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Sunrise brief: Solar giants bet big on U.S. manufacturing

Also on the rise: Redflow and Ameresco to deploy prototype microgrid at Stewart Air National Guard Base. Five new energy storage systems triples Enel’s footprint in Texas. And more.

Redflow and Ameresco to deploy prototype microgrid at Stewart Air National Guard Base

The Department of Air Force plans to use the repowered solar microgrid with 1.2 MWh to 1.4 MWh of energy storage to provide energy resilience for critical loads on the base. The microgrid will also provide a dispatchable solar-plus-storage resource capable of peak shaving.

Sunrise brief: Tesla heralds ease of installation, manufacturing assembly as Powerwall 3 shines at RE+

Also on the rise: Longi solar modules made from OCI polysilicon clear U.S. Customs. A terawatt of solar module capacity expected within 16 months. And more.

Microgrids in the spotlight on Wednesday walking tour at RE+ in Las Vegas

This series of tours guides attendees through key companies in a variety of energy sectors that are helping shape the clean energy industry. Pre-registration is required.

Solar-plus-storage evaluated for resilience at seven Florida community health centers

Solar-plus-storage systems at any of the nation’s 14,000 community health centers can keep them running through power outages, and preserve medications requiring refrigeration. A Florida study evaluated the systems’ health care value and the financial return.

Turning EV charging centers into islanding solar microgrids

An electric bus charging station on Martha’s Vineyard is using microgrid controllers to turn solar-plus-storage EV charging centers into microgrids that provide power when the grid goes down.

Ericsson solar-plus-storage microgrid to power Texas 5G station

The mobile networking company is using six bifacial 400 W solar panels assembled with three lithium-ion battery packs on a company rooftop in Plano, Texas.


Lunar releases residential energy storage cabinet system

The company offers a battery, hybrid inverter, shutdown devices, and more.

Sunrise brief: Virtual power plants roll out across the U.S. 

Also on the rise: Solar-plus-storage microgrids minimize power shutoffs during wildfires. Solar permitting reform at a turning point. And more.

Virtual power plants roll out across the U.S.

Virtual power plants (VPPs) coordinate distributed resources and demand for a more resilient, cost-effective energy transition. And they are gaining traction in the United States.


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