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Duke keeps rolling in 2019 with a strong second quarter

Duke Energy’s financial results for Q2 2019 results show strong earnings, driven partially by the exponential year-to-year growth of the commercial renewables sector, as well as a short-term forecast of PV development.

BIPV in futuristic Las Vegas development: pvMB 08/01/19

In today’s brief we also bring you the ARPA-E Reauthorization Act of 2019, a tax on solar panels upheld in Maine, and more.

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Cuomo signs mega mandate for renewables, a Montana hollerin’ match, more! : pvMB 7/19/19

It’s a scorcher out there – but at least its a Friday! Today we have the recommendation of a utility leader on how to make solar customers “go away”, new hires at SunPin Solar and EQ Research, and more!

Floridians seeking energy freedom

Citizens for Energy Choices is pushing for a ballot amendment to create a competitive retail electricity market, the right to sell your own electricity, and to limit investor owned utilities to transmission and distribution.

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New Republic & Gizmodo to hold presidential climate forum, solar co-op for Florida beach towns: pvMB 7/15/19

Welcome back from your weekend and into the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Solar Star’s negative Fitch rating, Athol, Massachusetts’ moratorium on solar, JinkoSolar winning a leadership award… and more!

Florida approves 194 MWac of solar power for $250 million

Duke Energy Florida has received regulatory approval to rate base three solar power plants located in the Tampa, Florida area. The facilities will come online at the end of 2019 and early in 2020.

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Jekyll and Hyde utility seeks solar retribution

Florida’s largest electricity utility sought to exclude those who were politically active for consumer-owned solar from an upcoming community solar program. It’s not a good look for the state’s largest utility, or parent company NextEra, the nation’s largest wind and solar developer.

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Duke Energy hits 1 GW owned solar, 74.5 MW coming to Escambia: pvMB 7/3/19

Hello and welcome to your July 3rd pvMB! Today we’ll be tackling Bloom Energy going hydrogen, a jet fuel burning plant shutdown in Oakland, RPCS’ safe harbor strategy for ITC stepdown and more. Enjoy your holiday!

Florida’s stunted customer owned solar grows 76% in 2018

The State of Florida deployed 113 MWac of net metered, customer owned solar power across 13,705 installations last year – 68% more installations and 76% more watts than the prior year.

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Can Florida solar power cook a better duck?

The North Florida Resiliency Connection, a $400 million electricity transmission line that Gulf Power and Florida Power and Light hope to build between themselves, could also be used to take advantage of the state’s 40 minutes of extra daytime due to its size.

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