Monthly Archives: July 2016

How Regulators Are Thinking About Distributed Energy Resources

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has issued a draft manual on the compensation of distributed energy resources that could influence how regulators across the country design rates and how the U.S. electricity sector evolves. The document was presented and discussed this week at the NARUC annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. According to

Community Solar and Barbecue: The Devil Is in the Details

Last year, we published a three-part series about community solar as offered by regulated utilities. These articles focused on key program design decisions; many of those discussions are just as relevant now as they were last year. But today I’d like to take the conversation up a level and talk about all the different varieties

Chernobyl solar plant has to be bankable and safe, warns EBRD

Ukraine’s plan to bring online 4GW of solar production at site of 1986 nuclear disaster must stack up, says European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. …read more

Flow Battery Aspirant Imergy Has Let Go Its Staff and Is Selling Its Assets

Sherwood Partners, corporate undertaker, “has been engaged by Imergy to market and sell the Company’s assets, including all of its valued intellectual property assets,” according to an offering obtained by GTM — in case you’re interested in starting a flow battery company on the cheap. According to the document: “Unfortunately, current investors have chosen not

GTM Statcast: The Week in Energy in Less Than 60 Seconds [GTM Squared]

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Kyocera’s solar sales continue quarterly declines

Japanese electronics firm Kyocera Corporation reported continued downward pressure on its solar sector sales, revenue and profit margins on continued declining demand in its core Japanese market. …read more

Movers & Shakers: Tesla’s Gigafactory, UK solar industry job losses and M&A activity

In this week’s Movers & Shakers, PV Tech reports some recent industry mergers and acquisitions, dramatic UK solar job losses and an equally dramatic opportunity for job growth in the US with Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Nevada. …read more

JinkoSolar signs PPAs for 188MW of PV in Mexico

JinkoSolar has signed its first power purchase agreements (PPAs) for solar PV projects outside China. …read more