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Solar gets by with a little help from its friends

Hidden in a natural gas plant modification application, Duke Energy has released findings that constant ramping is causing solar to contributes increased emissions onto the grid. If only there was some way to cover solar’s shortfalls without fossil fuels.

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Regulator says lithium-ion batteries create “unacceptable risks”

Arizona regulator Sandra D. Kennedy has filed a review of lithium ion technology’s drawbacks relative to other energy storage technologies, specifically noting hydrogen fluoride release and thermal runaway, in light of two Arizona energy storage battery fires.

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SolarEdge built it, the buyers followed

During the second quarter SolarEdge increased manufacturing capacity by 25% and shipped over 3.7 million optimizers, which totaled over 1.3 GWac. This upped revenue 43% year on year, and company officials say they are highly confident in their even larger projected ~70% Q3 revenue growth.

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The billion-dollar battery boom

Corporations are buying up batteries and investing in their companies like it’s going out of style.

The United States is headed for a battery breakthrough

A new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy projects that installed battery storage will reach 2.5 GW by 2023. Florida and New York are set to pave the way, as massive projects in each of those states will account for nearly half of the coming volume.

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EDF to bring 350 MW to NY, New Hampshire’s new RPS, maybe: pvMB 7/8/19

Hello everybody and welcome back from your long 4th of July weekend, if you had one. Today we’re back with the pvMB and we’ll be looking at $55 million for Long Island energy storage, storage replacing peakers in New York, Direct Solar getting in the Texas football booster game and more!

Duke Energy hits 1 GW owned solar, 74.5 MW coming to Escambia: pvMB 7/3/19

Hello and welcome to your July 3rd pvMB! Today we’ll be tackling Bloom Energy going hydrogen, a jet fuel burning plant shutdown in Oakland, RPCS’ safe harbor strategy for ITC stepdown and more. Enjoy your holiday!

Akasol to build new battery factory near Detroit

The German battery maker will produce batteries for electric trucks and buses at the new facility, which is expected to employ 200 workers and produce 400 megawatt-hours of batteries annually.

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Omnidian finishes series A, Turtle tackles storage: pvMB 6/26/19

Hello one and all and welcome to your Wednesday pvMB. Today we’ll be taking a look at ENGIE’s 2 MW battery at the San Diego Airport, Standard solar’s acquisition of a project in Vermont, the solar education efforts of an Ohio paper and more!

Ripples in the sand: NV Energy to add 1.2 GW solar, 590 MW energy storage

NV Energy is making major plays in response to Nevada’s recently-raised RPS, as the company announced today that it will be purchasing power from three massive projects, totaling 1.2 GW of solar and 590 MW of battery storage.

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