Guest Post: Nation’s Largest City-Owned Utility Uses Equity Metrics to Ensure All Residents Have Clean Energy

This post originally appeared on the Environmental Defense Fund’s Energy Exchange blog. It is reprinted here with permission.

Changing solar PPAs could turn curtailed power into dispatchable resources

Can solar be moved from a must-take contract to a dispatchable resource – and provide grid services as well? Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has a look at how this could work.

Beaumont Solar completes 1.3MW PV system atop Joseph Abboud factory

The New England solar installer has completed a 1.3 MW rooftop project on the suit maker’s manufacturing facility. The 272,000 square-foot building in coastal Massachusetts, once powered with coal and oil, is now almost self-sufficient.

Meteorology matters: An interview with Vaisala’s Gwendalyn Bender

Interview: Financiers are cautious. They would rather not finance a project than risk their investment in betting on the weather. As a result, many promising projects are not realized. Gwendalyn Bender, Vaisalas Product Manager for Solar Assessment Services explains how to reduce uncertainty and improve financing probabilities and conditions.

Dear solar communicators: Under Trump, our work is more important than ever

He, Congress, and state and local officials must realize that voters want energy independence and energy security as well as more clean energy, clean air and more good-paying jobs.

U.S. to remain leading tracker market through 2021

In its latest Global PV Tracker report, GTM Research says China and India will experience the most significant growth in the coming years.

Perovskite breakthrough may fast-track new solar PV technology

Just over a year after Australian cleantech company Dyesol claimed to have achieved efficiency levels of 10 per cent in its perovskite solar cells, US researchers claim to have topped that, with a breakthrough that could also work to fast-track commercialisation of the technology.


D. E. Shaw acquires an 11 MW PV project near Sacramento

The Rancho Seco Solar Project, located on the site of a decommissioned nuclear power plant, marks the latest deal between D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments and First Solar.

Port of Los Angeles unveils $27 million solar+storage microgrid project

The Green Omni Terminal Project will be a scalable model to upgrade the 26 other terminals at the Port of Los Angeles as well as other terminals worldwide.


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