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Storage paired with solar shows steady growth, Berkeley Lab says

The report pegged the cost of adding storage to PV on the order of $700-1,300/kWh of storage capacity and the present-value benefit to the host customer of roughly $500-1,000/kWh.

Tesla Powerwalls in California join the movement to create virtual power plants

Made up of distributed residential energy storage, these “plants” stabilize the grid and often end the need for new fossil generation. Tesla customers in California are the latest to join the movement.

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Palmetto launches Instant Proposal service

Using data from Mapdwell, Palmetto can now generate and design a residential solar system proposal in a minute.

Go big and go home: The case for solarizing 30 million homes

A new report argues for the largest solar buildout the country has ever seen, which it said would create 1.77 million jobs and drive $69 billion in energy savings over five years.

Spotsylvania solar project begins partial operation

The first 259 MW of the embattled project are on-line, with the rest of the capacity expected to follow in the fall.

Supply chain issues are driving solar prices higher and delaying some projects, LevelTen says

Around 12% of developers who were surveyed said they were delaying projects, and the firm’s price index ticked up 4.3% during the second quarter.

Pine Gate completes 108 MW solar project in North Carolina

Trent River Solar is one of the first to be awarded a 20-year PPA through Duke Energy’s Competitive Procurement of Renewable Energy program.

Sunrise brief: Ohio board approves 577 MW solar project, GM drives ahead with EV charging deals

Also on the rise: An AC battery that works without an inverter, Mexico plans a big solar project south of Arizona, and SolarApp+ launches as a one-stop shop for automated permits.

Mexico plans one of Latin America’s largest PV projects

The Mexican authorities are overseeing the development of a $2 billion PV project as part of a modernization plan involving the country’s state-owned utility, CFE.

Ohio siting board approves one of the largest U.S. solar projects

The 577 MW Fox Squirrel Solar project is unusually large for a facility not located in the Southwest.

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