Residential PV

Northeastern installers put up 902 MW of distributed solar

Installers in Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey stole the show, while good prospects are seen for advancing solar in the region, especially in New York and Maine. Snapshot stories included.

Southeastern installers put up 242 MW of distributed solar

While installers in Florida added the most distributed solar last year, South Carolina leads on a per-capita basis, and Georgia, North Carolina and Louisiana round out the leaderboard. Snapshot stories included.

Nine laws that helped Nevada solar applications grow 450%

NV Energy’s recently released Renewable Generations report showed that solar power interconnection applications increased by 450% in 2018 versus 2017, with half of the systems applied for installed as well.

Behind the meter is where the power is, but barriers exist

CALSSA has released a whitepaper to guide policy makers in refining legislation to maximize the value of customer-sited solar plus storage.

pvMB 1/31/19: 50 States of Solar Q4 review, An alternative to carbon taxes… and more!

Hello and thanks for spending your last day of January reading the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll take a gander at Atlas Renewable Energy’s deployment of NEXTrackers TrueCapture Control System in Latin America, APA Solar Racking launching the TITAN Series Racking System, Delta complying with rapid shutdown requirements using Tigo and all else that came across our desks in the world of solar.

Tesla dives deeper into energy storage, as solar slumps

Elon Musk’s company is seeing tremendous success with its EVs and global manufacturing, as well as dramatically scaling its energy storage deployment. However the Solar Roof is still not being widely deployed.

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Florida’s right to solar initiative goes to state supreme court

The court is the first stop of the ballot initiative which would break up the big utilities, introduce retail choice, and enshrine the right of residents to generate their own power.

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Duke installed over 550 MW of solar in the Carolinas in 2018

The company built on its 2017 mark of installing 500 MW of new solar in the Carolinas by adding 565 MW in 2018, with even greater growth anticipated in the future.

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Getting solar to the other 329 GW of homeowners

PosiGen has raised $90 million from the Connecticut Green Bank for a credit facility to fund low- to moderate- income households, which represent 42% of residential buildings in the United States.

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Killing coal in Colorado with solar+wind+storage by 2025

Per an analysis by Vibrant Clean Energy, it’ll take approximately 2.8 GW of solar power, 8 GW of wind and 765 MW / 3 GWh of energy storage to allow Colorado to shut down its 4 GW of coal by 2025, while also lowering electric rates by 5%.

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