New Hampshire bill to expand system sizes while setting new rates for net metering

SB 446 has passed the Senate and now heads the House for approval. The bill would allow systems up to 5 MW to participate in the state’s net metering program, with final rates to be set over the next three years.

U.S. solar module to inverter ratio settles in around 1.25

The DC-AC ratio of U.S. solar plants has been increasing since it measured at just over 1.1 in 2001-2009, however, the average seems to have flattened at just above 1.25 in recent years.

FERC counts 48 GW-AC of large solar projects planned by 2021

Utility Scale proposed projects have begun piling up at the federal agency as the 30% Investment Tax Credit ending starts appearing on the horizon.

Arizona regulators rebuff utilities, order turn from gas to renewables

As an historic first, the Arizona Corporation Commission has voted not to acknowledge the gas-heavy energy resource plans of utilities, and is pushing instead an aggressive clean energy plan by one if its members.

Seminole delivers 770 MW of renewable energy with $1.48 billion deployed

The company started financing renewables in 2009, with a focus on 1-20 MW projects representing an investment of $2-35 million.

Georgia Power to hit 1.6 GW renewable energy goal years early

The utility has reached 970 MW of installed solar power capacity. With four new projects totalling 649 MW, this which will bring Georgia Power to 1,619 MW by the end of 2019.

NextEra builds largest solar+storage plant in USA

The power company, which recently placed bids to build the largest battery energy storage projects in the world, has connected the largest solar (74.5MW)+storage (10MW/40MWh) project in the United States to the grid.

Canadian Solar expands into O&M

One of the world’s largest PV makers, Canadian Solar has long developed, built and owned solar assets. The company hopes to leverage that experience to increase tight margins.

Los Angeles 100% renewable – every hour of the day – by 2030, zero net cost

A study sponsored by Food & Water Watch, and prepared by Synapse Energy Economics, posits that 3.6 to 6 GW of solar power, plus energy storage, demand response and geothermal will allow the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to go 100% renewable.


UPDATED: World’s largest batteries hiding in Colorado bids

Xcel Energy’s December 2017 solicitation results contain bids for energy storage projects at least as large as the current world’s largest under construction, and far larger than the world’s biggest running batteries.


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