Utility-scale PV

Arctech unveils new single-axis tracker

The device, conceived for large scale solar, is said to solve the instability issues associated with the two-modules-in-portrait structure and to have the largest south-north slope seen in the tracker industry.

Jay Inslee, defender of Earth, TEP joins the Energy Imbalance Market: pvMB 5/9/19

Welcome one and all to today’s edition of the pvMB. Before you tackle today, we’ve got renewables coming to Montana, Illinois’ City Water, Light and Power giving coal the boot, the one week countdown until Solar Cup 2019 and more!

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Utility scale solar pricing down 7% on competition and construction costs

LevelTen’s marketplace shows utility-scale solar power offers falling $2/MWh across five large grid operators, with executives suggesting that competition among developers and falling construction costs drove this.

The Energy Freedom Act has passed the South Carolina Senate

South Carolina’s solar industry is close to a big revival, with a long-awaited bill to eliminate net metering caps and transform the way utilities procure energy. But it has get back through the House by the end of the day tomorrow (Thursday).

Military microgid, solar taxes give $4.4 million to town, 3 tons of recycled panels: pvMB for 5/8/19

Howdy friends and welcome to today’s pvMB. Today we’re wrangling up stories on Geronimo Energy proposing 100 MW in Minnesota, Sunnova’s SunSafe coming to New Jersey, EVgo going 100% renewable and much much more, yee-haw.

Colorado to go carbon-free

With the presumed signing of SB19-236 by Governor Polis, the state will begin the steps to becoming carbon free by 2030, which is likely followed closely by increased renewable development.

Energy Freedom bill moves forward, Spruce raises $208 million, stable solar pricing: pvMB 05/03/19

Happy Friday and welcome to the pvMB. Today we also bring you the Texas Senate passing a bill to prevent municipalities from interfering with citizens going solar, solar for schools in Minnesota, and more!

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Retooling, construction troubles bite First Solar’s Q1 financials

The thin film PV maker has completed one of its most challenging quarters in many years; however it is still sold out into 2021.

Texas collective is getting wind+solar+whatever you have for 3¢/kWh – or less

As part of the Texas’ State Energy Conservation Office procurement process, a group of public companies have received bids for wind and solar power for less than 3¢/kWh for 150 MW+ of load in 12-year power contracts.

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Panasonic leaves U.S. solar development with Coronal sale

Danish offshore wind giant Ørsted has acquired Coronal Energy’s solar development business, in a move that strengthens one company’s presence in the U.S. utility-scale solar and storage market, and all but eliminates the other’s.

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