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SEPA, SGIP consummate marriage

After announcing their engagement in February, the Smart Electric Power Alliance and SGIP completed their merger today, providing a one-stop shop for utilities and distributed energy providers to collaborate on a clean energy future.

CIT leads 50 MW battery storage finance for SCE

CIT, Macquarie Capital and Advanced Microgrid Solutions have closed what they call the first non-recourse project financing of a battery storage system, destined for the West Los Angeles Basin service territory of Southern California Edison (SCE).

Array Technologies expands into Australia solar tracker market

Array has opened an office in Sydney and will provide trackers for Neoen Australia’s three recently announced PV plants in the state of New South Wales: the Parkes (66 MW), Griffith (36 MW) and Dubbo (28 MW) Solar Farms.

NREL: Solar + storage costs twice as much as solar (with chart)

The National Lab’s latest report uses its renowned cost modeling to find that even a PV system with small batteries costs nearly twice as much as a standalone PV system.


First Solar sells 250 MW Moapa project after 10 days of operation

A little more than a week after commissioning the first solar plant built on tribal lands, First Solar completed the sale of the project to Capital Dynamics.

Group asks Oregon AG to investigate solar sales practices

The Campaign for Accountability sent a letter to Oregon’s top law enforcement official asking her to investigate what it calls “false and misleading acts in the marketing and sale or lease of solar panels” in the state, the same day that SEIA launched an education campaign to combat shady sales practices by solar installers.

Unlocking Universal Access to Community Solar

This month, ILSR submitted the following comments to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to inform its discussion of universal access to community solar. They are included below, lightly edited for clarity.

Sunrun powers Wisconsin “Forward”

The Badger State becomes the first in the Midwest to attract the attention of a national residential company to power the homes of the state.

Florida utility to add 300 MW more solar with four plants

After languishing behind other sunny states like California and Arizona for almost a decade, Florida Power & Light apparently wants to catch up, with its third announcement of major solar plants in as many months.

Solar cuts coal use at LADPW’s Moapa unit four years early

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has ended its much-contested use of coal at the Navajo Generating Station four years early since the state has met its 25% renewable energy portfolio goal early. LADWP’s renewable energy level has increased to 25% from just 6% 10 years ago. Reiko Kerr, LADWP senior assistant general […]

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