An increasing number of U.S. utilities are embracing the low and predictable costs of utility-scale solar. But conflicts remain over distributed generation, and the real question is who will own the solar that is being built.
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California ISO says that the project shows that renewable energy plants with smart inverter technology can provide grid services similar to, or in some cases better than conventional generation.
Nearly two centuries ago, Buffalo, New York, was the epicenter of the renewable energy revolution with its falls-powered might. Now the city wants to reclaim its heritage with solar power.
The consultancy’s 2017 study finds that the global cost of utility-scale solar has reached an unsubsidized LCOE of under $50 per megawatt-hour, making new solar cost-competitive with running existing coal or nuclear plants.
The U.S. International Trade Commission delivered their formal recommendations to President Trump on the solar tariff case last week. Let the next round of intense lobbying of the U.S. trade representative begin.
Global cumulative storage deployment will double six times between 2017 and 2030 to reach 125 GW/305 GWh, with as much as $103 billion pouring into the sector, finds new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
In a landmark deal earlier this year, Arizona Public Service agreed to grandfather solar customers for 20 years. But a recent glitch in the billing system could leave solar customers flummoxed about what their bills will look like next year.
The organizations will provide PV and storage to a total of eight more power stations stations, as half of the island remains without electricity.
The financing provider is joining at least two other online solar marketplaces, in a new way to sell residential solar
The RMI handbook provides a template to reduce and eliminate cities’ carbon footprints, including solar implementation strategies and examples.
The three projects that won through Georgia Power’s large-scale renewable energy program came in at an average of $36 per megawatt-hour.
In our ongoing series of articles in which solar industry participants discuss the Section 201 trade case, we reached out to Array Technologies, a member of a coalition of racking, mounting and tracking manufacturers that opposed the petition.
Revenue for the power electronics company rises 22% sequentially in third quarter to reach $167 million, with more than 676 MW of inverters shipped
Third quarter financial update sees strong growth in Asia but weak U.S. large-scale project demand drags on overall sales. Order backlog increases 25% to $407 million.
The microinverter specialist posted losses of $7 million in the third quarter but did manage to increase its revenue sequentially by 3% to $77 million.
The nation’s largest residential PV installer deployed only 109 MW of solar during Q3, its lowest level in many years, but it did install 110 MWh of battery storage.
The state’s 5% reduction in greenhouse gases in 2016 is almost entirely due to the replacement of fossil fuel generation with renewable energy.
Though there are modifications to the hard-won investment tax credit step-down provisions, it appears the bill leaves the solar industry largely alone.
A new study suggests that utilities recognize they don’t have coherent policies for solar programs but are having difficulties creating them.
The company stands to make a pretty penny by getting out of TerraForm Power.
The body has expressed that high tariffs or other strong trade action could harm energy consumers as well as making it harder to reach state-level renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals, as the Trump Administration gives indications that it will act.
The phase one report on the grid modernization initiative in the Ocean State looks a lot like New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) process.
The Solar Foundation and 20 solar companies and organizations have joined forces with the Clinton Foundation, Operation Blessing and others to help bring power and clean water to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The Energy Storage Association has issued a white paper calling for 35 gigawatts of installations by 2025 to upgrade an increasingly antiquated power grid to be outage proof and efficiently handle new power systems and demand products entering the marketplace.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have created a solar cell using colloidal quantum dots, which achieved 13.4% conversion efficiency – a new world record for this emerging technology.
NCCETC’s latest report on grid modernization shows that policies supporting the deployment of energy storage are on the rise throughout the United States.
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