Florida fighting for its solar power – one PPA at a time

A state senator has filed legislation to alter the definition of “public utility” to exclude those installing renewable energy devices of up to 2.5 MW on their own property and selling it to others, on their own property.


#Solar100’s Jenny Chase: Speaker of unpopular solar opinions

In this #Solar100 interview, Richard Matsui, Founder and CEO of kWh Analytics, speaks with Jenny Chase, veteran solar analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Solar plus storage for a dime in Hawaii

The various utility subsidiaries of Hawaiian Electric Industries have submitted bids to state regulators for seven solar plus storage projects totaling 262 MWac of solar and 1,024 MWh of energy storage, with power purchase agreement prices ranging from 8-12¢/kWh.


Utility scale solar power plus lithium ion storage cost breakdown

NREL has released an inaugural report highlighting utility scale energy storage costs with various methods of tying it to solar power: co-located or not, and DC- vs AC-coupled.

Nuclear, wind and solar tag team climate in Connecticut

Connecticut has announced contracts covering 45% of its electrical load, including nine solar projects (some with storage) averaging 4.9¢/kWh.

Solar stocks dragged down as market falls

The biggest crash in the stock market in the last 10 years has hit solar stocks, but for the solar coaster this is nothing new.

Solar securitization shines on winter solstice

Sunrun’s Athena, a portfolio of 34,493 solar leases and power purchase agreements totaling $322 million, has been priced and closed at a 5.55% yield.


A new solar powered #2 rises, and it looks to keep growing

Con Edison states that it has become the number two solar power generator in North America with the finalization of its Sempra purchase which included 980 MWac of operating solar.

First Solar sees a doubling coming in 2019

The PV maker projects 5.4 to 5.6 GW of solar module shipments next year, more than double its current projected 2018 volumes of 2.6 to 2.7 GW.

Long Draw Solar signs 100 MWac at 2.5¢/kWh

Engie has secured a power purchase agreement for 100 MWac of a 255 MW solar plant, with New Braunfels Utilities. The plant is expected to come online in June 2020.

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