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Utilities Offering Community Solar Programs Can Consult New Checklist to Ensure Success

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 19:16
Coming on the heels of Salt River Project’s announcement that it will procure up to 1 GW of solar capacity by 2025 and will seek to offer some community solar projects to its customers, this week two organizations released a new checklist intended to help regulators and interested stakeholders evaluate and improve community solar across the country.

California CCAs Double Renewable Energy Commitment, Adding 1 GW Capacity, in One Year

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 18:57
The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) announced this week that community choice aggregators (CCAs) in the state have signed long-term contracts with new renewable energy facilities totaling more than 2,000 MW (2 GW), reflecting a strong commitment by CCAs to drive clean energy and economic development in California and help the state achieve ambitious decarbonization and climate change goals.

SRP Adding 1,000 MW of Utility-Scale Solar Capacity by 2025

Fri, 16/11/2018 - 18:35
Salt River Project (SRP) this week announced that it plans to add 1,000 MW of new utility-scale solar energy to its system by the end of fiscal year 2025, accelerating the pace of development and total solar capacity that it had previously announced by 700 MW.

FERC provides deadlines for implementing elements of America’s Water Infrastructure Act

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 23:00

FERC announced Nov. 14 it has begun the process to implement the America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018.

First U.S. Residential Solar Projects Turn to Output Insurance

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 21:07
A tool designed as an insurance policy for solar-power generation will be used to manage the risk associated with U.S. residential systems for the first time as part of a financing agreement backing 4,000 projects in the Northeast.

The UK’s First Deep Geothermal Electricity Plant Starts Drilling in Cornwall

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 17:24
Geothermal Engineering Ltd. (GEL) announced that drilling for the UK’s first deep geothermal electricity plant at the United Downs Industrial Estate near St Day in Cornwall began last week. The aim of the initiative is to demonstrate the potential of the geothermal resource in the UK to produce electricity and renewable heat. The plant will have a capacity of up to 3 MW.

Monsoon Winds Help Indian Wind Farm Owners in 2018

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 16:56
Wind speeds in India during the 2018 monsoon season were significantly higher than normal, and up to 20 percent higher than long-term averages in some regions, according to wind performance maps Vaisala published today. These higher wind speeds will benefit wind farm production; this is welcome news for wind energy operators and investors, who have faced several years of lower-than-normal wind energy production during the monsoon period.

California ‘Smart Home Study’ Underway

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 16:48
The California Energy Commission (CEC) is funding a study that it hopes will result in lower utility bills for customers and more control over electricity load for utilities. The project will involve 100 homeowners in Southern California who will install various types of distributed energy resources (DER) such as thermostats, load control switches, batteries, water heaters and eventually electric vehicle chargers.