How Solar Emergency Microgrids Keep the Lights on After Natural Disasters

The Peninsula Advanced Energy Community (PAEC) Initiative explored scenarios in which a Solar Emergency Microgrid could provide indefinite backup power for a community emergency shelter in San Mateo County, California.

Solar Power Fastest-Growing Source of New Energy

The long-standing prediction on technology dominating renewable energy in the near future is beginning to materialize. According to recent report from the International Energy...

Solar+Storage Is Cheaper than Proposed California Gas Plants

A Clean Coalition study shows that solar+storage would be cheaper than the proposed Puente and Ellwood gas plant projects. The projects are both part of the Moorpark Subarea in California, which includes the cities of Oxnard, Santa Barbara, and Goleta.

Arizona Regulators Approve New Rates & Solar Settlement

State regulators yesterday voted 4-1 to increase rates for Arizona Public Service and approve a settlement with solar advocates that establishes a new compensation scheme and allows customers to lock in their rate for years.

California’s Contra Costa County Gets More Renewable Energy

Community choice aggregator MCE adds nine new communities in California's Contra Costa County to its service area, including Concord, Danville, Martinez, Moraga, Oakley, Pinole, Pittsburg, San Ramon, and unincorporated Contra Costa County. 

Dominion Energy Acquiring 20 MW of New Solar This Year

Dominion Energy has acquired two 5 MW solar plants in North Carolina. It plans to acquire two more later this year bringing the total acquisition up to 20 MW.

SolarWorld Management Resign as it Enters Insolvency

Almost three months after announcing provisional insolvency proceedings, the German module maker has now entered the insolvency process.

Texas Stakeholders Find Common Ground in Utility Revenue Recovery

State power sector players say DER growth should not hurt utility finances, but consensus over rate design reform remains elusive.

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2018 Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy

The 2018 Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy conference, organized by the Renewables 100 Policy Institute, takes place in Berkeley, California, on Thursday, April 12, and Friday, April 13.