Tag: USs

  • Underwater robots have been secured for the US’s first floating offshore wind farm

    Autonomous underwater robots have been contracted to survey the site of the US’s first floating offshore wind farm. In December, Norwegian energy giant Equinor won a 2-gigawatt (GW) lease in Morro Bay, California, in the first-ever offshore wind lease sale on the US West Coast. It was also the first US sale to support commercial-scale…

  • 4 reasons why the US’s offshore wind problems are temporary

    The US offshore wind industry has had some significant problems lately – but here’s why that’s not going to stop the young sector in the long run. According to the US Department of Energy’s 2023 Offshore Wind Market report from August, around 27 power offtake contracts totaling more than 17 gigawatts (GW) of potential energy were signed…

  • The US’s largest solar panel maker to spend $1.1B on its 5th factory [update]

    First Solar, the largest solar panel maker in the US, today announced that it will invest $1.1 billion to build a fifth US solar panel production factory. August 10: First Solar announced today that it has selected the Acadiana Regional Airport in Iberia Parish, Louisiana, as the location for its fifth solar panel production factory…

  • The US’s largest solar panel maker just scored a 5 GW order

    First Solar, the largest solar panel maker in the US, will supply Israeli renewable energy company Energix with 5 gigawatts (GW) of ultra-low carbon thin film solar panels. The panels, which First Solar will deliver to Energix between 2026 and 2030, will provide clean energy for projects in Israel, Poland, and the US. This is Energix’s…

  • The US’s largest solar panel maker just secured yet another big order

    First Solar, the largest solar panel maker in the US, today announced that it will supply North American wholesale power producer Capital Power with 1 gigawatt (GW) of ultra-low carbon thin film solar modules. Capital Power operates 7.5 GW of capacity across 29 facilities in the US and Canada. It has a US solar pipeline…

  • The US’s first commercial offshore wind farm just got its first foundation

    South Fork Wind, New York State’s first offshore wind farm, has achieved its “steel in the water” milestone with the installation of the project’s first monopile foundation.  South Fork Wind will next install the first US-built offshore substation. Hundreds of US workers and three Northeast ports will support South Fork Wind’s construction through late fall.…

  • The US’s largest clean energy transmission project just hit a major milestone

    Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com The US Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) today announced a Record of Decision for SunZia, the massive clean energy transmission project in the US Southwest. BLM completed the review period for SunZia in less than two years – one of the final steps the transmission project needed…