New York has secured a contract with UGE International and Gotham Community Solar to develop and construct the state’s first ever community solar project at a multi-tenant commercial facility in Brooklyn.
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.
The US solar market had its biggest year ever in 2016, nearly doubling its previous record, installing more than 14GW of solar PV. This momentum is set to continue, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) latest report that details how the cumulative solar market is expected to nearly triple in size.
South African utility Eskom is defying the injunction of president Jacob Zuma by attempting to negotiate tariffs with preferred bidders as opposed to signing existing PPAs outright, according to the South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC).
Eskom is conditionally committing to follow through with South African president Jacob Zuma’s announcement that the utility will indeed sign the remaining PPAs under the government’s renewable procurement programme (REIPPPP).
Andre E. Susanto, senior vice president and founder, PT Inovasi Dinamika Pratama, explains how the new regulation requires all renewable energy-based power plants to sell electricity at or below the state-owned utility PLN’s prevailing generation cost.
US news in brief: A pair of bills expand Nebraskan community solar, Texas utility CPS Energy expands its residential and commercial solar rebate programme by US$15 million, and GRID Alternatives receives a US$2 million grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to continue expanding its work in low-income solar access.
Arizona Public Service’s (APS) prior recommendation to introduce a rate hike to the amount of US$166 million annually alongside a mandatory demand charge for solar users, has been met with significant opposition.
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.