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Powering Progress: Onyx Renewable Partners and Qcells Collaborate on Solar-Plus-Storage Projects in Massachusetts

Updated March 25, 2024

Powering Progress: Onyx Renewable Partners and Qcells Collaborate on Solar-Plus-Storage Projects in Massachusetts

Hey there, eco-warriors! Let's dive into some exciting news on the clean energy front. Onyx Renewable Partners L.P. and Qcells are teaming up to bring us not one, but two community solar and energy storage projects right here in Massachusetts! With a total of 6.2 MW of solar power and 5.5 MWh of energy storage, these projects are set to make a big impact on our green energy landscape.

Picture this: these solar-plus-storage installations are expected to offset a whopping 3,900 tons of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to powering around 700 homes. That's some serious carbon-cutting power, my friends!

But wait, there's more! These projects aren't just about generating clean energy—they're also about pushing the boundaries of innovation. Featuring Qcells modules and DC-coupled battery storage technology, along with the cutting-edge Geli Energy Management System (EMS), these installations are leading the way in sustainable energy solutions.

And here's the kicker: Qcells and Onyx are shaking things up with a risk-sharing partnership structure, including revenue share agreements and Qcells’ Network Operations Center (NOC) Services offering. Talk about teamwork making the dream work!

Now, let's talk incentives. These projects are set to benefit from the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program, offering per-kWh incentives for PV projects. Plus, they'll be participating in the state’s Clean Peak Energy Standard (CPS), ensuring that clean energy is available when demand is at its peak.

But it doesn't stop there—Qcells is doubling down on its commitment to clean energy with the expansion of its solar module factory in Dalton, Georgia. With 2 GW of added solar capacity, this factory is now churning out over 5.1 GW of solar modules a day, creating over 500 new jobs in the process. Now that's what I call solar power in action!

And let's give a shoutout to Onyx Renewable Partners, based in the concrete jungle of New York City. Established in 2014 by Blackstone Group and now owned by SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust (SEEIT), Onyx is a true powerhouse in the renewable energy game. With over 11 GW of renewable energy projects under their belt and a pipeline spanning 35 states, they're leading the charge towards a brighter, cleaner future.

So, here's to Onyx, Qcells, and all the trailblazers out there who are driving us towards a greener tomorrow. Together, we're lighting up the path to a more sustainable world, one solar panel at a time!

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Author & Data Analyst

Geraldine Dimalaluan, a seasoned data analyst, applies her analytical prowess to unravel the intricacies of solar trends. With a wealth of experience, she brings a data-driven perspective to the quest for a more sustainable future.