AES commits to 2-3 GW of renewable energy annually through 2020 in climate scenario report

The utility giant is featuring new renewable energy generation and battery storage systems at the head of its new climate scenario report, with renewable energy being key to the company’s goal of 70% carbon reductions.

Overbuilding solar cheaper than seasonal storage and natural gas in Minnesota

An analysis by Clean Power Research, commissioned by the MN Solar Pathways Initiative, shows that 10% solar by 2025, and 70% wind+solar+storage in 2050 can be achieved at a comparable cost to natural gas-fired generation.

Distributed political power: Mayors for Solar Energy

Environment America’s letter, “Mayors for Solar Energy”, has gotten 216 signatures from from mayors across all 50 of the United States.

Helping our fellow solar workers who lost everything

CALSSA has raised $17,900 – and counting – for solar workers who lost homes in the devastating Camp Fire in Northern California.

The right technical assumptions: An interview with Davion Hill, DNV GL

In this interview DNV GL’s Davion Hill gives a preview into the company’s new Battery Performance Scorecard, discussing some of the findings and what they mean for both battery makers and consumers.

Cash is king in residential solar, long live the lease!

A Wood Mackenzie Renewables & Power report shows that so far in 2018, direct ownership of residential solar – either out of pocket or via bank loan – now represents 64% of purchases.

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Four Members of Congress back movement calling for 100% renewables by 2030, Green New Deal

The 100% renewable energy movement is gaining steam, even in the U.S. Congress.

Puerto Rico utility favors LNG over solar in Siemens plan

The Puerto Rico utility’s favored generation plan, in a report prepared by Siemens, involves an LNG terminal at San Juan and would achieve only 55% renewables by 2038. A scenario without LNG would reach 79% renewables by 2038 at comparable cost, based on undisclosed cost assumptions.

Illinois electric utility publishes online map of potential solar capacity

ComEd, Illinois subsidiary of Exelon, posts a Hosting Capacity Map showing solar potential based on infrastructure capabilities on a local basis.

Puerto Rico Governor “soft vetoes” 100% renewable energy bill

Governor Rosselló is reported to have sent the bill back to a committee over the massive tax credit it would reward to renewable energy projects, but other 100% renewable energy legislation is in the works.

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