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Solar farms continue proliferating in region in spite of economic slowdown

Solar farms continue proliferating in region in spite of economic slowdown The solar farms keep coming, undeterred by a pandemic economy. A crush of solar projects that began inundating planning boards in the Hudson Valley and Catskills a few years ago has not abated with the business slowdown, and more are coming to fruition. Among … Continue reading Solar farms continue proliferating in region in spite of economic slowdown

Solar Will Kick Most Of Texas’s Remaining Coal Fleet Offline

Solar Will Kick Most Of Texas’s Remaining Coal Fleet Offline In Texas, solar will soon push most of the remaining coal fleet offline, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). IEEFA’s recent report, Solar Surge Set to Drive Much of Remaining Texas Coal-Fire Fleet Offline, shared that this is largely due … Continue reading Solar Will Kick Most Of Texas’s Remaining Coal Fleet Offline

FERC finalizes #PURPA overhaul in move Glick says “discourages” small solar development

FERC finalizes PURPA overhaul in move Glick says “discourages” small solar development FERC’s move Thursday is a win for utilities that in some states will have to pay QFs less for the avoided cost of power than they did under the previous rules. Utilities have long decried PURPA as a mechanism that unfairly benefits solar … Continue reading FERC finalizes #PURPA overhaul in move Glick says “discourages” small solar development

Solar-plus-storage has a 99.8% capacity value in California

Solar-plus-storage has a 99.8% capacity value in California “The energy from solar can consistently charge a 4-hour storage device having the same installed capacity” prior to the hours of peak demand, says a new study. In Arizona and New Mexico the capacity value is 99%. Solar-plus-storage has 99.8% of the capacity value of a theoretical … Continue reading Solar-plus-storage has a 99.8% capacity value in California

Morning Brief: Navajo Transitional Energy proposes 200 MW of Solar, Florida adds 150 MW

Morning Brief: Navajo Transitional Energy proposes 200 MW of Solar, Florida adds 150 MW Navajo Transitional Energy Company has proposed to site 200 MW of a planned 400 MW solar array on reclaimed Navajo Mine land, as part of a partnership with Photosol US. The proposal is in response to a Salt River Project RFP … Continue reading Morning Brief: Navajo Transitional Energy proposes 200 MW of Solar, Florida adds 150 MW

Fossil fuel developer jumps into massive solar project in #Texas

Fossil fuel developer jumps into massive solar project in Texas Solar Plus Development, a subsidiary of Plus Renewable Technologies, Limited, and Avondale Solar LLC have entered into an agreement with J-POWER USA Development Co. to jointly develop a 350 MWac solar PV project in Wharton County, Texas — Red-Tailed Hawk Solar — that they have … Continue reading Fossil fuel developer jumps into massive solar project in #Texas

Gas-Heavy ISO-New England Braces for Steep Influx of Wind, Solar, Storage

Gas-Heavy ISO-New England Braces for Steep Influx of Wind, Solar, Storage While it is currently highly dependent on natural gas generation today, about 95% of ISO-New England’s (ISO-NE’s) interconnection request queue—a proposed total capacity of 20.9 GW—comprises wind, solar, and battery projects. That clearly indicates that developers in New England’s wholesale market “are looking to … Continue reading Gas-Heavy ISO-New England Braces for Steep Influx of Wind, Solar, Storage