Stem and Austin Energy Aggregate Energy Storage

Stem is developing an aggregated network of commercial customer-sited energy storage in Texas through collaboration with Austin Energy, tapping part of a $4 million utility grant from DOE.

Silicor low-cost silicon may foster greater cell efficiency

Silicor Materials is striving to demonstrate that its low-cost PV silicon production process should help boost efficiency records in the near future. The company performed its own attempt at producing a mono PERC cell with greater efficiency, and hit a 20% level on the first try, company officials say.

NV Energy: Nevada net metering could cost $1.3 billion

The ongoing discussion in the Nevada legislature over a proposed modification of net metering in the state last week included a $1.3 billion estimate of the cost over 20 years from NV Energy.


GameChange Solar Ranking Rises for Racking, Tracking

GameChange Solar announced that it reached an approximate 20% U.S. marketshare for fixed-tilt ground mount racking in 2016, a 5% marketshare for flat roof commercial racking, and the ranks of Top 10 among single-axis trackers vendors.

Soltec to launch nextgen SF7 tracker at Intersolar Europe

Soltec plans to launch its next-generation solar tracker, the SF7, at Intersolar Europe. The company claims that the single-axis tracker enables up to five percent greater yield than its competitors.

CIT leads 50 MW battery storage finance for SCE

CIT, Macquarie Capital and Advanced Microgrid Solutions have closed what they call the first non-recourse project financing of a battery storage system, destined for the West Los Angeles Basin service territory of Southern California Edison (SCE).

Array Technologies expands into Australia solar tracker market

Array has opened an office in Sydney and will provide trackers for Neoen Australia’s three recently announced PV plants in the state of New South Wales: the Parkes (66 MW), Griffith (36 MW) and Dubbo (28 MW) Solar Farms.

NEXTracker leads global PV tracker market

NEXTracker led the global solar tracker market in 2016, after rising to number one in the U.S. market in 2015, according to IHS Markit analysts. Array Technologies follows close behind, and the two remain far and away the leading suppliers of PV tracker systems globally, in addition to being leading suppliers of PV structural equipment in general.

Solar cuts coal use at LADPW’s Moapa unit four years early

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) has ended its much-contested use of coal at the Navajo Generating Station four years early since the state has met its 25% renewable energy portfolio goal early. LADWP’s renewable energy level has increased to 25% from just 6% 10 years ago. Reiko Kerr, LADWP senior assistant general […]

Swinerton’s SOLV adopts QOS O&M analytics software

O&M service provider SOLV will utilize QOS Energy’s Qantum analytics software to monitor and support over 1 GW of solar PV plants in the United States.

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