United States

EQ Research: Utilities failing at fixed charge increases

The research firm’s latest analysis of utility rate case filings finds regulators often rejecting the hikes on fixed charges that many utilities are asking for. However, the general direction of fixed charges is still upwards.

Land secured for massive solar farm in Michigan

The project, developed by Ranger solar, would represent a 200% increase in Michigan’s entire installed capacity as a state by the time of its anticipated completion in 2020.

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SunCast: Lance Li on drones and solar

In this latest episode of SunCast, host Nico Johnson talks drones, inspection and asset management with Lance Li of Aerospec.

Teaching New York the real value of solar

SEIA has filed a petition with the New York regulators calling for changes to the calculation of the value of distributed energy, including by refining how to take into account avoided damages, and adjusting the application of ‘E-values’ until further program changes occur.

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BNEF: U.S. module prices seeing “aggressive” reductions

The analytics firm expects the price of mono-PERC modules to fall to $0.37 per watt by the end of the year, despite the 30% Section 201 tariffs.

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AZ Commissioner Justin Olson answered questions about energy policy by copying parts of an APS memo

The latest research by Energy and Policy Institute finds yet another potentially improper interaction between an ACC member and a utility that he is tasked with regulating.

Seraphim USA says it will more than triple Mississippi manufacturing to 500 MW

The company has stopped operations, and says that it is installing tools to increase its U.S. module manufacturing to 500 MW per year, while moving to all mono, half-cut cells and five busbars.

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100 MW of desert solar moving from developer to investor

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments has acquired an under construction 100 MW solar power project being built by First Solar in Kern County, California, which will feature the large-format Series 6 module.

Tesla secures 210 acres in Shanghai for its first international Gigafactory

Tesla is planning accelerated development and construction of this new battery and EV plant, which will mark the company’s first soirée into international production.

Onsite of North Providence, Rhode Island’s solar powered landfill – with PHOTOS

Southern Sky Renewables has delivered a 2.6 MW-DC solar power plant atop a sealed landfill, as one of the first utility-scale solar projects in the smallest state in the union. Rhode Island public officials from Governor Gina Raimondo to the local police force showed up for a literal ribbon cutting.

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