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Larger Solar Farms Submitted into CAISO Cluster for 2018

There are several factors that are making it more probable for new projects being submitted into the annual CAISO cluster application window each march to be larger than in prior years.  The cost of starting a CAISO cluster application process … Continue reading

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California RAM Programs Ending

The final RAM RFO offering are now ended, but the utilities can use this purchasing mechanism for future RFOs as they may seem fit to offer. This program was a great boon to 20MW size solar projects in California from … Continue reading

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Community Solar Has Great Growth Potential

One solar sector that has the potential for significant growth in the 2017 -2018 time frame is “Community Solar” in select states in the U.S.  According to a recent Green Tech Media report while there are only 80MWs of community solar projects … Continue reading

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New California Governor Jerry Brown Calls for Feed-in Tariffs to Develop Distributed Generation

January 3, 2011 by Paul Gipe In an undated posting on Governor Jerry Brown’s campaign web site, the then candidate called for building 12,000 MW of distributed generation out of 20,000 MW of new renewable generation. Governor Brown specifically calls … Continue reading

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