Finance

Another Presidential climate plan, PG&E’s PPA decision appealed: pvMB 6/17/19

Happy Monday and welcome to the pvMB. Today, we’ll be looking at KBRA rating Sunnova’s solar loan notes, Prudential funding Soltage, CellCube’s $6 million flow battery deal and more!

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Florida Supreme Court rules in favor of utility solar development

Judges have unanimously ruled that Florida Power and Light is allowed to rate base $863 million for eight solar projects built in 2017 and 2018, as in 2016 state regulators had already approved it.

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REC Silicon scraps stock placement as WA plant teeters on edge of shutdown

Stock in the polysilicon manufacturer appeared to be recovering in early trading on the Oslo exchange this morning after it cancelled plans for a private placement of as many as 50 million shares.

Net metering analysis: When utilities attack, go big

Aurora Solar ran 45 million simulations to determine the effects on ROI for owners of residential solar due to specific changes in net metering policies and billing structures, and offers market-specific design guidance to maximize said ROI.

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MIT works to refine the flow of promising perovskites

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed an accelerated process for screening new perovskite compounds as they search for those with the potential to be used in high efficiency solar cells. According to MIT, the process speeds up the synthesis and analysis of new compounds by a factor of ten and has already highlighted two sets of materials worthy of further study.

Corporate PPA marketplace brings solar power development efficiency

The LevelTen Marketplace enabled a transaction between Starbucks and three separate wind and solar power developers totaling 146 MW.

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Vivint raises up to $360 million to deploy more rooftop solar

The nation’s third-largest residential solar company has just raked in more cash to put more solar on roofs, using a complex structure that combines debt, tax equity and cash equity components.

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A tale of two net metering laws

New Hampshire’s governor has vetoed an increase in the capacity of systems eligible for net metering system to 5 MW, calling it a regressive cost burden. Meanwhile the Connecticut legislature passed a two year net metering extension in a 178 to 1 vote.

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Montana’s messy PURPA pricing

A lawsuit has deemed that Montana regulators cannot force NorthWestern Corp. to purchase power at the last rate applied before a now-moot regulatory change. Now, the road to finding prices under PURPA is uncertain.

Duke’s battery bonanza, Sunrun prices securitization: pvMB 6/4/19

Hello one and all and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ll be diving into US Light Energy’s 7 MW community solar project planned for Clifton Park, Modernize partnering with Renovate America, Maine’s new community solar bill and much more!

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