Energy Storage

Morning Brief: 184 GW of renewables were installed globally in 2019, Alabama Power to add gas units

Also in the brief: Geronimo Energy has started construction activities for two Michigan solar projects, a New Hampshire Senator is asking the Defense Department’s progress toward meeting its renewable energy goals, Nelnet launches a renewables spinoff and more.

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90% clean power by 2035 is ‘challenging but feasible’

“90% by 2035 is the sweet spot” for a pathway that uses existing technology, allows “judicious use” of existing generation assets, and “achieves near-complete decarbonization in a realistic timeframe,” said study co-author Nikit Abhyankar of UC Berkeley. The resulting lower wholesale cost of electricity by 2035 “was a surprise for us.”

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Job Moves at ABB, Energy Impact Partners, SolarEdge, Enel X, Solaria, Engie, Nexamp, Eos, EEI

Executive and boardroom moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy VC.

Morning Brief: solar for South Carolina and batteries for Texas

Also in the brief: SolarEdge is expanding its residential and commercial power optimizer portfolio, Monterey Bay Community Power will help local school districts buy electric buses, L7 Drive has launched an energy management platform and more.

Panasonic and Span team up for home battery backup and energy management

Span’s ambition is to “transform the electrical panel into an intelligent gateway” and help expand the adoption of solar, EVs and storage like Panasonic’s residential battery.

Improving distributed battery programs with load control

While Vermont’s Green Mountain power is paving the way for utilities recognizing customers as generation resources, the company’s BYOD battery program falls just short of maximizing value and load control.

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Winners of massive Hawaiian solar-plus-storage procurement include AES, Hanwha, Engie, EDF, Longroad

The usual suspects and a few surprises in the island state’s largest ever renewable energy procurement — for 460 MW of solar power and nearly 3 GWh of energy storage.

Calm before the Q2 storm: US energy storage market posts decent Q1

WoodMac looks back at the storage industry in simpler, long-ago times — eight weeks ago.

8minute Solar Energy raises $225 million for 18 GW pipeline of solar and storage

Building on what has been a successful 2020 in terms of fundraising, the company has closed on a $225 million letter of credit with partners KeyBank, HSBC, Rabobank and Nomura Holdings.

Morning Brief: natural gas company to go solar, Duke receives 2 GW of proposals

Also in the brief: Q Cells and Silfab achieve top performer rating in the 2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard, Tigo sues APS.

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