Heliene places patterned solar glass order with CPS; Boviet Solar & Origis Energy expand partnership; Ameresco to build 32 MW additional solar for JBMDL; Pathway Power raises $36 million for solar and storage.
Heliene to buy solar glass from CPS: Canadian Premium Sand (CPS) has entered a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with solar module supplier Heliene to supply patterned solar glass from its Selkirk, Manitoba manufacturing facility that’s currently being developed. Local supply of CPS glass will enable Heliene to meet accelerating solar demand while ensuring certainty and quality thanks to the supply of regional components of its bill of materials (BOM), stated CPS. “Heliene’s anticipated glass demand in 2024 reflects over 40% of our production capability for Phase 1 of our facility,” added CPS President and CEO Glenn Leroux. This MoU follows the one CPS executed with Hanwha Solutions Corporation in July 2022 and together the 2 orders represent ‘in excess of 120% of our production capability for phase I of our facility’ (see CPS Enters MoU With Hanwha For Solar Glass).
400 MW module order expansion for Boviet Solar: Solar module supplier Boviet Solar has secured another 400 MW order from solar and storage developer Origis Energy. The order is for Boviet’s Vega Series 550W PERC monocrystalline bifacial double glass PV modules to be used for utility scale projects. With 700 MW order signed in July 2022, their total partnership now covers 1.1 GW capacity (see North America PV News Snippets). Boviet aims to deliver the order in 2023.
Ameresco to deploy 32 MW solar for JBMDL: Cleantech company Ameresco will install an additional 32 MW solar PV capacity under phase II for Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst (JBMDL) to provide mission-critical infrastructure updates at the military’s joint base. The 32 MW onsite solar capacity will cost $92 million investment and infrastructure upgrades to an initial $48 million task order issued in 2021 for onsite solar. In addition, it will also install 2 MW/4 MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) integrating the solar, storage and backup generation assets within the new microgrid.
Pathway Power raises $36 million for clean energy: Renewable energy and storage developer Pathway Power has raised strategic investment of $36 million from Forest Road Renewables. The funding will enable it to continue scaling its portfolio of clean energy projects built to deliver over 2 GW across North America, it stated. Pathway Power is led by a management team who previously led BayWa r.e. “With solar energy capacity poised to quadruple by the end of the decade, Pathway Power will build on this momentum to deliver utility-scale solar, storage, and hybrid assets to the market,” said Pathway Power Managing Partner, Jam Attari.