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Average PPA prices rose in US market in 2020

For the first time since LevelTen Energy began tracking the U.S. market, solar power purchase agreement offer prices rose in 2020, with fourth-quarter prices 11.5% higher than a year earlier.

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US utility scale solar powers through 2020

Big solar projects in the U.S. are back in style and growing in number.

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How does the US retire 236 GW of coal and 1,000 gas peaker plants?

Victory in the economic realm (increasingly the case with solar, solar-plus-storage and wind) is no guarantee of market victory if the regulations are stacked against renewables.

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US fossil fuel developer goes solar with 350 MW project

The economics of a solar project in Texas are so compelling coal and gas developer J-Power wants a piece of the action.

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US: 86% of Texas’ future capacity will comprise solar or wind, zero coal

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas’s pipeline of projects has ballooned to almost 80 GW. 12 GW of this is gas, while the rest is wind and solar power plants, as well as 522 MW of energy storage.

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US regulators open markets to energy storage

As the conclusion of a 15-month rule-making, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will require grid operators to value the contributions of energy storage, and begins a process to look at how aggregated distributed energy resources can compete in wholesale markets.

Seasonal patterns show a need for more solar in the U.S. electricity mix

An abundance of hydroelectric power and wind is pushing up renewable energy in the spring months, but there is a need for more power during the summer peak, as well as issues with the geographic location of resources.

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Southern Company puts another 102 MW-AC of solar online in Texas

Southern’s Lamesa Solar Facility is the latest in a boom that is taking place across Texas, with over 1 GW-DC expected to come online this year.

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