North Carolina

Shutting down the scammers: Petition filed over North Carolina utilities’ ‘unlawful’ use of ratepayer funds

A petition has been filed with the North Carolina Utilities Commission in a bid to stop ratepayer money being used to fund campaigns against renewables and the climate.

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NextEnergy buys big in North Carolina, project proposals flood Hawaii: pvMB 11/21/19

Hello one and all and welcome to your morning brief! Today we’ve got a grid modeling webinar, fertilizer created by solar, Sungrow storage in Florida and more!

Wells Fargo signs a huge renewable deal, Newlight Partners invests $150 million in solar developer: pvMB 10/23/19

Hello one and all and guess what? You’re reading a Hump Day MB. Today we’ll be looking at a solar advocacy group doing its job, PacifiCorp’s final IRP, the UC Irvine Engineers for a sustainable future event and more!

Alabama sun tax challenged, 45 MW coming to Minnesota: pvMB 10/15/19

Hello one and all and welcome to this Tuesday’s pvMB. Today we’ve got in front of us a neat solar-powered, three-wheeled EV, Iowa Man yelling at the wind and sun, Duke installing 5 MW battery and more!

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Former EPA officials call for halt on NC gas extensions, SEIA adds Kentucky affiliate: pvMB 10/9/19

Hello and welcome to the last morning brief of your workweek. After tomorrow, it’s the weekend, you can do it! Today, we have SunPower giving away a free solar system, Sungrow supplying inverters and energy storage for SMART, Energy Toolbase integrating with Chint Power and more!

Is there more spin than solar in Duke’s zero-carbon goal?

The power giant’s zero-carbon plan is contradicted by its rush to gas, and the numbers bear watching.

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San Francisco offers for PG&E electricity infrastructure, Urban Grid closes on $100 million: pvmb 9/9/19

Welcome back to the workweek and the pvMB. Today we’ll be taking a look at a collaboration between ArcVera Renewables, NRG Systems and Harness Energy, NextEra selling $1.5 bil in equity units, Sierra Club’s ad campaign calling out Duke Energy and more!

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Duke doubles down on fossils in 2019 long-term plan updates

The power company’s 2019 IRP updates for its two North Carolina utilities include some solar and storage, but also 12 GW of new gas and plans to keep coal plants online for decades.

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120 MW project goes on-line in North Carolina, solar industry documentary to release in 2020: pvMB 9/3/19

Hello one and all, hop you enjoyed Labor Day Weekend and welcome back to the pvMB. Today we’ll be taking a look at the health co-benefits of sub-national renewable energy policy in the US, the national solar tour 2019, California ISO data to date and more!

North Carolina regulators reject the dirty assumptions in Duke’s latest plan

The state’s public utilities commission is saying that Duke must model potential retirement of coal plants, major reductions in CO2 emissions, and integration of battery storage in its post-2020 plans.

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