Connecticut

New retail climate bonds category, patterned after WW2 bonds and designed to aid rooftop solar uptake, to debut

All of the proceeds from the $16.1 million issuance will support rooftop solar deployment in Connecticut.

Morning brief: Tesla’s massive battery system bid, no Covid-19 effect visible yet for module imports

Also in the brief: kWh Analytics’ insurance policy on solar production and revenues, Solar FlexRack has reached 200 solar tracker installations, the Wallingford Renewable Energy solar project has been sold and more.

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Texas retail choice design bests 13 other states in driving solar power

Retail choice is associated with lower retail prices for electricity, but only in Texas does it help drive more renewable power, says a Wind Solar Alliance report.

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Morning Brief: TVA solicits 200 MW of renewables, Sungrow supplies the Wright project

Also in the brief: 14 MW approved in Maine, 20 MW approved in Indiana, a molten aluminum thermal energy storage system and more.

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Morning Brief: GE completes first battery-assisted black start, Acciona to invest $4B in PV and wind

Also in the brief: A great month for solar in Oahu, Connecticut’s two biggest electric utilities are “dragging their feet” on shared solar, and Ørsted in Rhode Island.

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Morning Brief: Rhode Island utilities collaborate on solar contract, Utah battery incentive program proposed

Today in the brief: True Green Capital Management closes financing for 70 MW New York community solar portfolio, Connecticut regulators decide to be honest, Brightcore Energy names chief strategy officer and more.

Northeast US added 800 MW of rooftop solar in 2019

Solar contractors across the Northeast U.S. added thousands of rooftop PV systems last year. For 2020, SEIA advocates renewal of New Jersey’s expiring solar incentives, and expansion of New York’s incentive program.

Three new types of solar power plants emerge in 2019

2019 was a year of change for the solar and energy storage industry, as we shifted from deploying pure wattage to making projects a lot smarter with oversized DC-AC ratios, up to 60% capacity factors, and solar plants that shine only at night.

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Solar (and efficiency) are driving down peak demand in New England

The impacts of solar on New England’s grid are transforming the needs of the system, and this is new ground for the region.

Solar tax exemption passes in California, POWERHOME hiring and expanding in SC: pvMB 9/10/19

Welcome one and all to a very special Tuesday pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at the Connecticut governor’s push to go 100% CO2 free by 2040, CPS’ tariff response plan, Sunpower’s solar design studio and more!

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