Opinion

Bifacial adoption and uncertainty: A call to action

In this op-ed for pv magazine, PVEL CEO Jenya Meydbray looks at challenges in the process of adopting new technologies as they relate to the deployment of bifacial modules.

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Coming together to resolve tensions in capacity markets

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Dick Brooks of Reliable Energy Analytics takes a look at transmission capacity constraints, and tools grid operators can use to deal with new problems arising from the pressure on these resources.

From the editor: Entergy’s New Orleans gas plant shows our regulatory model is failing

The approval of a gas plant for which Entergy hired actors to fake support is just the latest demonstration of the failure of government bodies to meaningfully regulate utilities, a failure which is playing out across the nation.

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Virginia’s solar freedom bill

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Ivy Main looks at new legislation to remove barriers and allow Virginia to develop its distributed solar potential.

A blueprint for saving civilization

Designing Climate Solutions is a superb guide to policies to reduce carbon emissions in the power sector. But even the best map is not the territory.

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How more EVs on the road can advance a renewable grid

There’s an alternative future on the horizon, where instead of just drawing power from the grid, electric vehicles become a mobile grid storage resource, with drivers and utilities both reaping the benefits while providing clean power.

From the editor: Manchin appointment shows Democratic Party leaders’ true colors

The appointment of Joe Manchin to lead Democrats on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee could put a brake on any meaningful climate and energy policies at the federal level for the foreseeable future.

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Soft costs of solar: The final frontier of utility LCOE reduction?

In this op-ed for pv magazine, KiloNewton Founder and CEO John Williamson looks at both the importance of reducing soft costs and the likely paths to get there.

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Video shows FERC nominee Bernard McNamee’s bias against renewables

This post by Energy and Policy Institute reveals new information about the deep anti-renewable energy and pro-fossil bias of Bernard McNamee, who President Trump has appointed to run the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

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Raising capital in very large chunks: The rise of solar securitization

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Mike Mendelsohn of the Solar Finance Council looks at the dramatic rise of securitization as a means to efficiently secure capital.

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