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12 hours of energy storage enough for U.S. to run on 80% solar+wind

Scientists in California have modeled a solar-heavy/wind power electricity grid, without nationwide HVDC, that could reliably deliver 80% of U.S. electricity needs. 100% of needs would require 3 weeks of energy storage.

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Installers more confident in the solar industry than ever, survey says

In a survey conducted by EnergySage in conjunction with NABCEP, 30% of installers also say interest in solar+storage has increased among their customers.

PetersenDean partners with LG, SolarEdge for solar plus storage

The residential installer will offer LG Chem’s RESU battery packs and SolarEdge’s StorEdge inverter, power optimizer and monitoring solution as part of its residential solar plus storage offering.

Solar to lead global renewables growth for next five years — KPMG

Solar is set to grow more in terms of capacity than any other clean-energy technology over the next half decade, according to a new report. Battery storage will play a crucial role in this as well.

FERC opens markets to energy storage, begins distributed energy proceeding

As the completion of the multi-year rule-making the federal agency will require grid operators to value the contributions of energy storage, and begins a process to look at how aggregated distributed energy resources can compete in wholesale markets.

Maryland opens energy-storage tax credit program

The program is now taking applications for $750,000 in tax credits to support energy storage systems added to existing renewable energy systems, with $225,000 reserved for residential solar customers and $525,000 reserved for commercial taxpayers.

CALSEIA rebrands as California Solar and Storage Association

America’s second largest solar association says it’s adapting to the changing market to serve both solar – and storage – members of its ever-growing state industry.

Report: Venture capitalists fall in love with battery storage

According to a report released by Mercom Capital, venture capital firms showered battery storage companies with money to the tune of $714 million last year.

S&C Electric switches gears in the energy storage, microgrid space

The company will no longer make its Pure Wave inverters for battery storage, but instead is doubling down on its medium voltage switchgear and other offerings for microgrids.

Power, to the people

Puerto Rico: The devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria on the island of Puerto Rico was vast and indiscriminate. Reporter Daniella Cheslow visited some of the areas most badly affected and found a shredded grid, a rising demand for energy independence, solar and storage, and a heartening reminder of humankind’s capacity for kindness, endurance and determination.

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