Clean Power Alliance is looking for renewables, at all scales

The LA-area Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) has opened a solicitation for hundreds of megawatts of both large-scale and distributed renewable energy projects, which will be offered 15-year power contracts.

NextEra is on a roll

The largest wind and solar developer continues to grow, with more solar projects paired with storage as it reaches 5.3 GW of contracted solar projects. And it’s making good money at the same time.

Who is Dan Brouillette?

The new appointee to lead DOE may be less of an ideologue and more of a pragmatist, but he is still a loyal supporter of the Trump Administration’s approach to energy policy.

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From the editor: Rick Perry, we know ye too well

The least qualified energy secretary in recent history will leave a record of collusion with coal barons, a failed bailout for coal and nuke plants, and some memorable terms like “freedom molecules.” His likely successor appears more competent, and potentially more effective.

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Another hedged solar project moves forward in Texas

Cubico has closed on financing for the 162 MW Wagyu project on Texas’ Gulf Coast, which holds both a hedge and a PPA, the latest such project to move forward.

The ecosystems of innovation

Energy storage is a sector marked by continuous technological development – and given the challenges created by our rapidly transforming energy systems, it needs to be. But how do innovations move from idea to reality?
Specifically, what kind of environments are needed to nurture new technologies and approaches, and how do they interact with existing supports?

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8minute, Capital Dynamics complete the massive Springbok project in Kern County

The 121 MWdc Springbok 3 brings the Springbok series to 448 MW, as Capital Dynamics continues its investments in U.S. solar.

Buying rooftop solar, in bulk

Solar United Neighbors has added another 13 solar co-ops over the last six months, which are helping homeowners in 10 states go solar.

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California is decarbonizing its grid. Now it needs to address cars.

A new report by Next10 shows the remarkable contributions of California’s solar fleet to decarbonization of electricity, and that the state is on track to meet renewable energy goals. Overall greenhouse gas reduction is another matter.

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Decentralization is more than a dream

Advocates say that PG&E’s power shutoffs for 750,000 California residents could have been at least lessened with the implementation of distributed solar + storage, and note that communities can keep critical facilities online with microgrids.

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