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As Solar Power Spreads, Diverse Users Fight Utility Attempts To Penalize It

As Solar Power Spreads, Diverse Users Fight Utility Attempts To Penalize It You’d be surprised how much a rooftop solar panel can make utility-company executives sweat. Home solar installations are on the rise in the U.S., and that has electric utilities worried. Now they have a new worry: A remarkably varied group of advocates and … Continue reading As Solar Power Spreads, Diverse Users Fight Utility Attempts To Penalize It

More solar faster, predicts New England grid operator

More solar faster, predicts New England grid operator To help plan for future needs, grid operator ISO New England, Inc. is developing an updated forecast of solar photovoltaic project development in New England. In 2014, ISO New England developed its first multistate forecast of PV capacity growth. It based its 2014 PV forecast heavily on … Continue reading More solar faster, predicts New England grid operator

Green Energy Causes Record Spike In Electricity Prices

Green Energy Causes Record Spike In Electricity Prices In 2014, American households saw the largest electricity price increases in 6 years, according to government data, as utilities are forced to use more green energy and invest in energy efficiency and grid improvements. Energy Information Administration data shows that U.S. residential electricity prices “experienced large increases … Continue reading Green Energy Causes Record Spike In Electricity Prices

Will the March 20th Total Solar Eclipse Impact Europe’s Solar Energy Grid?

Will the March 20th Total Solar Eclipse Impact Europe’s Solar Energy Grid? The first eclipse of 2015 is coming right up on Friday, March 20th, and may provide a unique challenge for solar energy production across Europe. Sure, we’ve been skeptical about many of the websites touting a ‘blackout’ and Y2K-like doom pertaining to the … Continue reading Will the March 20th Total Solar Eclipse Impact Europe’s Solar Energy Grid?

A Year After Launch, Major Solar Plant Apparently Running at Half Capacity

A Year After Launch, Major Solar Plant Apparently Running at Half Capacity More than a year after the formal launch of the nation’s largest existing solar tower power plant, its operators seem to be having trouble keeping it all the way online. According to records provided by California’s grid operator, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating … Continue reading A Year After Launch, Major Solar Plant Apparently Running at Half Capacity

Gov. Wolf’s budget to boost green energy on back of fossil fuels

Gov. Wolf’s budget to boost green energy on back of fossil fuels Gov. Tom Wolf is looking to borrow money to inject millions of dollars in subsidies and grants into Pennsylvania’s renewable energy industry. In his proposed $30 billion budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, Wolf would fund several energy initiatives by issuing $675 million … Continue reading Gov. Wolf’s budget to boost green energy on back of fossil fuels

Commentary: The changing face of #electricity supply

Commentary: The changing face of electricity supply ….The immediate agents of change encroaching on the electric utilities are rooftop solar, installed by homeowners, and microgrids, where a group of alternative generators are linked together and hook into the utility grid as one entity. Rooftop solar generation is growing exponentially, pushed by tax advantages, politics and … Continue reading Commentary: The changing face of #electricity supply