Utility-scale PV

The solar wave rises

Wood Mackenzie and SEIA report that a record 37.9 GWdc of utility-scale solar was under contract at the end of Q2 – the largest volume ever recorded – with 8.7 GWdc of that under construction. However, installation levels were down slightly year-over-year.

Duke buys a 226 MW solar farm in Texas, QuickBOLT is hiring: pvMB 9/16/19

Hello and welcome to the first MB of your workweek. Today we’ll be checking out APS’ 150 MW RFP, Jaime Lannister joining Fisker and more!

MISO seeks to make solar a dispatchable, intermittent resource

MISO is seeking input as it transitions solar power to being more highly integrated into its energy forecast modeling. This is happening as the volume of solar is booming, and follows on the grid operator’s success with wind power.

California regulators identify multi-gigawatt energy shortfall

The California Public Utilities Commission has issued a proposed decision calling for up to 2.5 GW of new energy resources within the transmission access area of Southern California Edison, opening a massive door for solar development in a state historically friendly to the resource.

How solar power operations and maintenance costs fell 50%

Robb Wilson of sPower has seen the field evolve along with technology, and shared some of the institutional knowledge he has gained over the years.

Consumers agrees to buy half a gigawatt of solar in settlement

Consumers has reached an agreement with Michigan regulators to allow for the development of over half a gigawatt of its 3 GW interconnection queue by 2023. However, while the current backup is being remedied, what’s to stop another one down the line?

Allianz Global acquires Lotus Solar Farm, 174 Power Global closes on $210 million solar financing: pvMB 9/12/19

Hello wonderful people and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at New Jersey’s mall at Short Hills going solar, TVA’s CEO’s discussion on the future of energy for the company, Panasonic adding three Premium Installers and more!

Oahu completes Hawaii’s largest utility-scale solar block, local sheep rejoice

Three new projects have brought over 110 MW of solar power to the island of Oahu, representing the largest block of utility-scale solar to come online at one time in a state known for its solar prowess.

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Vectren to hold IRP workshop, Solar Frontier America acquires 100 MW: pvMB 9/11/19

Hello one and all and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ve got on the docket a prediction for solar PV installer to be the fastest-growing job in 2018-28, EV expos across Virginia and more.

Santee Cooper turns from coal to solar and storage

The scandal-plagued South Carolina public utility has announced plans to procure 1 GW of solar by 2024 and install 200 MW of energy storage by 2028, along with the closure of a coal-fired power plant.

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