California

Tesla will rent you a solar array for $50/month

Elon Musk is trying just about everything to reimagine the solar business. But will this one work?

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California approves solar+school buses

California regulators have approved an SDG&E proposal to install 3,000 to 6,000 medium and heavy vehicle charging stations, as well as a vehicle-to-grid pilot where 10 school buses will be tested for use as grid assets.

Hanwha Q Cells achieves top-tier bankability, solar panels stolen in Indiana: pvMb 8/16/19

TGIF and welcome to this Friday’s pvMB. Today we’ve got our sights set on Sunnova and PetersonDean’s California partnership, Pivot energy’s hiring, SimpliPhi cutting battery prices and more!

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Is a California solar+storage boom about to happen?

CAISO has warned state regulators that there could be a 4.7 GW capacity shortfall in 2022, in the early evening hours of the annual peak demand events of September. The grid operator has suggested alteration of water cooling laws, as well as increased procurement of resources.

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pvMB: Pennsylvania’s new RPS has 100 cosponsors, Utah’s hidden solar potential, more

Hello one and all and welcome to today’s pvMB. On this fine day we’ll be looking at Marin Clean Energy’s $2.8 million net metering paybacks, Utah’s hidden solar potential, Standard Solar’s new community solar e-book and more!

Trina cells on a championship solar car, LONGi achieves highest bankability rating: pvMB 8/12/19

Happy Monday and welcome to this edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Engie’s storage installation for a school district, Virginia’s Fairfax County seeking solar and more!

SOMAH reaches capacity on launch day

90% of the available capacity and funding under year one of California’s Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing program has been applied for, with waitlists growing by the hour.

Vivint’s $325 million credit facility, SC regulators nix Pegasus contract: pvMB 08/08/19

In today’s pvMB we also bring you EDPR’s big solar + storage contract with San José’s CCA, Dominion’s battery pilot, a new union-backed training program for renewable energy workers, and more.

Everything is growing at Sunrun – including customer acquisition costs

Sunrun saw growth in deployments, revenues, cash and funding, as it expands its solar + storage business and pursues capacity sales. But the company and the larger third-party solar space are facing a sticky problem.

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California board votes to limit who can install energy storage

The vote by a committee of the Contractor State License Board was not the worst outcome, but it begins a process to limit the kind of energy storage systems that solar installers who do not have an electrician’s license can put online.

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