Installations

Electrification is an all-around winner

In this op-ed for pv magazine, John Sarter of Clean Coalition argues for a move from gas to electric services in residential buildings not only as a means to reduce emissions, but also to build resilience.

Alabama Power moves forward on solar & storage

The Southern Company subsidiary has asked regulators to approve long-term contracts with five 80 MW solar plants paired with 80 MW of battery storage – while at the same time filing a massively redacted IRP.

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Fitch sees a decade of corporate wind and solar power procurement growth

Growth in U.S. solar and wind generation capacity will average 7.9% and 3.9%, respectively, between 2022 and 2028 according to Fitch Solutions, who projects almost 120 GW of solar power to be deployed in that period. Corporate clean energy buyers are to be a large part of the trend, and to accelerate deployments during the period.

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California’s new, $100 million, low-income solar program

DAC-SASH has been approved, and now GRID Alternatives will have $120 million to work with over the next decade to bring solar power and job training to disadvantaged communities across the state.

The solar wave rises

Wood Mackenzie and SEIA report that a record 37.9 GWdc of utility-scale solar was under contract at the end of Q2 – the largest volume ever recorded – with 8.7 GWdc of that under construction. However, installation levels were down slightly year-over-year.

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Tesla is selling commercial solar as cheap as $1.01/W

The new tool launched for C&I solar customers is yet another example of Tesla being able to drive down system prices by ditching traditional sales models and customer acquisition costs.

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Duke buys a 226 MW solar farm in Texas, QuickBOLT is hiring: pvMB 9/16/19

Hello and welcome to the first MB of your workweek. Today we’ll be checking out APS’ 150 MW RFP, Jaime Lannister joining Fisker and more!

MISO seeks to make solar a dispatchable, intermittent resource

MISO is seeking input as it transitions solar power to being more highly integrated into its energy forecast modeling. This is happening as the volume of solar is booming, and follows on the grid operator’s success with wind power.

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California regulators identify multi-gigawatt energy shortfall

The California Public Utilities Commission has issued a proposed decision calling for up to 2.5 GW of new energy resources within the transmission access area of Southern California Edison, opening a massive door for solar development in a state historically friendly to the resource.

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How solar power operations and maintenance costs fell 50%

Robb Wilson of sPower has seen the field evolve along with technology, and shared some of the institutional knowledge he has gained over the years.

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