Distributed solar power production is under fire. In nearly 1 of 3 US states, utility companies are trying to undermine policies that make it economical to produce energy from a solar panel instead of buying it from a utility.
The Duck chart is the latest file to be shared around the energy nerdocracy as utilities cry ‘fowl’ on distributed solar.
In Minnesota, a new method of contracting now in place could change the relationship between solar-producing customers and their electric utility.
Minneapolis may launch a novel city-utility partnership to push ahead of state renewable energy targets.
If solar trumps gas for peaking power in Minnesota, what reason would there be to build new natural gas peaking capacity anywhere in the country?
Changes to the electric utility business model are imminent. For some utilities, this discussion is not a forecast, but a post-mortem.
Solar grid parity would see millions go solar affordably. But it also means a potential transformation, a democratisation of the electricity grid.
On completion of its new PV array, one of America’s oldest cooperative utilities will lead the nation in solar energy, with over 1.5kW per customer.
Is having local control of a utility the key to ramping up renewable energy?
As Germany races past 20% renewables, here are three reasons why the supposedly expensive effort to clean up the nation’s energy supply is so popular?