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California CCAs seek distributed energy storage to keep the lights on

Three Bay Area CCAs and a municipal utility are seeking a total of 33 MW of batteries and/or solar and batteries at residential and commercial sites. This is not only to fulfill state requirements, but to provide power during outages.

Decentralization is more than a dream

Advocates say that PG&E’s power shutoffs for 750,000 California residents could have been at least lessened with the implementation of distributed solar + storage, and note that communities can keep critical facilities online with microgrids.

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Hanwha Q Cells achieves top-tier bankability, solar panels stolen in Indiana: pvMb 8/16/19

TGIF and welcome to this Friday’s pvMB. Today we’ve got our sights set on Sunnova and PetersonDean’s California partnership, Pivot energy’s hiring, SimpliPhi cutting battery prices and more!

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California city seeks “community microgrid” to defend against fire season

Calistoga, California has begun a feasibility analysis with Clean Coalition to build a “community microgrid” to power the city during times of high fire danger when PG&E proactively shuts off its power.

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Microgrid and net zero as-a-service providers form partnership

InfraPrime and Instant ON will launch PowerShell, a solar microgrid and energy management service for datacenters.

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Yotta Energy pushes the smart grid closer to rooftop solar panels

The company’s software suite has grown to standardize integrated features including the ability to dispatch electricity.

Morning Brief: West Virginia legislature votes down bill to legalize solar PPAs, documentary on Alaskan PV microgrid

Also in the brief: Outback Power releases AC coupling feature for Skybox hybrid inverter, BP Solar customers can be compensated for faulty panels, Martha’s Vineyard considers 100% renewable by 2040, and more.

California seeks $600 million+ for battery backups in “high fire threat districts”

Regulators are focusing 63% of the $1.2 billion SGIP energy storage incentive fund on those most affected by the power grid shutdowns, specifically risk electricity users with medical conditions, critical locations within communities, or those who have had multiple power shutdowns already.

Do you take this battery, through degradation and replacement, till death do you part?

DNV GL has released its 2019 Battery Scorecard, looking at various factors weighing on battery degradation, with a focus on the financeability of energy storage projects.

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Hardware brief: Module pricing falling, Enphase at 450W, sexy solar panels get $3.2 million, more!

We were gone till November, now we’re here. The US Air Force is researching space based solar power, SimpliPhi has discounts on energy storage products for Californians, and ESS Inc has raised $30 million to help roboticize a 1 GWh/year capacity factory to build flow batteries in Oregon!

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