Hello happy people and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ve got on the menu a big PPA between Georgia Power and RWE, the First University Energy Institute Summit, Long Isalnd residents up in arms over the devaluation of community solar and more!
A new study released by the Harvard Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment looks at the importance of where renewable generation is developed, more than how much. The study analyzes the economic and public health benefits of renewables in each comparative region of the country.
Contractors across California are seeing greater demand for battery storage than ever before in response to PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs. With the threat of blackouts on the 10-year horizon, customers have decided to take their power into their own hands.
A study published by two economists looks at the rebates given to consumers under California’s Solar Initiative program from 2010-2013, alleging that the high savings may be indicative of a weak and dominated market.
Vivint Solar has settled on a case in New Jersey which contained accusations that the company would illegally acquire customers’ credit reports as well as force them to sign purposefully misleading contracts.
In this op-ed for pv magazine, Roy Torbert and José Juan Terrasa-Soler, of Rocky Mountain Institute and Resilient Power Puerto Rico, respectively, analyze the cost of energy recover in Puerto Rico and the role that microgrids play in reconstruction and resiliency.
The utility is attempting to set the avoided energy cost rate for solar projects under PURPA at just $16.76/MWh for new generation and $23.46/MWh for queued generation. These are some of the lowest avoided cost rates seen to date.
In this op-ed for pv magazine, Tony Clifford, Chief Development Officer at Standard Solar breaks down the rammifications of the recent revoking of exemptions on bifacial solar modules from the Section 201 tariffs.
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