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#Invenergy Announces 1.3GW Series of Solar Projects in #Texas

Invenergy Announces 1.3GW Series of Solar Projects in Texas Invenergy has begun construction on a five-phase, 1,310-megawatt solar center spanning three Texas counties, the energy developer and operator said on Wednesday. The company has already secured offtake agreements with several cities and large corporations for its Samson Solar Energy Center, with phases set to come … Continue reading #Invenergy Announces 1.3GW Series of Solar Projects in #Texas

#Florida PSC approves #Tampa_Electric ’s Durrance solar project

Florida PSC approves Tampa Electric’s Durrance solar project The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) approved Tampa Electric’s 60-megawatt (MW) Durrance solar project in Polk County. This is Tampa Electric’s fourth phase of solar expansion, part of an effort that has brought nine projects totaling more than 572 megawatts (MW) online between 2018 and 2020. This … Continue reading #Florida PSC approves #Tampa_Electric ’s Durrance solar project

#NIPSCO to replace coal with 2.3 GW of solar, storage in latest RFP

NIPSCO to replace coal with 2.3 GW of solar, storage in latest RFP The investor-owned utility is leading a rapid transition away from coal assets, but lobbying and advocacy efforts in the state are expected to continue attempting to protect aging coal infrastructure, despite the defeat of a moratorium on new electric generation during Indiana’s … Continue reading #NIPSCO to replace coal with 2.3 GW of solar, storage in latest RFP

New research shows U.S. solar installations increased 3,000% in one decade

New research shows U.S. solar installations increased 3,000% in one decade In 2019, the United States produced 30-times more solar power and more than triple the amount of wind energy than it did in 2010, according to a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center. The project, “Renewables on the Rise 2020,” documents … Continue reading New research shows U.S. solar installations increased 3,000% in one decade

#Ameren Sets Goal of Net-Zero by 2050, Plots Major Wind and Solar Expansion in Midwest

Ameren Sets Goal of Net-Zero by 2050, Plots Major Wind and Solar Expansion in Midwest Ameren has joined the ranks of U.S. utilities pledging to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, with a long-range plan that invests nearly $8 billion in renewable energy and accelerates some coal plant closures — although it will retain much … Continue reading #Ameren Sets Goal of Net-Zero by 2050, Plots Major Wind and Solar Expansion in Midwest

Rooftop Solar And Energy Storage Units Could Help During Emergency Blackouts

Rooftop Solar And Energy Storage Units Could Help During Emergency Blackouts More than 2,000 people were still without power Wednesday in San Diego County’s backcountry, due to the Valley Fire. Thousands more San Diego Gas and Electric customers experienced power blackouts last week due to grid overloads because of the record breaking heat spell. With … Continue reading Rooftop Solar And Energy Storage Units Could Help During Emergency Blackouts

Interconnection queues across the US are loaded with gigawatts of solar, wind and storage

Interconnection queues across the US are loaded with gigawatts of solar, wind and storage If you want a glimpse of the future of the clean energy transition in the United States, a good place to start is Texas — specifically, the state’s interconnection queue, where solar, wind and storage dominate the list of projects applying … Continue reading Interconnection queues across the US are loaded with gigawatts of solar, wind and storage

#Mexico ’s renewables market: competitive, but uncertain for now

Mexico’s renewables market: competitive, but uncertain for now Mexico’s once fast-growing wind and solar power market is coping with uncertainty due to regulatory changes announced since late April, but insiders remain committed to the country based on its long-term potential. “Right now, we have a competitive market,” said Daniel García, senior business manager at Atlas … Continue reading #Mexico ’s renewables market: competitive, but uncertain for now

California’s Shift From Natural Gas to Solar Is Playing a Role in Rolling Blackouts

California’s Shift From Natural Gas to Solar Is Playing a Role in Rolling Blackouts. California was beset by its first rolling blackouts since the 2001 energy crisis, as a heatwave slammed the Western U.S. Friday and Saturday. Electricity demand for air conditioning throughout the region stretched California’s power capacity and limited the state’s ability to … Continue reading California’s Shift From Natural Gas to Solar Is Playing a Role in Rolling Blackouts

#Shell_Energy launches seasonal solar – battery storage tariff

Shell Energy launches seasonal solar-battery storage tariff Shell has become the latest energy supplier to launch a flexible tariff, allowing householders to potentially earn money back for helping to balance supply and demand for the power grid. The company yesterday announced a “first of its kind” scheme designed to harness the benefits of integrating solar … Continue reading #Shell_Energy launches seasonal solar – battery storage tariff