Tennessee

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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Solar sandbagged in draft TVA resource plan

By using high projected costs for solar, low costs for natural gas, and capping solar installations at 500 MW per year, the Tennessee Valley Authority “did not optimize for what is best for Tennessee Valley residents,” says a citizens group.

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Tennessee seeks 200 MWac of renewables + energy storage

TVA has launched a solicitation for renewable energy projects with a minimum size of 2 MW, noting a preference for energy storage. The request for proposal pricing structure takes into account energy storage, seasonal and time of day pricing.

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pvMD 3/28/19: Community solar proposed for Duck Island, NJ, 6 MW of battery systems in Arkansas… and more!

Hello, and welcome to your Thursday pvMB. The weekend is almost here. Today we’ll be looking at BlueCross BlueShield installing 10,000 solar panels at its Chattanooga HQ, Hawaii’s solar trash cans, futuristic Dutch solar houseboats and everything else that matters today.

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pvMB 2/14/19: Lyft adds EV option, Kentucky legislation to kill net metering… and more!

Happy Valentines Day and welcome to your pv magazine USA morning brief! Today we’ll be looking at a Tesla Powerwall owner who’s system was so efficient in an outage, he didn’t know there was one, the limbo of Illinois solar projects, a team of teenage girl engineers that designed a solar powered tent for the homeless and everything else you need to know this morning.

Southeastern installers put up 242 MW of distributed solar

While installers in Florida added the most distributed solar last year, South Carolina leads on a per-capita basis, and Georgia, North Carolina and Louisiana round out the leaderboard. Snapshot stories included.

Google to build massive solar plants in Tennessee and Alabama

The two biggest plants each have a capacity of 150 MW, with smaller plants bringing the total capacity to 413 MW. These projects are a part of Google’s effort to match the company’s annual electricity consumption with renewables.

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2018 solar power year in review (part 2)

In part 2 we look at more of some of the action in 2018, from the dramatic growth of the 100% renewable energy movement to California’s mandate for rooftop solar on new homes.

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Solar “maker and braker” utilities across the South

A new web tool lets consumers in six Southern states see how their utility is embracing solar or blocking it; the tool could help consumers promote improved solar policy.

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Construction begins at 53 MW-AC solar project at Navy Base in Tennessee

McCarthy Building Companies is constructing the project for Silicon Ranch, as one of the few large solar projects being built in the service area of TVA member utilities

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