Despite hitting a record 1.17 GW of new grid-scale storage capacity in 2017, growth was a mere 4.6% on 2016 having surged 61% the year prior. Industry’s reliance on policy support means foundations for growth remain uneven, report finds. Average costs, however, fell by 24% last year.
By doing the research, the partners hope to discover how solar and plant life interact and find effective ways for solar arrays and agricultural lands to co-exist.
A new version of a bill to set 2030 and 2040 greenhouse gas reduction targets will also increase the state’s renewable energy mandate, remove net metering caps and do a lot more.
Five new projects bring the developer’s community solar portfolio to 66 MW and continues the state’s position as a leader in the space.
As the completion of the multi-year rule-making the federal agency will require grid operators to value the contributions of energy storage, and begins a process to look at how aggregated distributed energy resources can compete in wholesale markets.
GCL, Canadian and First Solar are reporting the largest project pipelines in GTM Research’s ranking of global developers, however it is unclear how Section 201 duties will affect Canadian Solar as well as No. 4 developer SunPower.
According to SolarReviews.com’s examination of more than 2,800 actual customer reviews, smaller, family-owned companies with deep roots in communities receive the most positive reviews from the people they serve.
The U.S. government’s lender for U.S. interests operating in developing markets increased clean energy financing in 2017, despite the arrival of the Trump Administration and an ongoing investigation.
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