute limit of approx. 1,400 MW, Energiequelle is a main organization in the business. The Group has introduced more than 35 GW of wind power limit in more than 40 business sectors and produced deals of around EUR 4.6 billion out of 2020. The Company presently has over 8,500 workers. The Group's assembling network remembers plants for Germany, Spain, Brazil, the USA, India, and Mexico. Its item portfolio is essentially centered around inland turbines in the 4 to 5.X MW class which are intended to meet the market necessities of nations with restricted accessible space and districts with restricted matrix limit.

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Palmetto Announces Solar Mapping Coverage of over 107 Million U.S. Buildings

Palmetto | January 07, 2022

Palmetto, a rapidly growing platform technology company accelerating the national adoption of clean energy, announced that its Mapdwell division has mapped the solar potential and energy load profiles of over 107 million rooftops — approximately 75% of all U.S. buildings equating to 81% of the U.S. population — using its proprietary technology. Acquired by Palmetto in April 2021, Mapdwell also licenses this data via application programming interfaces (APIs) to leading utility companies, such as ConEd, Pepco, BGE and others, to further renewable energy initiatives across the country. Our deep tech and data capabilities are helping to accelerate the needed shift to clean energy on a societal scale. The accuracy of Mapdwell's technology helps educate consumers by providing unique and detailed information on their potential investment in solar energy. That information, coupled with our energy-as-a-service platform, provides an easier, faster and more intuitive way for consumers to adopt clean energy." Chris Kemper, Palmetto Chairman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer "Reaching this milestone is a significant step forward for the solar industry. Mapdwell now covers 81% of the U.S. population in 38 states and Washington D.C., including all current Palmetto service areas," stated Eduardo Berlin, Executive Vice President of Palmetto and Founder of Mapdwell. "Our goal is to map the solar potential and derive energy load profiles of every building across the U.S. — and we're on track to accomplish just that in the very near future." Mapdwell's state-of-the-art technology, incubated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), provides an instant assessment of any building's rooftop potential for solar energy production and battery storage, as well as a baseline energy load profile. Within minutes, customers can see their estimated cost-benefit analysis to determine whether installing solar panels would be worth their investment as well as calculate an estimate of the number of years it would take to earn back the financial investment. The Mapdwell tool earned Fast Company's Innovation by Design Award in 2014. Recognized by Forbes as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S., Palmetto believes that choosing to source clean energy from renewable resources like solar power should be a right, not a privilege. Palmetto's proprietary technology, marketplace business model, and consumer mobile application are all designed to simplify and democratize access to clean energy, making it easier and more affordable to make the switch. In addition to its solar calculator, which helps customers quickly estimate utility costs saved by switching to solar power, Palmetto offers a team of local solar experts to design and install a solar panel system that matches their needs. Palmetto Protect ensures these customers receive comprehensive, long-term monitoring and robust customer support. About Palmetto Palmetto is committed to the democratization of energy by putting power and control back in the hands of consumers and inspiring them to make environmentally responsible choices. To this end, Palmetto has developed a clean energy marketplace, with proprietary technology designed to make it easier and more affordable for customers to source their energy from renewables like solar power. The Company develops proprietary products that reduce costs and drive widespread distribution of simple energy management solutions through a fully distributed network with teammates throughout the U.S. In furthering its mission, Palmetto invests in communities to help mitigate climate change. Palmetto is a triple bottom line, fully distributed company.

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EDP Renewables, Facebook, and Salt River Project's Partnership Brings a New Solar Park to Arizona

EDP Renewables | August 13, 2021

EDP Renewables SA (EDPR), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), and Salt River Project (SRP) have executed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 200 megawatts (MW) at the Randolph Solar Park in Pinal County, located in south-central Arizona. This announcement expands on the communication issued on July 27, 2021. The 200-MW Randolph Solar Park is expected to be operational in 2023 and will provide economic benefits to the local project communities and state of Arizona by way of payments to local landowners and governments, job opportunities during construction and operations, and an increase in money spent at local businesses in the vicinity of the solar park. Randolph will also generate enough electricity to annually power more than 49,000 average Arizona homes and will save approximately 355 million gallons of water a year. SRP’s investment in the Randolph Solar Park is part of the utility’s expanded commitment to add 2,025 MW of utility-scale solar resources to its power system by 2025 and serve customer energy needs with renewable energy. The entire capacity of the Randolph Solar Park will be dedicated to supporting Facebook's newly announced data center in Mesa, Arizona, and to help meet the company’s renewable energy commitments. “We enjoy working with partners who share our sustainability vision, and we are happy to work with EDP Renewables to support Facebook’s new data center with renewable solar energy,” said Kelly Barr, SRP’s Chief Strategy, Corporate Services and Sustainability Executive. “All organizations involved in this effort are jointly reducing carbon emissions in Arizona and setting a precedent for a green energy future.” “We are excited to partner with SRP and EDP Renewables to bring new solar energy resources to the Arizona grid. Access to renewable energy and a strong grid were an important part of our decision to build in Mesa,” said Urvi Parekh, Facebook’s Head of Renewable Energy. “Facebook is committed to having a positive impact on local communities, and we’re excited to help bring this additional investment and jobs to the area.” Randolph is EDP Renewables’ second solar project in Arizona, joining the company’s 158-MW Sun Streams Solar Park in Maricopa County, which EDP Renewables acquired in 2019 and now owns and operates. Randolph is EDP Renewables’ first greenfield development project to execute a PPA in the state, and the company will continue its efforts to add more to its portfolio in Arizona in the coming years. “Arizona has an abundance of opportunities in the solar space, and this transaction allows EDP Renewables to expand our presence in this growing market,” said Miguel Prado, EDP Renewables North America CEO. “We are eager to break ground next year on this project, which will provide an economic boost to the local economy and sustainable, reliable energy to Arizonians.” About EDP Renewables North America EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), its affiliates, and its subsidiaries develop, construct, own, and operate wind farms and solar parks throughout North America. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with 58 wind farms, eight solar parks, and seven regional offices across North America, EDPR NA has developed more than 8,300 megawatts (MW) and operates more than 8,000 MW of onshore utility-scale renewable energy projects. With more than 800 employees, EDPR NA’s highly qualified team has a proven capacity to execute projects across the continent.

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