Grids & Integration

North Carolina struggles with the purpose of PURPA

Critics accuse Duke Energy of putting unnecessary interconnection barriers to undermine the five-decade old law that has spurred solar growth in the state.

California launches plan to align grid transformation efforts

Through the Distributed Energy Resources Action Plan, regulators will attempt to mold several disparate dockets and initiatives to meet long-term goals.

U.S. Navy, California Energy Commission partner on renewable energy

The partnership includes three new solar and battery storage projects and comes a day before the dedication of a 150 MW-AC solar project which serves 14 Navy and Marine Corps bases.

APS surpasses 1 GW of installed solar, joins Energy Imbalance Market

The capacity announcement follows shortly on the utility’s joining a regional wholesale market. APS’ portfolio is evenly split between rooftop and utility-scale PV.

Borrego to begin offering C&I, utility energy storage

The move is part of a trend of solar developers adding additional energy management services, referred to as “solar+”.

New EQ report clocks utilities at interconnecting small PV systems

A new study by EQ Research examines the length of the interconnection process for PV consumers in different U.S. utility service territories to connect to the grid and begin generating electricity.

Boom time in Texas

Texas has been only a modest solar market to date, but that is changing fast. A boom started by municipal utilities and enabled by free transmission is expected to lead to a massive amount of utility-scale solar coming online over the next five years, and even more over the next decade.

New video interviews with GTM Research, EnergySage and SunShot Director Dr. Charlie Gay

pv magazine LIVE brings you more videos interviews from the 2016 Solar Power International trade show

New York’s REV process: More questions than answers

Progress is slow in terms of concrete details in New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, but some of that may be inevitable.

North American consortium to build cross-border microgrid

Joint venture between U.S. and Canadian companies wants to prove microgrids are the future to integrating renewable energy sources into power generation mixes.

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