Maine

Morning Brief: Google’s airborne wind turbine ‘moonshot’ closes, SEIA on Black History Month, solar under storm

Also in the morning brief: Maine’s renewable procurement, Scatec Solar’s big South African solar plant, Silfab Solar’s manufacturing expansion in Washington, plus the NABCEP conference is next month.

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.

MIT responds: batteries are critical to the future electric grid, but they have their limits

Recognizing their critical role in the future grid, MIT still sees limits to batteries in an intermittent renewable-dominated power sector. In this op-ed, John Reilly, co-director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, explains why.

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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 utility in Hyundai’s new adventure vehicle, ACORE pitches nationwide renewable energy standard: pvMB 10/17/19

Welcome to Thursday and the pvMB. Today, we’ve got Solar District Cup 2020, a Vivint homeowner survey on power outages, Solar on Seguin Island and more!

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SEIA proposes PURPA reform, Sunrun to bring Brightbox to Vermont: pvMB 08/29/19

In today’s brief we also bring you a job opportunity at DOE and Turning Point Energy coming to Maine.

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Sanders dreams of electric sheep, Sungrow considered 100% bankable: pvMB 8/20/19

Hello one and all and welcome to your Tuesday edition of the pvMB. Today we’ve got on our plates NEC installing over 20 MW of energy storage in Maine and Massachusetts, Biomethanation, Neo Volta’s N14 simultaneously operating DC and AC and more!

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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It’s official: Maine to go 80% renewable by 2030

Governor Janet Mills (D) has signed a trifecta of bills to move the state towards a clean energy future, including adding 375 MW of distributed solar by mid-2024.

Maine calls for 400 MW of distributed solar

The Maine House and Senate have both passed LD 1711, capping off a trio of pro-renewable bills this month. The bill calls for the development of 400 MW of distributed solar, and the state is making up for lost time.

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