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Distributed energy wins a spot in PGE’s resource plan

The Oregon utility said that as much as 25% of peak demand power in 2030 could come from customer-owned solar panels, batteries, and electric vehicles.

SolRiver Capital acquires solar projects in Oregon

The utility-scale and community solar projects, developed by Sulus Solar, are expected to have a combined 38 MW of capacity.

Oregon regulators ease community solar guidelines

Community solar development is set to accelerate as the program full capacity allotment is now available. Low-income customers have had their discount doubled.

PacifiCorp’s new IRP includes plans to ditch coal

While the full Integrated Resource Plan has yet to be submitted to regulators, we now know that PacifiCorp is planning no new investments in gas or coal, with plans to retire all coal units by 2040.

Reviewing energy storage targets as Maine becomes the ninth state to participate

‘LD 528: An act to advance energy storage in Maine’ was signed by Governor Janet Mills, with The Pine Tree State joining several others in the trend of embracing energy storage goals. How does it compare to the other eight state targets?

Roadmap lays out path to renewable hydrogen growth in the Pacific Northwest

The plan calls to “lead with projects” that produce renewable hydrogen and deliver it to customers.

Solar projects enter service under Oregon’s Community Solar Program

The project includes four 2.5 MW solar farms, three of which are fully operational.

Could agrivoltaics feed our demand for clean energy?

Agrivoltaics could result in more food, more energy, lower water demand, lower carbon emissions, and more prosperous rural communities, says an Oregon State University researcher. He plans to build a farm to prove the point.

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REC Silicon could restart poly production at Moses Lake

The Norwegian polysilicon maker has been been frozen out of the Chinese solar market by political tensions between Beijing and the U.S. and mothballed its Washington State production line last year. However, two recent business agreements could change all that.

Pacificorp looks to add 4.3 GW of renewables and storage by 2023

The utility giant is making this procurement in accordance with its 2019 integrated resource plan, under which Pacificorp intends to add 11 GW of wind and solar by 2038, with an additional 2.8 GW of battery storage.

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