Utility Scale PV

Dominion to add 990 MW of solar PV over the next five years

The utility cites the falling cost of utility-scale solar for the expanded role, and the large majority of solar plants will be located in North Carolina.

BREAKING: HelioPower files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

The case, filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Nevada, shows the California installer has liabilities of up to $10 million, owed to up to 5,000 creditors.

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“Red state” utilities populate the top 10 lists for solar

SEPA’s annual utility list shows utilities in North Carolina, Iowa and Utah among the top 3 in its lists for solar installed on an absolute and per-customer basis. The organization also published new lists of the top utilities for storage deployment.

PG&E wants proposals to build 150 MW of renewable projects

The move is part of the utility’s expansion of its Regional Renewable Choice program, which allows its customers to pay the developer directly and receive a credit on their electricity bill each month.

EIA: Trackers make up more than 1/2 of installed solar

U.S. Department of Energy data shows single- and dual-axis trackers already comprising 53% of installed utility-scale solar capacity by the end of 2015.

Canadian Solar snags $97 million for 92 MW North Carolina project

Already under construction in conjunction with a long-term PPA with Duke Energy Progress, the new round of funding will allow the project to continue on its path to commercial operation by the third quarter.

Houston, you now have solar power

The city will now receive 10.5% of its power from one of Texas’ largest utility-scale farms.

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Solar farms could adorn former mountaintop-removal coal mines

Berkeley Energy Group, an Eastern Kentucky coal mining company, is partnering with EDF Renewable Energy to turn two former mountaintop-removal coal mine sites into the state’s largest solar farms.

ISS/VivoPower partnership expands with 1.8 GW solar portfolio deal

Building on a foundation of 90 MW of solar farms developed in the past 12 months, developer Innovative Solar Systems and international energy conglomerate VivoPower will develop projects across the country together.

Renewable effects on environment garner more than $1 million in grants in California

The California Energy Commission provided grants last week for further study on the rearing methods of Mojave Desert tortoises and various grid-scale battery storage technologies as part of an effort to proliferate utility-scale solar projects in the state.

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