Montana

Enormous Montana pumped hydro project gets Danish investment

The investment from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners suggests that new pumped hydro storage projects can compete with battery storage. Construction of the 400 MW, 3400 MWh facility could begin as early as next year.

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Montana solar project wins in court, will triple state’s capacity

A judge has set rates for an 80 MWac solar project at 3.833¢/kWh for 25 years after previously finding that state regulators had violated due process in intentionally setting rates too low for the facility under PURPA.

Montana’s messy PURPA pricing

A lawsuit has deemed that Montana regulators cannot force NorthWestern Corp. to purchase power at the last rate applied before a now-moot regulatory change. Now, the road to finding prices under PURPA is uncertain.

Jay Inslee, defender of Earth, TEP joins the Energy Imbalance Market: pvMB 5/9/19

Welcome one and all to today’s edition of the pvMB. Before you tackle today, we’ve got renewables coming to Montana, Illinois’ City Water, Light and Power giving coal the boot, the one week countdown until Solar Cup 2019 and more!

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Solar powered tent eviction, solar worker death, 100% revolutions: pvMB 4/19/18

Welcome to the pvMB. Today we also bring you ComEd’s success with a community microgrid on the South Side of Chicago, Montana State’s solar car.

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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Montana commissioner caught red-handed trying to kill solar

Thanks to a hot mic, regulations instituted to gut PURPA in Big Sky Country have been overturned and the door to solar development has been re-opened.

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1.5¢/kWh renewables, 8minutenergy still #1, pvMB: 4/5/19

It’s springtime – so get outside this weekend – but first read your pv magazine morning brief where we talk about GameChange manufacturing in Detroit, 1.3 GW of energy storage coming to New England, solar cost recovery approved in Florida, and more!

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Green New Deal arrives in state legislatures

This blog post by EQ Research takes a look at the spur of state-level green energy initiatives that have followed in the wake of the Green New Deal.

REC Silicon struggles with even lower demand, Chinese tariffs

Revenue for the polysilicon maker’s solar materials segment fell almost 70% on the previous quarter, and the company reports its Moses Lake, Washington facility is running at only 25% capacity.

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