Markets & Policy

It’s time to value DER in resource adequacy

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Craig Lewis of Clean Coalition argues for a greater role for distributed energy resources to mitigate future power shortages and grid instability.

Q3 solar pricing is down – call your corporate customers now!

LevelTen Energy’s Q3 PPA Price Index for its online marketplace shows pricing down 5.4% percent over the year, with corporate and utility customers driving demand. The company also reports a slight increase in those who think pricing might fall more next year – with a majority predicting flat or declining prices.

There’s a new top dog in South Carolina solar

Cypress Creek Renewables has put online the 106 MWdc Palmetto plains solar project, one of several 100 MW or bigger behemoths going up in Orangeburg County.

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Employment abounds: new board additions at PG&E and a new executive at Western Resource Advocates: pvMB 10/16/19

Hello happy people and welcome to this Wednesday’s pvMB. Today we’ve got community solar in Massachusetts and Maryland, Florida Man trying to evict the sun and more!

Coal lobby group drafted state utility commissioners’ letters to FERC

Emails show that the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity provided utility commissioners with a template letter to FERC – which some commissioners copied word-for-word.

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We told you so: Massachusetts regulators question utility “surprise”

Massachusetts regulators have opened an investigation into electric utility National Grid’s handling of the SMART solar power program, which has led to 1 GW of projects being put on hold after many of them were given utility approval.

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8minute, Capital Dynamics complete the massive Springbok project in Kern County

The 121 MWdc Springbok 3 brings the Springbok series to 448 MW, as Capital Dynamics continues its investments in U.S. solar.

Texas city suing Clearway to escape solar contract

The city of Georgetown, Texas is suing a subsidiary of Clearway, over allegations that the company withheld critical project performance details during contract renegotiations for the Buckthorn solar plant in late 2016.

Alabama sun tax challenged, 45 MW coming to Minnesota: pvMB 10/15/19

Hello one and all and welcome to this Tuesday’s pvMB. Today we’ve got in front of us a neat solar-powered, three-wheeled EV, Iowa Man yelling at the wind and sun, Duke installing 5 MW battery and more!

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Solar to lower power bills 4.6% at Arkansas co-op

After adding enough solar capacity to reduce its costly peak load by about 30%, an Arkansas utility plans to cut electric bills by 4.6%. Expansion of a solar-powered factory that will yield 400 jobs is already under way.

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