Rocky Mountain Power says Utah has overabundance of alternate energy
by Brian Maffly | The Salt Lake Tribune

Is renewable energy development in Utah entering a bubble? The state's largest utility thinks so.

To avoid getting overcommitted to wind and solar, Rocky Mountain Power is asking regulators to shorten required contract terms with …Continue Reading


Monticello’s $126 Million Wind Farm Nears Startup
by Jim Mimiaga

A $126 million wind farm is nearing completion in southeast Utah and will begin generating power within weeks.

The Latigo Wind Farm Project is owned and built by Sustainable Power Group (sPower), a renewable energy company headquartered in Salt …Continue Reading


Because of Government Restrictions on Public Land Development, We Should Support Private Development
DUST IN THE WIND by Bill Boyle

The fact that 92 percent of San Juan County is owned by one government entity or another is a source of endless frustration to local residents.

As we continue to see, the frustration and conflict often results in San Juan County ending up in local, state or national …Continue Reading


sPower Sierra Solar Connects to Grid, 22.5MW in Los Angeles County
sPower achieves commercial operation on its first LA County solar project

sPower, a leading renewable energy provider, today announced that its Sierra Solar project, sPower’s first in Los Angeles County, has successfully been completed and has started operation. The 22.5MW solar farm is now delivering clean, reliable energy to Southern California Edison (SCE) under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). …Continue Reading


Largest solar installation in Pinal coming to Florence
By MARK COWLING, Staff writer Casa Grande Valley Newspapers Inc.

"This town has more cows than people" has long been a common observation of certain Midwestern locales.

Substitute solar panels for cattle and you could be talking about Florence. Solar panels outnumber people by a factor of many times, and the number continues to grow.…Continue Reading


Borrego Solar and sPower Complete 9.1MW Suffolk County Solar Projects
Sutter and Sterlington projects comprise the sPower Riverhead Solar Farm and are part of PSEG-LI’s Clean Solar Initiative Feed-In-Tariff Program

sPower, a leading renewable energy provider, and Borrego Solar Systems Inc., a prominent designer, developer, installer and financier of grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, today announced the completion of and connection to PSEG-LI’s electrical grid of the sPower Sutter and Sterlington solar projects in the Town of Riverhead, Suffolk County, Long Island. …Continue Reading


sPower Wins 68.8MW Southern California Public Power Authority PPA
SCPPA PPA Springboards sPower’s Second Phase of 330MW Flagship Project

sPower, a prominent renewable energy provider, today announced that it has been awarded a 20-year PPA with Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA) to provide 68.8MWdc (55MWac) of solar power. Participating member agencies are the cities of Azusa, Colton, Riverside and Vernon.

The sPower Antelope DSR 1 and 2 facilities …Continue Reading


Massive Wind Farm Begins to Take Shape

The Latigo Wind Farm, the largest private construction project in San Juan County history, is taking shape just north of Monticello city limits.

More than 100 workers are on-site, working on an estimated $125 million …Continue Reading


sPower Names David Shipley as Chief Financial Officer

sPower, a leading renewable energy provider, today announced the appointment of David Shipley as its Chief Financial Officer effective August 24th, 2015 and the hiring of Ray Henger as Senior Vice President of Structured Finance. Shipley takes over as CFO after spending the last several months as sPower’s …Continue Reading


sPower Wins Lancaster Choice Energy 10 Megawatt PPA
Utility-Scale Project to Fuel Lancaster Constituents’ ‘Power to Choose’

Lancaster, CA and Salt Lake City, UT, August 12, 2015 – Lancaster Choice Energy, the City of Lancaster’s new, locally-operated, locally-controlled clean power provider, announced yesterday that it has awarded sPower, a prominent renewable energy company, a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to …Continue Reading


sPower Breaks Ground on 45-megawatt Sandstone Solar Facility in Florence, AZ
sPower Enables SRP Customers to Benefit from Affordable Community-Scale Solar

sPower, a leading renewable energy provider, announced that construction has begun on its 45-megawatt (MW) Sandstone Solar project in Florence, Arizona. The facility is scheduled to start delivering clean, renewable energy by the end of the year under a 21-year power purchase agreement between sPower and SRP. …Continue Reading


Wind Park Moving Ahead

sPower is moving ahead with plans to install a 27-turbine wind park north of Monticello. sPower officials state that construction is set to begin this month (July), with at least partial completion of the estimated $136 million project by the end of 2015. …Continue Reading


