First Solar commissions 250MW Moapa project

Leading CdTe thin-film producer First Solar has brought online the first ever utility-scale solar project on tribal land, the 250MW Moapa project, located just 30 miles north of Las Vegas.

NV Energy files for low-cost rooftop solar alternative

NV Energy has filed for approval from the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) for a new voluntary subscription solar pricing programme that would offer non-subscribing customers a way to purchase renewable resources that cost less than rooftop solar.

ROUND UP: Enel in Uganda, new solar roofing programme, commercial PV in California

News in brief: Enel Green Power provides PV modules to power a new surgery in a Ugandan hospital, California's LA Solar Group announces new rooftop solar programme, Borrego Solar completes a new commercial PV system in San Diego, California and Hannon Armstrong secures a new US$144 million investment for more than 690MW worth of new solar projects, and more.

NV Energy asks for reversal on favourable net metering decision

Nevada’s monopoly utility NV Energy has asked the Public Utilities Commission to reconsider its recent decision to largely dissolve the state’s controversial net metering rates that were blamed for bringing the rooftop solar industry to a halt.

Nevada votes to end NV Energy monopoly

Receiving almost three quarters of the votes, Nevada voters have passed a ballot measure that aims to break up NV Energy’s monopoly and liberalise the electricity market to more competition.

SolarReserve plans 2GW CSP plant in Nevada

California’s SolarReserve has announced plans earlier this week to build the world’s largest solar project – an up to 2GW US$5 billion concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Nevada.