Solar Content

Electricity Markets
Generation
Eleven states generated at least 10 percent of their total electricity from wind in 2015, up from only three in 2010, according to the Energy Information Administration, a division of the Department of Energy.
Generation
Investor-owned utility Southern Company on Dec. 30 said that its Southern Power subsidiary has entered into a joint development agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. to develop and construct approximately 3,000 megawatts across 10 projects with commercial operation dates between 2018 and 2020.
Environment
A state appeals court, in a 2-1 ruling, on April 6 upheld California's cap-and-trade program designed to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.
Energy Efficiency
Electricity Markets
Generation
Energy Storage
In its latest integrated resource plan, filed early this month with Arizona regulators, Tucson Electric Power said it will continue to diversify its generation portfolio by expanding solar and wind generation, with a goal of delivering at least 30 percent of its power from renewable resources by 2030.
Generation
Environment
Community Engagement
With the addition of a new wind power facility, Nebraska's Omaha Public Power District on July 13 said that it is projected to provide approximately 40 percent of its generation from renewable energy sources when the facility comes online, which is currently scheduled to occur in late 2019.
Reliability
Security and Resilience (Cyber and Physical)
Generation
Natural gas will continue to be the top fuel source for U.S. electricity generation "in the near and distant future, followed by wind," says a new report by the American Public Power Association that looks at the nation's generating capacity.