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Choosing a backup battery system in the new age of California’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Eric Hill of OutBack Power offers depth and explanation on the different factors that go into choosing a home battery unit.


RFO alert: Clean Power Alliance seeks solar-plus-storage

The California community choice aggregator has issued a Request for Offers for the installation of solar-plus-storage to provide backup power to 12 sites during emergencies.

Morning Brief: Solar power will be ‘the new king’ by 2030, fuel cell SPAC, advanced reactors get $160M

Even the profitless fuel cell industry can launch a SPAC, cheered on by the current mania for hydrogen technology. Lots more in today’s brief.


Power shutoffs cause a battery boom in California

Contractors across California are seeing greater demand for battery storage than ever before in response to PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoffs. With the threat of blackouts on the 10-year horizon, customers have decided to take their power into their own hands.


Energy storage and inverters to get you through power outages

In light of California grid shutdowns due to fire safety, pv magazine USA is reviewing solutions to keep the electricity on.


California solar project portfolio bypasses time-consuming “Super Cluster” study

Renewable America will provide distributed capacity for four community choice aggregators in California.

Brut wine makers turn to solar-plus-storage microgrid

Long-duration energy storage technology from Energy Warehouse will power California wineries with clean, reliable energy and support resilient winery operations.

PG&E $11 million pilot programs to accelerate vehicle-to-everything technologies

Pacific Gas & Electric is developing three pilot programs to test how bi-directional EVs and chargers can send power to the grid.


Sunrise brief: Xcel Energy files plans for a 460 MW solar plant in Minnesota

Also on the rise: PG&E launches its solar-based microgrid program, a report from Berkeley Lab says the power sector is halfway to becoming carbon free, and battery recycler Li-Cycle will build a facility near Phoenix.

California PUC addresses inequities in energy storage ‘equity resiliency’ incentive and shifts $100 million

“I think it’s somewhat unfortunate that the developers have focused so much of their attention on signing up well customers … as opposed to focusing on medical baseline or low-income residential customers,” said a CPUC commissioner.

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