Alabama

Google to build massive solar plants in Tennessee and Alabama

The two biggest plants each have a capacity of 150 MW, with smaller plants bringing the total capacity to 413 MW. These projects are a part of Google’s effort to match the company’s annual electricity consumption with renewables.

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pvMB: Borrego Solar breaks 500 MW, Alabama gas+solar+storage microgrid, bill introduced for 100% renewables nationwide

Today’s pv magazine USA morning brief also features the EIA projecting 4.3 GWac of utility scale solar in 2019, SunPower tapping a new executive to lead its technology business unit, President Trump nominating former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to stay on as the head of the EPA, and more!

2018 solar power year in review (part 2)

In part 2 we look at more of some of the action in 2018, from the dramatic growth of the 100% renewable energy movement to California’s mandate for rooftop solar on new homes.

2018 solar power year in review (part 1)

Between tariffs on everything under the sun, Elon Musk’s $40 million tweet and the boom in energy storage, it’s been one Hell of a year.

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Facebook, TVA solar projects to nearly double Tennessee and Alabama solar

The two projects, at 227 and 150 MW respectively will greatly increase the capacity of installed solar in both states.

Solar “maker and braker” utilities across the South

A new web tool lets consumers in six Southern states see how their utility is embracing solar or blocking it; the tool could help consumers promote improved solar policy.

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LG to make high-efficiency solar panels in Alabama

LG Electronics has announced plans for a 500 MW/year solar module manufacturing facility in Huntsville to make its NeON2 60-cell 340-W modules. With this and other factories the nation will be well over the 2.5 GW cell exemption under Section 201.

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TVA imposes “grid access” fee

The semi-public power giant will be passing the fee on to its member utilities, who will choose how to implement it. If passed on, for the average user the fixed charge would be around $6.75 per month.

Some sunbelt states are sunny side down on rooftop solar

A new report sheds light on primarily states, primarily in the sunbelt, that dampen (or drown) rooftop solar through bad policies, or none at all.

TVA proposes rate structures to hobble rooftop solar

The semi-public power authority is not even trying to hide its attempt to slow down deployment of customer-owned solar and other forms of distributed generation.

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