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Energy access for Puerto Ricans two years after Hurricane Maria

By: Roy Torbert, principal, Rocky Mountain Institute and José Juan Terrasa-Soler, director, Resilient Power Puerto Rico Roy Tobert, Rocky Mountain Institute Two years have passed since the worst natural disaster ever to hit the Caribbean devastated Puerto Rico. Thousands of lives were lost due to the lack of basic health services in the immediate aftermath, …

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States could save consumers billions with solar, by requiring transparent utility modeling

In Michigan, experts found $100 million in potential customer savings from promptly adding 2 GW of solar, as they showed in a regulatory proceeding. Many other states could have a similar opportunity by requiring transparent utility resource modeling—totaling in the billions of dollars across all states. It was not easy to discover the savings potential …

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Is the U.S. solar market slipping towards merchant?

As contract lengths shorten, U.S. solar developers and investors are relying more and more on sales of power in the spot market as the future. June 18, 2019 Christian Roselund For as long as anyone can remember, utility-scale solar projects in the United States have been dependent upon one thing: contracts. Specifically, long-term power contracts …

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Trump tariffs on Mexico could hit SunPower, Enphase

There appears to be no reprieve from the erratic and punitive international policy of the Trump Administration, where tariffs are used as a political tool against both enemies of the United States – real and perceived – as well as the nation’s closest allies. As the latest, last Thursday U.S. President Donald Trump stated that …

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Enphase can’t keep up with demand

The microinverter maker reported its second consecutive quarter of profit and is sold out into the second half of the year, as it continues to battle tariffs and component shortages. April 30, 2019 Christian Roselund Having more demand for your product than you can deliver is usually a good problem to have. And that is …

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