Energy Storage

Ohio approves two huge solar projects

Ohio Power Siting Board has approved 470 MWac of solar and 60 MWac of batteries in two separate projects, as another confirmation of the coming boom in the state and the Midwest.

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Pumped hydro with better financing can compete with batteries

Pumped hydro storage is highly cost competitive for large-scale energy storage, according to a report published by the San Diego County Water Authority. The report models a pumped hydro project as securing better financing terms than battery storage.

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Bloomberg updates bankable module list, new additions to the StorEdge family: pvMB 5/13/19

Happy Monday one and all and a happy belated Mother’s Day, too. Today we’ll be looking at Seraphim launching its PLANET line, Blackburn College’s upcoming installation, Innogy acquiring two North Carolina projects and more!

Colorado to go carbon-free

With the presumed signing of SB19-236 by Governor Polis, the state will begin the steps to becoming carbon free by 2030, which is likely followed closely by increased renewable development.

Tesla’s Powerwall as the beating heart of your home

Vermont utility Green Mountain Power has started a program to replace its customers’ electric meters with the monitoring system in Tesla Powerwall batteries.

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Panasonic leaves U.S. solar development with Coronal sale

Danish offshore wind giant Ørsted has acquired Coronal Energy’s solar development business, in a move that strengthens one company’s presence in the U.S. utility-scale solar and storage market, and all but eliminates the other’s.

The Solar Decathlon winner designs solar+lifestyle living space

Virginia students have won the 2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge with their treeHAUS highly sustainable solar+storage+trees+food waste+sound and so much more design, focused on expanding their local campus’ student housing resources.

New York energy storage incentive details: $280 million available *today*

New York State has launched bulk and retail energy storage subsidies to support the first 1 GWh of the state's 1.5 GWh target. The bulk incentive starts at $110/kWh, while retail starts in Block 1 at $350/kWh.

John Hancock buys into Duke’s wind, solar and batteries

The insurance company has agreed to buy a minority stake in 48 wind, solar and battery assets, which will provide $415 million before taxes to Duke Energy.

2 GW of pumped hydro storage proposed for Arizona

Of Earth’s 500,000 potential sites for closed-loop pumped hydro storage, the largest U.S. site under development is in Arizona. If the project is built, the potential for pairing with solar could open new opportunities for solar development.

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