AEP Energy Issues Tender to Buy Power from Solar, Wind, Storage Projects in the PJM Market

AEP Energy Issues Tender to Buy Power from Solar, Wind, Storage Projects in the PJM Market

AEP Energy Partners (AEPEP), a subsidiary of American Electric Power, has issued a request for proposal (RfP) to procure power from new or repowered wind and solar plants and battery ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
US Had a Pipeline of 160 GW for Solar Projects With Battery Storage at the end of 2020

US Had a Pipeline of 160 GW for Solar Projects With Battery Storage at the End of 2020

According to a recently released report by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), the pipeline of solar capacity in the U.S. at the end of 2020 was around 460 GW. Of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
US Aims to Add 60 Communities to its SolarAPP+ Tool by March 2022

US Aims to Add 60 Communities to its SolarAPP+ Tool by March 2022

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has announced that it has achieved its summer goal of signing up at least 125 communities for the Solar Automated Permit Processing (SolarAPP+) ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Proposed Steep Duties Could Cost US 18 GW of Solar Deployment by 2023: SEIA

Proposed Steep Duties Could Cost US 18 GW of Solar Deployment by 2023: SEIA

The United States solar industry could miss out on 18 GW of solar deployment by 2023 due to steep duties proposed by an anonymous group of petitioners, the Solar Energy ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rooftop Solar Installations Could Exceed 2,000 GW by 2050 Globally: Report

Rooftop Solar Installations Could Exceed 2,000 GW by 2050 Globally: Report

Rooftop solar installations could exceed 2,000 GW globally with more than 1,000 GWh of energy storage capacity by 2050, BloombergNEF and Schneider Electric have said in a recent report. The report ‘Realizing the Potential ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Residential Solar System Sizes Continue to Rise in the U.S.: Berkeley Lab

Residential Solar System Sizes Continue to Rise in the U.S.: Berkeley Lab

The Berkeley Lab has found that solar photovoltaic (PV) system sizes continue to grow in the United States. In 2020,  the median was 6.5 kW for residential systems, up from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Energy Could Account for 40% of US Electricity Supply by 2035 Report

Solar Energy Could Account for 40% of US Electricity Supply by 2035: Report

The US Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have released the Solar Futures Study, which states that solar could account for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DNV Issues Guidelines to Mitigate Impact of Earthquakes on Wind Power Projects

DNV Issues Guidelines to Mitigate Impact of Earthquakes on Wind Power Projects

Norwegian independent energy expert and assurance provider DNV has published a recommended practice, 'Seismic Design of Wind Power Plants,' aimed at guiding developers and operators in mitigating challenges of earthquakes ...
/ / Uncategorized
US Adds 5.7 GW of Solar Capacity in Q2 2021

US Adds 5.7 GW of Solar Capacity in Q2 2021

According to the latest US Solar Market Insight Report, released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie, the US solar market has installed a record 5.7 GW of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
US to Provide Grants to Generators Increasing the Share of Renewables in Power Portfolio

US to Provide Grants to Generators Increasing the Share of Renewables in Power Portfolio

The United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce has proposed establishing a new program - Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP), that provides grants for power companies that increase their ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Renewables EPC Firm Blattner to be Acquired by Quanta for $2.7 Billion

Renewables EPC Firm Blattner to be Acquired by Quanta for $2.7 Billion

Electrical infrastructure provider Quanta Services has agreed to acquire utility-scale renewable energy contractor Blattner Holding Company for $2.7 billion. Quanta Services will pay $2.36 billion in cash and issue shares ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Los Angeles to Transition to 100% Renewable Energy by 2035

Los Angeles to Transition to 100% Renewable Energy by 2035

The Los Angeles City Council has voted to have the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) transition to 100% renewable energy by 2035. The proposal was passed in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
US Solar Photovoltaic Module Shipments Up 33% in 2020

