Markets & Policy

Cuomo’s Green New Deal starts with 1 GW of large-scale solar

New York has also awarded 614 MW of wind, and three of the 20 renewable energy projects awarded are paired with energy storage. NextEra, Invenergy and EDF are each set to build solar projects larger than 100 MW.

Do these solar cells make me look fat?

NREL researchers explore power-to-weight ratios in thin film solar pv products, looking at premium price ($1.25-$100/W) gigawatt scale niches not directly competing with crystalline silicon solar modules.

pvMB 1/18/19: Tesla cuts 7% of workforce, a win for interconnection in Arizona, 57 MW plant in South Carolina goes online and more!

In today’s issue of the pv magazine USA morning brief, we also cover the commissioning of Wisconsin’s largest solar roof, Bloomberg’s Climate Finance council members, Maryland EVs, and the untimely end of three community solar gardens in Illinois.

Demand aggregation comes to corporate solar

A new deal where five big-name companies have jointly signed up for the output of 42.5 MW from a North Carolina solar project may point to the future of corporate solar PPAs.

pvMB 1/17/19: SEIA splashes with new promotions, Vermont’s largest solar parking lot and more

In today’s issue of the pvMB we take a look at NREL & CESA’s report on designing community solar for low & moderate income customers, Stem Inc’s BloomberNEF interview on solar+storage+AI, the first lithium-ion solar boat to be Coast Guard-certified and more action-packed solar news.

World’s largest roofing company launches residential solar arm

Standard Industries has announced the launch of GAF Energy, a subsidiary which will interface with local roofing contractors to sell its DecoTech Solar roof system.

Google to build massive solar plants in Tennessee and Alabama

The two biggest plants each have a capacity of 150 MW, with smaller plants bringing the total capacity to 413 MW. These projects are a part of Google’s effort to match the company’s annual electricity consumption with renewables.

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Florida Power and Light to install at least 10 GW of solar by 2030

The utility’s ’30 x 30’ plan centers on installing more than 30 million solar panels, as one of the most ambitious unveiled by utility any to date. The plan is projected to allow FPL to get more than 40% of its electricity from zero-emission solar and nuclear by 2030.

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Powerhouse approved for California

The California Energy Commission has given its stamp of approval for Real Good Solar’s Powerhouse PH-055 and PH-060 solar roof product.

pvMB 1/16/19: Updates on Enphase’s microinverter swap-out, LONGi becomes a Sunnova-approved vendor, Shell installs a solar+storage microgrid, and more!

In today’s pv magazine USA morning brief we take a look at Con Edison choosing Sunverge’s platform for its Smart Home Rate project, California ISO’s reliability coordination services gaining 32 new utility members and other quick hitters.

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