Powin to supply a 6.5 MW battery for SDG&E

The energy storage provider has inked a deal to provide a 6.5 MW / 26 MWh battery in Escondido, after installing a smaller system for SCE earlier this year.

Washington D.C. launches new low-income solar & job training program

GRID Alternatives will run the first year of the program, training D.C. residents in solar installation while installing PV systems.

Origis breaks ground on Mississippi’s second big solar project

The 52 MW-AC Sumrall 2 project follows another 52 MW-AC project in the same small town that went online last December.

More solar and hydro brings California gas use to five-year low

As renewable energy breaks new output records in California, both the need for and availability of gas in California have declined.

TEP to buy solar power at under 3 cents per kWh

The Arizona utility has signed a 20-year contract to buy electricity from a 100 MW plant at this new record low price.

BREAKING: SolarWorld may close Oregon factory

The company has given WARN Act notices to all of its employees, and says that it is trying to determine the right size going forward.

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DNV GL launches on-demand online solar and wind forecasting tool

The company will be exhibiting the forecasting tool, which will provide on-demand forecasts of select power markets with hourly resolution, later this month in Anaheim.

California utility re-starts gas plant using battery system

Imperial Irrigation District says its use of a battery system to restart a combined-cycle gas turbine is the first such “black start” use of a battery in the United States.

Novatus goes deeper into solar with Colorado’s largest plant

The private renewable energy asset owner has bought the 156 MW-DC Comanche PV project in Pueblo County, bringing it to 543 MW-AC of solar.

Senator Chuck Grassley questions DOE grid reliability study

The Republican senator from Iowa has stepped in to the debate, expressing concerns about the study’s credibility and whether or not its conclusion has been pre-determined.

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