Andy Colthorpe

November 4, 2021
The installed cost of solar PV, solar-plus-storage and standalone battery energy storage in the US was reduced across all market segments between 2020 and 2021, with the biggest drop seen in the utility-scale segment. 
October 25, 2021
The Cabinet of Japan’s government has approved a plan to raise the national target for renewable energy in the electricity generation mix to between 36% and 38% by 2030. 
September 8, 2021
Online retail giant Amazon has signed a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) in Japan with Mitsubishi Corporation for the output from 22MW of solar PV plants. 
June 25, 2021
California Public Utilities Commission has approved a 11.5GW procurement of electricity capacity from greenhouse gas-free sources, while also approving a resolution that campaigners said will have severe negative impacts on the state’s residential solar and solar-plus-storage growth.
April 14, 2021
There is likely to be demand across Europe for producing hydrogen from renewable energy, but the right regulatory frameworks and legislation need to be in place for the green hydrogen industry to find success.
January 19, 2021
US utility Hawaiian Electric will turn to thousands of home solar-plus-storage systems for capacity and grid services under a new contract with a virtual power plant provider.
January 8, 2021
A large-scale solar PV system paired with pumped hydro energy storage could cover as much as 25% of the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i’s energy demand, pushing the island’s total share of renewables in its energy mix past 80%.
January 7, 2021
Prices of solar-plus-storage systems to be deployed on France’s island territories have fallen once again in the country’s latest auction, dipping below €100/MWh (US$122.75/MWh).
January 5, 2021
An auction for solar-plus-storage in Israel has awarded contracts for 609MW of solar PV alongside 2.4GWh of energy storage.
December 11, 2020
A new strategic plan putting the New York Power Authority (NYPA) on the path to 100% carbon-free electricity by 2035 - five years earlier than the target set out in the US state’s policy goals - has been approved by the state public power organisation’s Board of Trustees.

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