Grids & Integration

Barriers to non-utility ownership of DER stripped from California bill

SB 1088, which would have effectively barred customer or third-party owned solar or batteries from providing reliability services for the distribution system has been altered before leaving the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Distributed energy, with fewer wires

A SEIA white paper describes the concept of non-wire solutions and how this innovation can boost solar PV and other distributed energy resources.

Huawei and Locus to monitor residential solar power from Amazon’s cloud

The three companies are coming together to monitor Huawei’s competitor to SolarEdge and Enphase: the FusionHome Smart Energy Solution.

The duck curve comes to New England

In late April, daytime net demand fell below overnight power consumption for the first time on the New England grid, thanks to rooftop and other behind-the-meter solar.

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A fast solar ramp in Hawaii can save $3-7 billion, per Rhodium Group

This op-ed examines a new study showing that Hawaii’s electric utilities can save $3-7 billion by putting more solar online more quickly, and how one Hawaiian island is already doing so.

California blows through solar power, renewable energy output records

California has set a new record for peak output of utility-scale solar at more than 10.5 GW, as well as for renewable energy overall. However, the state’s grid operator is still curtailing solar and wind while hydro and the last nuclear plant run full-steam.

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Getting solar power in Illinois beyond FEJA

Illinois’s solar market under the Future Energy Jobs Act is just getting started, but a business group is calling for the next governor and state legislature to provide less restriction and more action in community and distributed solar programs.

Illinois smart inverter rebates to benefit solar deployment

The availability of smart inverter rebates for Illinois medium and large nonresidential PV systems in Illinois can go beyond being able to work better in a grid to impacting net metering, energy storage and other policy issues.

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Southern Company pledges “low-to-no” carbon electricity by 2050

The CEO of the southern power giant has made a pledge of heavy carbon reduction at the BNEF Future of Energy Summit, but the details are murky and contradictory, and wrapped in layers of mythology.

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Shell envisions central role for solar in new report

Shell’s new report shows a world where solar meets the largest portion of primary energy demand as soon as 2050.

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