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.

Hurdles to Reaching 100% Renewables in CA and Beyond

It’s one thing to build a grid that can support the use of 100 percent renewables. It’s quite another to fund the implementation and construction of those energy assets.

Regulators Accept HECO Plan for 100% Renewables

The Hawaiian Public Utilities Commission has accepted a plan filed by HECO, outlining how it will reach 100% renewable energy resources by 2040 — five years ahead of the state's goal.




“Solar Project in a Box” program empowers citizens to power communities

RE-volv announces a new program to empower citizens across the country to spearhead local solar energy projects. The Solar Champion program trains volunteers to lead crowdfunding campaigns that will provide the upfront capital for community nonprofits to go solar.