Energy Storage

Disruption circa 2017: An interview with Tony Seba

In this interview from the Intersolar North America 2017 trade show, pv magazine talks with visionary author Tony Seba about developments in the solar, battery and electric vehicle markets, and how the predictions that he made in his 2014 book Clean Disruption look three years later.

Trump appoints uncontroversial energy lawyer to head FERC

Kevin McIntyre has a lot of experience with federal energy cases but has made few waves, and so far the solar industry is taking a wait-and-see approach.

California energy storage incentive bill dies in committee

A last-ditch effort to pass SB 700 and create a long-term energy storage subsidy in California has failed, leaving the state without a plan for one portion of what it needs to meet increasingly ambitious renewable energy targets.

Solar and political struggle: The view from Intersolar North America

Despite all the success of the U.S. solar industry, the 10th annual Intersolar North America launched on an activist tone, with policy struggles at both the state and national level. In many ways, the work of transforming our energy system is just beginning

Massachusetts joins energy storage revolution with 200 MWh goal

On Friday, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced the state will reach its goal by New Year’s Day 2020, with the help of a prior $10 million commitment to support the state’s storage companies and develop policy options to encourage energy storage deployment.

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Energy storage is already cost-competitive in the C&I sector

Cheaper battery prices sees storage playing a broader role in energy markets, particularly for commercial customers seeking to reduce peak consumption, according to research from McKinsey.

Energy storage target approved by New York legislators

New York is following the lead of California, Oregon and Massachusetts, which have set mandates for energy storage deployment.

Shoals Technologies earns investment from Oaktree Capital

The company announced an investment partnership with the Power Opportunities Group of Oaktree Capital Management that will help the company expand its international business on its current portfolio in addition to joining the energy-storage market.

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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 regulators to consider clean energy alternatives to gas plant

California’s grid operator has been invited to propose alternatives to a gas peaker plant near Oxnard in Ventura County.

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