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Crowd Sourced: Details on a plan for drastic cost reductions, wide deployment of community-scale solar

Crowd Sourced: Details on a plan for drastic cost reductions, wide deployment of community-scale solar

June 1, 2018 at 7:30 am 0 comments

Community solar to this point has been more of a riddle than a segment. Generally referring to shared solar development that accepts capital from and provides output credit to subscribers and other investors, the potential of the community solar segment is massive. Removing roof and space constraints from the equation,Read More

RMI: Solar saves carbon faster, more effectively than nuclear power

RMI: Solar saves carbon faster, more effectively than nuclear power

March 14, 2018 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

Renewable electricity, chiefly from wind and solar power, adds electricity generation and saves carbon faster than nuclear power does or ever has, according to a data-rich new study by Amory Lovins and three colleagues at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). The peer-reviewed scientific paper, “Relative deployment rates of renewable and nu-clearRead More

Community solar project in Iowa, courtesy of SunLink.

RMI report shows path for a 30-GW community solar market by 2020

February 28, 2018 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

While recent CSS market growth has exceeded that of both behind-the-meter solar like rooftop photovoltaic systems and that of utility-scale solar between 2015 and 2017, barriers surrounding cost, access and demand continue to drag on the CSS sector’s overall growth. The Progress and Potential for Community-Scale Solar report offers newRead More

New Mexico solar project to sell output at lowest PV per kWh price in U.S.

New Mexico solar project to sell output at lowest PV per kWh price in U.S.

January 9, 2018 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

Construction has commenced on a 3 MW solar project in New Mexico that will sell its output below 4.5 cents per kilowatt-hour, a price Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) believes is the lowest reported contract for distributed photovoltaic solar energy in the U.S. Otero County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (OCEC) will receiveRead More

New platform from Rocky Mountain Institute to better educate solar energy buyers

New platform from Rocky Mountain Institute to better educate solar energy buyers

November 8, 2017 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

Rocky Mountain Institute’s (RMI’s) Business Renewables Center (BRC) just launched a new software-based educational platform to help buyers of renewable energy better understand the transaction process for procuring wind and solar power — The Buyers Roadmap. “We set out to create an online learning experience for those who want to takeRead More