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An offer utilities can’t refuse: The low cost of utility-scale solar

An offer utilities can’t refuse: The low cost of utility-scale solar New numbers show the “beautiful friendship” between utilities and solar is growing and bringing the U.S. power system’s transition to higher renewables penetrations along. “Utilities of all kinds and in many places are accelerating from zero to 100 on solar in response to record-low … Continue reading An offer utilities can’t refuse: The low cost of utility-scale solar

#EPRI Awarded $1.8 Million for Solar Forecasting Technology Research

EPRI Awarded $1.8 Million for Solar Forecasting Technology Research The Electric Power Research Institute has announced a $1.8 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop and demonstrate new methods to operate power systems with high penetrations of solar power. The award is part of the DOE’s Solar Forecasting 2 funding program to … Continue reading #EPRI Awarded $1.8 Million for Solar Forecasting Technology Research

Utilities’ eyes on state’s solar – power surge; dispute arises on generators’ credit

Utilities’ eyes on state’s solar-power surge; dispute arises on generators’ credit More Arkansans than ever are generating their own electricity, feeding power into the grid and receiving financial benefits as well. But now utilities want to change what they pay for the customers’ power, endangering that benefit. The state’s utility companies reported almost 1,000 households … Continue reading Utilities’ eyes on state’s solar – power surge; dispute arises on generators’ credit

#Nuance_Energy to supply #LADWP with up to 6 MW of ground mounted solar

Nuance Energy to supply LADWP with up to 6 MW of ground mounted solar Nuance Energy, manufacturer of the patent-pending Osprey PowerPlatform and developer of distributed generation solar projects, announced it was awarded a contract with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for ground mount solar arrays to be deployed at LADWP facilities. … Continue reading #Nuance_Energy to supply #LADWP with up to 6 MW of ground mounted solar

Report Shows Solar and Wind Prices Have Dropped in the US

Report Shows Solar and Wind Prices Have Dropped in the US Power purchase agreement (PPA) prices in the United States have dropped consistently with the median prices down by $1.5 per MWh across all projects, at least according to a new report by LevelTen Energy. The outlet observed three critical components: data, transparency and education–as … Continue reading Report Shows Solar and Wind Prices Have Dropped in the US

Utilities Hot on the Trail of Disruptive, Distributed Solar, Clean Energy Technology

Utilities Hot on the Trail of Disruptive, Distributed Solar, Clean Energy Technology An international group of 10 power utilities is in the midst of conducting the second edition of Free Electrons, a unique, utility-sponsored accelerator program that offers distributed, solar and clean energy start-ups worldwide the opportunity to further develop, refine, test and prove their … Continue reading Utilities Hot on the Trail of Disruptive, Distributed Solar, Clean Energy Technology