Energy Storage

EDF Renewables acquires 50% stake in EnterSolar

The acquisition will serve as a marriage between EDF’s established solar+storage expertise and EnterSolar’s history of C&I project development.

Ten batteries to power the world

ARPE-E has chosen ten projects as part of its DAYS energy storage program aiming for 10 to 100 hours of energy storage at affordable fixed costs per cycle.

SEIA seeks automated permitting and energy storage retrofits for business

SEIA is seeking to save $1 per watt on costs by automating the solar permit process, and also to unlock 30 GW of solar plant energy storage projects by confirming the 30% tax credit on commercial energy storage retrofits.

Solar and energy storage win big in Indiana

Electric utility NIPSCO announced plans to close all of its coal facilities by 2028, replacing them with solar, solar+wind, wind, demand side response and the spot market. The utility says some of the coal facilities could have stayed open past 2035, but would have cost customers millions of dollars more than shifting to new solar power.

SunCast: Andrea Luecke and John Berger on the 1-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria

As part of the collaboration between pv magazine USA and SunCast, we bring you an audio special edition marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria and looking at the role that solar and energy storage has played in the recovery of Puerto Rico.

Sungevity rebounds with two Hawaiian grid edge providers

The residential solar company’s move in one of America’s most complicated solar markets may be a key to getting ready for a more complex future.

Arizona utility pushes smarter energy use to maximize daytime solar power

Arizona Public Service has announced three new residential energy programs hoping to financially motivate customers to use cheaper daytime electricity via HVAC, energy storage and hot water heaters.

Clean energy versus gas

Solar and energy storage, either on their own or as part of clean energy portfolios, are showing that they can compete with natural gas in the United States. But will regulators wake up to this reality before half a trillion dollars worth of future stranded assets are built?

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SMA prepping for ‘exponential growth’, shipping solar inverters ready for AC-coupled energy storage

The SMA Sunny Boy-Storage is now shipping to the United States. The inverter offers 3.7/5.0/6.0 sizes and can accept up to three AC-coupled battery connections. SMA believes the solar + storage market will offer exponential growth.

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California grid operator opens doors for behind-the-meter batteries, distributed resources

A measure allowing behind-the-meter batteries to get paid during periods of electricity oversupply was among the measures approved by CAISO last week. Several of the changes are expected to assist with the integration of higher levels of renewable energy.

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