Colorado

A household-scale virtual power plant has arrived

Aiming for 70% clean energy by 2030, Colorado’s Holy Cross Energy is piloting a household-scale virtual power plant technology that will help integrate more rooftop solar and storage. A device in each home optimizes provision of power to the grid, as well as grid services.

Massachusetts’ (proposed) solar home mandate, Capital Dynamics acquires 180 MW: pvMB 8/7/19

Welcome one and all to the first Hump Day MB of August. Today we’ll be looking at Pivot Energy’s 25 MW community portfolio award, Vision Solar’s expansion and the success of Lightsail 2!

Tri-State dumps coal, eyes wind and solar as new fling

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association has announced it is creating an aggressive “Responsible Energy Plan,” one which begins with the retiring of the 100 MW Nucla Coal Plant in early 2020.

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Summit Ridge to build 75 MW of Illinois community solar, Spruce acquires residential assets: pvMB 07/12/19

In today’s pvMB we also bring you Tri-State seeking federal oversight, TEP’s long-term plan, SMA’s new North America service center and more…

Another Presidential climate plan, PG&E’s PPA decision appealed: pvMB 6/17/19

Happy Monday and welcome to the pvMB. Today, we’ll be looking at KBRA rating Sunnova’s solar loan notes, Prudential funding Soltage, CellCube’s $6 million flow battery deal and more!

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Wind+solar trade for coal fails, but shows the path forward

Guzman Energy has proposed to finance the early closure of most of 1.1 GW of coal generation in Colorado and New Mexico, as part of a deal to offer 1.2 GW of wind and solar generation, plus storage backed by gas. Tri-State Generation has declined the offer.

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Xcel dismantles Boulder’s attempt at a city utility

After a lengthy court battle, Xcel has emerged the victor: A settlement has been reached which eliminates the on-paper municipal utility established by the City of Boulder. However this is not the end for of the utility entirely, as there is still an election to be held that could result in the creation of one.

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Colorado to go carbon-free

With the presumed signing of SB19-236 by Governor Polis, the state will begin the steps to becoming carbon free by 2030, which is likely followed closely by increased renewable development.

Sunrun’s fancy new HQ, Hawaii’s precious GEM$: pvMB 4/17/19

Welcome, welcome, welcome to today’s edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Lumidyne’s new DER integration tool, Carrie Zalewski’s Illinois Commerce Commission chair appointment and more!

pvMB: 3/27/19: Lansing could go renewable, Freedom Forever expands to Illinois… and more!

Hump Daaaay! Sorry, Geico has been running all their classic commercials for a few months now, and they’re all gold. Anyway, welcome to your Wednesday pvMB where we’ll be looking at Mitsubishi’s new U.S. renewable development arm, Tesla’s Model 3 launch snafu, a solar-powered tiny home and everything else you need to take on the day.

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