prnewswire | May 08, 2023
All Energy Solar, a Saint Paul, Minnesota-based solar panel installer, recently achieved a huge milestone. The company has now installed more than 100 megawatts (MW) of power via solar panel projects for customers, including residential, commercial, agricultural, and municipal. Reaching 100 MW is just one of many goals the company has strived for and attained since its founding in 2009, with even bigger plans yet on the horizon.
"We are thrilled with this accomplishment. That's almost a quarter million panels. It's a big number, but every solar panel installed is one more step towards a better future," said All Energy Solar Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder Michael Allen. "This milestone reminds us how important the work is that we are doing and how we can make an impact on the world."
This victory was a long time coming for the company. Over the last 14 years, All Energy Solar has worked hard to earn a leadership role in the solar industry and establish a reputation among customers for reliability. The 100 MW calculation includes a variety of more than 7,000 solar projects ranging from small home energy systems to massive commercial interstate partnerships across multiple locations. According to EcoWatch, 100 MW of solar can power 16,400 U.S. homes or more. It offsets the equivalent of burning about 79,380 pounds of coal and prevents 172,181 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere.
In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing available renewable energy, All Energy Solar and the solar industry as a whole are also creating good-paying jobs. All Energy Solar employs more than 250 people at offices and warehouses in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts, with residential services extending to Illinois, Iowa and New Hampshire. The company has installed large-scale commercial projects throughout the U.S. and internationally.
"The work of many people and talents went into attaining this number. From marketing and sales helping people learn about solar, project designers that draw the blueprints, permitters, financing, installers putting the panels up – there is a very enthusiastic team pushing this solar energy transformation forward," said Brian Allen, All Energy Solar President and Co-Founder. "Our influence can be seen nationwide, and it's an affirmation that the hard work each person does every day is paying off."
While this is an exciting time for All Energy Solar, there is no end in sight to their achievements. Solar is the energy of the future. As more people and businesses decide they want to help the environment or get more control over their electricity bills, All Energy Solar is ready with a proven process to assist them with reaching their energy goals.
About All Energy Solar
All Energy Solar is a trusted leader in the solar energy industry. We provide clean, green, solar energy solutions for residential, commercial, agricultural, and government clients.
Our team of industry professionals have been focused on providing long term, trusted relationships since 2009. Our industry experience allows us to confidently handle every aspect of the solar process. From initial energy analysis and concepts, engineering and design, construction, and monitoring, our team prides itself on being experts in all aspects in our field.
businesswire | May 09, 2023
EnfraGen, LLC (“EnfraGen”), a developer, owner, and operator of specialized sustainable and renewable power and grid stability assets in Latin America owned by Glenfarne Energy Transition, LLC (“Glenfarne”), a global energy transition leader providing critical solutions to lower the world’s carbon footprint, and leading global private markets firm Partners Group, on behalf of its clients, today announced they have entered into an agreement to acquire six assets in Panama and Costa Rica with a combined capacity of 188 megawatts (“MW”) of renewable energy from Grupo Argos (symbol: GrupoArgos) subsidiary, Celsia S.A. (symbol: CELSIA), a Colombian electricity company focused on renewable energies and energy efficiency.
Brendan Duval, CEO and Founder of EnfraGen and Glenfarne Energy Transition, LLC, commented, “This acquisition continues to expand EnfraGen’s diversified renewable energy portfolio and progresses our mission to accelerate the energy transition in Latin America and beyond. Continued investment in these high-quality and high-growth markets aligns well with EnfraGen’s objectives.”
The transaction includes the acquisition of EnfraGen’s first wind and Costa Rican asset. The renewable power facilities in the transaction are:
Dos Mares Hydro Complex (“DMA”): three run-of-river (“ROR”) downstream hydro plants in Panama totaling 119.0 MW of installed capacity.
Prudencia and Divisa (“Solar Plants”): two solar PV plants in Panama totaling 19.7 MW of installed capacity.
Guanacaste Wind Farm (“PEG”): one wind installation located in Costa Rica totaling 49.5 MW of installed capacity.
Ed Diffendal, Managing Director and Co-Head of Private Infrastructure Americas at Partners Group, commented, “The acquisition of these renewable energy assets should positively impact EnfraGen’s financial performance and geographically diversify its portfolio. EnfraGen is growing in a sustainable manner that is helping the global energy transition, which reflects Partners Group's commitment to investing in next-generation infrastructure platforms.”
