Montana’s messy PURPA pricing

A lawsuit has deemed that Montana regulators cannot force NorthWestern Corp. to purchase power at the last rate applied before a now-moot regulatory change. Now, the road to finding prices under PURPA is uncertain.

Anheuser-Busch buys big solar, signs 7th largest corporate renewable deal

The brewer of such fine beverages as Busch Light (no free ads), has signed a power contract with Recurrent Energy for the electricity generated by the 222 MWac Maplewood solar project. The deal will position the brewer to reach its sustainability goals four years sooner than anticipated.


Biden promises 100% clean energy by 2050

Presidential Candidate Joe Biden has released his climate plan, which focuses on tax cut reversals and executive action to kickstart 100% clean energy and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.


Duke’s battery bonanza, Sunrun prices securitization: pvMB 6/4/19

Hello one and all and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ll be diving into US Light Energy’s 7 MW community solar project planned for Clifton Park, Modernize partnering with Renovate America, Maine’s new community solar bill and much more!

Out with the old, in with the old: Tobin resigns from ACC

Commissioner Andy Tobin has resigned from his role with the Arizona Corporation Commission to join the state’s Department of Administration. He’ll be replaced by Marquez Peterson, a Southern Arizona Republican and former president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Duke to decommission a nuke, solar coming to the Centre County jail: pvMB 5/30/19

Hello and welcome to your Thursday pvMB, live from day two of Solar Power Southeast today, along with the aforementioned, we’ll be checking out the Q1 accomplishments of Peak Electric.

Ohio bill to eliminate renewable mandate, bail out coal, nukes

After scratching and clawing its way through, HB 6 has passed out of the Ohio House, and now brings to the Senate its nuclear and coal subsidies and elimination of renewable procurement mandates.


Alabama’s largest solar project has an offtaker, Pedernales Co-op’s first battery project: pvMB 5/29/19

Hello from sunny Atlanta and, more importantly, Solar Power Southeast 2019. Today we’ll be hitting you, figuratively, with Eagle Point Solar’s lawsuit in Wisconsin, Executive changes at PJM Interconnection, Tennessee’s largest landfill project and everything else you can handle.


Canadian Solar and Trina Solar set efficiency records: pvMB 5/28/19

Hello and welcome back from your Memorial Day weekend and to today’s edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be taking a look at NeoVolta’s home battery being approved for California’s Self Generation Incentive Program, the expert landscapers keeping up with New York’s Tompkins Solar Farm and more!


Xcel dismantles Boulder’s attempt at a city utility

After a lengthy court battle, Xcel has emerged the victor: A settlement has been reached which eliminates the on-paper municipal utility established by the City of Boulder. However this is not the end for of the utility entirely, as there is still an election to be held that could result in the creation of one.


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