Wood Mackenzie looks at the polar vortex and 100% renewable energy

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.


pvMB 2/11/2019: Large power users take FPL to court over solar, big solar projects progress in New York and Texas

Good morning and welcome to the pv magazine USA Morning Brief. Today we also bring you a new solar project at a phosphate mining site in Florida, more than 1,000 EV chargers coming to New York, a cool installation video, and more…

Texas’ solar market is about to catch fire

With more than 5 GW of approved solar projects in the ERCOT grid, Texas is getting ready for a major boom in its utility-scale solar market.


Pelosi appoints Green New Deal supporters to Climate Crisis Committee

U.S. Representatives Jared Huffman, Mike Levin and Joe Neguse will join their six other colleagues, which include clean energy entrepreneur Sean Casten.

Puerto Rico plans stop short of the grid of the future

PREPA’s draft IRP calls for rapid deployment of solar and batteries, including the installation of as much battery storage as is currently online in the entire United States over the next four years, in a system broken up into “minigrids”. However, it stops short of utilizing behind-the-meter PV and storage.


The Green New Deal is going to happen at the state, not federal level

While U.S. Senators Markey and AOC introduce a resolution for the Green New Deal, legislation has been introduced in six states to implement 80-100% clean energy by at least 2050.


On the anniversary of the Section 201 tariffs, Trump talks trade

There are indications that the Trump Administration may be reaching a deal with Chinese authorities, but the trade war goes on.

Local leadership: A conversation with Jodie Van Horn of Sierra Club’s Ready for 100

In this interview pv magazine talks with the head of Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign about the growth of the 100% renewable energy movement, and how cities and states are leading in the face of federal dysfunction.

Georgia Power accedes to corporate demand for solar with 950 MW program

The vast majority of the utility’s proposed renewable procurements in its latest IRP are to serve demand for large users with corporate sustainability goals. Thanks Facebook.


FPL put nearly 300 MW of solar online yesterday, and more is coming

The utility is now at 1.25 GW of solar, and this is just the beginning.


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