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PJM capacity auction results show solar boom

The results of a 2021/2022 auction saw an additional 964 MW of utility-scale solar projects bidding in to supply capacity, suggesting a boom in solar.

Virginia regulators reject Dominion’s 100% renewable energy option

The state’s Corporation Commission has argued that the program as designed would give Dominion “extraordinary discretion” in setting rates.

Dominion mulls at least 4.72 GW of new solar by 2033

The power giant is planning to contract with 760 MW of third-party solar projects by 2020, as well as building 240 MW of solar by 2021 – but also to build new gas plants and keep its nuclear reactors running for unheard-of timelines.

Some sunbelt states are sunny side down on rooftop solar

A new report sheds light on primarily states, primarily in the sunbelt, that dampen (or drown) rooftop solar through bad policies, or none at all.

Virginia Supreme Court upholds 100% renewable energy option

The court has sided against Dominion in a ruling that makes it easier for large energy consumers to sign up for 100% renewable energy options from alternative suppliers.

Microsoft signs 315 MW of solar power contracts in Virginia

The company is billing the contract with a portion of a 500 MW project as the largest corporate solar power purchase agreement (PPA) to date.

TVA proposes rate structures to hobble rooftop solar

The semi-public power authority is not even trying to hide its attempt to slow down deployment of customer-owned solar and other forms of distributed generation.


Four co-ops petition Virginia utility regulators to start community solar pilot

The pilot, which the co-operatives expect to last three years, would provide for the construction of two facilities in the state, the power from which members could subscribe.

GTM Research predicts 11% reduction in the U.S. solar market from tariffs

President Trump’s tariff decision was not the worst-case scenario for the U.S. market, but GTM Research says that it will still have effects, particularly in marginal and emerging regional markets.


New online solar tools

In this guest post Bentham Paulos brings you some of the top new online tools for the solar industry, including irradition maps, decision tools and finance simulators.


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