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The extended value and growing importance of community solar

Community solar is a viable path to bill savings for those who aren’t able to install rooftop solar, reports Sarah Moon, senior director of community solar origination at DSD Renewables.


Maximizing resilience and benefits of distributed energy resources

There are many capabilities that must be developed and implemented to tap the full potential of grid edge resources, but experience has demonstrated the benefits of moving forward collaboratively and with the guidance of research-based and field-tested insights.  


In a saturated market, energy storage emerges as a silver bullet

Energy storage emerges as a solution to increase the utilization of intermittent renewable resources and increases in importance as wind and solar generation saturates markets.


The IRA will unleash community solar markets

Community solar provides measurable, tangible benefits to the grid and ratepayers. While some may argue about the exact value of these benefits, distributed solar, and community solar specifically, is an integral part of the grid.

California’s new net metering policy brings batteries into the forefront

While NEM 3.0 is expected is to slash the rate paid for solar energy sold back to the grid, batteries can help maintain the value of solar. The next wave of clean technology adoption, however, must seek non-lithium batteries and take advantage of new safe and affordable chemistries.


Vanadium’s role in a just transition

The deployment of a vanadium flow battery at a fire station run by Native Americans illustrates the role that the energy storage technology can play in ensuring that nobody is disadvantaged by the shift away from fossil fuels.


Battery supply chain state of health

As the U.S. Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act demonstrated, companies preparing to spend big on batteries are at risk of being blindsided by supply-chain-related legislation. Here are some tips on how US developers can anticipate policy curveballs.


Utility-scale solar opportunities and risks in a post IRA environment

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is not an eat-all-you-can feast for developers.


Town recoups $2.3 million in back taxes with solar on a landfill

CEP Renewables installs nearly 60,000 solar panels on former municipal landfill, transitioning previously unusable land into revenue-generating, clean energy asset.

Best practices and guiding strategies for playing the solar procurement game

The solar module buying journey is anything but predictable.

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