Solar+storage+sewage in Orlando resiliency plan

Duke Energy has presented a plan to the City of Orlando for a 1 to 3 MWac solar plant plus a 5 to 10 MW energy storage facility at a local sewage plant. The project is the first of potentially 14 solar+storage sites at strategic city locations.

As corporate renewable energy purchases expand, so do the risks

Rocky Mountain Institute offers insight into five corporate renewable energy procurement risks – price, shape, basis, volume, and operation – and follows with mitigation strategies and tools to widen the discussion within boardrooms.

Bifacial gets the big money

LONGi bifacial solar modules were included as part of a fully-financed 224 MWdc solar project in Georgia, with NEXTracker suggesting it’s a first for the technology in the United States on a large-scale financed project, with 750 MW already following in their book of business.

pvMB: REC sells 200 MW in December, $300 billion for EVs, solar worker death

Today’s pv magazine USA morning brief also features RGS Energy’s first solar shingle install, four New York municipalities teaming up for 100% renewables, new Vote Solar staff, and more!

Supersized solar plus storage coming to California

In October, California regulators proposed allowing DC-coupled solar plus storage systems to be compensated via net metering for electricity stored in their batteries. This came after NEXTracker’s NX Flow system was verified by UL as charging only from solar power.

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pvMB: Borrego Solar breaks 500 MW, Alabama gas+solar+storage microgrid, bill introduced for 100% renewables nationwide

Today’s pv magazine USA morning brief also features the EIA projecting 4.3 GWac of utility scale solar in 2019, SunPower tapping a new executive to lead its technology business unit, President Trump nominating former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler to stay on as the head of the EPA, and more!

OK Google, what is SolarEdge’s energy vision?

SolarEdge has recently purchased an Italian EV system manufacturer, a South Korean battery maker, an Israeli UPS producer, internally developed a virtual power plant grid service, and now they’re working with Google to integrate energy management tools into Google Assistant.

pvMB: The Clean Energy Access Act of 2019 in SC, sheep+solar in Arizona, power sector emissions are up and more!

In today’s pv magazine USA morning brief, Duke Energy’s 74.9MWac Hamilton Solar Power Plant has opened in Florida, gas spiked U.S. electricity-related emissions in 2018, and South Carolina is moving forward with its first piece of aggressive pro-solar legislation.

Former coal company builds the largest net metered solar system in New Jersey

DSM North America’s 20.2 MWdc solar power facility turns on tomorrow. The facility is described as the largest solar plant in New Jersey, and the second-largest net metered facility on the East Coast.

pvMB: sPower’s 500 problems, local politics support solar, $5b more for batteries in Georgia, more!

In today’s pv magazine morning brief Brookfield Renewables announces its dividend at just above a quarter a share, the first community (sorta) solar project in Wyoming is complete, Duke Energy’s next round of solar rebates is already largely sold out, and more!

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