Commercial & Industrial PV

pvMB 1/17/19: SEIA splashes with new promotions, Vermont’s largest solar parking lot and more

In today’s issue of the pvMB we take a look at NREL & CESA’s report on designing community solar for low & moderate income customers, Stem Inc’s BloomberNEF interview on solar+storage+AI, the first lithium-ion solar boat to be Coast Guard-certified and more action-packed solar news.

Google to build massive solar plants in Tennessee and Alabama

The two biggest plants each have a capacity of 150 MW, with smaller plants bringing the total capacity to 413 MW. These projects are a part of Google’s effort to match the company’s annual electricity consumption with renewables.

If San Diego goes for smaller solar, it could yield huge results

A recent solar siting survey conducted by The Clean Coalition and NREL found that San Diego has huge potential for solar development, and that the number grows sharply when smaller sites are considered.

EIA forecasts 8.2 GWac of solar to come online in 2019

The agency expects solar and wind to again dominate capacity additions in 2019, with solar showing modest market growth. If anything, this estimate is conservative.

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Legislators aim to restore reason to Maine’s rooftop solar policy

Nine Maine lawmakers have signed onto a bill which would undo the bizarre and punitive policy for distributed solar imposed by the administration of former Governor LePage.

pvMB: Borrego Solar breaks 500 MW, Alabama gas+solar+storage microgrid, bill introduced for 100% renewables nationwide

Today’s pv magazine USA morning brief also features the EIA projecting 4.3 GWac of utility scale solar in 2019, SunPower tapping a new executive to lead its technology business unit, President Trump nominating former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to stay on as the head of the EPA, and more!

Former coal company builds the largest net metered solar system in New Jersey

DSM North America’s 20.2 MWdc solar power facility turns on tomorrow. The facility is described as the largest solar plant in New Jersey, and the second-largest net metered facility on the East Coast.

Have you taken EnergySage’s installer survey?

NABCEP has partnered with EnergySage to launch one of the most comprehensive business climate surveys for solar installation professionals in the United States, and they need to hear from you.

As utilities fight distributed generation, electricity is getting less reliable

One of the best tools that would allow utilities to meet their central stated mission of providing a stable electricity supply is one they are fighting the hardest.

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143 MW of distributed solar goes online in VA, DC, MD, DE

While large utility-scale projects grab the headlines, installation firms in the region racked up 7400 small-scale (under 1 MW) solar installations in 2018. Snapshot stories included.

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