“Panama has always been an attractive market for potential expansion by EnfraGen strategically driven by its well-run U.S. dollar-based economy and our five years of positive and successful operations with our existing run-of-river hydro assets in the country,” said Bryan Murphy, President and General Counsel of EnfraGen. “Panama’s power market is properly regulated, runs efficiently, and has embraced the energy transition, which are three important items that we consider when growing EnfraGen.”
Upon closing of the transaction, EnfraGen’s operational and in-construction assets will total over 2.1 GW of capacity across Chile, Panama, Colombia, and Costa Rica with corporate offices located in Houston and New York in the United States. EnfraGen most recently acquired four run-of-river hydropower assets in southern Chile, totaling 13.6 MW.
Paul Hastings LLP, SIGMA Law Firm in Panama, and Dentons Muñoz in Costa Rica acted as legal advisors for EnfraGen.
About EnfraGen, LLC
EnfraGen is a developer, owner, and operator of grid stability and value-added renewable energy infrastructure businesses across Latin America. EnfraGen’s grid stability assets supply flexible capacity and energy to local and regional grids in support of renewable power plant intermittent energy production. EnfraGen’s renewable plants are smaller scale, distributed solar photovoltaic and hydroelectric assets that take advantage of unique access points to electrical infrastructure or are located in optimized geographical locations. The business’ mission is to support the transition to zero-carbon emission electric grids.
EnfraGen is jointly controlled by Glenfarne Energy Transition, LLC, and global private markets investment manager Partners Group, on behalf of its clients, and has operational and in-construction assets across its subsidiaries totaling over 2.1 GW of installed capacity upon completion of its most recent acquisition. The company, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, is supported by a team of nearly 400 professionals. EnfraGen maintains offices and assets in Chile, Panama, Colombia, and the United States.
businesswire | April 06, 2023
Nextracker, one of the world's leading providers of intelligent solar tracker and software solutions, today announced the signing of an agreement with Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Limited, one of the leading RE EPC and O&M solutions provider in the world, to deliver its award-winning solar trackers to NTPC Renewable Energy Limited's 1.255GW Solar PV Project in Khavda RE Park, Gujarat. Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Limited is implementing this 1.568 GWp Solar PV project in NTPC REL’s Khavda RE Park, Gujarat, using Nextracker's optimized bifacial solar tracker for additional energy gain.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. Amit Jain, Global CEO of Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Group said, “Nextracker has been a great partner for us in India and in the global markets we serve, and we are glad to associate with them for this project. Together, we aim to deliver a landmark project and contribute to India’s renewable energy targets.” “At Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy, we always aim to deliver spectacular, high-quality, cost-efficient and timely solar energy solutions, and achieve utmost customer satisfaction”, he added.
Due to improved tracker design efficiencies, there is an upward trend for the adoption of solar trackers combined with bifacial module technology in India. In addition to supplying solar tracker technology, components will be made with locally made steel from factories in Gujarat. The project is slated to be operational by first half of 2024.
“We are incredibly proud to be partnering with long-time customer, Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Limited for NTPC REL’s 1,568 MWdc solar PV project at Khavda RE Power Park, Gujarat,” said Nextracker founder and CEO, Dan Shugar. “The Khavda project is a phenomenal venture to be a part of where we can support Make in India with 75% of our system components manufactured in the country and it supports India’s target to reach 500 GW of renewable energy by 2030.”
With five gigawatts of manufacturing capacity in India annually, the company is successfully operating twenty-five projects successfully across India to further support the nation’s decarbonisation goals and contribute to critical programs like National Solar Energy Mission and global initiatives like One Sun, One World, One Grid.
The Khavda project expands Nextracker’s gigawatt portfolio in India. The company’s second largest office is in Hyderabad with over two hundred dedicated employees collaborating with customers across the continent and the Middle East with deep expertise to support the life cycle of every project.
Nextracker is one of the leading providers of intelligent, integrated solar tracker and software solutions used in utility-scale and distributed generation solar projects around the world. Our products enable solar panels in utility-scale power plants to follow the sun’s movement across the sky and optimize plant performance. With over seventy gigawatts shipped worldwide, Nextracker leads the solar industry with solar tracker technologies that optimize and increase energy production while reducing costs for significant plant ROI.