pvMB 1/20/19: FERC pushes back over PG&E contracts, GameChange opens innovation center in Massachusetts


FERC re-asserts authority over PG&E contracts – As revealed in a Friday filing, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has re-asserted its authority over power contracts signed by bankrupt California utility PG&E, after PG&E called on the bankruptcy court to exclude FERC. And so a legal fight with no end in sight continues. Source: UtilityDive


GameChange Solar to open Innovation, Research and Training Center in Massachusetts – GameChange Solar has announced that Brimfield Massachusetts is set to be the home of the company’s new Innovation, Research and Training Center in Massachusetts. The site will be used to test solar structures and trackers and to train Gamechange Solar staff. Source: GameChange Solar


Stanley Fishbein to host “How to Sell Commercial Solar” ASES webinar – As part of the first iteration of a new series, Stanley Fishbein of CleanView Capital will be hosting a webinar for the American Solar Energy Society entitled “How to Sell Commercial Solar.” The webinar will cover basic selling principles, how to increase sales to beat the competition as well as how C&I customers benefit more from traditional leases than power purchase agreements, solar industry leases or loans. To register, click here. Source: CleanView Capital


A new semiconductor on the block? – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has launched a new techno-economic analysis of Gallium Oxide as a potential semiconductor material for power electronics applications. Source: NREL.


CESA to honor Dr. Carla Peterman – “Next week, California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) member executives, CCA’s, utilities, and government agencies will gather to honor Dr. Carla J. Peterman, former California Public Utilities Commissioner… Dr. Peterman joined the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in December 2012 and served until December 2018. Her accomplishments during that time include the adoption of the world’s first utility energy storage mandate, the successful procurement of more than 1,500 MW of new grid connected energy storage capacity, the development of the first framework for multi-use energy storage applications, and the approval of $965 million in approved EV infrastructure investment.” Source: CESA


And to close your morning off right, how about 4,000 Teslas heading to Europe?

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