United States

New Orleans City Council must re-consider gas plant

A judge’s ruling that the city’s Open Meetings Law was violated means that the gas plant which Entergy hired actors to fake support for must now be reconsidered.

Miami’s floating solar, 50X50, closing coal and more! pvMB: 6/14/19

SunPower has installed 2.2 MW of its Helix Carport & Storage system, solar power pricing shows some stability, Tesla shows images of its V3 modules, and more!

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Florida Supreme Court rules in favor of utility solar development

Judges have unanimously ruled that Florida Power and Light is allowed to rate base $863 million for eight solar projects built in 2017 and 2018, as in 2016 state regulators had already approved it.

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State Department issues strategy on diversifying clean energy, storage supply chains

The Trump Administration is acknowledging the global demand for clean energy and energy storage with the State Department’s new strategy.

Fate of Washington polysilicon plant hinges on Trump, Jinping meeting

REC Silicon has delayed full shutdown of its Moses Lake polysilicon operation until mid July as President Trump and his Chinese counterpart are scheduled to hold talks in Osaka in two weeks’ time.

Over 200 MW of solar approved in Virginia, 140 MW for Cypress Creek

A trio of projects have been approved by the state of Virginia which could greatly increase the state’s solar capacity.

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!

Roth: Bifacial tariff exemption to drive down U.S. module prices

The investment banking firm expects an increase of bifacial imports from Southeast Asia, and says that this could drop U.S. average selling prices below 40 cents per watt.

Six Flags Great Adventure unveils New Jersey’s largest net-metered solar array (w/ video)

The 23.5 MW project, comprised of carports and a nearby ground-mount installation, has officially been completed and will offset more than 98% of the park’s electricity needs.

REC Silicon scraps stock placement as WA plant teeters on edge of shutdown

Stock in the polysilicon manufacturer appeared to be recovering in early trading on the Oslo exchange this morning after it cancelled plans for a private placement of as many as 50 million shares.