Utility-scale PV

Rocky Mountain Institute issues guide for greener cities

The RMI handbook provides a template to reduce and eliminate cities’ carbon footprints, including solar implementation strategies and examples.

510 MW of solar contracts awarded in Georgia

The three projects that won through Georgia Power’s large-scale renewable energy program came in at an average of $36 per megawatt-hour.

More states use solar plants to protect bumble bee populations

Following dire reports of bee-colony collapses in recent years, at least three new solar sites in Florida and Maryland are trying to provide safe havens for these critical links in the food chain.

California’s big utilities to reach 50% renewable energy in 2020

PG&E, SDG&E and SCE are expecting to meet the state’s ambitious 50% target 10 years early, with contract prices for utility-scale solar projects falling to below $30/megawatt-hour (MWh).

They want YOU: SEPA seeks input on grid-management system guide

As more distributed generation assets are added to the grid, utilities are searching for electricity-management systems to help them deal with their new assets – and SEPA wants your help in developing standards for them.

Shareholder vote puts Brookfield closer to TerraForm Global acquisition

Settlement of securities lawsuits is the final step before the Canadian asset manager can consummate the acquisition of the second of SunEdison’s former yieldcos.

Array Technologies: There is no substitute for a strong domestic industry

In our ongoing series of articles in which solar industry participants discuss the Section 201 trade case, we reached out to Array Technologies, a member of a coalition of racking, mounting and tracking manufacturers that opposed the petition.

Changing tides: Utilities and solar

An increasing number of U.S. utilities are embracing the low and predictable costs of utility-scale solar. But conflicts remain over distributed generation, and the real question is who will own the solar that is being built.

Indiana municipal utility association launches another solar park

Indiana Municipal Power Association dedicates another megawatt scale PV system in one of their member communities, totaling 15 systems so far.

“The Suniva effect” stalls $100 million project in Texas

With the final recommendations to President Donald J. Trump four days away, investors in a massive solar project 90 minutes south of Odessa find it on hold until the tariff decision is handed down.

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