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.

PetersenDean Roofing and Solar plans expansions in four states

The roofing and solar provider has identified California, Utah, Colorado and Florida as locations where it is “actively negotiating” to acquire companies.


Utah, Illinois rank among state-level solar stars, says IREC report

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council named its 2017 Clean Energy States Honor Roll yesterday, highlighting some its favorite solar success stories at the state level.

A vision of an infinite, clean energy economy

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Jamey Johnson puts forth his vision for a new political party based on sustainability principles.


Utah approves $200 fee for 15 minute-interval meters

New solar customers in the Beehive State not only lost full retail-rate net metering last week, but they will be paying Rocky Mountain Power $200 for the meter that will govern the program’s successor.


RMP deal will slow the growth of solar energy in Utah

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Alan Naumann argues that the recent agreement on net metering reached between solar advocates and Rocky Mountain Power was a bad deal that only benefits the utility.

Hannon Armstrong bets on solar, issues $164 million in green bonds

The investment group will use the bonds to refinance the land leases it holds under 57 solar projects totaling 1.2 GW in capacity.

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