Microgrid

Getting California’s microgrids interconnected is even more important now

The hope is that microgrids will enable increased resiliency to cope with not only more wildfires but other crises too – such as pandemics.

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Job moves at DOE, Enel, Trina, FERC, Engie, Sunpower, PG&E

Executive and boardroom moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy finance.

Solar, storage and active energy management will be key to innovative eco district project  

A Spokane, Washington-based eco-district that the partners say will be home to the smartest five blocks in the world.

Morning Brief: Goldman Sachs and Telos form solar development outfit, Electrify America invests $2 million in EV chargers

Also in the brief: Powerhome named to Fast Company’s ‘Most Innovative Companies’ list, a Colorado town goes 100% renewable municipal electricity from a solar installation, a Minnesota couple wins a $50,000 prize for a module heating solution and more.

Morning Brief: West Virginia legislature votes down bill to legalize solar PPAs, documentary on Alaskan PV microgrid

Also in the brief: Outback Power releases AC coupling feature for Skybox hybrid inverter, BP Solar customers can be compensated for faulty panels, Martha’s Vineyard considers 100% renewable by 2040, and more.

Sunrun responds to PG&E’s gas procurement by modeling a decentralized grid

Directly challenging the bankrupt utility’s system reliability request for proposals, Sunrun has released a paper outlining a renewable alternative: distribution islands with solar and battery backup.

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Fuel cell builder Bloom Energy continues streak of business math errors and lack of profits

A likely profitless 2019 will bring Bloom’s streak to 76 profitless quarters. Its most recent business math error has the firm restating years of earnings.

GivePower takes aim at water scarcity with new solar desalination systems

SolarCity, a nonprofit acquired by Tesla, launched the nonprofit GivePower in 2013 — and the Rive brothers, SolarCity’s founders, are on the board.

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Morning Brief: Glidepath to construct a massive battery portfolio in New York, NEXTracker Releases NX Navigator control system

Today in the brief: Soltage buys a 40 MW Oregon solar portfolio, Warburg Pincus to make a $300M investment in startup Scale Microgrid, a study questionin the emissions related to solar as a resource and more.

Hardware Brief: Solar+storage+indoor farming, space robots, battery packs at $135/kWh, more!

Sunmodo’s racking hardware has been approved by Sunnova, Schneider Electric and Scale Microgrid Solutions are partnering up to do some indoor farming, Groundwork rents the machines you need to build and maintain your facilities and more! Also – send your gear news to USA-Editors@pv-magazine.com to get in here.

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