Utility-scale PV

Big oil going big solar

MMEX Resources has begun negotiations for additional acreage at the site of its distillation plant and refinery to add 75-100 MW of solar power. The company already has 1 MW installed.

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Facebook and Pacific Power plan 437 MW of solar in Utah, Oregon

Two projects totaling 100 MW will be built by Invenergy to serve the company’s data center in Prineville, Oregon

Monster 690 MW Solar Project outside Las Vegas announced

The two-phase Gemini Solar Project would be larger than any operational single-site solar project in the United States known to pv magazine.

Distributed solar saved California over $650 million from 2013-2015

A new study finds that from 2013 through 2015, distributed PV reduced peak solar hour mean wholesale electricity prices by 8–9%, avoiding costs of $650–730 million.

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200 MW of solar power energized by 8minutenergy in California

The developer has energized Phase 1 and 2 of its Mount Signal 3 project which it expects to be fully commissioned and online by the end of 2018. The project is the second of three plants at one site which total almost 800 MW of solar power.

Duke pushes solar at both distributed and utility-scale

The utility is opening an RFP for utility-scale projects, as well as offering a solar rebate program for rooftop systems.

Global solar investment drops due to low project costs, China policy change

While overall global investment in clean energy saw a decrease of just 1% year-over-year in the first half of 2018, solar’s share dropped 19% following changes to China’s PV policy and lower project costs, says Bloomberg New Energy Finance. It forecasts this trend to continue throughout the year.

Texas to get its biggest solar plant at 315 MW-DC

Innergex purchased the rights to develop the massive Phoebe solar power plant on the day that the project received a full notice to proceed with construction.

Sempra Energy selling 1.2 GW of solar projects

Sempra Energy is selling off a portion of its energy generation assets as part of an activist shareholder’s push to “optimize” its portfolio.

Trackers taking over the market: An interview with Eb Russell, RP Construction Services

In this interview, RPCS founder & President Eb Russell explores the factors behind how trackers are taking over the utility-scale solar market, as well as giving insights on the solar contracting business in the wake of the Section 201 tariffs.

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