California

Morning Brief: Revenue streams of CAISO batteries, Entergy still on the gas, New Hampshire NEM

Also in the brief: EPA raises legal questions about California’s plan to ban new gas-powered cars starting in 2035

Morning Brief: Energy secretary slams ‘radical environmentalists,’ touts gas and nuclear as California’s energy future

Also in the brief: $1 million fine at stake as Minnesota solar developers fault Xcel for project delays, more on interconnection.

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Morning Brief: Duke Energy reaches deal with Sunrun, Vote Solar to modernize rooftop PV in South Carolina

Also in the brief: 67-MWdc Lotus Solar Farm in Madera County, California, developed by 8minute Solar Energy, is now fully operational. Plus First Solar’s secondary offering for the Waltons, and Natron gets $20 million for battery scale-up.

Battery energy storage systems integrated in solar facilities to receive tax incentives

Tax incentives spurring deployment of energy storage are limited in their application, as they require the system to paired with solar. On top of this, the requirements to receive the tax incentives do not always align with advancements in battery technology and/or system design.

The net metering successor tariff ‘NEM-3’ proceeding in California has officially kicked off

This is a highly anticipated, high-stakes proceeding that will effectively modify the rules for the NEM tariff in California, arguably the single most important policy mechanism for customer-sited solar over the last decade.

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8minute Solar Energy inks contract for one of the nation’s largest solar + storage projects

With 400 MW of solar capacity, complimented by 180 MW/540 MWh of energy storage, the Rexford 1 Solar & Storage Center is a development of considerable size. The project now has an energy offtaker, with 8minute signing a 15-year contract with Clean Power Alliance.

Texas solar will outshine California in 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to cast a cloud on industries around the world, but the U.S. utility-scale solar segment is still growing. Around 3 GW of solar PV is set to be installed this year in Texas alone, but opportunities also abound across several other southern U.S. states.

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NREL scientists encourage ‘optimal’ PV curtailment

Solar curtailment might become a valuable aspect of future PV deployment, particularly if grid operators start focusing on ‘curtailment management’ instead of ‘curtailment prevention.’ Management would include measures such as flexible generation, storage, load flexibility, and regional coordination.

Morning Brief: US clean energy giants to join to build lobbying muscle

Also in the brief: Utility definition continues to dog regulators as PSC considers Milwaukee solar case

Which US cities have the highest proportion of solar-powered homes?

Since the 1970s, solar-powered energy has been making a powerful push in the United States — which cities have been leaders in embracing the revolution?

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