Virginia is for lovers (of solar power)

The State of Virginia has announced a procurement of 345 MWac of solar power from three solar projects under developing, and one pending, with 20-year power purchase agreements starting at 3.4¢/kWh.

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New York City trades gas plant for the world’s largest battery

Regulators have approved Ravenwood Development to build a 316 MW / 2,528 MWh energy storage facility across the East River from Manhattan to replace two gas peaker plants in Queens.

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Hardware brief: 300hrs/MW install time, multicrystalline pricing at “historical” lows, power tools, more!

These are our tools, our advanced use of them sets us apart from the animals – so be good to your tools! Foen PV makes beautiful steel – some of it for solar, an earthquake caused a gas plant explosion, and Sensehawk is tying together many tasks via AI.

Solar power racking for where the hurricanes blow

QuickMount PV has received Florida approval for its full line of L-Mount and QBase Mount solar power mounting and racking hardware, as part of a trend of increasing innovation in solar racking.

Q3 solar pricing is down – call your corporate customers now!

LevelTen Energy’s Q3 PPA Price Index for its online marketplace shows pricing down 5.4% percent over the year, with corporate and utility customers driving demand. The company also reports a slight increase in those who think pricing might fall more next year – with a majority predicting flat or declining prices.

We told you so: Massachusetts regulators question utility “surprise”

Massachusetts regulators have opened an investigation into electric utility National Grid’s handling of the SMART solar power program, which has led to 1 GW of projects being put on hold after many of them were given utility approval.

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Vertically integrated advanced energy manufacturing from SolarEdge

pv magazine USA sat down with VP of Marketing & Product Strategy Lior Handelsman at Solar Power International 2019 in Salt Lake City to get the full scope of what SolarEdge is up to.

Hoosiers shoot from deep for solar, storage and wind

Indiana utility NIPSCO has submitted a request for proposals seeking 2.3 GWac of solar+storage capacity (and a much greater DC nameplate) by 2023, which would increase solar in the state by way more than 700%, as it retires a majority of its coal power plants by 2023.

Hardware brief: 48 hour PE stamps, 23% flexible cells, monoPERC pricing down, 73% less aluminum, more!

Don’t forget to send your hardware press releases, spec page updates, and reminders of existence to usa-editors@pv-magazine.com! Viridian Solar has given Unirac a license to sell a roof integrated (pretty) solar racking system, Loveland Innovations will deliver stamped drawings if you use their drone system in 48 hours, Ecolibirum’s new racking hardware goes railless and uses 73% less aluminum, more!

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Energy storage and inverters to get you through power outages

In light of California grid shutdowns due to fire safety, pv magazine USA is reviewing solutions to keep the electricity on.

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