Utility-scale PV

Illinois REC prices published for distributed generation, community solar

The Illinois Power Agency published its renewable energy credit prices for upcoming auctions for the Adjustable Block and Illinois Solar For All programs.

210 MW-DC solar farm proposed for Wisconsin

Two Wisconsin utilities are in talks to purchase the NextEra project, which is in excess of state renewable energy requirements and will be four times as large as all of the cumulative solar built in Wisconsin to date.

What China’s subsidy pull-back means for U.S. solar (part 1)

A flood of cheap solar panels is likely to partially offset the effect of the Section 201 duties. It may also mean the revival of projects with marginal economics and could lead to module supply contracts being renegotiated.

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World’s largest li-ion battery and 707 MW of solar power in Colorado proposal

Xcel Energy’s 120-day report to Colorado regulators includes an additional 1.1 GW of wind at 1.1-1.8¢/kWh. Solar power bids have come in at 2.2-2.7¢/kWh, and solar+storage at 3.0-3.2¢/kWh.

Massive solar project proposed in Maine

Following Governor LePage’s wind ban, developers are going solar. The 100 MW project will be the largest north of Virginia if completed.

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NextEra to build 300 MW-AC of solar power in Wisconsin

Madison Gas and Electric and WEC Energy Group of Wisconsin have signed deals for 100 MW and 200 MW, respectively.

Buffett buys a gigawatt of solar power and 400 MWh of energy storage, maybe

NV Energy, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, has signed contracts to purchase electricity from six solar projects totaling 1,001 MW-AC along with 100 MW / 400 MWh of energy storage.

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Greenbriar Capital secures financing for 100 MW solar project in Puerto Rico

The project is part of a 280 MW pipeline the Caribbean island is hoping to build in its effort to restore a safe and stable power supply to the population.

35 to 70 GW of solar + wind could power a long-distance electric truck fleet

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Will Driscoll explains how electric freight trucks could gradually displace diesel-fueled trucks, presenting an opportunity for solar farms (and wind farms) to power them.

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Arizona’s largest solar plus storage plant starring Tesla, First Solar and NEXTracker

Arizona utility Salt River Project has brought together a technological trifecta in its recently commissioned single-axis tracker 20 MW solar plus 10 MW/40 MWh energy storage power plant.

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