Commercial & Industrial PV

Rooftop solar and batteries makes their mark at BNEF Future of Energy

Sunrun made a splash at the BNEF Summit in New York City at a time when utilities are increasingly struggling to adapt to new realities. But distributed energy resources have a long way to go to play a major role, and we will still need additional energy sources in future power systems.

pvMB 3/22/19: The largest U.S. bifacial plant breaks ground, SunPower & SEIA soft on Green New Deal, and more!

It’s Friday, so enjoy this pvMB before you check out for the weekend. In this edition the New Hampshire House has approved a 5 MW system size for net metering, an innovative green roof plus solar is coming to New York City and BP is considering power *all* U.S. operations with solar power.

pvMB 3/21/19: The first commercial-scale installation for cannabis, Ulster establishes per-MW permit fees… and more!

Hello, hello, hello and welcome to today’s edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Antarctica’s Casey Research Station going solar, Ubiquitous Energy’s record setting new transparent solar cell, the anti-solar commercial stirring the pot in Iowa and everything else to educate you on this fine morning.

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$200 million fund seeks C&I and small scale utility solar projects

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners has invested $200 million in a new distributed solar company – Madison Energy Investments – focused on ground-mount, rooftop and carport projects ranging from 500 kw – 20 MW.

The good, the bad and the strange of net metering policy changes

Maine will restore net metering, Kentucky is gutting it and Arkansas has opened the door to any one of a number of changes, as the foundational policy for distributed solar sees ups and downs across the nation.

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FPL to double U.S. community solar capacity

After announcing the biggest utility-led solar buildout in the country to date, the company turned around, said “hold my beer,” and announced the largest community solar program in the nation.

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Are green buyers aware of the potential for negative energy prices during their 20-year VPPAs?

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Dick Brooks of Reliable Energy Analytics takes a look at additional risks associated with long term energy contracts for corporate green buyers.

After a tough 2018, solar is getting ready for a major boom

Definitive solar market data by Wood Mackenzie and SEIA show tariffs taking a bite out of the U.S. market, but also a near-record number of new projects under contract.

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pvMB 3/12/19: Rhode Island’s solar siting bill, POWERHOME expands to Indiana… and more!

Hello and welcome to this Tuesday pvMB. Today we’ll be checking out NREL’s city-level siting data, a solar canopy protecting a car dealership from hail, Sierra Club and SunPower’s rebate program and everything else to prep you for your day.

Corporate buyers of solar electricity face price risk

Corporations that lock in a fixed purchase price for solar power, offset by sale of the power at varying wholesale rates, could face “significant financial downside,” says an advisory group, as more solar on the grid could drive down wholesale prices.

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