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Add 16 GW solar, 10 GW storage in North Carolina, says alternative resource plan

The plan would yield $7.2 billion of cost savings, says a filing from the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association and other groups, in comparison with Duke Energy’s least-cost resource plan.

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These 3 technologies could deliver more solar and wind to the grid

In a U.S. study of the added renewables capacity made possible by grid-enhancing technologies, Brattle Group found that both solar and wind power would benefit in Kansas and Oklahoma through 2025.

Group pushes for more solar and storage in Minnesota resource plan

A Minnesota citizen’s group has completed a resource plan, which proposes a solar-intensive approach that is projected to yield billions in savings for Xcel Energy customers.

How does the US retire 236 GW of coal and 1,000 gas peaker plants?

Victory in the economic realm (increasingly the case with solar, solar-plus-storage and wind) is no guarantee of market victory if the regulations are stacked against renewables.

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How does the US retire 236 GW of coal and 1,000 gas peaker plants?

Victory in the economic realm (increasingly the case with solar, solar-plus-storage and wind) is no guarantee of market victory if the regulations are stacked against renewables.

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NREL’s solar cost projections plummet in new forecast

The lower projected costs for PV could help guide some utilities to plan for more PV capacity, as the utilities develop their long-term resource plans.

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Rooftop solar in Indiana worth 13¢/kWh, not 3¢/kWh, says expert witness

A high level of distributed solar in Indiana would reduce utility costs by up to $540 million per year, a national lab has found. Fair compensation for rooftop solar power in southern Indiana would be 13¢/kWh, an expert calculated—not the 3¢/kWh proposed by a utility.

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Catholic organizations go solar to save money, and to put faith into practice

Catholic organizations own up to 100,000 buildings in the U.S., as well as land, and Catholic Energies is helping them go solar. “The market is enormous,” said the program’s leader.

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SEIA challenges FERC’s PURPA rules

“Looks like the rules will wind up in federal court” said a legal analyst, after the national solar association challenged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s revised PURPA rules, and five other groups also asked for a rehearing.

For lower-cost Southeast power, double the solar and add wholesale power trading

A lower-cost grid would reach 22% renewable generation in 2040, compared to the 5% currently planned by Southeastern utilities, says a study from Energy Innovation and Vibrant Clean Energy. Wholesale power trading through an independent system operator would also help reduce costs.

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