Evidence is Growing Against Blaming Wind and Solar for Grid Instability

Original Article by Greentech Media It’s been more than two months since Energy Secretary Rick Perry ordered the DOE to conduct a 60-day study on whether wind and solar are undercutting “baseload” coal and nuclear power — a request that many renewable energy and environmental groups fear will lead to a foregone conclusion against renewable-friendly state subsidies and policies. In 2015, the lead author of the Energy Department study wrote a security report that concluded renewable energy policies are a greater emerging threat to the U.S. electric power grid than natural disturbances or human attacks, including terrorism. “Current policies are shuttering…

Arizona’s solar market one of fastest-growing in country

Originally posted by Phoenix Business Journal Arizona’s solar market was one of the fastest-growing in the country during the first quarter, expanding by more than 5 percent, according to a new report. Arizona added 168 megawatts during the first quarter of 2017, which is the third highest in the U.S. behind California and North Carolina, respectively, according to GTM Research and the Solar  Energy Industries Association’s latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report.     To put a finer point on that 5 percent growth, 5 percent of all solar ever installed in the state came in January, February and March,…