Apr 25, 2018
Apr 11, 2018
Microsoft's agreement to buy 315 MW from a 500 MW solar project in Virginia simplifies the acquisition of additional offtakers as falling costs attract new corporate buyers, Brian Janous, Microsoft's General Manager of Energy, told New Energy Update.
Mar 14, 2018
The Energy Web Foundation's open-source blockchain platform aims to cut transaction costs and create new market opportunities in areas such as certificate trading, plant maintenance and demand response, project directors said.
Mar 14, 2018
French solar prices will approach grid parity in the coming years and operators must focus on wholesale market risks in maintenance strategies to capitalize on growing PPA demand, Renaud Chevallaz-Perrier, Director of Operations at RES France, said.
Feb 28, 2018
Bullish wholesale price assumptions may overvalue equity returns for merchant solar plants and owners should consider storage coupling to boost economics, Pietro Radoia, Solar Analyst at BNEF, told the PV Operations Europe 2018 conference.
Feb 14, 2018
Record-low bids and surging demand for solar plus storage in Colorado show developers expect sharp cost reductions and multiple revenue streams that are replicable in other states, analysts said.
Jan 31, 2018
Reforms to ancillary market contracts should help solar operators position themselves in grid balancing markets and capitalize on technology gains, industry experts told New Energy Update.
Jan 17, 2018
Increasing cost pressure, combined with technology advances and long-term spare parts risk, has created a market for third-party inventory management, industry experts told New Energy Update.
Dec 6, 2017
Ahead of rising wholesale exposure, solar plant owners are applying a widening array of satellite and infrared technology to improve the accuracy of short-term forecasting and increase revenues, solar experts told New Energy Update.