Energy Storage

New York unveils bold solar, energy storage plans

In Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2018 State of the State address, he re-committed New York to eliminating coal from its power plants in two years, provide solar to 10,000 low-income New Yorkers and invest $200 million in energy storage research.

IEA explores paths to PV and wind integration

The International Energy Agency has released a manual for policy makers on the issues involved in the large scale integration of solar and wind power into power grids.

37 energy-storage advocates ask Congress for ITC clarification

Saying a lack of definitive rules is causing uncertainty in the market, the group urged the representatives to put energy storage on the same ITC schedule as the solar industry.

U.S. C&I storage rankings place Stem, Green Charge and AMS at top

In the increasingly competitive commercial-and-industrial storage market, IHS Markit expects the segment to grow 10-fold over the next five years – and ranks the companies that will lead the charge.

Why design flexibility matters for residential storage

In this op-ed Michael Mahon of SMA explores design of energy storage systems, contrasting the advantages and disadvantages of AC vs. DC coupling.

All in: PG&E signs energy storage deals totaling 165 MW

The most recent contracts, which still need to be approved by California regulators, are part of their state-mandated goal of adding 580 MW of storage by 2020.

Puerto Rico receives an influx of solar-powered help

The U.S. territory is still devastated and is struggling with basic needs, including a widespread lack of electricity. Global nonprofit OHorizons and battery company sonnen are trying to help.

New York becomes the fourth state to add energy storage mandate

Following the lead of Utah, Oregon and Massachusetts, the New York Public Service Commission has been charged with creating the targets by January 1.

APS to study smart home features including solar and batteries

The utility plans to outfit 75 homes with rooftop PV systems and energy management tools – including batteries on 10 homes – as a means to look at how behind-the-meter resources interact with each other.

HECO, University of Hawaii strike a deal for power from off-site renewables

Taking a page from the corporate procurement playbook, this “green tariff” could include solar plus storage and may be available to other institutions in the future.

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