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Solar plus storage virtuous cycle seeks 728 GWh gas replacement opportunity

NREL research projects that as solar power breaks 10% and 25% penetration levels across the United States, energy storage has an up to ~144 GW / 728 GWh opportunity to replace 261 GW of gas peakers.

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Omnidian finishes series A, Turtle tackles storage: pvMB 6/26/19

Hello one and all and welcome to your Wednesday pvMB. Today we’ll be taking a look at ENGIE’s 2 MW battery at the San Diego Airport, Standard solar’s acquisition of a project in Vermont, the solar education efforts of an Ohio paper and more!

Massachusetts solar growth a boulder strewn climb

The Massachusetts SMART program is deploying 1.6 GW. The challenges of growth include long interconnection queues in some areas, incentives tapped out in others, equipment requirements increasing system costs, and utilities circling back after approvals to re-asses project interconnections.

Ripples in the sand: NV Energy to add 1.2 GW solar, 590 MW energy storage

NV Energy is making major plays in response to Nevada’s recently-raised RPS, as the company announced today that it will be purchasing power from three massive projects, totaling 1.2 GW of solar and 590 MW of battery storage.

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Hawaii’s new RFP comes with a side of storage

The plan calls for the deployment of nearly 260 MW of battery storage across the three islands of Oahu, Maui and Hawaii, in addition to renewable development. Could the fixation on storage within this proposal show the state’s determination for peak shifting?

Vivint’s $100 million deal, Sunpower’s trade secrets suit: pvMB 6/24/19

Hello and welcome one and all to the start of the week and this Monday’s pvMB. Today we’ll be looking at the polling saying 42% of Dems prefer plans to decarbonize by 2030, the cost of energy storage in New Jersey, Duke’s North Rosamond power plant going on-line and more!

The biggest money is on wind, solar and storage at NextEra

NextEra’s 2019 Investor Presentation is 235 slides of deep information showing the forward-looking business plans of multiple business units (FPL, NextEra Partners, Gulf Power and NextEra). These include large volumes of solar, wind, storage and transmission – as well as ideas and projections on how these technologies will evolve over the next five-plus years.

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Inside GlidePath’s merchant battery in Texas

The 10 MW project is the largest battery that the company has installed in Texas, and will sell power and ancillary services into the spot market with no contract. It might not be the last.

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Saft breaks into microgrids with Go Electric acquisition

The Total-owned French battery maker has acquired Go Electric, a major player in military and C&I microgrids in North America.

ITC for energy storage MIA in House committee’s tax extenders bill

ACORE argues that this year’s extenders bill should include an ITC for energy storage, which is not included in the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee’s mark.

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