Concord NH City Council to decide on maximum size of PV arrays – The city council of Concord, New Hampshire is considering a proposal to raise the maximum size of a solar installation in the city to 50 acres, up from the current max of 25. Additionally up for debate is the percentage of any parcel that can include solar panels, which currently sits at 40% and proponents are aimed at raising to 60%. There is a vested interest in raising this maximum, as the city has a stated goal of 100% renewable energy by 2030. Source: Concord Monitor
Funding for battery start-up – Battery management company Titan Advanced Energy Solutions has closed on $10 million in a Series A financing round. According to the company, the funds will be used for product development, launching new solutions and hiring top engineering talent. The funding round was co-led by Schneider Electric Ventures (SEV) and Energy Innovation Capital (EIC). Source: Renewables Now
SEPA’s releases 2019 Utility Demand Response Market Snapshot – “Based on data collected from 190 utilities, representing 64% of total U.S. customer accounts, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) found that utilities enrolled 20.8 GW of demand response (DR) capacity, and dispatched 12.3 GW of DR capacity (59.2% of enrolled capacity) in 2018. The commercial and industrial (C&I) segment contributed over half of total reported DR capacity, 13.3GW. The 2019 Demand Response Utility Market Snapshot details the phasing out of older programs, the introduction of advanced technologies and smart device.” Source: Smart Electric Power Alliance
Solar applications surge under New York program – According to coverage from Politico, seven new applications for utility-scale solar projects have been submitted under New York’s siting law in the past month, three of which would be the largest in the state if completed. The whole gauntlet of applications totals 1.75 GW in capacity. Source: Politico
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