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Community Solar Allows Utilities to Adapt, Thrive as Energy Landscape Evolves (10/27/14)

Adaptability is the key to survival — both in nature as Charles Darwin observed, and in the business sector. 


Alevo Unstealthed: A New Gigawatt-Scale Grid Battery Contender (10/27/14)

From out of nowhere, a startup named Alevo has emerged as a serious rival to Tesla in the race to achieve next-generation grid battery manufacturing at gigawatt scale.


How Utilities can Integrate Solar into their Distribution Plans (10/28/14)

Detailed analysis of suitable rooftops suggests solar in some western cities may meet 100% of midday load within 20 years.Utilities that aren’t planning for that could be in trouble. 



How Utilities Can Influence Where Distributed Solar Is Located
Thursday, November 13, 2014

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

Utility Solar Conference
April 27-29, 2015

Rancho Bernardo Inn
San Diego, CA  >>


Expanding Solar Access Through Utility-Led Community Solar

Utilities across the United States are taking a leading role in the spread of community solar projects aimed at expanding access to clean power for customers who, for a variety of reasons, may not want or be able to install solar panels on their roofs.

Utility Solar Market Trends Briefing

Last year was another in a string of perpetually high-growth years for solar deployment. More than 4.2 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity was installed at more than 140,000 locations in the U.S., bringing total capacity to 10.5 GW at 450,000 sites (Figure 1).

Utility Solar Market Index

This Snapshot provides an overview of SEPA's 2013 Utility Solar Market Survey. This edition of the Snapshot is presented in an infographic format.