SimpliPhi offering up sales to deal with California grid shutdowns, Final Mile Solar delivering your hardware with style, Tesla got a solar roof approval, NEC has a cool energy storage warranty, and CRYObattery is available in a 200 MW / 1.2 GWh package at $140/MWh.
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 Total-owned French battery maker has acquired Go Electric, a major player in military and C&I microgrids in North America.
Puerto Rico’s utility has revised its long-term plan to account for the island territory’s new 100% renewable electricity mandate. However, many details look the same – including a lack of interest in utilizing distributed generation to meet reliability needs.
U.S. Senator and Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has introduced legislation requiring global fixed military assets to be net zero by 2030. She is also calling for research focused on microgrids, a 1% fee applied to non-net zero contractors, and a general increase in institutional climate consciousness via reporting, planning, budgeting and procurement.
By providing solar + storage, contracting to supply capacity in wholesale markets and even considering microgrid communities, Sunrun is taking on more and more of the space traditionally occupied by utilities and the large, centralized generators that they rely on.
Vermont utility Green Mountain Power has started a program to replace its customers’ electric meters with the monitoring system in Tesla Powerwall batteries.
Virginia students have won the 2019 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge with their treeHAUS highly sustainable solar+storage+trees+food waste+sound and so much more design, focused on expanding their local campus’ student housing resources.
Welcome to the pvMB. Today we also bring you ComEd’s success with a community microgrid on the South Side of Chicago, Montana State’s solar car.