Utility Scale PV

Duke Energy Florida files for a new customer purchase program, hesitates to call it community solar

The program will allow customers to subscribe to blocks of energy generated by nearly 750 MW of new planned capacity in sunshine state. And while Duke has not yet called the program community solar, some partners have, which could prove to be a dangerous misnomer.

Bank of America becomes the latest customer of Duke’s Green Source Advantage Program

In a busy week of renewable purchases for the banking giant, Bank of America has come to terms with Duke on a power contract for a 25 MW project in North Carolina, set to go on-line in 2022.

Morning Brief: Navajo Transitional Energy proposes 200 MW of Solar, Florida adds 150 MW

Also in the brief: battery energy storage is getting cheaper, but how much deployment is too much? GCube Insurance is issuing a renewed warning to renewable energy asset owners about cyberattacks, REC Group’s flagship REC Alpha solar panel has won the Intersolar Award 2020 for photovoltaics, and more.

Morning Brief: Tucson Electric Power aims to add 1.4 GW of storage, Standard Solar secures $105 million

Also in the brief: Bank of America signs its first PPA, CS Energy has completed a 33 MW portfolio of solar projects in Texas, RP Construction Services and RECON partner to build tracker projects and more

Morning Brief: Making sure Black communities have access to solar power

Also in the brief: Project development galore from EDF, Pine Gate, Silver Creek, Idemitsu, and Origis Energy.

Job Moves: Amazon, DOE, Alphabet, Pattern Energy, SolarEdge, Recurrent, Brookfield, Southern Power, RMI

Executive moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy VC

Morning Brief: NERA anti-net metering petition update, renewables top nuclear and coal again

“Reports indicate that the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, the Heartland Institute and NERA all have ties to the Koch brothers, who have funded climate denial and pro-fossil fuel campaigns for roughly three decades.”

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Funding for solar inspection by drone, long-duration energy storage, and software for utilities

A roundup of recent funding in renewable energy and cleantech: Quidnet, DroneBase, Eos Energy, Urjanet, and Clir Renewables.

PV module prices are falling faster than all predictions

New research from Wood Mackenzie shows that overall system costs for installations using mono PERC modules are set to fall by as much as 20% by 2025.

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Southeast states to add nearly 15 GW of solar by 2023

South Carolina is set to surpass North Carolina in solar watts per customer. Georgia and Florida will exceed the Southeast average, while utilities in Tennessee, Alabama and Mississippi will continue to lag. Overall the states will reach 5% solar generation by 2023.

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