Topic: Solar

Dixon USD: Solar at the Old High School Location

ForeFront Power worked with the school district to develop five sites, representing 843 kW of installed solar PV capacity.
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Atascadero USD: The Story Behind The Decision to Adopt Solar

Leaders from Atascadero Unified School District in California describe their motivations for solar, the procurement process through SPURR, and overall impact on the community. ForeFront Power worked with the school district to develop two sites, representing 316 kW of installed solar PV capacity.
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Dixon USD: Solar Implementation Story with John Calise

John Calise, the Director of Facilities, Operations and Capital Projects at Dixon Unified School District, explains his motivations and experiences with solar procurement across five schools in the Central Valley of California.
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3 Factors Causing Price Increases for Solar PPA Deals in 2023

According to LevelTen, the current cost of solar PPA deals has increased 8.2% in Q4 2022, up from Q3, climbing to an average of US$45.66/MWh. In the first quarter of 2023, PPA costs climbed higher– a 6.6% increase.  A recent report by LevelTen sought to...
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Net Energy Metering 2-Update

On December 15, 2022 the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved new rules that will significantly reduce economic value for customers implementing new onsite solar projects in the service territories of PG&E, SoCal Edison, and SDG&E.  The decision was controversial, dividing vocal critics and supporters...
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Sheep Are the Solar Industry’s Lawn Mowers of Choice

The laborious job of clearing weeds in solar-panel fields has triggered a welcome boom for American shepherds and their flocks.  Jobs clearing local flora under and around stretches of solar panels have triggered an unexpected boom for sheepherders, who have found work in the new...
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SPURR Helps County of Fresno Procure Largest Public Sector Solar System

When the County of Fresno embarked on reportedly “the largest public sector solar system in Fresno County,” they turned to SPURR’s Renewable Energy Aggregated Procurement (REAP) Program. The REAP Program helps school districts, community college districts, and other public agencies in California leverage a SPURR...
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Solar Energy… at Night?

According to the International Energy Agency, “by 2026, global renewable electricity capacity is forecast to rise more than 60% from 2020 levels to over 4,800 GW.” The IEA says Solar remains the leading renewable energy source, far outpacing the others.  Adoption of solar as a...
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