US Solar Photovoltaic Module Shipments Up 33% in 2020

Solar photovoltaic (PV) module shipments in the United States, including imports, exports, domestic production, and sales touched a record high of 21.8 GW in 2020, 5.4 GW more than in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
US Added a Record 16.8 GW of Wind Power Capacity in 2020 Report

US Added a Record 16.8 GW of Wind Power Capacity in 2020: Report

The United States installed a record 16.8 GW of wind capacity last year. Wind accounted for 42% of all new capacity in 2020, representing an investment of $24.6 billion. The ...
/ / Wind
Global Distributed Energy Resources Spending to Reach $39 Billion in 2030

Global Distributed Energy Resources Spending to Reach $39 Billion in 2030

Distributed energy resources (DER) in commercial buildings, including EV chargers, solar photovoltaic, and battery storage, are rapidly expanding due to the steep decline in the cost of distributed energy technologies ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Blackstone Sets Up a $250 Million Fund for Distributed Renewable Projects

Blackstone Sets Up a $250 Million Fund for Distributed Renewable Projects

The United States-based global investment firm, Blackstone, has announced a $250 million fund for distributed and sustainable energy infrastructure assets to ride on the renewable energy wave that’s sweeping energy ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
US Companies Ask Insurers to Say No to Fossil-Fuel and Support Renewable Businesses

US Companies Ask Insurers to Say No to Fossil-Fuel and Support Renewable Businesses

Sixty U.S. companies have teamed up to persuade American insurers to ditch fossil fuel-based businesses. In a letter to insurers, these businesses said: “As insurance customers, we are expressing our ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Lightsource bp Starts Construction on Pollinator-Friendly Solar Farm in the US

Lightsource bp Starts Construction on Pollinator-Friendly Solar Farm in the US

US-based solar developer, Lightsource bp, mobilized construction on its Wildflower Solar project in Sacramento, California, after closing a $20 million financing package. The project at Rio Linda in Sacramento will ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
In 1H 2020, China, the US, Germany, and India Installed 22.3 GW of Solar

In 1H 2020, China, the US, Germany, and India Installed 22.3 GW of Solar

The United States solar installed 3.5 GW of new solar PV capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of 2020, according to the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA). The installations dropped ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
US-Based Solar Workgroup Offers Renewable Jobs to Coal Workers

US-Based Solar Workgroup Offers Renewable Jobs to Coal Workers

U.S.-based of The Solar Workgroup of Southwest Virginia has launched a new initiative to set up commercial-scale solar installations in the coalfield region of Southwest Virginia and offer renewable energy ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
US Appeals Against WTO Ruling in Solar DCR Trade Case with India

US Appeals Against WTO Ruling in Solar DCR Trade Case with India

The United States’ delegation to the World Trade Organization (WTO) has appealed to the Appellate Body against the verdict in the recently concluded India-U.S. solar case. The U.S. says that ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
U.S. Could Face Retaliation Unless It Removes Tariffs on Certain Chinese Solar Imports

U.S. Could Face Retaliation Unless It Removes Tariffs on Certain Chinese Solar Imports

Nearly a month after losing a case to India at the World Trade Organization (WTO) after it ruled against the country in a solar domestic content requirement trade case, the ...
India to Partner with Peru and France to Expand Renewable Energy

Energy Demand Grew by 2.3% Globally in 2018; China, US and India Account for 70% of the Rise

Energy demand across the world in 2018 grew by 2.3 percent the fastest in a decade on the back of a global economy that grew by 3.7 percent in 2018 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Azure Power Closes $88 Million in Financing for its 200 MW Solar Project in Bhadla

India Was the Second Largest Solar Market in 9M 2018

India’s solar installations came in second worldwide during the first nine months of 2018 in terms of solar capacity addition. China added a whopping 34.5 GW of solar PV capacity ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Was the Second Largest Solar Market in First Half of 2018

India Was the Second Largest Solar Market in First Half of 2018

India was the second largest solar market in the world surpassing the United States in terms of solar capacity addition in the first half (1H) of 2018. While China added ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar