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How Flexible, Dispatchable Solar Works

By [email protected] Forget everything you think you know about solar. A growing body of research and real-world experience shows that solar can be a flexible, dispatchable resource. And it can potentially rival gas plants in providing grid regulation services — without the use of batteries. We’ve had the technology to allow solar and wind to…

PV Evolution Labs Splits From DNV GL

By [email protected] The union between solar-focused PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) and DNV GL is no more. The two testing companies announced their split on Monday, in a move that DNV GL CEO Ditlev Engel said would give the solar testing lab “more flexibility to serve its customers.” PVEL founder Jenya Meydbray will be the company’s…

New Year, Same Solar Customer-Acquisition Paradigm

By [email protected] Is your New Year’s resolution to lower your residential solar company’s customer-acquisition costs? Or is it to increase deployments and worry more about soft costs after you scale? In 2018, solar companies of all sizes grappled with these questions and adjusted their sales channels to align with their goals. For companies that needed…

Dominion and Scana Finalize Merger

By [email protected] The new year brings a new utility to many Southeastern customers, as Dominion Energy and Scana Corporation finalized the merger the companies have plotted for a year. Scana, which operates in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, will now become a fully owned Dominion subsidiary managed under a new “operating segment” called the…

The Year of the Corporate PPA

By [email protected] Corporate customers signed an eye-popping number of renewable offtake agreements in 2018. Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center logged 6.43 gigawatts of deals, and the year’s not over. That’s already nearly double the previous record: 3.22 gigawatts in 2015. This year also demonstrated the impacts the commercial and industrial sector can have on…

2018: A Year in Coal

By [email protected] It’s been a year of ups and downs for the coal industry. Even while the White House considered different ways to extend a lifeline for coal plants and proposed a replacement for the Clean Power Plan that may soften emissions regulations, many generators still faced a difficult market. The Energy Information Administration (EIA)…

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