SAIC gets contract extension for Hawaii energy efficiency program
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission has given a two-year contract extension to Science Applications International Corp. for Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program. The PUC extended the contract for two years, through Dec. 31, 2013, at a value of more than $66 million.
Under the contract, SAIC will continue as the public benefits fee administrator, enabling Hawaii to decrease its dependence on foreign oil, make better use of efficiency measures and improve energy security. SAIC will also continue to administer the Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program, including program operations, outreach, market evaluation, general administration, information technology and transformational infrastructure development initiatives. The program provides critical support for the Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative’s goal of 30% reduction in energy use through efficiency by 2030.
Duke Energy acquires 20-MW solar projects in Arizona
Duke Energy unit Duke Energy Renewables has acquired two large-scale solar farms in Arizona from Recurrent Energy. The solar plants include the 5-MW Ajo Solar Project in Pima County,Ariz., and 15-MW Bagdad Solar Project in Yavapai County,Ariz.Under the terms of two 25-year power purchase agreements, Arizona Public Service Co. will buy all of the output from both solar farms from Duke Energy Renewables.
Kyocera supplies additional 10-MW solar modules for solar park in Italy
Kyocera Corp. has delivered an additional 10 MW of solar modules for the second phase of a 16-MW solar park near Turin,Italy. Previously, Kyocera supplied 6-MW of solar modules for the first phase of the solar park. The additional 10 MW is distributed equally between the “Lotti” and “Petiva” sites — with 20,640 Kyocera modules installed at each of the two plants. The company expects continued growth in the solar industry in Italy, as high levels of energy production from favorable sunlight conditions and an attractive feed-in tariff promote the expansion of solar energy.
Tigo Energy secures financing to accelerate the growth of SmartModules
Tigo Energy has raised total over $50 million to accelerate growth of its SmartModues. The company also completed its round to raise $18 million in additional financing.
The investment will enable Tigo Energy to accelerate growth, expand manufacturing and focus on international sales to take advantage of the strong market demand for Tigo Energy-enabled SmartModules from the industries’ leading PV module brands.