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SunCast Episode 222: demand-response microgrids with AJ Perkins of DR Microgrid

In this episode of SunCast, Nico sits down with AJ Perkins of DR Microgrid to focus on implications around the rise of resiliency and battery storage and solar plus storage.

5 most popular articles at pv magazine USA in 2019

Certain articles at pv magazine catch fire and capture the imagination of our solar colleagues as well as a wider, equally nerdy, audience. Here are the most widely read pieces of the year at pv magazine USA.

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Kauai was 100% renewably powered for 32 hours over the last month

The Hawaiian island of 70,000 residents has achieved this feat on 11 different occasions since before Thanksgiving, anchored by a five-hour period on December 10. Plus, a world tour of high-penetration renewable hotspots.

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Morning Brief: Barry Sanders partners with Powerhome and the Alaskan Bull Battery

It’s the last Thursday before Christmas and you’re reading the pv magazine Morning Brief. in this brief, we’ll be checking out Solar Frontier Americas financing a 200 MW project, a microgrid initiative for the Santa Barbara Unified School District, Nearmap acquiring Pushpin, and more.

Dominion chooses 50 electric Thomas Built Buses powered by Proterra

The new electric school buses are part of a pilot program with a goal to integrate 13,000 Virginia buses into the state’s power grid as an energy storage resource.

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Hardware brief: California battery discounts, Dr. Nick!, commercial rooftop bifacial data, more!

It’s beginning to look a like fourth quarter solar rush headache time…so relax, check out some solar gear and services! Silicon and module pricing is down a touch, SMA energy storage systems approved in California, and there’s also a Fronius & BYD hook up!

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California seeks $600 million+ for battery backups in “high fire threat districts”

Regulators are focusing 63% of the $1.2 billion SGIP energy storage incentive fund on those most affected by the power grid shutdowns, specifically risk electricity users with medical conditions, critical locations within communities, or those who have had multiple power shutdowns already.

MIT responds: batteries are critical to the future electric grid, but they have their limits

Recognizing their critical role in the future grid, MIT still sees limits to batteries in an intermittent renewable-dominated power sector. In this op-ed, John Reilly, co-director of the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, explains why.

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GM building $2 billion dollar electric vehicle battery factory in Ohio

LG Chem and GM have announced an agreement to build a 30 GWh EV battery factory in Lordstown, Ohio which will employ 1,100 people and come online in 2023.

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All I want for Christmas is a solar power plus Enphase Ensemble battery backup

Enphase has released training materials and a pre-order page for its home energy storage product – the Ensemble. Here we review the hardware specs and the installation directions.

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