Texas

Dr. Solar goes from zero to 1 GW in two projects

Dr. Miguel Oneto has developed a 682 MWdc solar power project in Childress County, Texas. The project is the second by the new developer, following a 324 MWdc project under construction nearby.

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pvMB 2/11/2019: Large power users take FPL to court over solar, big solar projects progress in New York and Texas

Good morning and welcome to the pv magazine USA Morning Brief. Today we also bring you a new solar project at a phosphate mining site in Florida, more than 1,000 EV chargers coming to New York, a cool installation video, and more…

Texas’ solar market is about to catch fire

With more than 5 GW of approved solar projects in the ERCOT grid, Texas is getting ready for a major boom in its utility-scale solar market.

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Texas rules in favor of wind and solar

Texas regulators have ruled that any renewable generation source connected to the state’s HVAC grid does not have to account for marginal losses, as the market turbulence it would cause isn’t worth the benefit, and it would go against the original spirit of the project.

Cypress Creek to sell 580 MW of projects to British infrastructure company

The five solar projects that are being sold are located in North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. All five are expected online by the end of 2020.

EIA forecasts 8.2 GWac of solar to come online in 2019

The agency expects solar and wind to again dominate capacity additions in 2019, with solar showing modest market growth. If anything, this estimate is conservative.

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Solar tsunami

Developers have applied to build 139 GWac of large-scale solar projects in the territory of six grid operators – around five times what is currently online across the country – and that figure doesn’t even cover the entire United States. By any metric, we are looking at an unprecedented boom in solar development over the next five years.

Big solar and batteries coming to the border

El Paso Electric has awarded contracts for 200 MW of solar and 100 MW of battery storage through its latest solicitation, and may procure 50-150 MW more wind and solar. But the RFP also shows that the utility is firmly wedded to gas.

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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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2018 solar power year in review (part 1)

Between tariffs on everything under the sun, Elon Musk’s $40 million tweet and the boom in energy storage, it’s been one Hell of a year.

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