Policy

HB 6 sent back to House, Berkeley bans gas in new buildings: pvMB 7/18/19

Hello one and all and welcome to this morning’s edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be tackling Renew Petra adding 100 MW to the U.S. annually, SimpliPhi adding capacity and lowering prices and more!

New Orleans decides to double state’s solar capacity

The New Orleans City Council has approved Entergy’s plan to add 90 MW of solar power to the city via three projects. But announcements aren’t everything: seeing is believing.

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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Sunrun gets a second contract to supply capacity from rooftop solar + batteries

A California Community Choice Aggregator has awarded Sunrun a contract to supply capacity from solar + storage on low-income housing. This follows on a similar deal in New England.

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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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!

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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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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Floridians seeking energy freedom

Citizens for Energy Choices is pushing for a ballot amendment to create a competitive retail electricity market, the right to sell your own electricity, and to limit investor owned utilities to transmission and distribution.

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