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“Red state” utilities populate the top 10 lists for solar

SEPA’s annual utility list shows utilities in North Carolina, Iowa and Utah among the top 3 in its lists for solar installed on an absolute and per-customer basis. The organization also published new lists of the top utilities for storage deployment.

GCL Energy receives $60 million for 84 MW solar portfolio in North Carolina

With the help of CIT Group, the China-based company hopes to kickstart its U.S. solar portfolio with this first infusion of cash.

GTM Research: U.S. solar market to decline 10% in 2017 (with charts)

The full release of the latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report gives a number of surprises, including Utah and Georgia rising to the #2 and #3 largest state markets with over 1 GW installed each.

Duke proposes dismantling PURPA for solar in North Carolina

The power company has proposed a number of severe changes to the policy, including limiting contracts to projects 1 MW or smaller and allowing prices to change every two years.

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Sunlight Financial receives $130 million cash infusion

The provider of residential solar loans joins forces with Route 66 Ventures to grow its product portfolio, improve its operations center and expand its partner network.

AES dives deeper into clean energy with SPower acquisition

The Fortune 200 power company has partnered with a Canadian investment firm to acquire the U.S. utility-scale developer and IPP.

BayWa sells 47 MW of solar plants to PSE&G Solar Source

New Jersey-based utility Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) is branching out its solar acquisition portfolio, by acquiring two utility-scale PV plants from BayWa r.e. in North Carolina, through its subsidiary PSEG Solar Source.

GameChange ships 85 MW of pile driven solar to North Carolina

GameChange Solar announced that 85 MW of its Max-Span pile driven systems were shipped to an unnamed customer in Wilson, North Carolina. Much of the system has already been installed and the rest will be completed shortly.

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Duke Energy connected 500 MW of solar in 2016

Just because the calendar turned to 2017, however, doesn’t mean the utility is planning to slow down its solar acquisition. It’s seeking to add at least 460 MW this year as well.

North Carolina urged to re-evaluate state’s solar policy

Among the issues up for discussion are third-party solar integration, a re-evaluation of solar’s 80 percent property-tax exemption and a re-evaluation of the state’s RPS.

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