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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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