North America

It’s all about the efficiency

An analysis by mono PV maker LONGi shows the math on how increases in module efficiencies drive down balance of system costs.

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Clean energy mandate passes Nevada Senate

SB 358 would require the state to generate enough electricity with zero-carbon sources to meet its own demand by 2050, and includes a target of 50% renewable energy by 2030.

Sunrun’s fancy new HQ, Hawaii’s precious GEM$: pvMB 4/17/19

Welcome, welcome, welcome to today’s edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Lumidyne’s new DER integration tool, Carrie Zalewski’s Illinois Commerce Commission chair appointment and more!

Duke is going to get a lot more solar

In the largest single-day announcement to date, Duke Energy has announced 14 projects to be built across the Carolinas, totaling 602 MW in capacity.

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Solar homes sell for more

A new report published by Zillow found that homes with residential solar systems sell for 4.1% more than their non-solar counterparts.

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Spotsylvania solar fully approved, Cypress Creek teams up with Starbucks: pvMB 4/16/19

Good morning! In today’s pvMB we also bring you Enphase’s upgrade program hitting 2,500 users, the mayor of South Miami going off-grid, and more!

Idaho Power tries to shut down net metering (again)

The utility is dredging up the trope of the cost shift as it plans for 100% “clean” electricity – on its terms.

Elizabeth Warren calls for 10x increase of renewable generation on public lands, waters

The U.S. senator and presidential candidate announced the plans for a targeted expansion of renewable energy development on public lands along with a moratorium on new fossil fuel leases and other measures.

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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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London IPO raises $200 million to invest in solar in the Americas

US Solar Fund has completed its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange, raising $200 million with a goal to investing in $4.8 billion in utility-scale projects across the Americas.

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