Are airport installations the next big trend in solar?

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced plans to construct a 13 MW solar installation at JFK airport, accompanied by a 7.5 MWh storage system. On a larger scale, more and more airports across the country are realizing the opportunities solar brings.

NextEra buys big in North Carolina, project proposals flood Hawaii: pvMB 11/21/19

Hello one and all and welcome to your morning brief! Today we’ve got a grid modeling webinar, fertilizer created by solar, Sungrow storage in Florida and more!

Solar bridges the political divide

A study released by nature energy has found that residential solar installations are dispersed nearly equivalently among democrats and republicans and that solar households are more politically active than their generation-naked neighbors.

Changing climate, changing laws: addressing new wildfire risk requirements in project development

in this op-ed for pv magazine, David Lazerwitz and Linda Sobczynski of Farella Braun + Martel examine the levels of precaution necessary to ensure fire risk mitigation in project development.

ITC extension hits the house, St. Louis going clean: pvMB 11/20/19

Hello wonderful readers and welcome to this week’s Hump Day morning brief. on this most wonderful of Wednesdays we have Target’s 500th rooftop installation, big procurement by Facebook and a NextEra project in South Carolina.

The Queen of Texas solar

Texas has a new largest installed solar project, as Innergex Renewable Energy’s 315 MWdc Phoebe solar farm has been completed.

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No property tax for residential solar in Michigan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) has signed three bulls which will together reinstate the property tax abatement that residential solar installations have been missing in the state since 2012.

UPDATE: Nearly-free Powerwalls for The OC

After state regulators approved an alternative decision to rejuvenate Southern California Edison’s Preferred Resources Pilot, thousands of blackout-affected Californians now have access to discounts on increasingly-necessary battery storage units.

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Massive solar project(s) in Florida, Enphase to supply Sunrun with inverters: pvMB 11/19/19

Hello one and all and welcome to the pvMB! Today we’ve got a big project approved in Michigan, a battery discussion at UMass Lowell, developments on the Buckthorn Westext solar lawsuit and more!

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Idaho Power renews attacks on net metering

The utility has proposed to state regulators a measure to decrease the rate that solar owners receive for their excess solar generation by 50% under the argument that net metering has failed to properly recover the costs incurred to serve customers with on-site generation.

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