First Solar is sitting pretty

The thin film PV maker reported solid year-end 2018 results, with future bookings extending out four years and the fourth of five Series 6 factories already online.

Batteries for days in Arizona

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 plants, and using storage to meet evening demand.

Sungrow surpasses 1 GW of U.S. inverter contracts for 2019

The Chinese inverter maker expects to more than double its U.S. shipments this year – trade war be damned.

Virginia co-op signs up for 300 MW of solar

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative has signed a power contract for the output of 300 MW of solar that D.E. Shaw plans to build.

Solar Bill of Rights introduced in California

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.

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pvMB 1/20/19: FERC pushes back over PG&E contracts, GameChange opens innovation center in Massachusetts

Good morning! In today’s pv magazine USA morning brief, we bring you a new webinar on how to sell commercial solar, CESA honoring Dr. Carla Peterman, and more…

Big wind + solar gets together for a voice with grid operators

First Solar, Cypress Creek, Coronal Energy, Juwi Americas and other developers have joined AWEA’s RTO Advisory Council to have a say in the decisions of grid operators.

Dr. Solar goes from zero to 1 GW in two projects

Dr. Miguel Oneto has developed a 682 MWdc solar power project in Childress County, Texas. The project is the second by the new developer, following a 324 MWdc project under construction nearby.

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Milwaukee pushes back against We Energies’ monopoly

A city council committee has advanced a resolution to work with a contractor to install 210 kW of city-owned solar on libraries – only 20% of what it had earlier planned – as the utility insists that third-party power contracts are illegal.

The nuclear city goes 100% renewable

Chicago may be the largest city in the nation to commit to 100% renewable energy, with a 2035 target date. And the location says a lot about the future of clean energy.

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