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  • As the solar industry matures, business gets a little more complicated

    Utility Dive

    Solar composed 26 percent of new electric generating capacity in the U.S. during the first half of the year, but the residential solar market appears to be showing signs of slowing down, as Q2 growth was largely driven by utility-scale solar.
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  • 6 charts that will make you optimistic about America’s clean energy future


    New technologies, once unthinkably expensive to install and use, have become increasingly cost-competitive at a staggeringly fast clip. The Energy Department released a new report called “Revolution… Now,” which details five booming clean energy technologies.
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  • ERCOT: Narrow reserves boost real-time prices above $700/MWh

    Utility Dive

    The grid operator for most of Texas saw its reserve margins fall and power prices spike last week, reaching $718/MWh around 4 p.m. CDT Friday, Platts reports. ​The price spike came just 10 days after ERCOT issued its final Seasonal Assessment of Resource Adequacy report, concluding that the grid would have adequate reserves for the fall, thanks in part to recent capacity additions.
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  • Amazon invests in massive Texas wind farm


    Seattle-based Amazon is teaming up with Chicago’s Lincoln Clean Energy to build the 253-megawatt Amazon Wind Farm Texas west of Abilene. The wind farm, slated to open by the end of 2017, will feature more than 100 wind turbines designed to help power Amazon’s Texas’ facilities. The electricity also will feed into the overall state grid.
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