California

100 MW of desert solar moving from developer to investor

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments has acquired an under construction 100 MW solar power project being built by First Solar in Kern County, California, which will feature the large-format Series 6 module.

Tesla secures 210 acres in Shanghai for its first international Gigafactory

Tesla is planning accelerated development and construction of this new battery and EV plant, which will mark the company’s first soirée into international production.

esVolta scores another win with 38.5 MWh SCE battery contract

The energy storage developer and battery IPP is on a roll, with four projects in Southern California following on a mammoth 300 MWh contract in Silicon Valley.

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Democrats sweep AEE clean energy scorecards

Trade group Advanced Energy Economy has published a scorecard which ranks candidates in nine gubernatorial races on clean energy issues, and one of the two major parties is largely missing in action.

Choice to cost a little more in California

California regulators voted 5-0 to implement higher priced exit fees for CCAs, as requested by investor-owned utilities. The fees will increase residential bills for members of CCAs by 1.7-5.2%.

Peninsula Clean Energy goes big time with 200 MW-AC solar project

Clēnera broke ground on the Wright Solar Park today, the largest solar project to date to contract entirely with a Community Choice Aggregator. This comes as CCAs face new regulatory challenges.

Wind + solar make up more than 20% of generation in 10 states – more on the way

A recent analysis from the U.S. Department of Energy shows the Midwest and Plains States in the lead, but the coasts are on a track to catch up thanks to mandates.

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Solar maps to the golden state back in four days

California’s Integration Capacity Analysis (ICA) maps were ordered returned to public availability by a judge before October 14. As parties fine tune the updated broad ICA 2.0 release in December, the 1.0 version was temporarily removed for security reasons.

Constellation dives deeper in California’s C&I market with PFMG acquisition

The Exelon subsidiary buying up PFMG follows on a long history of collaboration between the two companies.

A voice for the solar consumer: the SRA

The Solar Rights Alliance is officially only seven months old, but is already shaking things up in the California state capitol as a voice for PV system owners in policy.

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