New Mexico

Community solar clears first hurdle in New Mexico

A bill to create New Mexico’s first community solar program has passed the House.

pvMB 2/18/19: New Mexico could offer $6,000 for solar, Pennsylvania bucks the solar jobs slump… and more!

Hello, happy Monday and thanks for starting your workweek with the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at Indiana looking to re-establish net metering, a 1.2 MW Brownfield completed in Savannah, Georgia, a 3-wheeled EV for first responders and everything else pressing this fine morning.

The Green New Deal is going to happen at the state, not federal level

While U.S. Senators Markey and AOC introduce a resolution for the Green New Deal, legislation has been introduced in six states to implement 80-100% clean energy by at least 2050.

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pvMB 1/24/19: New Mexico has a community solar bill, Berkshire Hathaway enters the lithium game and more…

Hello, happy Thursday and welcome to the pv magazine USA morning brief. Today we’ll be taking a look at Fitch Ratings downgrading the Solar Star project, the question of if the public is willing to pay to help fix climate change, and a really cool video about Colorado’s largest battery.

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Big solar and batteries coming to the border

El Paso Electric has awarded contracts for 200 MW of solar and 100 MW of battery storage through its latest solicitation, and may procure 50-150 MW more wind and solar. But the RFP also shows that the utility is firmly wedded to gas.

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Xcel gets in front of the 100% renewable energy movement

By setting a timeline for the inevitable decarbonization of its fleet, Xcel is moving to have an energy transition on its terms.

PNM calls for 50 MW solar project to support C&I program in New Mexico

The company has issued a request for proposals for 50 MW of solar to support its simultaneously-announced subscription program for government, tribal and other large customers.

Pro-clean energy candidates for governor identified by AEE win 7 “open” elections

The new governors favor policies such as a higher renewables mandate, community solar, increased use of storage, and expanding the Western grid, reports the nonprofit Advanced Energy Economy.

Democrats sweep AEE clean energy scorecards

Trade group Advanced Energy Economy has published a scorecard which ranks candidates in nine gubernatorial races on clean energy issues, and one of the two major parties is largely missing in action.

New Mexico prepares to approve 100 MW-AC of solar for Facebook data centers

The social media giant’s Los Lunas data center plans to buy power at $30/MWh.

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