Louisiana

New Orleans decides to double state’s solar capacity

The New Orleans City Council has approved Entergy’s plan to add 90 MW of solar power to the city via three projects. But announcements aren’t everything: seeing is believing.

Proposed RPS for New Orleans, Charlottesville renewable energy alliance formed: pvMB 7/17/19

Hello, hello and welcome back to the pvMB, halfway through a busy workweek. Today we’ll be looking at AEE’s EV fact sheet, Grasshoper Solar joining SEIA, Pegasus acquiring Plus Minus Power and more!

New Orleans City Council must re-consider gas plant

A judge’s ruling that the city’s Open Meetings Law was violated means that the gas plant which Entergy hired actors to fake support for must now be reconsidered.

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Energy freedom and solar’s strategy for the South

The solar industry has just won a major victory with the passage of the Energy Freedom Act in South Carolina. But is this victory replicable in other Southern states?

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Big solar coming (back) to Montana, banks feeling the heat over alleged DC Solar ponzi scheme: pvMB 4/18/19

Welcome to pv magazine USA’s morning brief. Today we bring you SunGrow’s new energy storage system, potential changes to the prime farmland rule in North Dakota, and PosiGen raising $20 million to deploy low- and middle-income solar.

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Report shows LADWP’s lag in solar deployment

While California cities (and Honolulu) lead Environment America’s list of solar cities, Los Angeles doesn’t make the top ten in terms of watts per capita.

pvMB 4/1/19: Maui’s largest solar plant approved, Duke introduces EV charging program… and more!

Actually, contrary to the title of this article, there is no MB today, nothing happened. Carry on with your day.

April Fools! I know, that was horrible, but it’d be even more horrible to not attempt a stupid joke today. As for today’s pvMB, we’ll be looking at a 6.9 MW project proposed in Orchard Park, New York, Clearway’s plan to construct 185 MW in Oahu, Quickmount PV expanding to the East Coast and everything else to get your Monday started.

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A renewable energy mandate in… New Orleans?

The New Orleans City Council has opened a rulemaking to investigate a Renewable Portfolio Standard for the city. But it remains to be seen whether this is a serious move to decarbonize, or to improve optics.

pvMB 3/11/19: Wisconsin’s big development, Vistra’s energy retail business… and more!

Hello, welcome to your workweek and the pvmb. Today we’ll be looking at Florida A&M and Duke’s partnership on a 74.9 MW project, a 5 MW plant coming to Massachusetts, a former Virginia coal plant being converted to solar and everything else you need for this new week in the solar industry.

The solar will rise again

Louisiana utility Cleco Power may issue a request for proposals for up to 400 MW of solar capacity some time this year.

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