A four-page bill signed by the state’s governor declares that the installation of energy storage by utility customers is in the public interest, and prohibits discriminatory charges or regulatory burdens from interfering with this.
In the budget passed by the House and Senate to keep the government funded through September, funding for ARPA-E and the DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy office both increased by around 15%.
Joint communication between the European Union and the U.S. reveals that Washington has not agreed with suggestions from Brussels that EU solar imports were not causing any serious injury and thus should be subjected to a less penalizing tariff.
EVs and solar: As the electric vehicle market begins to take off, many are hoping that this technology will be complementary to solar PV. And while the potential is there, a closer look shows that there are many unanswered questions, and there is still a lot of work to be done.
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CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ:CVV), a leading provider of chemical vapor deposition systems and materials, announced today that it will release its 2017 financial results after markets close on Monday, April 2, 2018. CVD Management will hold a conference call to discuss its results at 4:30 pm (Eastern Time) that day.
Spire and DHV Technology have announced a joint partnership to offer Spire’s solar panels to the space industry. Spire’s double deployable panels will now be built and sold through DHV Technology to developers looking to improve satellite reliability and performance and boost overall mission success.
SB 446 has passed the Senate and now heads the House for approval. The bill would allow systems up to 5 MW to participate in the state’s net metering program, with final rates to be set over the next three years.
Rochester, New York based technology company Natcore has announced two new processes, which it says could dramatically reduce production costs of its foil cell, which it has been working to commercialize for the past couple of years.
The turnover of the Munich-based chemical company increased by 6%. The polysilicon business of Wacker Chemie also continued to increase last year; however, the production halt in the U.S. prevented even stronger growth.
Xcel Energy’s December 2017 solicitation results contain bids for energy storage projects at least as large as the current world’s largest under construction, and far larger than the world’s biggest running batteries.
Tennessee safety authorities have submitted their report on the hydrogen explosion at the polysilicon plant of the German manufacturer in Charleston. They demand $25,400 in fines from Wacker Chemie for violations of various regulations, and the company continues its efforts to resume production.
In this report from the Solar Asset Management North America 2018 conference, Kiterocket's Tom Cheyney finds that whether it’s managing large solar portfolios or nascent energy storage assets, repowering older solar installations or buttoning up residential O&M, the smart use of data is key.
As an historic first, the Arizona Corporation Commission has voted not to acknowledge the gas-heavy energy resource plans of utilities, and is pushing instead an aggressive clean energy plan by one if its members.
Utility Hawaiian Electric has announced the start of operations of a pilot project featuring flywheel energy storage technology provided by Amber Kinetics. The project will test the technology’s capability of supporting the grid and allowing further integration of renewable generation.
Researchers in the U.S. have confirmed the existence of a novel state of the element manganese, first proposed in a journal dating from 1928, which could allow for the development of low-cost, high performance batteries for grid level and other energy storage applications.
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