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Navajo Nation bill would replace 2.25 GW of coal with renewables

The bill would create a task force to recommend replacement revenue sources by June 7. Transmission lines serving the Arizona coal plant could support gigawatts of solar or solar-plus-storage.

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Ten sunniest states added 1.8 GW of small-scale solar

Contractors in California, Arizona and Texas built almost 90% of this capacity. Policy groups in the 10 states aim for fair rates for solar customers, plus community solar. “Snapshot stories” included.

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Solar + wind met nearly 9% of U.S. power demand in 2018

Solar output grew 25% and met 2.4% of all U.S. electric demand last year. But despite dramatic gains in emerging markets, only California, Nevada and Hawaii are meeting more than 10% of demand with in-state solar.

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pvMB 2/25/19 solar in… Alaska?

Hello and thank you for starting your Monday with the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at Solarize Philly’s third round of request for proposals, a proposed energy storage grant fund in Utah, the symbiosis between farmers and large-scale solar and everything else you need to take on this week in the solar industry.

Europeans break ground in Texas and Utah on 300 MW of solar power

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners have started construction on their Misae and Sage solar power projects, located in Texas and Utah and sized 240 MW-AC and 58 MW-AC, respectively.

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Utah’s rooftop solar market on the skids with net metering change

As Utah’s net metering market declines, it is unclear if a successor program is picking up the slack.

Solar could replace 2.73 GW of PacifiCorp coal units, at lower cost

A simple comparison of per-MWh costs for solar versus PacifiCorp’s existing coal-fired generation found that new solar would cost less than the going-forward costs of 11 coal units with a combined 2.73 GW of capacity.

Facebook and Pacific Power plan 437 MW of solar in Utah, Oregon

Two projects totaling 100 MW will be built by Invenergy to serve the company’s data center in Prineville, Oregon

JinkoSolar to supply sPower with 1.43 GW of solar panels

The massive deal follows on Jinko’s 2.75 GW supply deal with NextEra, as it deepens its presence in the U.S. market.

Utah governor signs trio of solar power bills

Between consumer protection, an extension of the state solar tax credit and even giving utilities the ability to rate-base large projects, Governor Herbert and the Utah Legislature have been good to solar.

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