Utah

Morning Brief: Rare Utah earthquake knocks out power to 55,000

Rocky Mountain Power must respond to a natural disaster while social distancing. Plus, New York is good, but NIMBY about solar.

Hydrogen is the first viable option for seasonal storage

Compressed hydrogen is “the first viable option” to help meet wintertime electricity demand in a high-renewables grid, says DNV GL, a global consulting firm.

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Morning Brief: Molten aluminum energy storage, Tesla looking for PV and storage project managers based in China

Also in the brief: Virginia Clean Economy Act, Utah’s residential solar future in the hands of its PSC and solar-powered irrigation in India

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Rocky Mountain Power, a Warren Buffett-owned utility, is again seeking to kill off residential solar power

Rocky Mountain Power has proposed an almost 80 percent cut to the rate paid to net metered solar electricity, dropping it from the current 9.2¢/kWh to a rough average of about 2.0¢/kWh.

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Ten sunniest US states added 1.8 GW of small-scale solar in 2019, as solar advocates press for more

Solar contractors added another 1.8 gigawatts of small-scale solar in the ten sunniest states last year. In Hawaii and California, solar groups described their ambitious policy goals to keep the momentum going.

Morning Brief: 200 MW proposed in Utah and ‘God likes solar’

Also in the brief: 150 MW coming to Pennsylvania, Sunnova to bundle roof replacements with solar+storage under one loan, a solar-powered big rig in Arkansas and more!

Morning Brief: Rhode Island utilities collaborate on solar contract, Utah battery incentive program proposed

Today in the brief: True Green Capital Management closes financing for 70 MW New York community solar portfolio, Connecticut regulators decide to be honest, Brightcore Energy names chief strategy officer and more.

Green hydrogen backed by US solar firms 8minute and Intersect Power

Two solar firms have helped launch an industry group promoting green hydrogen, which is produced using solar or wind power. The group backs a Utah project that would use 30% green hydrogen in 2025 and 100% green hydrogen by 2045.

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2 GW pumped storage project proposed on Navajo Nation lands

FERC has accepted Daybreak Energy’s application to develop a 2,230 MW pumped-hydro energy storage station along the banks of Lake Powell on the Arizona/Utah border.

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SunCast Episode 217: German market strategies for the US solar market with Gordon Baier of GoSolar

In a another special taped at SPI 2019, Nico sits down with Gordon Baier of GoSolar to discuss the use of German solar market strategies successfully in the United States.

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