Louisiana

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.

From the editor: Entergy’s New Orleans gas plant shows our regulatory model is failing

The approval of a gas plant for which Entergy hired actors to fake support is just the latest demonstration of the failure of government bodies to meaningfully regulate utilities, a failure which is playing out across the nation.

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pvMB 2/22/19: Walls are up at LG’s Alabama solar factory, utilities overspend by billions on T&D and more…

Good morning – it’s Friday! In today’s pvMB we will also bring you more regulatory capture in New Orleans, NREL’s new database for albedo, and a study that looks at the idea locations for EV chargers in Michigan.

Southeastern installers put up 242 MW of distributed solar

While installers in Florida added the most distributed solar last year, South Carolina leads on a per-capita basis, and Georgia, North Carolina and Louisiana round out the leaderboard. Snapshot stories included.

EIA forecasts 8.2 GWac of solar to come online in 2019

The agency expects solar and wind to again dominate capacity additions in 2019, with solar showing modest market growth. If anything, this estimate is conservative.

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EQ Research: Utilities failing at fixed charge increases

The research firm’s latest analysis of utility rate case filings finds regulators often rejecting the hikes on fixed charges that many utilities are asking for. However, the general direction of fixed charges is still upwards.

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