sPower secures 100 MW solar power PPA with California aggregator
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sPower secures 100 MW solar power PPA with California aggregator

Community choice aggregator CleanPowerSF has signed a 22-year PPA with sPower for a 100 MW project in Lancaster, California. The project is expected to be online in 2019. June 11, 2018John Weaver Expressway Solar, an sPower projectsPower has been making headlines for all the right reasons: $421 million raised off of a solar portfolio, and gigawatt-plus equipment deals with single axis tracking and solar module manufacturers.And the company, which claims the mantle of the largest private owner of operating solar assets in the United States, just got another 100 MW, 22-year PPA too sell more electricity from solar.sPower is building the…
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$17 billion a year to bail out the nukes
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$17 billion a year to bail out the nukes

Trump wants to bail out nukes and coal plants because some old guy from Ohio is going bankrupt. $17 billion a year. This doesn't build anything new. This doesn't advance our actions. This simply takes your money and gives it to a dying industry. The whole of the solar power industry was $20-30 billion in 2017 in the USA. The incentives given to the industry - mostly in the form of a tax credit - are one offs that lead to projects being built that last for decades. This incentive will be given to the nukes every single year to…
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€6 billion euros fewer bought 1.2GW more wind power
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€6 billion euros fewer bought 1.2GW more wind power

One of the big indicators we use to determine if we're on track building out our new clean energy infrastructure is how much money we're spending. $1 trillion a year is a number often suggested as what is needed to be hit. However, if you check out the tweet below - you'll notice that the total amount of money invested in renewables is starting to flatline, while the total capacity is growing consistently. The overall point - we're getting more kWhs for our buck, and in the end that's what going to save us. (more…)
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CGEB: Elon Musk’s pain threshhold, $1T for 1TW of solar, PERC to grow 50 in 2018, more
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CGEB: Elon Musk’s pain threshhold, $1T for 1TW of solar, PERC to grow 50 in 2018, more

A solar power'ed technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news. New TVA rate plan includes lower energy prices, grid access charge - Here's what going to continue to happen. As the generation aspect of electricity becomes cheaper, and since you and I can do it at home, electricity utilities will lower the cost of electricity and increase what they charge you for access. Their goal is to keep revenue consistent, irrelevant of total amount of electricity they actually sell you. The goal here is to do it slowly looking - lower the price by 1¢/kWh - which…
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