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California’s community has chosen 2 GW of renewables

Aug 15, 2019 9:08:00 AM / by John Weaver, pv magazine posted in Community, Solar Development, California, United States, Utility-Scale PV, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), PPA, Solar Incentives, Community Choice Aggregators

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Community choice aggregators in California have now signed over 2 GW of power purchase agreements for renewable energy projects, with 1.4 GW in 43 projects coming from solar power.

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Solar Plus Storage Programs and Policies for Northeastern States

Aug 12, 2019 7:05:15 PM / by Paul Fischer posted in Commercial Solar, Massachusetts, Policy, Vermont, Energy Storage, Utility-Scale PV, New Hampshire, New York, Boston, Distributed Storage, Tesla, Governor Cuomo, New York City, Legislation, New Jersey, Solar Plus Storage

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Apollo 11 & the Community Solar Power Summit in Philadelphia

Jul 22, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Andrew Breiter-Wu posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Development, Solar Access to All, MA SMART Program, Massachusetts, Utility-Scale PV, Andrew Breiter-Wu, Power Generation, Community Solar, Legislation

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This past week we remembered the incredible achievements of the Apollo 11 team that put the first man on the moon, 50 years ago. CBS, CNN, and other media organizations did a great job covering this with segments throughout the week and specials using the original footage from the historic day/week back in July of 1969. 

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A Response to "What Happens When Communities Say No To Solar and Wind” by Joel Stronberg

Jul 8, 2019 12:20:00 PM / by Paul Fischer posted in Property Management, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Energy, Property Owners, Policy, Utility-Scale PV, Solar Industry

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Hawaii’s new reality of solar plus storage: under 10 cents

Apr 11, 2019 9:55:00 AM / by Christian Roselund, pv magazine posted in Utilities, Energy Storage, Utility-Scale PV, Hawaii, Tesla, SolarCity, Solar Cost & Prices, PPA

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Hawaii regulators have approved six of eight proposed large solar plus storage projects, with all coming at or under 10 cents per kilowatt-hour.

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How Massachusetts’s Commercial and Industrial Facilities can Monetize the New Solar and Storage Incentives

Mar 25, 2019 9:35:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Commercial Solar, Businesses, MA SMART Program, Massachusetts, Energy Storage, Utility-Scale PV, Boston, Time-of-Use

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Dr. Solar goes from zero to 1 GW in two projects

Mar 10, 2019 9:39:44 PM / by Christian Roselund, pv magazine posted in Solar Development, Property Owners, United States, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Business, Texas, Finance

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Dr. Miguel Oneto has developed a 682 MWdc solar power project in Childress County, Texas. The project is the second by the new developer, following a 324 MWdc project under construction nearby.

 

 

It’s a story that would only happen in Texas, where everything is a little bit bigger – including the business opportunities.

 

In August of last year, pv magazine reported on a 240 MWac / 324 MWdc solar power project that broke ground in northern Texas. A couple of months later, the developer reached out to start a conversation with us about the next project he was developing, and gave us a bit of a background story.

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Changes to California's Utility Rates are Disrupting the Economics of Commercial and Industrial Solar

Feb 20, 2019 8:44:00 AM / by Colin Neagle, Enel X posted in Commercial Solar, California, Utilities, Energy Storage, Utility-Scale PV, Time-of-Use, Demand Management, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

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This article is an excerpt from the new whitepaper published by Microgrid Knowledge and Enel X North America, California’s Changing Time-of-Use Rates: Calculating the Impact on Behind-the-Meter Solar PV and Energy Storage.

 

For utilities, electricity is generally more expensive and complex to deliver when demand is high. To help cover these costs, California’s utilities have traditionally imposed time-of-use (TOU) rates, which created a daily schedule that applies different prices for power based on demand trends on the grid. When demand is highest, prices are highest under TOU rates.

 

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Is large scale solar feasible in the Northeast? #SolarNE

Feb 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Tim Sylvia, pv magazine posted in Exterior Lease, Solar Energy, Solar, Community, Solar Development, MA SMART Program, Massachusetts, Policy, Utilities, Vermont, Energy Storage, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island

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At Solar Power Northeast representatives from Cypress Creek, Stem and Kearsage Energy discussed the possibilities and limitations of bringing big solar to New York and New England.

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“500 MW might actually cover all of Rhode Island,” joked Paul Raducha, senior developer for Kearsage energy, but there’s real sentiment behind his quip. While states like California, Nevada and Arizona have seen utility-scale development at mind boggling scales, there are few massive solar plants yet on the East Coast north of Virginia.

 

Now let’s be honest, nobody is asking for or realistically expecting a multitude of 100 or more MW plants in New England and New York. So what is there to expect?

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