A root cause report on a West Texas power disturbance found that, in many cases, the solar industry “is not proactively identifying abnormal performance issues” related to inverter-based resources.
Also on the rise: Texas is urged once again to winterize its energy infrastructure, and work starts on an 80 MW BTM solar array.
The FERC/NERC assessment pointed to freezing of generator components and fuel issues as the top two major causes of generator outages, derates, or failures to start during the February 2021 winter storm.
The inverters are available in 7.6 kW and 11.4 kW configurations, and feature up to 200% DC oversizing, and 50V starting voltage.
The novel system secures panels on ballasted roofs and is intended not to compromise the roof’s structural integrity.
Also on the rise: Catalyze makes its third acquisition of 2021, Salt River Project adds more solar capacity with latest PPA, and Generac unveils a microinverter as it edges into solar and energy storage.
The KORE and ZEV teams plan to focus on thermal management, safety, and module and pack configurability towards higher energy and power densities.
The deal brings Colorado-based Catalyze a project development pipeline of more than 80 MW and adds to two earlier deals for solar and storage companies.