Energy Management Systems

New systems could help HECO add more rooftop PV

The Hawaiian utility, which has at times struggled with the state’s increasingly overwhelming rooftop PV penetration, hopes the new voltage regulators and management software might alleviate some of the grid congestion.

Broad coalition unveils $17.6 billion plan to rebuild Puerto Rico’s grid

Under the leadership of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Puerto Rico Energy Resiliency Working Group (PRERWG) released a 63-page plan to build a more resilient power system for the U.S. territory, following the devastation by two hurricanes earlier this year.

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APS to study smart home features including solar and batteries

The utility plans to outfit 75 homes with rooftop PV systems and energy management tools – including batteries on 10 homes – as a means to look at how behind-the-meter resources interact with each other.

California gets “quacking” on ending Duck Curve problem

Senate Bill 338, which mandates that utilities come up with non-gas generation options to meet peak demand, was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown.

Report: Grid-tied residential storage surpasses off-grid use

Until 2017, most residential battery storage systems were installed off-grid – but GTM Research says 2017 is the year that changes – and changes dramatically.

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SMA and Cypress Creek enter into 10-year master service agreement

Two industry powerhouses join forces to combine their experience to maximize up-time for Cypress’ ever-expanding portfolio.

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Enphase Energy signs license agreement with manufacturing partner Flextronics

Deal sees the U.S. microinverter specialist license its marketing, sales and manufacturing rights to Flextronics, one of the world’s largest global electronics manufacturers and a longstanding partner of Enphase.

California opens second SGIP round after awarding $50 million on May 1

The state’s popular Self-Generation Incentive Program accepted the first round of funding requests that nearly sold out in one day. The second round of applications will be accepted some time in June, with the goal of awarding $100 million for energy storage projects.

May we take your order? Tesla accepts requests for its Solar Roof

Yesterday, the energy and automobile giant rolled the dice on its biggest solar gamble yet, giving U.S. homeowners the opportunity to reserve its new roofing product for a downpayment of $1,000.

EnSync acquires DCfusion for microgrids, ancillary markets

Distributed energy resource (DER) system provider EnSync Energy Systems will acquire DCfusion, a DC system consulting and engineering company, with plans to create another subsidiary for the former.

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