A new solar powered #2 rises, and it looks to keep growing

Con Edison states that it has become the number two solar power generator in North America with the finalization of its Sempra purchase which included 980 MWac of operating solar.

Will gas outpace wind and solar installations this year?

The latest analyses by both IHS Markit and Wood Mackenzie suggest that the capacity of new gas plants coming online this year will be slightly larger than the combination of wind and solar, for the first time in five years.

U.S. utilities test distributed energy management

Distributed energy management systems can capture added value from solar and storage by shaving peak loads, providing grid services, and deferring grid investments. Utilities testing such systems have shared their lessons learned, while Western Australia leapfrogs ahead.

From the editor: Manchin appointment shows Democratic Party leaders’ true colors

The appointment of Joe Manchin to lead Democrats on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee could put a brake on any meaningful climate and energy policies at the federal level for the foreseeable future.

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35 members of Congress support 100% renewable energy, Green New Deal

Sunrise Movement has racked up impressive support in its final push before Congress retires for the year, but it is not clear that this will be enough.

The Department of Energy wants you!

The Solar Energy Technologies Office is seeking feedback from solar professionals on what topics it ought research within solar photovoltaics, solar thermal, systems integration and soft cost reduction.

REAP saved from reaper in 2018 Farm Bill

The popular financial assistance program for renewable energy on farms will remain, thanks to a passing vote by Congress. From 2019 to 2023, the program will operate at $50 million annually.

Tariffs bite the Q3 solar market

Wood Mackenzie and SEIA’s latest Solar Market Insight report shows a big fall in utility-scale project completions from July through the end of September, but the promise of a massive fourth quarter.

Soft costs of solar: The final frontier of utility LCOE reduction?

In this op-ed for pv magazine, KiloNewton Founder and CEO John Williamson looks at both the importance of reducing soft costs and the likely paths to get there.

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Maine regulators reverse gross metering decision for mid-sized, large customers

The PUC appointed by Governor LePage has undone its regressive solar policy for a portion of customers, after being confronted with evidence that it was imposing costs on all ratepayers.

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