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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By using real-time weather data and energy management stadiums can better manage their own consumption, as well as sheltering local residents in the event of a natural disaster.
Entergy New Orleans is denying knowledge of the hiring of the actors, but admits to hiring a contractor with a history of deceitful astroturf tactics and connections to Edison Electric Institute.
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