NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, July 15: UTILITIES WANT ROOFTOP SOLAR TO COUNT; WIND FOR CANDY GETS BIG BACKER; TEXAS BUYS INTO COMMUNITY SOLAR

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    Wednesday, July 15, 2015

    QUICK NEWS, July 15: UTILITIES WANT ROOFTOP SOLAR TO COUNT; WIND FOR CANDY GETS BIG BACKER; TEXAS BUYS INTO COMMUNITY SOLAR

    UTILITIES WANT ROOFTOP SOLAR TO COUNT California: Utilities urge for DG solar to count towards 50% renewables goal

    Becky Beetz, 9 July 2015 (PV Magazine)

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Southern California Edison (SCE) want California lawmakers to amend SB 350, which increases the state’s current 33% renewables by 2020 mandate to 50% by 2030, to make distributed renewables eligible…The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)-administered program is based on the definition of “eligible renewable energy resources” that does not include distributed generation (DG)…SCE argues in its letter to the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Commerce that in its current form the new mandate “picks technology winners and losers.” The three 2030 goals of SB 350: Golden State Standards, according to the California Senate, are to (1) achieve a 50% reduction in petroleum use, obtain 50% of utility power from renewable energy, and increase in energy efficiency in existing buildings by 50%. click here for more

    WIND FOR CANDY GETS BIG BACKER Duke Energy buying into wind farm that powers Mars candies

    John Downey, July 7, 2015 Charlotte Business Journal

    Duke Energy Renewables will, pending regulatory approval, purchase a 50% share of Sumitomo Corp.’s 211 MW Mesquite Creek Wind Farm in Texas. Financial details were undisclosed. The production of the 118 turbine Mesquite Creek project, which went online in April, goes to M&Ms and Snickers bars maker Mars, Inc., under a long term power purchase agreement (PPA). It is, according to Mars, 100% of the electricity used at its 70 U.S. locations, which include 37 factories. With this deal, Duke Energy Renewables’ 2014-ending 1,627 MW wind capacity, which gave it the ninth leading market share among owner-developers of U.S. wind, will go to over 1,700 MW. According to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) 2014 Annual Market Report, at least 60 non-utility entities had bought wind energy through various contractual mechanisms by the end of 2014, including over 1,800 MW in PPAs. click here for more

    TEXAS BUYS INTO COMMUNITY SOLAR CPS Energy awards 'community solar' bid to Clean Energy Collective

    Sergio Chapa, June 29, 2015 San Antonio Business Journal

    CPS Energy awarded Clean Energy Collective (CEC) the contract to build the first community solar project in San Antonio. The CPS Energy-determined business model requires CEC to build a 1.2 MW solar array and, through its roofless solar program, market ownership of individual solar modules at a per-module fee to CPS Energy residential and commercial customers. Subscribers receive a monthly electric bill credit against their electricity consumption for the output of their modules. In June, NEC Retail awarded Clean Energy Collective a contract to build a community solar array to market module output to its residential and commercial customers in Corpus Christi and parts of the Eagle Ford shale region. New data in the DOE’s Shared Solar: Current Landscape, Market Potential, and the Impact of Federal Securities Regulation shows an estimated 49% of households and 48% of businesses are unable to host solar. “Shared solar could represent 32% to 49% of the distributed PV market in 2020,” it reports, “leading to cumulative PV deployment growth in 2015 to 2020 of 5.5 GW to 11.0 GW, and representing $8.2–$16.3 billion of cumulative investment.” click here for more

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