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.
The utility is attempting to set the avoided energy cost rate for solar projects under PURPA at just $16.76/MWh for new generation and $23.46/MWh for queued generation. These are some of the lowest avoided cost rates seen to date.
Welcome to Thursday and the pvMB. Today, we’ve got Solar District Cup 2020, a Vivint homeowner survey on power outages, Solar on Seguin Island and more!
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.
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.
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.
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!
FPL has officially filed before state regulators a settlement to institute its gargantuan Solar Together program, one which looks to bring more community solar to the Sunshine state than has been installed in the entire country to date.
Indiana utility NIPSCO has submitted a request for proposals seeking 2.3 GWac of solar+storage capacity (and a much greater DC nameplate) by 2023, which would increase solar in the state by way more than 700%, as it retires a majority of its coal power plants by 2023.
Fitch Solutions Marco Research has boldly predicted the region will be a main driver towards the 100 GW of solar power capacity expected to hit the U.S. over the next 10 years. The procurmeent will be led by city and utility commitments to renewable energy, the falling costs of solar and the continued expansion of popular community solar programs.
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