Students Rise to Solar Challenge

sPower, an independent power producer with several solar projects in the Valley, recently created a solar sculpture and scholarship program for Antelope Valley High School's Green Enterprise Academy, designed to prepare students to become future leaders in the sustainable energy arena, organizers …Continue Reading


sPower Purchases First Wind Project, 62.1MW in Southeastern Utah
sPower Broadens Portfolio of Renewable Energy Projects, Invests in Home State of Utah

sPower, a prominent renewable energy provider based in Salt Lake City, Utah, announced that it has acquired its first wind project, a 62.1MW facility in Monticello, Utah. The announcement is well timed, as last Monday was Global Wind Day, a worldwide event to celebrate the progress of clean, affordable wind energy. …Continue Reading


sPower Awarded Three New 20-Year PPAs in California for 19.4MW
sPower Continues Relationships with Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas and Electric

sPower, a prominent renewable energy provider, today announced that it has successfully secured 20-year PPAs for three new solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in California.
The three facilities will be completed and generating clean, sustainable energy in 2016: …Continue Reading


sPower Breaks Ground on Sierra Solar Facility, 22.5MW in Los Angeles County
LA County Greenlights sPower’s Project, Bringing More Clean Energy to SCE Rate Payers

sPower, a leading renewable energy provider, today announced that it has broken ground on a 22.5MW solar project in Lancaster, Calif. The Sierra Solar project is sPower’s first in Los Angeles County. …Continue Reading



sPower Purchases Solar Project from Solairedirect: 26.5MW in Madera County, CA
sPower Moves Closer to its “Build 1 Gigawatt before the End of 2016” Goal

sPower, a prominent renewable energy provider, today announced its collaboration with, a growing solar company operating across four continents, to develop and own/operate solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the US. The first initiative is sPower’s purchase from Solairedirect of a 26.5MWdc project named Adera. …Continue Reading


sPower and CohnReznick Capital Markets Secure $168.5 Million Debt Financing
sPower’s First Back Leverage Transaction: Loan from KeyBank National Association, OneWest and Zions Bank for 25 Assets

sPower, a prominent renewable energy provider, and CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities (CRCMS), a leading boutique investment banking services firm, announced today the placement of $168.5 million in back leverage to sPower provided by KeyBank National Association, OneWest Bank and Zions Bank. The back leverage …Continue Reading


sPower and Camborne Capital Projects Achieve Commercialization Ahead of 1.4 ROC Deadline
28.5MW Additional Capacity Connected to the UK Grid Adds to sPower’s Renewables Portfolio

sPower, a leading renewable energy provider, and Camborne Capital, a prominent UK solar developer, today announced that all three of their UK solar PV projects have achieved commercialization in time to qualify for the UK renewable obligation certificate (ROC) subsidy. …Continue Reading


sPower Acquires Equity Interest in 63.1MWdc Solar Assets from FLS Energy
sPower FLS North Carolina Solar 1 Made Up of Three Portfolios, 16 Operating Assets

sPower, a leading renewable energy provider, announced today the purchase from FLS Energy, a full service solar energy provider, equity interest in three separate solar portfolios in North Carolina. The fixed tilt ground mount facilities, 16 in total, achieved commercial operation in 2013 and 2014. …Continue Reading


sPower President J.I. “Chip” Everest to Retire at the End of March
One of the sPower founders will step down to more actively serve several non-profit boards

sPower, a leading renewable energy provider, today announced the retirement of company president J.I. “Chip” Everest effective March 31, 2015. As a founder of sPower, Everest served as CFO and later as its president. He has overseen tax equity and other financings during sPower’s rapid growth over the last three years. …Continue Reading


Impressive 2014 Sets Stage for Another Blockbuster Year for sPower
sPower Closes Out 2014 with 133+ Operating Projects and 1.7GWdc Construction/Pipeline

In a time of unprecedented competition, sPower had a blockbuster 2014. Some highlights: developed 34MWdc of solar power in Antelope Valley, CA; partnered with Camborne Capital to expand sPower's footprint across the Atlantic; and strengthened our leadership team with additions of Jigar Shah and Bob Foster to the sPower Board of Directors. …Download PDF


8minutenergy Renewables and sPower to Begin Construction on 73MW Redwood Solar Projects in California
Three Redwood Solar Farms to be Built to Deliver Power to SCE, PG&E and the City of Palo Alto

8minutenergy Renewables, LLC – the nation's leading independent solar PV developer – and sPower – a prominent renewable energy provider – today announced that construction will begin in Q1 2015 on three solar facilities in the 72.9MW-dc Redwood Solar Farm cluster located in Kern County, Calif. 8minutenergy, through its wholly-owned …Continue Reading


sPower and Camborne Capital Acquire Operational UK Solar Project from CSUN
Cornwall Project Adds Operational Capacity to the sPower and Camborne UK Portfolio

sPower, a leading renewable energy provider, and Camborne Capital, a prominent UK solar developer, today announced the acquisition of a 5MW operational UK solar PV project from developer China Sunergy Co, Ltd (CSUN).

The Higher Tregarne solar farm is located in …Continue Reading


Our plan right now is to build 1GW before the end of 2016
5 MINUTES with Ryan Creamer, CEO of sPower

Founded less than three years ago by a group of veterans from the nuclear-energy and coal-plant service sectors, privately-owned sPower has rapidly elbowed its way into a position of prominence among independent solar power producers in the US.

sPower's initial focus was on buying late-stage or fully operational …Continue Reading


sPower CEO Ryan Creamer Appointed to SEIA Board of Directors
Energy Sector Veteran, Ryan Creamer, Joins SEIA Board to Shape Solar Industry Advocacy and Policymaking

sPower, a leading renewable energy provider, announced that its CEO, Ryan Creamer, has joined the board of directors for Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Creamer has more than 20 years’ experience successfully pioneering the energy sector. …Continue Reading