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Rambler scheme becomes Duke’s fourth solar project in Lone Star state and will feature Canadian Solar’s BiKu modules, with plans to take it live by mid-2020.
Residential player Solaria turns to individual investors to bankroll boost of manufacturing capacity, said to already have doubled via deal with Shinsung this year.
Regulator MPSC approves settlement of dispute with Consumers Energy but solar reps believe underlying PURPA act must be enforced to stop further utility dominance.
The second draft of the US National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) energy storage system guidance on fire hazards and safe installation best practices for stakeholders has been published.
Credit Agricole and Korea Development Bank provide construction and term debt for the US$210m, 150MW first project phase, due to go live next spring.
Solar Frontier Americas acquires GCL New Energy's 100MW Colorado project and Allianz buys 8minute's 67MW California plant
LA mayor hails PPA signing for 400MW / 1,200MWh project offering fixed rates below two US dollar cents per kWh, but some have wondered how the scheme will make money.
Act meant to slash costs of PV and storage sees light less than four months before federal ITC support begins to taper, heralding potential cost increases.
Scheme is part of global series by UK-headquartered firm, including Canadian-funded 700MW-plus pipeline worldwide and 1.9GW push in Brazil.
Exempting utilities from mandatory procurement under 41-year-old PURPA law risks further harming independent producers and consumers, says PV body as it proposes way forward.
Standard Solar and Pivot Energy have expanded their partnership to co-develop five more community solar projects across Colorado.
Widely reported allegations of solar panel blaze at e-commerce giant’s California centre come as Tesla and Walmart work to defuse the latter’s separate lawsuit.
Procurement of new renewables and energy storage projects on archipelago's three largest islands is biggest to date in Aloha State.
WoodMac, AWEA: Better fit with energy storage will help PV attract vastly more corporate interest through 2030 but looming ITC phase-out could put brakes on progress.
High-profile case alleging ‘gross negligence’ on Tesla’s part finds Elon Musk’s outfit in midst of reboot of PV business, weeks after reporting record-low solar roll-out.
Despite a lower-than-expected public offering in July and escalating net losses, Sunnova says it is "well-positioned" to reach operational and financial targets, thanks to its growing dealer network and favourable macroeconomics.
GlidePath Power Solutions has acquired eight wind projects in North Texas serving the Southwest Power Pool.
Existing solar power policies in North Carolina will go under review as part of the state’s draft Clean Energy Plan.
Developer confirms plans to break ground on 6 September on first of three installations set to cover 25% of Penn State University’s power needs.
Proposed project is contingent on Invenergy securing a deal with not-for-profit electricity cooperative Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association.
North Carolina’s draft Clean Energy Plan was published last week, including the retirement of 4GW of coal and putting in place measures to drive renewable energy and EV adoption in the US state.
Here's the extended audio version of our recent interview with Lior Handelsman, founder and VP for product and marketing strategy, talking for the first time in depth about the forthcoming launch of a battery system under the SolarEdge brand.
Pattern Energy responds to a Bloomberg report that claimed Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Mangement is interested in merging Pattern with its majority-owned renewable arm, TerraForm Power.
The board of education at a California school district which found that it could use batteries to reduce energy bills at seven learning facilities by US$5.7 million has contracted ENGIE Storage to deliver 3.5MW / 7MWh of energy storage systems.
The utility wants to add projects larger than 5MW to its portfolio in order to achieve its target of 3GW of solar and wind in Virginia by 2022.
With energy storage poised to take off in New York from both a deployment and industry growth perspective to meet ambitious state targets, the New York Power Authority has said it will build a grid-scale lithium battery storage demonstration project.
BloombergNEF has predicted an exponential multiplying of non-pumped hydro energy storage installations around the world, culminating in nearly 3,000GWh of deployments by 2040.
News in brief from around the world in energy storage.
Glendale Water & Power's original proposal, which consisted primarily of thermal generation and battery storage, was rejected last year.
Of the four projects, all in California, one has already closed financing.
