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Cuomo signs mega mandate for renewables, a Montana hollerin’ match, more! : pvMB 7/19/19

It’s a scorcher out there – but at least its a Friday! Today we have the recommendation of a utility leader on how to make solar customers “go away”, new hires at SunPin Solar and EQ Research, and more!

Hawaii sets draft rules for wind+solar+storage procurement

Hawaiian Electric Companies has released its draft request for proposals to procure just over 2 terawatt-hours of renewable electricity, and just over 200 MW of capacity services, between the summer of 2022 and the end of 2025.

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Fifteen days to get paid for your home energy storage in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

National Grid’s ConnectedSolutions program seeks to pay energy storage owners up to $400-kW during high grid demand events in Rhode Island, and $225 in Massachusetts.

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BlackRock goes behind the meter with GE

The startup formerly known as GE Solar has become a full fledged company, with GE and BlackRock announcing the creation of Distributed Solar Development, a behind-the-meter solar joint venture.

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PJM’s proposed 10-hour storage minimum debunked

Four-hour storage can provide up to 4,000 MW of capacity in the PJM grid region, providing reliability value equal to that of conventional generators.

SEIA mobilizes the solar industry for another ITC extension

The trade organization has gotten nearly 1,000 companies to sign on to a letter calling for an extension of the ITC. But can it move Congress?

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What is rooftop solar really worth?

A new report released by Environment Texas Research and Policy Center calls on state regulators to seriously consider the vast benefits provided by distributed generation and promote it as a leading option for our energy future.

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Proposed RPS for New Orleans, Charlottesville renewable energy alliance formed: pvMB 7/17/19

Hello, hello and welcome back to the pvMB, halfway through a busy workweek. Today we’ll be looking at AEE’s EV fact sheet, Grasshoper Solar joining SEIA, Pegasus acquiring Plus Minus Power and more!

Solar power mood ring suggests steady as she goes

The LevelTen Energy Q2 PPA Price Index suggests solar contract pricing will stay flat over the next year, with a broad list of items having effects – up and down – on project pricing’s moderate increase in the first half of 2019.

Regulators order Georgia Power to double its solar

Georgia Power has been required to solicit 2.21 GW of solar and 80 MW of energy storage to come online over the next five years. This is the largest single acquisition of solar in Georgia’s history and will double the state’s installed capacity.

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