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Bill to increase system sizes for net metering advances in New Hampshire

The bill to allow PV systems up to 5 MW in capacity to participate in net metering has been reported out of committee and will now go to a vote of the full House, it’s last stop before the desk of Governor Sununu.

First Solar still sold out into 2020

The thin film solar maker is also reviving its EPC division with a goal to build 1 GW of solar projects each year, as well as increasing its presence in O&M services.

New York to take bids for 20 large renewable projects by 2022

The Empire State state has announced a solicitation for 1.5 million megawatt hours of renewable electricity, to be delivered by 2022.

NextEra moves deeper into solar power and solar plus storage

The Florida power company is increasingly building large-scale solar through both its deregulated generation arm and regulated utility FPL, including putting its first solar plus storage projects online.

100 MW MGM-Invenergy Solar Project to power Las Vegas Strip

The project will be built on 640 acres of public land in a zone designated for solar energy, and is expected to be online by the end of 2020.

Private equity sees gold in solar power development

Ares Management LP’s energy and infrastructure fund has announced a plan to acquire a majority stake in Conti Solar, a solar power developer and EPC which has built 500 MW of solar projects.

Rocky Mountain Power’s incremental evolution

Rocky Mountain Power’s 20 year Integrated Resource Plan has been accepted by Idaho regulators. The plan calls for more wind and solar, greater efficiency, and very little net demand growth.

Maryland report shows distributed solar’s real power is people

An analysis submitted to Maryland regulators found that distributed solar’s economic benefits – mostly labor associated revenue – was worth six times the value of the electricity to the grid.

Georgia Power kicks off “green tariff” program with 177 MW of solar projects

Google, Johnson & Johnson, Target and Walmart have signed up to buy electricity from solar through the utility’s new program for large consumers. NextEra and Origis will build and own the projects which supply the program.

Global solar power funding slows during Q1, 7.7 GW of assets change hands

Mercom’s Q1 2018 report shows only $2 billion raised during the quarter, a 2/3 fall from the previous quarter and a decline on a year-over-year basis.

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