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PG&E plans 1.6GW/6.4GWh battery storage portfolio through 2024

The plans come as part of an 11.5GW clean energy procurement order by the California Public Utilities Commission.

Solar Tsunami: 2022

In 2019 the interconnection queue in the US was 139GWac and we were really excited about that much solar, but today it’s 639GWac — a 3X increase. Now that’s a solar tsunami.

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Sunrise brief: A net-zero microgrid service for datacenters

Also on the rise: Solar-plus-storage projects in Nevada move forward. Growatt releases lithium-iron phosphate battery for off-grid solar. Zinc-air battery, CHP, and solar to power apartment complex in New York. Solar Decathlon celebrates 20 years of training tomorrow’s clean energy workforce. Louisville startup secures $2 million funding for copper paste that replacessilver in solar panels.

Microgrid and net zero as-a-service providers form partnership

InfraPrime and Instant ON will launch PowerShell, a solar microgrid and energy management service for datacenters.

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Primergy gets the regulatory ‘OK’ to develop 600 MW of solar and 480 MW of storage in Nevada

The Iron Point and Hot Pot solar-plus-storage projects will be constructed by Primergy Solar and sold to NV Energy upon completion, under a Build Transfer Agreement.

Growatt releases battery for off-grid solar

Growatt’s new AXE LV battery covers a wide range of capacities, from 5kWh to 400kWh, and can support off-grid systems with power outputs of 3kW to 30kW.

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Sunrise brief: Experts call for changes to NEM 3.0, calling it ‘Taxing the Sun’

Also on the rise: Verizon and Leeward Energy sign two PPAs totalling 360 MW. Researchers suggest that six terrawatt hours of energy storage would bring US to net zero. Duke Energy launches grid resilience testing with ‘Bring Your Own Battery’ program.

“Taxing the sun”; experts call for changes to potential California rooftop solar-killing proposal

Net Energy Metering (NEM) 3.0 is expected to crush rooftop solar as proposed. In an Environmental Working Group (EWG) webinar, experts debunked NEM’s assumptions, forecast the damage the proposal would cause to California’s environment and communities. The group issued a call Governor Newsom to shut down the proposal, which many are calling a “tax on the sun”.

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Verizon, Leeward Renewable Energy sign two solar PPAs

Part of a larger portfolio that also includes two wind projects, the solar installations have a combined capacity of 360 MW.

Six terawatt hours of energy storage needed for Zero Carbon

Researchers suggest that by 2050, in a setting where 94% of our electricity comes from renewable sources, approximately 930 GW of energy storage power and six and a half hours of capacity would fully cover the United States’ demand for electricity.

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