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