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California, Illinois and Texas lead grid modernization efforts

The report’s authors believe clean energy targets by states, cities, and corporations are driving utility efforts to accommodate rapid growth in distributed efforts like rooftop solar and wind, among others.

Rocky Mountain Institute issues guide for greener cities

The RMI handbook provides a template to reduce and eliminate cities’ carbon footprints, including solar implementation strategies and examples.

“The Suniva effect” stalls $100 million project in Texas

With the final recommendations to President Donald J. Trump four days away, investors in a massive solar project 90 minutes south of Odessa find it on hold until the tariff decision is handed down.

Policies for energy storage continue to move forward during Q3

NCCETC’s latest report on grid modernization shows that policies supporting the deployment of energy storage are on the rise throughout the United States.

The importance of grid resilience during severe storm conditions

In this op-ed, AES Energy Storage underscores the role that battery storage can play in making grids more secure and resilient during and after disasters.


Coal plant retirements create opportunity for solar in Texas

Coal is dying, and even the president of the United States can’t change that.


Oncor settlement ends byzantine solar rate request

Under the terms of a settlement approved unanimously by the Texas Public Utilities Commission, the Dallas-based utility withdrew its convoluted rate structure for distributed energy customers in return for a 3.4% increase in the base rates of all customers.

SunPower completes massive parking structure solar installation in Texas

The 8.8 MW plant covers four parking garages at Toyota’s new North America headquarters

Mission Solar Energy to supply PetersenDean with solar panels

The nation’s largest private roofing contractor will be sourcing modules from the Texas-based PV maker, raising questions about its previous supply arrangement with SolarWorld.

Hurricanes, batteries and backup power: An interview with Sonnen

In this interview from the Solar Power International trade show, Sonnen CEO Christoph Ostermann and Senior VP Blake Richetta talk about the market for backup power, and how this has been influenced by recent disasters

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