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Will #SC allow more rooftop solar? Politicians, lobbyists huddle over compromise

Will SC allow more rooftop solar? Politicians, lobbyists huddle over compromise COLUMBIA S.C. legislators are nearing a deal to protect the solar industry and guarantee favorable rates to homeowners with rooftop solar panels over the next two years. The deal follows a crushing defeat by the solar industry in the Legislature less than a year … Continue reading Will #SC allow more rooftop solar? Politicians, lobbyists huddle over compromise

Two new 100-MW utility- solar units expected in the #Permian_Basin

Two new 100-MW utility-solar units expected in the Permian Basin Houston — Two 100-MW utility-scale solar photovoltaic generation projects are either under construction or will soon be in two west Texas counties situated within the Permian Basin. One of the projects is to be owned by Duke Energy Renewables, the other by Germany’s E.ON. The … Continue reading Two new 100-MW utility- solar units expected in the #Permian_Basin

Solar power asks what the definition of “need” is

Solar power asks what the definition of “need” is Ohio regulators are reviewing AEP’s proposal to pass on the costs for building 900 MW of renewable energy to utility customers, on the basis of whether these new electricity generation resources are “needed” for Ohio. The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) of Ohio is questioning whether American … Continue reading Solar power asks what the definition of “need” is

Low-Income Solar Is The Goal Of 225 Megawatt #New_Jersey Community Solar Program

Low-Income Solar Is The Goal Of 225 Megawatt New Jersey Community Solar Program New Jersey has firmly embraced the concept of solar for all with its new 225 megawatt community solar program, within which 40% of all capacity is earmarked for low- and moderate-income consumers. The three-year pilot program was designed by the New Jersey … Continue reading Low-Income Solar Is The Goal Of 225 Megawatt #New_Jersey Community Solar Program

Solar-Plus-Storage Beats Combined-Cycle Gas in Jordan and Morocco

Solar-Plus-Storage Beats Combined-Cycle Gas in Jordan and Morocco Even the world’s most efficient gas technology is falling behind PV combined with batteries. Solar-plus-storage is already competitive with the world’s most efficient form of gas generation in Morocco and Jordan, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. Solar on its own is much … Continue reading Solar-Plus-Storage Beats Combined-Cycle Gas in Jordan and Morocco

#New_York governor’s Green New Deal starts with 1 GW of large-scale solar

New York governor’s Green New Deal starts with 1 GW of large-scale solar With disgruntled civic leaders and NGOs from the U.S. making their presence felt at last month’s COP24 climate change convention in Katowice with a We Are Still In booth, New York governor Andrew Cuomo has illustrated just how effective state administrations can … Continue reading #New_York governor’s Green New Deal starts with 1 GW of large-scale solar

Tripling Firm Solar, Wind Energy Output in #Texas by Capitalizing on “Complementarity”

Tripling Firm Solar, Wind Energy Output in Texas by Capitalizing on “Complementarity” Co-locating or integrating distributed solar and wind power resources to maximize their output and contributions to electricity transmission and distribution grids isn’t a new idea. Two researchers at Rice University in Houston modeled solar and wind power production at sites across Texas and … Continue reading Tripling Firm Solar, Wind Energy Output in #Texas by Capitalizing on “Complementarity”