Certain regions have far outpaced their local RPS requirements.
For instance, Texas and the Midwest have requirements of roughly 20 TWh, but are producing greater than 60 and 100 TWhs/year, respectively.
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The variations included percentages and timeframes, who is obligated and exempted within the state, the types of technology, where they’re located within the state, what they track when installing, contractor requirements, and more.
In the 15 states that have solar power carve outs, they topped out at 7% of Massachusetts retail sales – but were mostly below 3%.Noted below is that the Midwest and non-California western states are way beyond their RPS values, but that the Atlantic Coast, Northeast and California have a lot of volume to deploy to meet their very aggressive mandates.The report also notes that there will be some renewables that retire (or are repowered) in this period, and that this volume isn’t represented in the document.We send newsletters with the approximate frequency outlined for each edition above, with occasional additional notifications about events and webinars.We measure how often our emails are opened, and which links our readers click.Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection magazine USA offers daily updates of the latest photovoltaics news.Renewable portfolio standards across 29 US states represent significant, legally required additions of wind and solar – including 15 states whose requirements will drive more than 11 GWac of solar power. Barbose at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the majority are more than a decade old, are regularly updated by implementing states and represent more than 73 GW of new renewable capacity by 2030.Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) are laws in 29 states plus Washington DC that require utilities to source an increasing amount of the energy they generate or sell from renewable sources – and have been around since this author was four (below image). And by required, we mean a legal requirement to be built, and a market to consider investment in. Department of Energy/Energy Information Agency’s projections that 19% of power will come from wind and solar by 2030.The author notes that due to many states having varying techniques for representing the cost of renewables (or the avoided costs), cost increases in the past few years were “muddied” by California.The actual capacity that will be deployed by 2030 to meet these requirements is projected to be 73 GW (below image), 11 GWac of that being solar power and 10 GW being offshore wind.