Markets & Policy

Renewable energy brings California emissions below 1990 levels

The state’s latest report shows that it has beat its 2020 target for emissions reductions four years early, mostly thanks to more renewable energy.

Nevada officials verify 50% by 2030 renewables initiative will be on the ballot

The Nevada Secretary of State has verified that a Tom Steyer-backed referendum on the nation’s third-most ambitious renewable energy mandate will be up for a vote on November 6.

New York to get its largest rooftop solar power plant, battery

EnterSolar is building a 2.4 MW solar project on the roof of a building just north of New York City, while Key Capture Energy will build the state’s largest lithium-ion battery – 20 MW – in Saratoga County.

Bitcoin, crimper gun, and ping pong at Intersolar North America 2018

There were hundreds of booths, each one filled with experts who represent a deep understanding. The sciences of crimping, cleaning and connecting were all on show – and that’s before Bitcoin!

DTE seeks to increase fixed charges on solar customers in rate case

Media coverage to date has focused largely on DTE Energy’s electric vehicle programs. But in the 1108-page filing, the utility is also seeking to increase fixed charges, including imposing a per-kW charge on its customers who go solar.

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Distributed solar saved California over $650 million from 2013-2015

A new study finds that from 2013 through 2015, distributed PV reduced peak solar hour mean wholesale electricity prices by 8–9%, avoiding costs of $650–730 million.

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Solar inverters and automatic shutdown on the floor at Intersolar North America 2018

Solar inverters are turning into the quarterback to the solar modules as wide receivers. And with the need to deliver energy services, talk with the broader power grid, protect first responders and more – the inverter playbook is expanding.

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Acting on racial injustice is our collective responsibility

In this op-ed for pv magazine, GRID Alternatives’ Erica Mackie argues that a recent high-profile racial harassment suit is indicative of larger problems, and that the solar industry is not immune to the structural racism within American society.

Pennsylvania lays out a plan for 11 GW of solar by 2030

The state’s environmental department has participated in a study which calls for the state to increase installed solar 36-fold, to reach 10% of all generation by 2030.

Solar racking on the floor at Intersolar North America 2018

For most people, solar power means solar panels – but that’s not all that goes into a solar installation. We bring you the beauty of trackers, ground screws, l-feet and all that finely machined metal.