Grids & Integration

Is the Trump Administration blocking the science on a renewable-powered future?

A study on reaching high levels of renewable energy has been removed from the NOAA website, and an energy writer says that the release of another study has been blocked.

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MISO seeks to make solar a dispatchable, intermittent resource

MISO is seeking input as it transitions solar power to being more highly integrated into its energy forecast modeling. This is happening as the volume of solar is booming, and follows on the grid operator’s success with wind power.

Vote Solar offers SMART improvements

Amidst the looming presence of new changes to the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target, Vote Solar has analyzed the history of Massachusetts solar market and policy, offering tips to help the state recover from volatility and place itself once again as a national solar leader.

#Solar100’s Julien Dumoulin-Smith: the Steve Prefontaine of energy analysts

In this #Solar100 Interview, Richard Matsui, Founder & CEO of kWh Analytics, speaks with Julien Dumoulin-Smith, Senior Research Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Residential solar plus storage is taking over Hawaii’s grid

Sunrun’s solar+storage Brightbox systems – 1,000 of them totalling 4.3 MW of capacity – are included in a contract for grid services submitted to Hawaii regulators.

Clean energy groups, allies call for overhaul of the transmission grid

18 organizations have come together to call on FERC to not only expand the nation’s transmission grid, but to change incentive and ownership structures to enable this. And while they did not say so explicitly in the comments, there are big potential benefits for wind + solar.

sonnen turns apartment complex into dispatchable solar + storage power plant

Local utility Rocky Mountain Power will use rooftop solar and 600 batteries at the Soleil Lofts community in Utah to supply demand response and manage peaks on its system, as the latest behind-the-meter contract.

California solar plus storage shows consistent installs, residential growth

CALSSA has obtained the interconnection data for California solar and solar plus storage for the first six months of 2019, showing significant volume of solar+storage in residential markets while commercial buyers are considering solar alone.

How would a Sanders Administration reach 100% renewables in electricity and transport?

Bernie Sanders may have the most aggressive plans for decarbonization of any presidential candidate. But there are questions as to how this would be achieved, on both a technical and an economic level.

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Powerline for $4 billion of wind+solar approved

Wisconsin regulators have approved a powerline that would cross three states, bringing wind from Iowa east, and helping solar under development across the Midwest.

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