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.

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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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Vivint sued by New Mexico over sales practices

The lawsuit alleges customers were misled on savings from solar leases and whether liens could be placed, in aggressive sales situations.

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Corporate PPAs alive and well – Facebook & Fifth Third Bank sign on

Facebook’s new datacenter in Georgia will be 100% renewable and powered by hundreds of megawatts of solar power, while Fifth Third Bank has also gone 100% renewable with an 80 MW North Carolina solar farm.

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Strata Solar expands into rooftop, community solar asset ownership

The North Carolina developer has followed its expansion into commercial rooftop development, by adding asset ownership tools to the corporate customer sale process.

Tesla to sell 25 MW battery as part of Salt River Project settlement

Judge ruled SRP acted illegally against solar power customers as a monopoly power by changing rates in 2015. Settlement does not end customer charge.

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Large-scale solar meets record 49.95% of demand in California

California’s temperate spring time weather and low Sunday usage resulted in the highest portion of demand met with solar to date. The next day large-scale solar output peaked at more than 10 GW for the first time.

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