The Solar Games, launched two years ago at Intersolar North America 2020, pits teams of solar installers in a showdown of grid-tied and off-grid prowess.
The 100 MW Saint Solar project in Coolidge, Arizona will get a 100 MW storage system capable of providing four hours of energy
Also on the rise: LBL report looks at compensating customers for grid-connected batteries. Supply chain problems that drove up costs of solar power equipment will ease in 2022. Efforts to retrieve lithium from geothermal brine increasing in popularity. Encore Renewable Energy, The Brattle Group, ACORE and others announced new hires.
Enphase installers are seeing a spike in deployments of its microinverters plus batteries in Colorado, a state with plenty of sunshine mixed with extreme weather events.
Financing for both projects was facilitated by power purchase agreements. For the Arkansas project, the agreement is with Conway Corp. and for the Louisiana project the agreement is with McDonald’s and eBay.
Also on the rise: Department of Commerce to rescind its review of the countervailing duty order on solar cells from 48 companies Chinese companies. Florida utility turns pallets and cardboard into mulch, saving millions. Standard Solar acquires operational solar plant in Idaho. Four New York community solar projects receive financing.
Managed charging is valuable in systems with high levels of variable renewables because it provides the flexibility to match supply and demand.
One of its largest acquisitions to date, Standard Solar gains the fully operational Mountain Home project from True Green Capital Management.
Also on the rise: Nearly half of all new capacity added to the grid will come from solar. Washington community solar bill garners support. Optimizer manufacturer Alencon expands manufacturing and R&D facilities outside of Philadelphia. GoodWe rebranding reflects the ‘smarts’ in its inverters and storage technology. Three California community choice jointly issued an RFP.
The investment is planned to support development and construction of Hydrostor’s 1.1 GW, 8.7 GWh of Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage projects that are well underway in California and Australia, and help expand Hydrostor’s project development pipeline globally.
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