Commercial & Industrial PV

Solar capacity could soar with electrified transport and heating

With wide adoption of electric vehicles and heat pumps, Colorado’s least-cost grid would reach 21 GW of solar capacity, 12 GW of wind, and 7 GW of storage by 2040, while electric rates would decline. These modeling results apply to other states as well.

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.

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.

Calling all California solar and storage developers – 6,000+ systems, 32 MW+ request for proposals

Four California CCAs have combined to release a joint RFP in Alameda, San Mateo and Santa Clara counties for developers to build out distributed energy storage at local homes, multifamily properties, and commercial buildings that can keep the locations running when the grid is powered down.

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SunPower splits in two

The company’s transformation from a manufacturer to the 2nd-largest residential solar company in the United States is complete with it spinning off of its high-efficiency cell and module production into a new company, in partnership with Chinese wafer maker TZS.

Big banker thinks “world’s” largest *rooftop bifacial* solar panel install is worth it

JP Morgan Chase has completed a 2.8 MW rooftop bifacial solar panel installation, using Prism Solar modules, on their Columbus, Ohio location that will meet 18 percent of the site’s electricity usage.

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Hardware brief: modules at 30¢/W, Enphase selling direct, solar+water, more!

It’s Friday, and Friday is the day you get to see new gear! Ideal Energy has put out a great white paper on a solar+storage demand charge management project, 8minute Solar Energy talks up their advanced solar power plant software partners, and Northern Reliability Company shows off the beautiful energy storage gear they assemble.

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Solar (and efficiency) are driving down peak demand in New England

The impacts of solar on New England’s grid are transforming the needs of the system, and this is new ground for the region.

Empower Energies partners with Hannon Armstrong, solar in an oil field: Halloween pbMB

Hello energy ghosts and ghouls and welcome to a haunted edition of the pvMB. Today we have 4 MW carport project, the Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality’s pollinator-friendly solar kit and a survey done in Florida which shows a high % of residents are concerned about climate change. BOO!

After betting on fossils & losing big, GE & BlackRock turn to solar

Distributed Solar Development has closed on a $250 million fund to deploy more solar for businesses over the next 15 months.

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