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Pro-solar momentum swells in Virginia

After languishing for years as a state that refused to take full advantage of its solar potential, the Cavalier State is rushing headlong into a future powered by the sun.

SGIP Step 1 (mostly) sells out in 24 hours

Lotteries have been triggered in the service areas of all four participating utilities, meaning that most incentives were fully subscribed in the first 24 hours. Deployment of the systems supported will more than double distributed battery storage capacities in California.


Batteries, solar and the grid: An interview with Jenny Chase of BNEF

In this interview from the Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Future of Energy Summit in New York City, pv magazine talked with BNEF’s Head of Solar Analysis Jenny Chase about the issues that she sees on the horizon for solar, including the integration of increasingly high levels of renewable energy on the grid.

California energy-storage bill passes committee

Senate Bill 700, if passed, would require the state’s utilities to create rebate programs for customers that install energy-storage systems to accelerate their proliferation.

EnergyWakeup: Energy Toolbase’s John Gurski discusses how installers can create smarter proposals

In cooperation with SolarWakeup, pv magazine USA brings you a podcast by EnergyWakeup featuring Energy Toolbase’s John Gurski on how his solar startup can help installers create smarter proposals, leading to more business.

SDG&E signs contracts for 83.5 MW more battery storage

The Southern California utility is going for more lithium-ion batteries, including the world’s largest battery system, to accommodate its leading portion of renewable energy.

LG Chem launches U.S. residential battery lines

The Korean conglomerate is making its first foray into the U.S. market, including a partnership with Sunrun to deploy its energy storage solutions.


Maryland legislation backs growing role for energy storage

If signed by the governor, two bills will provide tax credits for energy storage systems and study methods to increase storage deployment.

Global battery pipeline reaches 3.4 GW in Q1

Latest data from market analysts IHS Markit reveals a utility-scale global battery storage pipeline of 3.4 GW, but the U.S. market is expected to slow as completions outpace new announcements.

Solar represented 13% of California’s power in 2016

One in eight electrons generated at a facility in California came from a solar panel, according to data from the U.S. Department of Energy.

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