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Grids & Integration

California can cut power costs almost 20% by moving its RPS to 2040

Accelerated and unprecedented additions of renewable generation and energy storage will be needed, but the cost of making the shift is far lower than the status quo, a report argues.

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Renewable generation hit an all-time high in the first half of 2021

Solar is growing at an unrivaled rate, and wind is now the nation’s largest single renewable energy source.

Railroad-following HVDC transmission project adds a utility investor

The $2.5 billion SOO Green project would connect the MISO and PJM regional energy markets, enabling the delivery of 2,100 MW of renewable energy.

Labs to explore solar, wind, and storage synergies at FlexPower facility

The hybrid facility will test solar and wind energy working in tandem, as well as various energy storage and control technologies.

U.S. consortium to unify grid-forming inverter research

A Department of Energy (DOE) $25 million investment has formed a consortium, led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) that will streamline research of grid-forming inverters.

Grid-forming inverters enter prime time with DOE funding

As fossil generators are phased out, grid-forming inverters will need to be phased in so that the grid can be restarted after any blackout.

Kansas City pilots streetlight-mounted EV chargers

The program aims to address equity and accessibility for EV charging, which can be a challenge for apartment-dwellers.

Grid-interactive efficient buildings may unlock energy savings, reduce carbon emissions

The U.S. could save $18 billion in power costs by 2030 by integrating grid-interactive efficient buildings, also known as GEBs.

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Massive gearless dual-axis solar tracker achieves patent

Mechatron Solar has received a U.S. patent for its dual-axis tracker that utilizes a gearless structure for reliability in varied climates.

Multi-day iron-air batteries reach commercialization… at one tenth of the cost of lithium

Boston startup Form Energy has secured $200 million Series D funding for the development of what is being called a breakthrough in energy storage.

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