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Going 10% solar would save Pennsylvania $619 million per year

Community Energy’s analysis of the Pennsylvanian electricity market showed that 7.5 GWac of solar power would save $619 million a year in wholesale electricity costs while keeping the system’s stability at 100% commercial probability.

Saft breaks into microgrids with Go Electric acquisition

The Total-owned French battery maker has acquired Go Electric, a major player in military and C&I microgrids in North America.

NY’s renewable mega mandate passes the House, Trump’s “Dirty Power Plan”: pvMB 6/20/19

Hello and welcome to the Thursday morning brief! Boy do we have a packed brief for you, where we’ll be looking at NEXTracker reaching 20 GW of trackers, SEIA calling for an extension of the ITC, 1 GW of US clean energy projects auctioned at NYSE and more!

Coal and gas red-flagged on reliability; solar doing fine

In an annual report card on North America’s grid reliability, coal and gas are sent to the principal’s office, while solar gains operating guidance related to 2016 and 2017 wildfire-related outages. Texas is cautioned for its lower-than-desired reserve margin, although that was not a problem in 2018.

New York Senate passes the biggest, baddest renewable energy mandate in the nation

The 70% by 2030 renewable energy provision in S6599 is second only to DC’s 100% by 2032 in ambition, and includes targets of 6 GW of distributed solar by 2025 and 3 GW of energy storage by 2030. It is expected to pass the Assembly today.

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America’s favorite solar beers, CleanCapital refinances its largest portfolio: pvMB 6/19/19

Hello one and all and welcome to the Wednesday morning pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Nautilus completing a NY community solar installation, SOMAH’s applicant acceptance process, Enphase donating inverters… and more!

Solar, storage and wind can keep us on track as far as 2030

This year’s New Energy Outlook report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts renewables can keep us on track for less than two degrees of global heating for the next decade. But after that, other technologies will have to do their bit.

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ITC for energy storage MIA in House committee’s tax extenders bill

ACORE argues that this year’s extenders bill should include an ITC for energy storage, which is not included in the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee’s mark.

Entergy’s secret solar solicitation

Tucked away in a press release, Entergy mentions a 200 MW RFP for Texas, a level of renewable solicitation unheard of for the utility giant.

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Is the U.S. solar market slipping towards merchant?

As contract lengths shorten, U.S. solar developers and investors are relying more and more on sales of power in the spot market as the future.

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