HECO seeks 300MW of renewable energy in new RFP

Utilities on three Hawaiian islands have put out a request for proposals to build wind and solar projects, with an option of energy storage. The goal is to maximize ITC value before it drops down in 2022.

FPL completes 298 MW of solar

The utility has brought four 74.5MW solar plants online. FPL now owns 930MW of solar generation resources.

Tesla has begun installing world’s largest rooftop pv system

The battery, solar and EV maker’s Gigactory in Nevada is projected to be the world’s largest building by footprint when its completed, and its rooftop can fit roughly 100,000 solar panels.

Enphase seeks Section 201 exclusion for AC modules

The company has registered as a lobbyist with K Street’s most experienced WTO law firm – Sidley Austin LLP.

12 hours of energy storage enough for U.S. to run on 80% solar+wind

Scientists in California have modeled a solar-heavy/wind power electricity grid, without nationwide HVDC, that could reliably deliver 80% of U.S. electricity needs. 100% of needs would require 3 weeks of energy storage.

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Solar rises to nearly 2% of U.S. generation in 2017

Generation from U.S. solar increased 41% last year to 1.9% of all electricity, with solar making up more than 10% of generation in California, Nevada, Hawaii and Vermont.

Terraform Global refinancing suggests yieldco health

The yieldco has refinanced a 9.75% debt package due in 2022 into a 6.125% debt package due in 2026. The financing covers various portions of just over 1GW of solar, wind and hydro projects.

Trump talks up Section 201 solar tariff

While attending a National Governors Association’s meeting President Trump claimed benefits of the Section 201 solar tariff, while disparaging Chinese product quality.

First Solar sold out well into 2020

The thin film PV maker expects its new Series 6 PV module to begin mass production in Ohio in Q2 – with 1 GW expected to be manufactured globally in 2018. The company also increased its 2018 guidance.

Blockchain company raises $40 million to further develop energy trading platform

WePower is raising money in hopes of leveraging Bitcoin’s ‘blockchain’ technology to enable instant tracking and trading of clean electricity.

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