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DOE priorities for $3.8 billion in grants include distributed resource aggregations

Under a U.S. Department of Energy program to promote grid flexibility and resilience, distributed energy resource aggregation projects may seek to share in $1.1 billion in smart grid grants.

NPUC report ranks large U.S. utilities by decarbonization goals, renewables mix

The industry report tracks the leading utilities by fuel mix, emissions curbing, long-term decarbonization goals and clean energy investments as a share of capital expenditures.

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Solar-to-hydrogen project to be first stop on a California-to-Texas “hydrogen highway”

A 75 MW solar-to-hydrogen facility proposed for Bakersfield, California may mark the beginning of Fusion Fuel and Electus Energy’s green hydrogen vision for the United States.

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Byrd Ranch 50 MW energy storage facility begins operations in southern Texas

The 1-hour power dispatch from Byrd Ranch battery energy storage system will help manage stress and volatility on the ERCOT grid.

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Hawaiian Electric selects seven solar and storage projects for LMI program

The first seven DG solar and storage projects available to low-and-moderate income Hawaiians have 23 MW of aggregate capacity and are being developed by Nexamp and Melink Solar.

Off-grid solar plus storage EV ARC systems to be deployed by Puerto Rico government agencies

Puerto Rico’s power grid requires more than $130 billion in repairs after recent hurricanes. Solar and storage companies have provided distributed energy solutions in the aftermath of increasing storms.

Sunrise brief: Canadian Solar business inks battery deal with UBS

Also on the rise: Michigan’s regulator appears friendlier to solar. Canadian Solar’s battery business inks a large supply agreement for a global investor. And more.

CSI Energy Solutions signs 2.6 GWh battery agreement with UBS in North America

Batteries provided by CSI are central to UBS’ energy storage strategy and part of the expansion of its US infrastructure business

Solar PV Sidewalks: A pedestrian’s guide to grid intermittency solutions

Solar Earth claims its 42-Watt sidewalk-mounted PV system can provide 75% of a traffic intersection’s power in an outage, while the utility will have to cover the remainder with batteries or a generator.

Proposed HVDC macrogrid to transmit low-cost renewable power

A grid modeling firm proposes an underground high-voltage DC transmission overlay for the continental U.S. that, along with increased solar deployment and even greater wind deployment, would help reduce climate pollutants and electricity costs.

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