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Dominion’s biggest project ever, EDP’s big buy: pvMB 11/5/19

Hello one and all and welcome to the beautiful pvMB. Today we have RES building a 57.5 MW plant for Origis, Fisker naming its new electric SUV with solar capabilities, the launch of Solar Cup and more!

Want to save lives, money or both? Harvard says install solar

A new study released by the Harvard Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment looks at the importance of where renewable generation is developed, more than how much. The study analyzes the economic and public health benefits of renewables in each comparative region of the country.

First Solar advises contracting for solar capacity, not MWh, to enable flexible operation

Flexible solar plant operation can save a utility money. First Solar says it’s time for solar power purchase agreements to catch up to that fact.

A gigawatt goal for Wisconsin

Alliant Energy has announced a plan to bring 1 GW of solar online in the Badger state by 2023, which will provide the first steps towards the state’s goal to reach 100% carbon-free energy by 2050.


California needs a fast and furious 4 GW build out of new clean energy capacity

A proposed ruling has been submitted extending gas plant lifetimes by one to three years while 4 GW of new capacity, including demand response, is integrated into California’s power grid by August 1, 2023 to meet expected demand shortfalls during the annual September peak events.


America’s largest floating solar project completed

Ciel & Terre USA has completed a 4.4. MW floating solar array in Sayreville, New Jersey, the largest of such a project in North America. This is an important step for a technology that NREL predicts could reach 9.6% of current electricity generation.


Ford makes major EV charging investment, Florida regulators approve Tampa Electric Co. solar cost recovery: pvMB 10/22/19

Hello everybody, happy Tuesday and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ve got for you MnSEIA’s conference kicking off, Greenbacker Renewable Energy signing three solar deals, Philipstown, NY approving community solar and more!

Virginia is for lovers (of solar power)

The State of Virginia has announced a procurement of 345 MWac of solar power from three solar projects under developing, and one pending, with 20-year power purchase agreements starting at 3.4¢/kWh.


ACCIONA buys solar + storage on a national scale

The Spanish company has purchased 3 GW of solar projects and 1 GW of solar + storage from developer Tenaska, with all of the projects concentrated in non-traditional solar markets.


New York City trades gas plant for the world’s largest battery

Regulators have approved Ravenwood Development to build a 316 MW / 2,528 MWh energy storage facility across the East River from Manhattan to replace two gas peaker plants in Queens.


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