The clean energy industry, while pushing its own products, has ramped up efforts to stop new gas plant construction.

Solar advocates filed comments Friday opposing a new 1,100 megawatt combined cycle gas plant that utility DTE Energy wants to build in St. Clair County, Michigan by 2023. It would replace generation from retiring coal plants, but solar groups say it's not clean enough.

The framing of DTE's analysis distorted the outcome in favor of the large gas plant, wrote Kevin Lucas, director of rate design at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

"DTE erroneously assumes that a resource must be dispatchable to be

The non-residential solar sector may be the only segment to experience annual growth within the U.S. industry in 2017. That’s a unique position for a sector that’s lagged noticeably behind for years.

As utility-scale and residential solar markets benefited from dropping equipment prices and favorable policies, commercial solar has struggled to get off the ground -- stunting development for an estimated 20 percent of the potential solar market. 

“Compared to residential and utility, commercial is a little behind,” said Michelle Davis, senior solar analyst at GTM Research. “A lot of the problems that typically plague the commercial market have been solved, to a certain extent, in the

The clean energy industry, while pushing its own products, has ramped up efforts to stop new gas plant construction.

Solar advocates filed comments Friday opposing a new 1,100 megawatt combined cycle gas plant that utility DTE Energy wants to build in St. Clair County, Michigan by 2023. It would replace generation from retiring coal plants, but solar groups say it's not clean enough.

The framing of DTE's analysis distorted the outcome in favor of the large gas plant, wrote Kevin Lucas, director of rate design at the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

"DTE erroneously assumes that a resource must be dispatchable to be

Husk Power Systems picks up $20 million to scale its minigrid platform

Shell Technology Ventures has led a $20 million funding round for Husk Power Systems, a rural distributed utility company operating minigrids in Asia and Africa.

The equity investment, which is subject to regulatory approval, also saw participation from Swedfund International, a Swedish development finance institution, and Engie Rassembleurs d’Energies, Engie Group’s impact investment fund.

It is believed to be the largest cash injection so far for a minigrid developer. Rival Powerhive raised a similar amount of cash in 2016 but one of the backers, Total, subsequently pulled out, according to industry sources. 

With a presence in India and Tanzania, Husk claims to offer

The clean energy industry, while pushing its own products, has ramped up efforts to stop new gas plant construction.

Solar advocates filed comments Friday opposing a new 1,100-megawatt combined-cycle gas plant that utility DTE Energy wants to build in St. Clair County, Michigan by 2023. It would replace generation from retiring coal plants -- but solar groups say it's not clean enough.

The framing of DTE's analysis distorted the outcome in favor of the large gas plant, wrote Kevin Lucas, director of rate design at the Solar Energy Industries Association.

"DTE erroneously assumes that a resource must be dispatchable to be reliable," he

A ruling on the Section 201 solar trade case is imminent.

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would soon announce a decision on whether to impose tariffs on imported solar cells and modules in the high-stakes Section 201 trade case.

The president criticized American trading partners for dumping subsidized solar products in the U.S. market, causing distress for domestic solar panel manufacturers.

“You know, they dump ‘em -- government-subsidized, lots of things happening -- they dump the panels, then everybody goes out of business,” Trump said in an interview with Reuters.

Trump has until Jan. 26 to issue a decision on the Section 201 petition, and the White House is expected to meet the

The non-residential solar sector may be the only segment to experience annual growth within the U.S. industry in 2017. That’s a unique position for a sector that’s lagged noticeably behind for years.

As utility-scale and residential solar markets benefited from dropping equipment prices and favorable policies, commercial solar has struggled to get off the ground -- stunting development for an estimated 20 percent of the potential solar market. 

“Compared to residential and utility, commercial is a little behind,” said Michelle Davis, senior solar analyst at GTM Research. “A lot of the problems that typically plague the commercial market have been solved, to a certain extent, in the

PG&E rolls out its program for 7,500 EV chargers across Northern and Central California.

After years of bargaining, Pacific Gas & Electric officially launched its EV Charge Network pilot program on Wednesday. 

It’s the largest utility-sponsored EV charging program in the country. The results could offer lessons on the best path forward for other states that hope to implement EV adoption at the scale of the country’s largest market. California has 6.65 electric cars per 1,000 people, but infrastructure remains a persistent barrier to large-scale EV uptake in the state and around the U.S. Many argue that utilities hold the key

PG&E’s program includes 7,500 Level 2 chargers and a budget of $130

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