Wind dominates, solar taking land from gas as cheapest electricity

The Energy Institute at University of Texas, Austin has updated its research on “The Full Cost of Electricity” taking into account further variables such a social costs, as well the changing technological and political marketplaces.


Community solar+storage is still rock and roll to me

Silicon Valley Clean Energy and Monterey Bay Community have signed 15 year power contracts with Recurrent Energy on a 150 MW-AC + 180 MWh solar+storage plant.

PJM subsidiary to test blockchain for trading RECs

The platform will be designed to enable tracking and peer-to-peer trading of certificates at the kilowatt-hour scale, at low cost and with improved ease of use.

Danish pension pops $307 million cork on California solar power

Recurrent Energy has sold its 49% stake in two California solar power plants, the 258 MW-DC Tranquillity and the 272 MW-DC Garland Solar plants, to one of Denmark’s largest pension service providers as its first solar investment.

Sunnova scores an A- on $202 million solar securitization

KBRA has given Sunnova a preliminary A- rating on a portfolio of nearly 15,000 residential PV systems, totaling 108 MW-DC across 17 states and three island territories.

Minnesota credit union solar loans will c u to green

Minnesota credit unions have launched a new program to offer solar power finance to their 1.7 million members. This program offers residential loans, and commercial PACE loans, funding up to 100% of the projects.

Battery storage funding climbs in 2018

Mercom Capital’s latest report shows both VC and public market funding for battery storage growing year-over-year.


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.


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.

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