South Carolina

Dominion acquires 72 MW, Tesla offers $1000 off solar+Powerwall for wildfire areas: pvMB 10/29/19

Happy Tuesday one and all and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ve got for you a 1.4 MW project powering a cerebral palsy facility in New York, EVgo announcing 40% Growth in California and PG&E paying Topaz.

Dominion throws the challenge flag on the Energy Freedom Act

The utility is attempting to set the avoided energy cost rate for solar projects under PURPA at just $16.76/MWh for new generation and $23.46/MWh for queued generation. These are some of the lowest avoided cost rates seen to date.

There’s a new top dog in South Carolina solar

Cypress Creek Renewables has put online the 106 MWdc Palmetto plains solar project, one of several 100 MW or bigger behemoths going up in Orangeburg County.


South Carolina city kills residential solar because math is hard

The city of Georgetown has instituted a $50 monthly “accounting charge” on all residential solar customers because the city’s accounting software can’t comprehend the concept of energy being sent to the grid.


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.


Santee Cooper turns from coal to solar and storage

The scandal-plagued South Carolina public utility has announced plans to procure 1 GW of solar by 2024 and install 200 MW of energy storage by 2028, along with the closure of a coal-fired power plant.


Solar tax exemption passes in California, POWERHOME hiring and expanding in SC: pvMB 9/10/19

Welcome one and all to a very special Tuesday pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at the Connecticut governor’s push to go 100% CO2 free by 2040, CPS’ tariff response plan, Sunpower’s solar design studio and more!


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!


No climate debate at the DNC, NREL/First Solar improve thin-film cells: pvMB 8/23/19

Happy Friday one and all and welcome to today’s pvMB. Today we’ve got the Detroit Zoo going renewable, LONGi achieves AA bankability and community solar coming to Maryland. Let’s ride!

South Carolina is entering the solar big leagues

Cypress Creek has put the state’s largest solar plant online at 106 MWdc and started construction of another 100 MW, as the state’s market opens up following passage of the Energy Freedom Act.

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