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Lower PPA Prices Cause Changes in Financial Models

Recent sub $25/MWh PPA agreements on large solar projects throughout the US are causing changes in the financial models for investment groups. First shorter term PPAs are becoming more standard for 10 years or less.  In this first period it … Continue reading

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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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