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NREL: 30% wind and solar are feasible on the Eastern U.S. grid – without storage

NREL’s latest study looks at 25% wind and 5% solar on the Eastern Power grids, modeling the system in five-minute intervals.

SolarCity excluded from participating in Nevada grandfathering decision

The Nevada Public Utilities Commission (PUCN) has denied SolarCity’s request to participate in proceeding on whether existing residential solar customers in Nevada should have their net metering schemes “grandfathered,” after the utility added fees to the scheme at the end of 2015.

Residential Inverter Quality: An O&M Headache

Failures in residential solar systems can be the bane of an installer, who is often paid merely to install the system, not necessarily to back the various component warranties.

SolarCity value miscalculated by $400 million in Tesla merger

A Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing by Tesla on Wednesday revealed that the investment bank that advised SolarCity on its sale to Tesla, Lazard Ltd, double-counted some of the company’s projected indebtedness, resulting in a $400 million undervaluation.

TerraForm Power holds on to SunEdison staff, changes terms on notes

The changes in terms on notes also include a requirement that companies buying up TerraForm stock take over the notes.

SunLink Launches TechTrack Distributed

SunLink has launched TechTrack Distributed, its distributed single-axis tracker, featuring dynamic design, site flexibility and total cost reduction.

Florida initiative to exempt solar from property taxes passes by wide margin

The measure is a first step to lifting significant obstacles to the development of solar in the Sunshine State.

pv magazine USA brings on new sales and business development staff

As part of our increased U.S. presence, pv magazine USA has hired Matt Gallinger as our North American representative.

Washington D.C. is not meeting its solar carve-out

Data published by EIA shows that less than half the district’s solar requirement was met in 2015.

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PG&E to open bidding process for 75 MW of shared renewables

The utility is seeking 75 MW of solar and other renewable energy projects from 500 kW to 20 MW in capacity under a new shared renewable energy program.

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