Utility-scale PV

Loss of tax abatement could derail a massive solar project in Indiana

The Lone Oak Solar Energy Center’s future is in jeopardy after the Madison County Council denied a tax abatement, which developer Invenergy has said is crucial.

Orlando utility explores doubling PV capacity, groundbreaking hydrogen project

The Orlando Utility Commission will not only be adding 149 MW of solar projects to its generation portfolio, but is also developing a first-of-its-kind hydrogen storage project, with the hope it can be PV’s perfect partner in the future.

Yo, California, first – you stanch the bleeding, then you work the wound

The Clean Power Alliance of California is arguing that in dealing with projected electricity shortfalls, regulators should allow for full state participation and clean energy developers to meet the demand, versus extending the operations of gas plants located in population centers.

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ZAF supplies batteries to the Air Force, Standard Solar completes Virginia school projects: pvMB 10/9/19

Hello and welcome to your Hump Day MB. Today we also have new board members at Solaria, and sPower completing 20 MW in California.

Beyond the PPA

Contract lengths are getting shorter and hedges are replacing PPAs in the Texas solar market. Are we headed toward a future of merchant solar?

The sun shines only at night

Engie has been selected to supply a solar power plant in Guam with 50 MWdc of generation capacity and approximately 300 MWh of storage – with the express purpose to deliver 100% of the electricity after sunset.

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100 MW could come to Dulles, SunPower safe harbors 200 MW of panels: pvMB 10/7/19

Welcome to your workweek and to this week’s Monday pvMN. Today we’re looking at 350 MW proposed for Buffalo, NY, Contra Costa County partnering with SunPower on solar carports, Alta Devices and Stanford’s solar car and more!

Platte River Power wants to grow its PV capacity 500%

The utility has issued a request for proposals for 150 MW of solar, in addition to the 22 MW upgrade set for its lone 30 MW project.

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Wyoming solar capacity to increase 1,300% under PacifiCorp plan

The utility’s 2019 draft IRP outlines nearly 11 GW of wind and solar set to go on-line by 2038, complemented by 2.8 GW of battery storage and the early retirement of five coal plants.

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49 GW of solar for Virginia: lower bills, more jobs, cleaner air

Adding at least 49 GW of solar through 2050 would save Virginia consumers money, according to an independent modeling run of the state’s grid. Thousands of jobs would be added, and public health would improve.

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