Markets & Policy

London IPO raises $200 million to invest in solar in the Americas

US Solar Fund has completed its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange, raising $200 million with a goal to investing in $4.8 billion in utility-scale projects across the Americas.

#Solar100’s Dan Siegel: The Marie Kondo of Solar Tax Equity

In this #Solar100 Interview, Jason Kaminsky, COO of kWh Analytics, speaks with Dan Siegel, vice president of Renewable Energy Business Development at U.S. Bank.

Green Mountain Power on 100% clean energy: hold my beer

The Vermont utility has set a plan to decarbonize more aggressively than even Washington DC, as the second utility known to pv magazine to set a 100% clean electricity target.

Washington 100% renewable bill passes both Houses

Washington is looking to become the fourth state to make the move to 100% renewable electricity, with only a Senate review and the hand of Governor Inslee left in the way of SB 5116.

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California’s solar power record setting season is here

California’s grid operator reported breaking 11 GW of instantaneous power from large-scale solar power on Saturday at 1:50 PM. Twenty minutes beforehand, the CAISO grid was exporting a record 1.5 GW of electricity, and last Wednesday it hit 93% clean electricity for a moment.

Solar sandbagged in draft TVA resource plan

By using high projected costs for solar, low costs for natural gas, and capping solar installations at 500 MW per year, the Tennessee Valley Authority “did not optimize for what is best for Tennessee Valley residents,” says a citizens group.

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California 93% clean electricity, a new solar roof sold out into 2020; pvMB 4/12/19

Headed into that sweet, sweet weekend EVgo is installing battery storage at its charging stations, solar installer is the fastest growing job in the nation, ACORE is hiring executives and more!

SEIA’s soliloquy for solar+storage, stability and transmission in California

In response to updates of California’s proposed 12 GW Integrated Resource Plan, SEIA has suggested deeper evaluation of the grid value of solar+storage vs. solar alone, more consideration to transmission of solar generation, and a consistent procurement model to support business continuity.

Puerto Rico goes 100% renewable as Trump Administration calls for more gas

Governor Rosselló has signed legislation moving the island to 100% renewable energy, while both the Trump Administration and the island’s utility push for a greater dependence on gas.

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The Illinois community solar lottery results are in. Did you win?

The Illinois Power Agency has chosen the community solar projects that will receive SRECs as part of the state’s renewable energy procurement plans. The agency also awarded 124 MWac of large (>10 kWac) distributed generation projects.

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