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Schneider Electric to go 100% renewable by 2030

The French energy management and automation company plans to use on-site projects, contracted off-site projects and clean energy credits to meet its new 100% goal.

Broad coalition unveils $17.6 billion plan to rebuild Puerto Rico’s grid

Under the leadership of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Puerto Rico Energy Resiliency Working Group (PRERWG) released a 63-page plan to build a more resilient power system for the U.S. territory, following the devastation by two hurricanes earlier this year.


Solar is meeting more than 10% of electric demand in three states

During the first nine months of 2017, Hawaii and Nevada joined California among the club of states that get more than 10% of their power from solar.

Why design flexibility matters for residential storage

In this op-ed Michael Mahon of SMA explores design of energy storage systems, contrasting the advantages and disadvantages of AC vs. DC coupling.

SCE&G hits solar goal three years early

Though exceedingly modest by the standard of leading solar states, the South Carolina utility reached its 42 MW state-mandated goal long before it needed to do so.


EIA: U.S. solar output increases 47% in 2017

The latest monthly report from the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Agency shows that PV output in the first nine months of 2017 grew 47% over the same period in 2016, with market growth across the nation. PV represented 1.9% of total generation during this period.

Amended Illinois renewable energy plan headed to regulators

The Illinois Power Agency has updated its Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan and filed it with the Illinois Commerce Commission for spring 2018 approval.

All in: PG&E signs energy storage deals totaling 165 MW

The most recent contracts, which still need to be approved by California regulators, are part of their state-mandated goal of adding 580 MW of storage by 2020.

National laboratories issue study on growing flexibility and variability of power generators

Lawrence Berkeley and Argonne National Laboratories examine the growth of solar, wind and natural gas power plant operations on wholesale power markets and the impact on nuclear and coal generators.

Altus Power infuses solar investment fund with $150 million

The cash infusion comes at a time when community and commercial solar projects need the money, and more states are looking to expand such programs.

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