- A total of 1,568 MW of large-scale wind and 565 MW of large-scale solar power capacity became operational in the US in January and February 2018, according to a report by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The only other source that added some capacity in the period was natural gas, which added 40 MW. [Renewables Now]
- With the sharp decline in tariff bids of solar and wind energy projects in India, the country’s largest power generation company is now looking to replace some coal-based power supply with potentially cheaper renewable energy. NTPC Limited will call for bids to auction 2 GW of solar and wind energy capacity. [CleanTechnica]
- China’s National Energy Administration announced that the country installed an impressive 9.65 GW of new solar PV capacity in the first quarter of 2018, up 22% on the same period a year earlier and up on analysts’ projections. Last year, China installed a massive 52.83 GW worth of solar capacity in its own territory. [CleanTechnica]
- According to the International Renewable Energy Agency, India overtook the entire continents of North America and Europe in terms of solar power capacity added during 2017, and is only behind China. India added 9.63 GW of solar power capacity in 2017. The US added 8.2 GW last year, down from 11.3 GW in 2016. [CleanTechnica]
- The National Renewable Energy Laboratory is joining with the City of San Diego, non-profit Clean Coalition, and San Diego Gas & Electric to determine a city-wide plan for distributed power generation. They are planning on solar plus energy storage to increase the city’s electricity grid affordability, reliability, and resilience. [pv magazine USA]
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