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sPower Connects Nearly 500 MW to grid in 65 days

The independent power producer reached 1 GW of operating solar projects before the calendar turned to 2017.

The solar coaster: pv magazine USA’s 2016 year in review

With massive market growth, the bankruptcy of SunEdison and the election of a pro-coal climate denier as president, 2016 really was the best and the worst of times.

Scatec sells off its last U.S. solar plant

The Norwegian developer and EPC has closed on the sale of the 104 MW-DC Utah Red Hills plant to Macquarie.

sPower provides 107 MW of power to California water department

The Solverde 1 Solar project will help California Department of Water Resources continue toward its mission of becoming more environmentally responsible.

Solar receives transmission boost in the West

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to cut carbon pollution and create clean energy jobs, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell approved two transmission lines to deliver energy across Southwest.


Utah PSC grants utility’s request to suspend solar rate-increase request

In response to intense public reaction, Rocky Mountain Power requested the suspension so it could continue negotiating with solar stakeholders to find a mutually agreeable solution.

Q3 was the largest quarter ever for the U.S. solar market

The nation installed over 4 GW-DC of solar PV during Q3 2016, and even more is expected in the fourth quarter of the year. However as utility-scale solar booms the residential segment is struggling.

Utah utility’s rate proposal sparks passionate public backlash

Rocky Mountain Power’s new rate structure, which goes before the public service commission today, would charge new solar customers fees to cover a mythical cost-shift — inviting public scrutiny of what it sees as the utility’s attack on solar energy


Is SEIA PAC out of step with the industry?

The solar industry’s primary political-action committee gave 60 percent of its money to Republicans in 2016 — including at least five well-known Climate-Change deniers


NRG closes on 1.5 GW-AC of SunEdison wind, solar assets

The acquisition includes utility-scale solar projects in Utah, Texas and Hawaii as well as 29 MW of distributed solar in four states.

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