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CleanTechnica: Microsoft Signs “Largest” U.S. PPA for 315 Megawatts of Virginia Solar Farm

Posted by Joshua Hill on Mar 23, 2018

CleanTechnica reported on AEE member Microsoft's announcement that it had signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for 315 megawatts (MW) of energy from the 500 MW Pleinmont I and II solar farms in Virginia, calling it the “single largest corporate purchase of solar energy ever in the United States.”The solar energy PPA is being contracted with sPower to secure 315 MW of the energy generated by sPower's Pleinmont I and II solar farms to help power Microsoft's local data centers and office buildings. The Pleinmont I and II deal also marks Microsoft’s second solar deal in Virginia following a March 2016 agreement to secure Renewable Energy Certificates from Dominion Energy’s 20-MW Remington Solar Farm.
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Clean Technica: Trump Imposes 30% Imported Solar Tariff, Threatens 23,000 Jobs In 2018

Posted by Joshua Hill on Jan 23, 2018

This piece looks at the impact of tariffs on the solar industry, including price trends and perspective from AEE's Malcolm Woolf speaking on behalf of the Advanced Energy Buyers Group, a coalition of large energy buyers convened by AEE. You can read the entire piece here. Excerpts below:
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