SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

How Renewables Are Competing in the Wholesale Market Without Mandates


“State renewable portfolio standards have long been the top driver of U.S. utility-scale solar and wind energy growth — until now. This year, for the first time ever, more than half of new utility-scale solar capacity will be brought on-line outside of state mandates. In fact, this year’s non-RPS solar capacity will exceed the total utility-scale solar installed in any previous year. But that doesn’t mean policy is becoming irrelevant. It’s just evolving.”

Originally published on May 24, 2016