Wyoming

Montana utility wants gas units; Sierra Club suspects biased modeling

In developing its resource plan, NorthWestern Energy apparently used modeling assumptions that favor gas-fired generation, says the Sierra Club. The group has filed a legal motion requesting access to the modeling inputs, and to the model itself.

Wyoming solar capacity to increase 1,300% under PacifiCorp plan

The utility’s 2019 draft IRP outlines nearly 11 GW of wind and solar set to go on-line by 2038, complemented by 2.8 GW of battery storage and the early retirement of five coal plants.

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Balancing solar development and preservation of agricultural lands in the Midwest

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Sara Bergan and Thomas Braun, attorneys at Stoel Rives LLP discuss the difficult balancing act of solar and agriculture in the emerging Midwestern market.

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Tri-State dumps coal, eyes wind and solar as new fling

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association has announced it is creating an aggressive “Responsible Energy Plan,” one which begins with the retiring of the 100 MW Nucla Coal Plant in early 2020.

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Wyoming’s first solar trade association, EV chargers encroaching on gas stations: pvMB 5/21/19

We’ve got a jam-packed MB for you this morning. Today we’ll be looking at the formation of the American Solar Grazing Association, a community solar bill in Maine, the winners of the 17th Solar Cup and much much more!

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A big day for Massachusetts community solar, Generac acquires PIKA Energy: pvMB 4/29/19

Hello and thank you for starting your week with the pvMB. Today we’ll be checking out a PacifiCorp report that retiring 4 coal plants could save customers hundreds of millions, Renewable Envoy’s solar art installation, Yaskawa Solectria Solar achieving rapid shutdown and more, so buckle up!

pvMB 2/4/19: Massive solar projects in Nebraska and Wyoming, GAF energy adding to its R&D leadership…and more!

Hello and happy Super Bowl Monday. In today’s pv magazine USA morning brief we a take a look at PowerOptions and Solect Energy renewing their partnership, a 1 MW plant in Rhode Island and the rest you need to start your week.

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2018 solar power year in review (part 2)

In part 2 we look at more of some of the action in 2018, from the dramatic growth of the 100% renewable energy movement to California’s mandate for rooftop solar on new homes.

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Sungrow supplies inverters for Wyoming’s first large solar plant

The Chinese inverter maker says its products can handle the extreme temperature fluctuations at the site in the Southwestern Wyoming.

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.

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