Utah

Wyoming solar capacity to increase 1,300% under PacifiCorp plan

The utility’s 2019 draft IRP outlines nearly 11 GW of wind and solar set to go on-line by 2038, complemented by 2.8 GW of battery storage and the early retirement of five coal plants.

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SPI Day 3: solar tools, solar modules, electrical panel upgrades, future inverters, more!

Nineteen thousand people walked the floor at the United States’ largest *energy conference* – not just solar power conference – and it is a bit sad to end, but the education, handshakes, and hardware were great.

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SPI day 2: Virtual reality, energy storage, big machines, ping pong & more!

Walking the floor at Solar Power International means swimming in new hardware, smart company representatives, and new ideas. Here are a few.

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Microsoft buys more solar from ENGIE, Lightsource raises $140 million in U.S. solar funding: pvMB 9/26/19

Hello once again friends and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at Amp reaching a GWh in in large-scale solar+storage projects, SmartFlower debuting SmartFlower +, ABB debuting the Universal 10/4 Residential Storage System and more!

On the floor at SPI – touchless snow removal, perovskite tandem cells, gapless solar modules, more!

pv magazine USA is at Solar Power International in Salt Lake City, Utah this week and showing off some hardware from the floor. And most impressive is that innovation is still happening in solar modules, but also in many other complementary technologies.

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sPower’s new 80 MW Utah installation, Solar Frontier acquires 50.5 MW project from Coldwell: pvMB 9/25/19

Hello everybody and welcome to you Hump Day pvMB. Today we’ll be checking out the solar system donated to Bamberger Ranch, Energport beginning work on a 72 MW, 72 MWh battery system, First Solar’s 20th anniversary and more!

sonnen turns apartment complex into dispatchable solar + storage power plant

Local utility Rocky Mountain Power will use rooftop solar and 600 batteries at the Soleil Lofts community in Utah to supply demand response and manage peaks on its system, as the latest behind-the-meter contract.

Solar met 2.7% of U.S. electric demand during the first half of 2019

Marginally higher solar output and lower electricity use allowed the share of solar in the overall mix to rise. California met more than 17% of its demand with solar during the six-month period, and solar + wind met 10.4% of the nation’s demand.

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pvMB: Pennsylvania’s new RPS has 100 cosponsors, Utah’s hidden solar potential, more

Hello one and all and welcome to today’s pvMB. On this fine day we’ll be looking at Marin Clean Energy’s $2.8 million net metering paybacks, Utah’s hidden solar potential, Standard Solar’s new community solar e-book and more!

Waste heat is not cool, say scientists

Engineers at the University of Utah have developed a tiny device which they say could increase the performance of PV panels and other electronic devices by converting energy lost as heat back into electricity.

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