California

EDF signs 15-year PPA for 500 MW plant in the United States

Southern California Edison will purchase 125 MW AC from the Maverick Solar (formerly Palen 1) Plant, which is expected to start delivering electricity on Dec. 1, 2020.

U.S. energy storage market grows nearly 10-fold by MWh during Q1

A surge in California’s market driven by the Aliso Canyon gas leak is behind much of the boom, as deployment shifts to longer-duration energy storage.

Solar, wind meet more than 10% of U.S. electric demand in March

This is the first time that U.S. wind and solar have met more than 10% of demand in a single month; however individual states led by California and Iowa have reached much higher penetrations.

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More solar and hydro brings California gas use to five-year low

As renewable energy breaks new output records in California, both the need for and availability of gas in California have both declined.

U.S. residential solar market contracts 17% during Q1

According to the soon-to-be-released report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, a severe contraction in California headlined the nationwide slide.

Smaller, leaner Vivint Solar moves to direct sales (with chart)

Like other large U.S. third-party solar companies Vivint is increasingly moving away from the leasing model to direct sales.

California grid operator gets ready for August eclipse (with graph)

With California getting a higher portion of its electricity from solar than any non-island nation, the stakes are high with this summer’s eclipse. Fortunately, Europe has already been down this road.

U.S. power company NRG continues moving into solar during Q1

Despite a challenging financial environment, NRG continues its solar expansion, including an increasing presence in community solar.

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BREAKING: Sungevity bankruptcy ends with court-approved $50 million sale

A Delaware bankruptcy judge yesterday approved the sale of the bankrupt residential solar installer to private equity firm Northern Pacific Group.

Solar represented 13% of California’s power in 2016

One in eight electrons generated in California came from a solar panel, according to data from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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