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Stem and Austin Energy Aggregate Energy Storage

Stem is developing an aggregated network of commercial customer-sited energy storage in Texas through collaboration with Austin Energy, tapping part of a $4 million utility grant from DOE.

Solar, wind meet more than 10% of U.S. electric demand in March

This is the first time that U.S. wind and solar have met more than 10% of demand in a single month; however individual states led by California and Iowa have reached much higher penetrations.

Senator Chuck Grassley questions DOE grid reliability study

The Republican senator from Iowa has stepped in to the debate, expressing concerns about the study’s credibility and whether or not its conclusion has been pre-determined.

Vistra to build Texas’ largest solar plant

The power company has bought the 180 MW Upton County Solar 2 project in West Texas, and signed a contract to have the project built.

8minutenergy moves into energy storage with 1 GW pipeline

The solar developer says most of these early-stage projects are 10-100 MW in capacity, primarily in California, Texas and the Southeast.

Southern Company puts another 102 MW-AC of solar online in Texas

Southern’s Lamesa Solar Facility is the latest in a boom that is taking place across Texas, with over 1 GW-DC expected to come online this year.

Solar, wind begin to help meet summer peak in Texas

The latest reports by ERCOT estimates that the state will add nearly 900 MW of utility-scale solar this year, as renewables continue to replace older fossil fuel plants.

Utilities try new tactics to discourage solar, but still aren’t getting what they want

The latest NCCETC report on state solar policies finds some new twists as part of an ongoing attempt by utilities to weaken the economics of customer-owned solar, but regulators still mostly aren’t on board.

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NRG continues moving into solar during Q1

Despite a challenging financial environment, NRG continues its solar expansion, including an increasing presence in community solar.

Houston, you now have solar power

The city will now receive 10.5% of its power from one of Texas’ largest utility-scale farms.

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