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September 2017

August 2017

U.S. Energy Information Administration Quantifies Effect of Eclipse on Solar Plants

On August 21st, a solar eclipse will cast a shadow across about 1,900 utility-scale solar PV power plants in the United States. These plants are capable of generating more than 20,000 megawatts of energy at peak generation, and nearly all will lose at least some of their sunlight for several hours through the course of the day. Read the full article here

 

California Goes All In – 100% Renewable Energy By 2045

California’s Senate President Kevin de León (D) submitted a plan to set limits on California’s electrical grid hydrocarbon consumption and ramp up renewable energy consumption. The plan sets a goal of 60% renewable energy production within California’s electricity grid by 2030 and 100% production by 2045. Read the full article here.

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

US utility-scale solar saw 72% annual growth over past 5 years

As of December 2016, the US Energy Information Administration reported that the US had over 21.5 GW of utility-scale solar in operation, more than half of which came online in the past two years.  Utility-scale solar has been the fastest growing power generation technology in the US over the past five years, expanding at an average of 72% per year. Read the full article here.

April 2017

March 2017