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Sales rose by 30%, but electric vehicles still represent a very small percentage of total sales
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Sales of electric cars were headed for a 30% increase in 2017, but the number of electric and plug-in hybrids sold last year is still a tiny slice of the market and, according to one marketing study, auto dealerships are giving potential customer an inconsistent and sometimes off-putting sales pitch.

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Xcel Energy brings in the lowest-known bids for solar-plus-storage in the U.S.

An Xcel Energy solicitation set a new solar-plus-storage record after attracting a median price of $36 per megawatt-hour.

The rate is 20 percent lower than the cheapest PV-plus-battery power-purchase agreement seen to date, which came in a NextEra Energy Resources contract for Tucson Electric Power signed in May last year, at $45 per megawatt-hour.

The NextEra deal, which included four hours of lithium-ion battery-based storage, saw flow battery maker ViZn Energy Systems promising to deliver solar-plus-storage at a cost of $40 per megawatt-hour, still 9 percent above the median rate seen in the Xcel bid. 

GTM Research Advisor Shayle Kann said

Federal regulators rejected Rick Perry's plan to support nuclear and coal plants in the name of resiliency.

Federal regulators have rejected Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan to rewrite energy market regulations that would favor the coal industry in the name of grid reliability, delivering a stark rebuke to what has largely been seen as an effort to reward the coal industry at the expense of ratepayers and the environment. 

On Monday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order (PDF) terminating Docket No. RM18-1-000, the proceeding it set up to review DOE’s notice of proposed rule making, or NOPR. The notorious document, first filed in late September, united oil and gas industries with wind, solar and clean power advocates in

Low costs will keep Mexico at the vanguard of the Latin American solar market, a region that will account for 11 percent of global PV demand by 2022.

Latin America made up just 3 percent of global demand last year, but the region’s importance is set to soar, according to GTM Research's Global Solar Demand Monitor.

In the final quarter of 2017 alone, Latin America added a total of 3.4 gigawatts of capacity to country pipelines thanks to five auctions across Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico. 

The auction system has seen average power purchase agreement prices tumbling across the region. In

Federal regulators rejected Rick Perry's plan to support nuclear and coal plants in the name of resiliency.

Federal regulators have rejected Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s plan to rewrite energy market regulations that would favor the coal industry in the name of grid reliability, delivering a stark rebuke to what has largely been seen as an effort to reward the coal industry at the expense of ratepayers and the environment. 

On Monday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued an order (PDF) terminating Docket No. RM18-1-000, the proceeding it set up to review DOE’s notice of proposed rulemaking, or NOPR. The notorious document, first filed in late September, united oil and gas industries with wind, solar and clean power advocates in opposition to

Clean up and electricity restoration efforts in Puerto Rico are ongoing.

Thee Puerto Rico Energy Commission unveiled 29-pages of proposed regulations last week for future microgrid installations on the island.

The regulations, which are now open for 30 days of public comment, synthesized pages of responses received after a November 10 call for recommendations. Commission chair José Román Morales said it’s the most interest the not yet four-year old commission has received during a public rulemaking process.

The goal was to sketch a clearer outline for a tricky-to-define concept -- a microgrid can refer to many types of generation islanded from the central grid -- as more developers eye installations on the recovering island. 

Another year at CES, another snazzy new electric-vehicle launch. Another startup looking to revolutionize mobility -- and another potential disappointment.  

Byton, the worldwide brand of China-based EV startup Future Mobility Corp., kicked off the show Sunday afternoon with the debut of its first vehicle: a high-tech electric SUV. Or, as the company calls it, a “next-generation smart device.” 

At the past two Consumer Electronics Shows, Faraday Future held hyped-up and high-production-value vehicle launches the day before the conference. Last year featured flowing cocktails and a drag race between an FF 91 and the Tesla Model S. But since then, the electric-car company has struggled

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