The solar array will contribute up to 35 MW to the grid and store up to 240 MWh for dispatch during evening peak demand.
Also on the rise: Facebook signs a PPA for 160 MW in Virginia, and the solar sector provided jobs to 231,000 in the U.S. in 2020.
States don’t need to reinvent the wheel when evaluating smart inverter requirements, said a Sunrun policy director, noting that delays in setting requirements could lead to “wasted infrastructure.”
Storage paired with solar must support the net nameplate capacity for at least four hours and support 365 full charge/discharge cycles each year.
Smart inverters have opened up opportunities for people with smart inverters to be paid for providing stored energy on demand and other grid services.
An upfront cash payment is available for residential and commercial customers on Oahu who attach a battery to their home and either use or discharge power during peak hours.
Also on the rise: A big solar + storage project in New Mexico secures construction financing, and racking and tracker company OMCO Solar offers a business update.
Both Hawaiian Electric and its regulators expressed frustration over a decision approving an energy storage system that will be critical to retiring a coal-fired power plant by September 2022.
Also on the rise: DOE funds university hydrogen research, Canadian Solar backs an AI-based energy storage tech provider, Mitsubishi partners to develop hydrogen storage for U.S. markets, and two Canadian companies float a ‘blue’ hydrogen plan.
A Senate committee added language that would cut the renewable energy credit as part of an unrelated film tax credit bill.
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