U.S. clean energy groups jointly commit to reaching majority renewable generation by 2030

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Within a decade, more than half of the electricity generated in the U.S. will come from clean, renewable resources supported by energy storage, according to a joint commitment today from the American solar, wind, hydropower and energy storage industries. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), National Hydropower Association (NHA) and … Read more

Operating expenses are down and useful lifespans are up on utility-scale solar projects

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The expected useful life of utility-scale solar PV projects has increased over time, while anticipated operating expenditures (OpEx) have decreased, according to new research from Berkeley Lab. Findings are detailed in a new paper: “Benchmarking Utility-Scale PV Operational Expenses and Project Lifetimes: Results from a Survey of U.S. Solar Industry Professionals.” Useful life and OpEx … Read more

174 Power Global planning 80-MW Texas solar project

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Solar energy company 174 Power Global and steel producer Gerdau Long Steel North America have entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement to develop one of the largest behind-the-meter solar facilities in the nation. The 80-MW Gerdau Solar project, located adjacent to the Gerdau Midlothian Steel Mill in Midlothian, Texas, will be composed of more … Read more