Texas

FERC opens markets to energy storage, begins distributed energy proceeding

As the completion of the multi-year rule-making the federal agency will require grid operators to value the contributions of energy storage, and begins a process to look at how aggregated distributed energy resources can compete in wholesale markets.

Texas, California among regions pushing the boundaries of renewables integration

Latest report by IEEFA showcases nine case studies among the world’s leading states by wind and solar market share, which can help up as an example for other countries on their energy transition pathways.

Mission Solar to double solar module manufacturing

The expansion to 400 MW will make Mission the fourth-largest PV module maker in the nation.

Section 201 solar tariffs to be felt across market segments (w/chart)

GTM Research has issued new details that show that distributed solar installations will also see a more than 10% decline from the base case through 2022.

174 Power Global breaks ground on 178 MW-AC project in West Texas

The massive project is one of several that is selling electricity to Austin Energy under 450 MW of long-term power contracts signed in 2015.

Mission Solar Energy to hire 50 workers

The Texas-based PV maker plans to reach its full production capacity of 200 MW.

NREL scientists observe perovskite degradation at nano-scale

A team from the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed a novel microscopic technique, which enables them to observe degradation in perovskite materials at the nano-scale and pinpoint key areas to improve the stability and durability of the material.

Seasonal patterns show a need for more solar in the U.S. electricity mix

An abundance of hydroelectric power and wind is pushing up renewable energy in the spring months, but there is a need for more power during the summer peak, as well as issues with the geographic location of resources.

Cypress Creek constructs 1 GW of solar in 18 months

The developer continues its nationwide expansion, building 800 MW of solar capacity in North Carolina, South Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York and Vermont alone.

Austin, Texas begins taking applications for low-income solar program

200 eligible customers can pay a price slightly below current rates for power from a new 2.5 MW solar project in East Austin.

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