Energy Management Systems

pvMB 2/5/19: No Solar Freedom in Virginia, Growatt achieves rapid shutdown… and more!

It’s Tuesday, but more importantly, it’s Tuesday morning which means it’s time for the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at a Michigan school adding solar curriculum, Sunworks constructing a 1.5 MW system at Kingston Technology’s HQ, the complaints over Georgetown University’s proposed solar project and everything else on our solar slate.

Modeling the renewable energy modelers

NREL has begun an effort to improve its ability to model deployments of variable renewable energy sources across the U.S. power grid. This effort has begot two papers as of yet – one a broad analysis of how four specific models work and how to improve them, and the second a comparison of the varying outcomes of models under normalized conditions.

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Texas rules in favor of wind and solar

Texas regulators have ruled that any renewable generation source connected to the state’s HVAC grid does not have to account for marginal losses, as the market turbulence it would cause isn’t worth the benefit, and it would go against the original spirit of the project.

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pvMB 1/21/19: Belgian students march to demand climate action, Ameresco buys Maximum Solar and more!

In today’s edition of the pv magazine USA morning brief, we also take a look at Strata Solar achieving zero injuries in 2018, New Hampshire passing its first battery pilot program, EQ Research’s Q4 2018 General Rate Case Update and everything else you need to start your week.

pvMB 1/16/19: Updates on Enphase’s microinverter swap-out, LONGi becomes a Sunnova-approved vendor, Shell installs a solar+storage microgrid, and more!

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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