The approval of a gas plant for which Entergy hired actors to fake support is just the latest demonstration of the failure of government bodies to meaningfully regulate utilities, a failure which is playing out across the nation.
The South Carolina House has passed the Energy Freedom Act, which gives net metering support through the summer of 2021, aims to develop programs for C&I as well community solar, and seeks utility consistency in dealing with large solar projects.
Good morning - it's Friday! In today's pvMB we will also bring you more regulatory capture in New Orleans, NREL's new database for albedo, and a study that looks at the idea locations for EV chargers in Michigan.
Arizona Public Service has announced a plan to deploy 850 MW of new energy storage, as the largest battery procurement by a utility we've seen to date. This includes adding batteries to its fleet of existing solar plants, building new solar + storage pla...
PowerLedger's xGrid is a blockchain-based electricity trading platform that's now being used in a Pennsylvania business park, in addition to Chicago, California, a large housing unit in Australia, plus a few more locations.
Top of the morning and happy Thursday to you all, welcome to the pv magazine morning brief. Today we'll be looking at DTE's issuance of $650 million in Green Bonds, the 20 New England schools participating in the DOE National Science Bowl, Pennsylvania's...
Solar and energy storage, either on their own or as part of clean energy portfolios, are showing that they can compete with natural gas in the United States. But will regulators wake up to this reality before half a trillion dollars worth of future stranded assets are built?
The Low Income Energy Issues Forum has released a new report focused on improving the availability and benefits of community solar for financially-limited customers. The working group identified five different models that can be used to join different ways to best open community solar to customers of all incomes.
The legislation would enshrine a customer’s right to generate and store electricity on their own property as well as connecting to the grid without undue burden and freedom from discriminatory fees, as well as setting compensation for battery exports.
Its a sunny Tuesday morning and the days are getting longer! Maui Electric is trying to charge ratepayers for curtailed solar electricity, Nissan is using old batteries in campers and Aerospec sees how BIG a solar farm is.
Enphase says its inverter lead times are ~13-15 weeks, even with dedicated manufacturing lines for components. Two new long term contracts expect to turn on in Q3 and Q4 ’19, lowering lead times to ~6-8 weeks.
REC Silicon has revealed plans to halt operations at its Moses Lake facility in 17 days’ time. The company says it has taken the decision to maintain liquidity for its semiconductor business with American workers set to pay the price for President Trump’s trade war with China.
In today’s pv magazine USA morning brief we also see Hawaii regulators propose performance based incentives for utility HECO, hundreds of laws changed in 2018 regarding the grid, concerns aired before Congress about supply chains for lithium-ion batteries, and more!
LevelTen Energy’s Q4 PPA price index saw a sight increase in the price of utility scale solar power purchase agreements, except for the Southwest Power Pool which saw a healthy chunk of inexpensive projects come online.
As part of a broader program between five local schools, the City of Buffalo has submitted a request for proposals for 32 sites around the city, and project owners will then sell the electricity through 20 year power contracts with the city.
EnergySage and NABCEP have released their annual Solar Installer Survey, with this year’s edition showing that over half of all respondents have growing confidence in the solar industry as they move into 2019.
Happy Valentines Day and welcome to your pv magazine USA morning brief! Today we'll be looking at a Tesla Powerwall owner who's system was so efficient in an outage, he didn't know there was one, the limbo of Illinois solar projects, a team of teenage girl engineers that designed a solar powered tent for the homeless and everything else you need to know this morning.
Happy hump day to you and welcome to the pv magazine USA morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at an Australian company’s drone powered by solar wings, Southern Arkansas University Tech going solar and everything else fit to get you caught up on solar news.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s move to phase out three gas-fired power plants by 2029 is expected to accelerate the transition to 100% renewable energy by the largest municipal utility in the nation. But there are big questions about the role that local solar + storage will play.
The research and consultancy group’s study of the latest polar vortex shows the need for greater interconnection of grids and 18-40 hours of energy storage in the Upper Midwest under high renewable energy scenarios. It also shows a potential role for nuclear power; but other extreme weather events tell a different story.
Welcome to today’s pv magazine USA morning brief and thanks for spending your morning with us. Today we’re looking at English researchers’ development of a solar flag, two community solar projects in Illinois under fire, University of Northern Iowa’s new group-buy program and everything else on our solar slate. Let’s ride!
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