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World's biggest battery to boost solar in Texas
The world’s largest battery could soon be storing solar energy deep in the heart of Texas oil country. [...]
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Alberta government signs PPA for 94 MW of subsidy-free solar
This week, Canadian Solar said that it has won three solar power contracts with Alberta’s Ministry of Infrastructure, for a total of 94 megawatts (MWp) of solar power system in southeast Alberta, with an average contracted PPA price of 48.05 Canadian dollars [US 36.27] per MWh. When in operation in 2021, these solar plants will provide 55 percent of the electricity needs for Alberta provincial government. [...]
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COSEIA Opens Nominations for 2019 Solar Power and Energy Storage Awards
DENVER, CO. – The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA), has announced that nominations are now open for the 2019 Solar Power and Energy Storage Awards. The second annual awards shift away from system size to market segment to better highlight the range of innovation and technology occuring in Colorado. Remaining the same, however, are […] The post COSEIA Opens Nominations for 2019 Solar Power and Energy Storage Awards appeared first on Colorado Solar Energy Industrie [...]
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Puerto Rico’s Draft IRP Seeks Unprecedented Amounts of Solar and Battery Storage
Last week when utilities and other energy stakeholders were attending DistribuTECH in New Orleans, LA, a bit farther south, Puerto Rico’s utility PREPA was releasing a draft version of its 2019 integrated resource plan (IRP). [...]
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Residential Solar and Storage to Participate in New England Wholesale Energy Capacity Market
Solar is breaking into a power market that’s long been the domain of big, conventional generators. A key reason: batteries. [...]
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Chinese Solar Manufacturers Increased Production, Export in 2018 While Domestic Installations Fell
In 2018, 43 GW of new PV installation capacity was added to the grid in China, a decline of 18 percent from the prior year. Accumulated PV installed capacity surpassed 170 GW. Of the total, 20 GW were distributed PV, up 5 percent. Some 23 GW were centralized PV, down 31 percent. The country’s PV sector showed dramatic growth in electricity production last year. The curtailment rate of PV power systems declined from a double-digit number to around 3 percent. [...]
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Demand Charges Could Jeopardize Rooftop Solar in New York
In New York, and cities around the world, extreme weather events have become the new norm. Even six years later as we prepare for the L train shutdown for storm-related repairs, we’re still seeing the effects of Hurricane Sandy, which knocked out power to more than eight million households. [...]
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Tour Highlight: Pilot Solar Farm Offers Lessons Learned
It is a bit ironic to visit a solar farm on a foggy, overcast morning, but you have to take whatever weather you are given – in New Orleans in early February. At least it wasn’t raining, which was definitely in the forecast just the day before. [...]
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Facebook's Data-Center Landlord Strikes Deal to Add Solar Power
Facebook Inc. is boosting its clean-energy efforts with a deal to help run a Virginia data center where it leases space with solar power. [...]
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Clean Energy Group Says Georgia Power’s New IRP Falls Short on Solar, Energy Efficiency
On January 31, 2019, Georgia Power, the largest utility in the state submitted its newest integrated resource plan (IRP) to the state utility commission for approval. [...]
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4.2-MW Solar Project Planned for Rhode Island Town
Standard Solar Inc. announced an agreement with the town of Burrillville, Rhode Island for the ground-mount solar system. It is planned to contain more than 11,000 solar modules and produce 5.3 GWh of electricity. [...]
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1000-Acre Sunflower Solar Farm to be Built for Entergy Mississippi
This week the parent company of Recurrent Energy, Canadian Solar, said that Recurrent had signed a build-transfer agreement (BTA) for a base purchase price of approximately $138.4 million with Entergy Mississippi for a 100-MWac solar PV project in Sunflower County, Mississippi. [...]
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ENGIE Signs 25-year Solar Deal in Senegal
ENGIE has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement for two solar photovoltaic projects in Senegal, Africa. [...]
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FPL Aims for Record-breaking 30 Million Solar Panels by 2030
The initiative aims to install more than 30 million solar panels by 2030 and the project will be the largest including solar installation by a regulated utility in the world. [...]
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Excluding Solar PV From Czech Renewables Auctions an Expensive Mistake, Warns Solar Association
The Czech Solar Association is sounding the alarm about planned legislation that would exclude solar PV projects being entered into future Renewable Energy Auctions. The Czech Ministry for Industry and Trade has recently submitted an amendment proposal to the law which explicitly bars solar energy from future auctions. If passed in its current version (Act. No. 165/2012 Coll., on promoted energy sources) the law would lead the Czech Republic down a needlessly expensive path, warns the Solar Asso [...]
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Five Companies You’ve Definitely Heard of Join Up to Buy Solar Energy in Aggregation Deal
It’s hard to find a common thread between the business models of Gap, Bloomberg, Cox, Salesforce and Workday but today they are announcing that they all have one big thing in common: their desire to clean up their organizations’ energy supply by using renewable energy. [...]
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China Hopes to Lessen Solar, Wind Curtailment in 2019
China set three-year targets for allowing more wind and solar power onto the power grid after the rapid addition of panels and windmills forced some electricity distributors to partly block that energy from flowing into their systems. [...]
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Solar Goals Stymied in India as Investors Shun Chance to Build
India’s effort to spur its own solar power equipment industry seems to be failing, with only one company so far bidding for the nation’s tender to set up a factory. [...]
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China Plans Subsidy-Free Solar, Wind Power Pilot Projects
China will start building pilot wind and solar power projects that won’t receive national government payments as it pushes to improve the competitiveness of renewable energy and rein in subsidy bills. Shares of solar manufacturers surged in New York and Hong Kong. [...]
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SunShare Community Solar – Financial Analyst – Denver CO
POSITION SUMMARY: SunShare is seeking a candidate to work as a full time Financial Analyst. This unique opportunity will allow the successful candidate to gain experience in the growing field of solar energy, learn from some of the most experienced and dedicated professionals in the space, and contribute actively to the growth of an entrepreneurial […] The post SunShare Community Solar – Financial Analyst – Denver CO appeared first on Colorado Solar Energy Industries Associati [...]
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75-MW Duke Energy Florida Solar Farm now in Operation
Duke Energy Florida has about 300,000 solar panels in operation totaling 100 MW across its territory. [...]
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NV Energy Reorients Generation Mix toward Solar, Retiring Coal
The Public Utility Commission of Nevada has approved NV’s long-term IRP to double its renewable energy capacity by 2023. The utility will bring 1,001 MW of solar capacity online via six new power purchase agreements (PPAs). [...]
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Philadelphia inks 20-year Solar PPA for 70-MW Farm
Developers say the Adams Solar will be the state’s largest such farm, by far, and will sell 100 percent of its power under the long-term PPA with the Philadelphia Energy Authority. [...]
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Industry Legend, ex-Duke CEO and Solar Enthusiast Jim Rogers Dies
Rogers was chairman and CEO of North Carolina-based Duke from 2006 until his retirement in 2013. He was named to the top post following the merger with Cinergy, which he led as chairman and CEO for more than 11 years. [...]
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