Wholesale electricity supplier NextEra Energy Resources will be deploying a major US complex combining solar, wind and storage batteries, a mix the broader NextEra group sees as increasingly promising.
US utility Con Edison New York (CECONY) is seeking 'at least' 300MW / 1,200MWh of energy storage as its contribution to the state’s 3GW target by 2025.
Northvolt, the consortium looking to establish gigawatt-scale lithium battery manufacturing in Europe and Sila Nanotechnologies, a battery technology startup, were the recipients of the highest sums of venture capital (VC) funding in the first half of 2019 in the battery storage sector.
Southern Research officials, energy companies and other industry leaders were on hand last week in Alabama to formally open the Energy Storage Research Center (ESRC), a facility on Southern Research’s engineering campus where collaborative efforts will look to boost the development and deployment of energy storage technologies for the next generation.
California electricity company East Bay Community Energy has hired Sunrun to install solar and battery systems on 500 low-income housing units in the area before 2022.
Georgia Power is set to boost its state’s battery energy storage sector, with the company's plan to own and operate 80MW of battery energy storage unanimously approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC).
Energy-Storage.news received information last week on a handful of successful battery installations at commercial customer sites, from NantEnergy in the US and from Alfen in Europe.
While software has been described by many as the single most important aspect of how an energy networks integrates, manages and then uses energy storage, two industry heavyweights have said that selling software licensing alone was not a viable business model for them.
A large-scale energy storage project to be built in Texas will take advantage of the system’s flexibility to deliver multiple services, as opportunities grow in the state’s Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market.
The ‘world’s first dedicated energy storage infrastructure fund’ will invest in California battery energy storage projects, with Macquarie set to sell 50% of a 340MWh tranche to the fund’s owner, SUSI Partners.
Many of the most polluting thermal power plants on the US grid today are also the most lucrative to run, but the service they provide could already be done twice as cheaply using solar and storage, developer 8minutenergy has claimed.
A large tranche of utility-scale solar – and storage – projects in Hawaii has been approved by the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC), each quoting a cost per kilowatt hour of US$0.10 or under.
Major US utility Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) is planning to build the world’s largest battery energy storage system adjacent to an existing solar power plant, with plans to roll out multiple other storage systems across the state.
China’s BYD has signed a deal which could see up to 100MWh of its systems deployed in Mexico as part of a distributed energy and large-scale solar buildout by finance group Pireos Capital.
A contract with utility Southern California Edison (SCE) has led to Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) supplying 2GWh of grid services from just 60MWh of energy storage during 2018, with one analyst dubbing the feat an “impressive milestone”.
NextEra Resources will build a 100MW solar farm for Arkansas utility Entergy Arkansas, to include 30MW of battery energy storage, as Entergy seeks to build out solar capacity in the state.
SEIA, Wood Mackenzie: Section 201 disruption drives 7% year-on-year drop in utility solar additions even as contracted pipeline hits all-time records.
Agreements combining solar and wind to become a reality given their ability to mitigate intermittency costs, says WBCSD report.
Land acquisition, corruption and short-termism complicate scaling up solar and others with the speed required by climate change, London event hears.
Energy storage enjoyed another record-breaking year of deployments in the US in 2018, while the residential segment is now “moving beyond early adopters” and into commercial viability, a report from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables claims.
Enel Green Power North America has started construction on the 497MW Roadrunner solar plant in Upton County, Texas. Once completed, the installation is set to be the largest solar facility in Enel’s US portfolio and the largest solar project in the state of Texas.
A new listed-fund in the UK will float next month with the intention of raising finance for US solar projects.
Arizona Public Service (APS) has announced a plan to make solar energy dispatchable into the evening using batteries, calling for the deployment of 850MW of energy storage by 2025.
While market opportunities for energy storage in Texas are considered to be limited, the largest battery project in the state so far, a 42MWh system, has just come online.
Electricity from 100MW of energy storage facilities will be purchased by US public utility company El Paso Electric, following a competitive solicitation process.
Renewable energy fund manager Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has started construction on two solar projects totalling 300MW(AC) in the US.