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Entergy’s secret solar solicitation

Tucked away in a press release, Entergy mentions a 200 MW RFP for Texas, a level of renewable solicitation unheard of for the utility giant.

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Is the U.S. solar market slipping towards merchant?

As contract lengths shorten, U.S. solar developers and investors are relying more and more on sales of power in the spot market as the future.

Solar carports go national: photo essay

Even if your car is baking in the hot summer sun, you can imagine it staying cool under one of these solar carports recently built all across the country. Technologies include prefabricated framing, double cantilever canopies, and water management systems.

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Nevada goes buckwild with renewable legislation, 340 MW solar powered data center: pvMB 6/13/19

Welcome one and all to the Thursday edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at NEXTracker’s new president, REC joining SEIA’s board of directors, more staffing changes at Cypress Creek, and more. Let’s jump right in!

Florida starts to shine in solar rankings

The latest report by SEPA shows the Sunshine State finally living up to its name, with Florida Power & Light, Tampa Electric and Disney’s utility all shooting up in 2018 rankings.

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From the editor: Mandates or open markets?

There is a stark partisan division over clean/renewable energy mandates in the United States. Are they necessary to achieve rapid decarbonization?

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Anheuser-Busch buys big solar, signs 7th largest corporate renewable deal

The brewer of such fine beverages as Busch Light (no free ads), has signed a power contract with Recurrent Energy for the electricity generated by the 222 MWac Maplewood solar project. The deal will position the brewer to reach its sustainability goals four years sooner than anticipated.

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Facebook drives two big solar projects in Texas and Utah

Construction is starting on a 300 MWac solar project in Texas, as a power contract is signed for a 122 MWac solar project in Utah. The social media giant is involved in both, and both use First Solar PV modules.

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Alabama’s largest solar project has an offtaker, Pedernales Co-op’s first battery project: pvMB 5/29/19

Hello from sunny Atlanta and, more importantly, Solar Power Southeast 2019. Today we’ll be hitting you, figuratively, with Eagle Point Solar’s lawsuit in Wisconsin, Executive changes at PJM Interconnection, Tennessee’s largest landfill project and everything else you can handle.

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Energy freedom and solar’s strategy for the South

The solar industry has just won a major victory with the passage of the Energy Freedom Act in South Carolina. But is this victory replicable in other Southern states?

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