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Battery Storage Payback Takes Only a Few Years in PJM, S&C Finds (5/15/15)

After four months, a battery pilot at S&C Electric Company’s Smart Grid Solutions Demonstration Center in Chicago has earned nearly $7,000. When extrapolated to a larger scale, that means the technology could pay for itself in as little as two to three years.  >>

Entergy Plans First Solar-Plus-Storage Project in New Orleans (5/15/15)

Entergy New Orleans is planning to develop the city's first utility-scale solar project, a 1-MW array that will be paired with battery storage.  >>

Georgia Gov. Deal signs solar third party ownership bill into law (5/15/15)

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 57, recently passed unanimously by the state’s General Assembly, which will allow third party ownership (TPO) of solar. TPO is a finance plan allowing homes and businesses to host solar with no upfront costs or ownership responsibilities.  >>

 

The 51st State
A Blank Slate for A New Energy Market

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Solar Power International
September 14-17, 2015

Anaheim, CA  >>

Utilities of the Future - Understanding Customers & Leveraging Solar
Thursday, May 28, 2015

11am Pacific/2pm Eastern
Estimated duration: 1 hour  >>

Cracking the Code: Understanding the Texas Utility and Solar Market
Thursday, June 25, 2015

11am Pacific/2pm Eastern
Estimated duration: 1 hour  >>

 

Utility Solar Market Snapshot

This year’s innovative infographic report format takes a fresh approach to presenting the 2014 solar market that combines significant data discovery with cutting edge takeaways.

Utility Solar Database 2.0 is Live

This database serves as a clearinghouse for everything related to utilities and solar, from programs and projects to reports and RFPs. You can look at individual utilities or sort by subject areas and see what utilities are applicable.

Solar Mainstream - April 2015

Critical Issues - Utilities, solar leasing and grind integration: Arizona's triple threat Solar Market Update - Merchant solar: Utility-scale without the PPAs Technology - Solar curtailment: inevitable or avoidable? Faces of Solar: City of Palo Alto Utilities: Going solar for a carbon-free future Industry Voices - The future of utilities: Finding 51 ways (at least) to transform the energy sector