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Florida closing in on Southeast solar supremacy

The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy’s second annual Solar in the Southeast report shows that while North Carolina is still top dog in the region, a strong 2018 pushed Florida past Georgia and poised the state to take the top spot.

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2018 solar power year in review (part 2)

In part 2 we look at more of some of the action in 2018, from the dramatic growth of the 100% renewable energy movement to California’s mandate for rooftop solar on new homes.

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Entergy to get Mississippi’s largest solar project

Recurrent Energy will construct a massive solar project for the Deep South power giant under a build-transfer agreement.

Innogy to develop 440 MW solar pipeline in the US southeast

Innogy’s US subsidiary will gain exclusive rights for the acquisition of 13 solar PV projects currently owned by North Carolina’s Birdseye Renewable Energy. The projects have a cumulative capacity of 440MW and are at various stages of development.

TVA imposes “grid access” fee

The semi-public power giant will be passing the fee on to its member utilities, who will choose how to implement it. If passed on, for the average user the fixed charge would be around $6.75 per month.

Southern Company pledges “low-to-no” carbon electricity by 2050

The CEO of the southern power giant has made a pledge of heavy carbon reduction at the BNEF Future of Energy Summit, but the details are murky and contradictory, and wrapped in layers of mythology.

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TVA proposes rate structures to hobble rooftop solar

The semi-public power authority is not even trying to hide its attempt to slow down deployment of customer-owned solar and other forms of distributed generation.

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The Carolinas lead as solar booms in the Southeast

The inaugural Solar in the Southeast report by Southern Alliance for Clean Energy finds a large disparity between progress in the Carolinas and Georgia versus the rest of the region.

GTM Research predicts 11% reduction in the U.S. solar market from tariffs

President Trump’s tariff decision was not the worst-case scenario for the U.S. market, but GTM Research says that it will still have effects, particularly in marginal and emerging regional markets.

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Shell to acquire 44% stake in solar developer Silicon Ranch

The pioneering Southern solar developer will now be backed by Europe’s largest oil and gas company.

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