Con Edison’s big buy: 943 MW of solar from Sempra

The $1.54 billion transaction will make Con Edison the 2nd-largest owner of operational solar assets in the United States, and is expected to close by the end of the year.

World’s largest rooftop solar system – first image from Tesla

Tesla has released an image of its solar powered rooftop, which is currently under construction. It is now clear that the system will be the world’s largest at 70 MW.


SEIA, Vote Solar support Nevada renewable energy mandate

The two groups have come out to advocate for Question 6, in hopes of establishing the fourth-most aggressive renewable portfolio standard in the country.

Solar now makes up more than 10% of electricity in five states

Massachusetts has joined California, Hawaii, Nevada and Vermont in the club of states where solar represents 10% or more of in-state generation. Solar made up 2.4% of total generation in the United States during the first half of 2018, with solar and wind together making up slightly less than 10%.


Coal, nuke bailout picks wrong winners and losers

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Standard Solar’s Scott Wiater explains how the attempts by the Trump Administration to bail out coal and nuclear power plants are a step in the wrong direction for both free markets and rational energy policy.

Report shows Tesla’s battery gigafactory booming

The report found over 3,200 employees working at the factory at the end of 2017, and $3.7 billion in invested in the plant.

Nevada PUC chair brings scant energy record

There isn’t much in the way of tea leaves to read regarding Ann Wilkinson, the new appointee to chair of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada.

80 MW of rooftop solar subscribed in Nevada – in slightly more than one year

Nevada is decreasing compensation slightly under its new net metering policy, with the first 80 MW tranche of the program fully subscribed over the weekend.

Clean energy advocates come out against deregulation in Nevada

The groups have moved to oppose Question 3 after NV Energy announced plans to procure 1 GW of renewable energy.


Nevada officials verify 50% by 2030 renewables initiative will be on the ballot

The Nevada Secretary of State has verified that a Tom Steyer-backed referendum on the nation’s third-most ambitious renewable energy mandate will be up for a vote on November 6.

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