Utilities traditionally have met renewable portfolio standards with power purchases from IPPs. But new approaches are allowing utilities to build their rate bases with investments in solar...
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Solar projects are becoming hot investments.
same permitting and transmission interconnect requirements,” Ricker says. “We are producing a much larger plant, one that uses steam generating technology. The output is more firm and it has a greater load shifting or matching capability, especially if you add a storage system. And remember, when Ivanpah comes on line, it will produce as much electricity as all the PV assets in California combined.”