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Finance  -  January 19, 2021

Energy transition investment reached $500 billion in 2020

On Jan. 19 BloombergNEF (BNEF) announced a new broad measure of energy transition investment showing global record-breaking 2020 commitments to decarbonization totaling $501.3 billion. This beats the previous year by 9% despite the economic disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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GHG Emissions  -  January 16, 2021

Weekend reads: How a Northern Virginia county joined a solar agreement with Amazon; The 2021 outlook for DERs

It's the weekend! Kick back and catch up with these must-read articles from around the web.
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Solar  -  January 15, 2021

Mercury Marine installs solar array at its world headquarters

Mercury Marine, a division of Brunswick Corporation that provides engines and other marine accessories, announced on Jan. 6 that it installed its first solar array at its world‑headquarters campus in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
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Solar  -  January 14, 2021

Firestone Walker Brewing completes large on-site solar array

Firestone Walker Brewing Company announced on Jan. 13 that it has completed one of the largest on-site solar installations in craft beer­­: a 2.1-MW array and 281-kW solar carport on 9.7 acres near its main brewery in Paso Robles, California.
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Solar  -  January 14, 2021

Green Data Center Real Estate signs letter of intent for 56-MW solar project

Green Data Center Real Estate has signed a letter of intent for a 56-MW solar project to power a data center in Illinois. The project will include battery storage capabilities and generator-based backup power.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  January 12, 2021

Lowe’s makes 12-year commitment to purchase solar power

Lowe’s announced that it will purchase 250 MW of clean electricity per year from Swift Current Energy’s Black Diamond Solar Project in Illinois. The commitment will last 12 years.
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Finance  -  January 12, 2021

Total corporate solar funding increased 24% in 2020

Mercom Capital Group announced on Jan. 11 that total corporate funding into the solar sector globally, including venture capital, private equity (VC), debt financing and public market financing, came to $14.5 billion in 2020, a 24% increase compared to 2019.
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Solar  -  January 11, 2021

Comcast Spectacor commits training facility to renewable energy

Comcast Spectacor, owner of the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, announced on Jan. 8 that it added a 1.06-MW onsite solar system and an electric Zamboni ice resurfacer to its Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in New Jersey, a training facility for the Flyers.
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Solar  -  January 11, 2021

Joliet Junior College flips the switch on new campus solar system

Chicago’s Joliet Junior College (JJC) announced on Jan. 11 that its 1.3-MW onsite solar system is online at its main campus. The solar array consists of 3,542 solar panels and will save the college more than $1.6 million in electricity expenses over 25 years.
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Solar  -  January 8, 2021

Hunt Military Communities adds rooftop solar to Illinois air force base

Hunt Military Communities (HMC), the largest U.S. military housing owner, announced on Jan. 4 that it will integrate rooftop solar PV systems across its facility at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. This community includes more than 1,500 homes serving 3,000 residents.
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