Teaching New York the real value of solar

SEIA has filed a petition with the New York regulators calling for changes to the calculation of the value of distributed energy, including by refining how to take into account avoided damages, and adjusting the application of ‘E-values’ until further program changes occur.


100 MW of desert solar moving from developer to investor

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments has acquired an under construction 100 MW solar power project being built by First Solar in Kern County, California, which will feature the large-format Series 6 module.

Onsite of North Providence, Rhode Island’s solar powered landfill – with PHOTOS

Southern Sky Renewables has delivered a 2.6 MW-DC solar power plant atop a sealed landfill, as one of the first utility-scale solar projects in the smallest state in the union. Rhode Island public officials from Governor Gina Raimondo to the local police force showed up for a literal ribbon cutting.

Tax equity investor list: 28 partners for your solar projects

kWh Analytics has released a list of 28 tax equity investors in solar power projects, with their key project requirements.

NV Energy looking for another 350 MW of large-scale renewables

The utility is expanding upon its procurement of 1 GW of solar with an new RFP for RPS-compliant renewables, which can include projects with integrated energy storage.

Eguana Technologies appoints former Mercedes-Benz Energy executives

The Canadian battery storage company has hired Marcus Brunner and Dr. Andreas Rueckemann, both formerly of Mercedes-Benz Energy.

esVolta scores another win with 38.5 MWh SCE battery contract

The energy storage developer and battery IPP is on a roll, with four projects in Southern California following on a mammoth 300 MWh contract in Silicon Valley.


No taxation without solar powered representation

SEIA has released version 9.0 of its Federal Solar Tax Guide for Solar Energy, a guide to fully monetizing up to 46% of a project’s cost in the first year – before the value of electricity and state incentives are considered.

Hanwha continues tidy up of solar business with NASDAQ delisting

Hanwha Q Cells’ New York-listed business unit will come back under the company umbrella early next year, with a separate merger between two further units of the Korean conglomerate set to consolidate its solar expertise in house.

Community solar for a dime in Minnesota

Minnesota regulators have approved a 1.5¢/kWh incentive for residential customers of “solar gardens”, as they seek to boost the residential to commercial customer wattage ratio from the current 1:9.

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