California utility Pacific Gas & Electric’s bankruptcy points to a crisis not only at the company, but in the business model for utilities in the United States. And it is far from clear what will come next.
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The next batch of energy yield results from the outdoor test field at Xi’an, China are out.
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Researchers at Stanford University have developed a type of electrode which is highly resistant to salt corrosion, therefore allowing them to produce hydrogen using seawater. Applied at a larger scale, this development could potentially cut the cost of power-to-gas applications by greatly increasing the amount of water available.
In an interview with pv magazine USA 8minutenergy President & CEO Tom Buttgenbach talked of radio telescopes and aliens, but also the USA solar market, a 14 GW solar power pipeline and energy storage being a fundamental – not an add-on – feature.
The beginning of large-scale solar development has brought out the NIMBYism in the nation’s smallest state.
It’s Friday, so enjoy this pvMB before you check out for the weekend. In this edition the New Hampshire House has approved a 5 MW system size for net metering, an innovative green roof plus solar is coming to New York City and BP is considering power *all* U.S. operations with solar power.
The company has six large projects underway in California and Texas and one more pending in Mississippi, but nothing big coming online in 2019.
PanelClaw announced the launch of its flat rooftop 10° clawFR solar module racking platform. The company reports an installation manual, autoCAD blocks, and that the racking solution is approved by UL to work with its first tranche of solar modules.
A 100 MW project featuring the state’s first large-scale battery storage system has been announced in Arkansas. The project will be developed by a subsidiary of NextEra, and the power bought by Entergy Arkansas.
Things are hotting up in the tracker world as the desire to squeeze down the price per Watt of solar power intensifies. And the rise of the trackers is attracting some well-known businesses to buy their way into the field.
Happy Monday to you and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at TEP using sheep for brush control, Hawaiian energy leaders calling on Washington to go 100% solar, a 149 MW project planned in Michigan and everything else you need to start you week in solar.
A new report by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) shows energy storage jobs growing 14% and EV jobs growing 16%, despite China’s dominance in lithium-ion battery technology.
Hello, hello, hello and welcome to today’s edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Antarctica’s Casey Research Station going solar, Ubiquitous Energy’s record setting new transparent solar cell, the anti-solar commercial stirring the pot in Iowa and everything else to educate you on this fine morning.
The 50% by 2030 mandate would include a provision that utilities source at least 14.5% of their power from solar, the highest portion of any policy to date. But to do that it has to get through both the Maryland House and Governor Hogan.
The release of state and local solar jobs information from the Solar Foundation shows that while California is still in the lead, growth is happening elsewhere.
Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners has invested $200 million in a new distributed solar company – Madison Energy Investments – focused on ground-mount, rooftop and carport projects ranging from 500 kw – 20 MW.
In a legislative case of “I want it and I want it now,” Nevada Senator Chris Brooks has introduced a bill which would raise the state’s renewable energy mandate to 50% by 2030.
A new white paper by Sunrun delves into the risks that overloaded power lines pose, and posits solutions to both fire mitigation and reliability with distributed generation.
Hello and welcome to your Hump Day pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at the solar “Squid Boat” taking Key West by storm, Badger State Solar Park getting a power contract, Hanwha Q CELLS LA Dodgers partnership and everything else you need to stay informed.
On Saturday afternoon utility-scale solar output on California’s grid peaked at 10,745 MW – its highest level since last summer. More importantly, California is wringing greater flexibility out of its imports, meaning more renewables with less curtailment.
Definitive solar market data by Wood Mackenzie and SEIA show tariffs taking a bite out of the U.S. market, but also a near-record number of new projects under contract.
Hello and welcome to this Tuesday pvMB. Today we’ll be checking out NREL’s city-level siting data, a solar canopy protecting a car dealership from hail, Sierra Club and SunPower’s rebate program and everything else to prep you for your day.