Energy Management Systems

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In today’s pv magazine USA morning brief we take a look at Con Edison choosing Sunverge’s platform for its Smart Home Rate project, California ISO’s reliability coordination services gaining 32 new utility members and other quick hitters.

OK Google, what is SolarEdge’s energy vision?

SolarEdge has recently purchased an Italian EV system manufacturer, a South Korean battery maker, an Israeli UPS producer, internally developed a virtual power plant grid service, and now they’re working with Google to integrate energy management tools into Google Assistant.

Solar + wind + storage makes for a DC-powered microgrid

Ensync has begun work on a microgrid tying together 48 kW of vertical wind turbines, 495 kW of rooftop solar, and 730 kWh of energy storage.

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New York officially ups its energy storage goal: 3 GW by 2030

With the passage of twin initiatives, New York has set an ambitious plan to raise its energy storage capacity to 1.5 GW by 2025 and 3 GW by 2030.

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How more EVs on the road can advance a renewable grid

There’s an alternative future on the horizon, where instead of just drawing power from the grid, electric vehicles become a mobile grid storage resource, with drivers and utilities both reaping the benefits while providing clean power.

The home of the future, for renters

sonnen has announced its latest sonnenCommunity in Florida, in collaboration with Pearl Homes and Google Home. The development features a smaller footprint and automated homes, with most of the units set to be rentals.

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DOE seeks solar power situational awareness

The DOE has launched a program to find unique and innovative solutions that increase grid operators’ situational awareness of solar PV systems deployed throughout the grid at strategic locations – and that are seek to go beyond pure R&D, seeking field validation.

New York to invest (another) $40 million in energy storage deployment

The investment comes as part of Governor Cuomo’s ambitious state mandate of 1,500 MW of energy storage by 2025, in hopes of shifting generation to match demand.

Spatial and temporal specificity: the new high bar for 100% renewables

Google, already 100% renewable powered via PPAs offsets of fossil fuels, is now aiming to make sure they’re clean energy powered 24/7 – even as the sun sets, and winds die down.

Con Edison absorbs Johnson Controls’ battery management solutions

Under what is being described as a JV, Con Edison will offer Johnson Controls’ systems for control and management of batteries to a wider audience, and give ConEd another arrow in its quiver of clean energy solutions.

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