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APS to go to 100% clean energy by 2050

APS, Arizona’s largest utility, has released its first-ever decarbonization goal: 100% clean energy by 2050, with a 65% by 2030 landmark. The decision is being lauded as a big step forward for a utility that just a few short years ago opposed an Arizona RPS increase.

Southeast US adds 427 MW of distributed solar in 2019, as advocates press for more

Florida led the region for small-scale installations, while Maryland kept the lead on a per-capita basis. Solar advocates look to improve opportunities for distributed solar throughout the region in 2020.

Morning Brief: Virginia fills third-party pilot, S.C. House calls for Santee Cooper to go clean

Hello one and all and welcome to the first morning brief of your work week. Today we have BoxPower delivering microgrids to earthquake-affected communities in Puerto Rico, and Sullivan Power winning an award for its UC Irvine installation.

Your guide to solar market growth in the global ‘gigawatt club’

Some 15 countries are able to lay claim to the status of being members of solar’s “gigawatt club” in 2019, according to projections from BloombergNEF. To kick off 2020, pv magazine’s global team of correspondents and editors have highlighted 10 fast-growing solar markets to evaluate where the opportunities, and potential risks, lie.

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Idaho is stuck in residential solar limbo

In the wake of regulator’s rejection of Idaho Power’s proposal to decrease the net metering rate, customers looking to install PV in the near future are in limbo, with no indication of a new compensation rate in sight.

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Morning Brief: EV expansion in New Jersey, Visa is 100% renewable

Hello readers and welcome to another Hump Day morning brief. Today we’ve got Pepsico going 100% renewable, Sonnedix closing $15 million financing in Puerto Rico, JLC Infrastructure buying out Greenskies and more!

Residential solar power purchasing tipping points found

Researchers have looked at historical buying patterns across multiple countries and U.S. states, and found that starting near $1,000/kW of net present value broader uptake of residential solar begins, at $3,000/kw the market is really overheating, and at $7,000/kW it’s projected that 50% of viable home owners would be financially motivated to adopt solar power.

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Morning Brief: Titan 1 breaks ground, Blackstone refinances Altus for $850 million

Welcome to another morning brief. Today we’ve got Goldman Sachs financing $200 million in Loanpal loans, Swiss RE and kWh analytics collaborating to accelerate solar adoption, Voltus’ 50 MW demand response award, SERES transitioning its battery division into a subsidiary and more!

ACORE’s four policies to clean the grid

ACORE suggests the combination of a federal renewable energy standard of 50%, a tax credit for all sources of clean electricity, an up-to $55/ton carbon tax, and a refined focus on how we incentivize construction of modern transmission lines will make our electrical grid cleaner.

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Morning Brief: Nautilus Solar acquires 31 MW, Lightsource BP buys racking by the bunch

Hello everybody, welcome back to the workweek and the morning brief. Today we;ve got 3 Big Things, and Arizona RPS proposal, a new CEO for Safari Energy and more!

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