Tax Credits for Wind and Solar Work. Why are Texas Lawmakers Going After Them? The electricity grid that services most of Texas, which is managed by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), got almost 19% of its electricity from wind last year. That is an amazing fact in a state that is legendary for … Continue reading Tax Credits for Wind and Solar Work. Why are #Texas Lawmakers Going After Them?
ARIZONA PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCES ONE OF THE LARGEST SOLAR BATTERY PROJECTS IN THE US Arizona Public Service, the largest electric utility in Arizona, announced Thursday morning that it will add 850 MW of battery storage and 100 MW of solar generation by 2025, making it one of the largest battery projects in the country. The … Continue reading #ARIZONA_PUBLIC_SERVICE ANNOUNCES ONE OF THE LARGEST SOLAR BATTERY PROJECTS IN THE US
Frustration of solar-power advocates fuels effort to reverse KCC ruling Diane Budden can observe wind direction by looking out a window of her St. Marys home to see which way smoke drifted from the coal-fired Jeffrey Energy Center power plant. On Monday, her attention was on a different source of power during a Kansas Senate … Continue reading Frustration of solar -power advocates fuels effort to reverse KCC ruling
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 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
Texas’ solar market is about to catch fire With more than 5 GW of approved solar projects in the ERCOT grid, Texas is getting ready for a major boom in its utility-scale solar market. here is a lot of information that is publicly available on the U.S. electricity system. And one of the richest sources … Continue reading #Texas ’ solar market is about to catch fire
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 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 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
What Changed In The Solar & Energy Storage Industries In 2018? I started covering the solar energy industry seriously in 2009. It seemed like a hopping, exciting time in the industry — growth was exploding. I remember one early story in which readers admonished me a little because I put “Solar Power Exploding” in a … Continue reading What Changed In The Solar & Energy Storage Industries In 2018?