pvMB 2/25/19 solar in… Alaska?

Hello and thank you for starting your Monday with the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll be looking at Solarize Philly’s third round of request for proposals, a proposed energy storage grant fund in Utah, the symbiosis between farmers and large-scale solar and everything else you need to take on this week in the solar industry.

Alaska to get its largest solar arrays: 100 kW and 563 kW

Renewables IPP is preparing to build a 100 kW project in Willow, Alaska. This will be the state’s largest until a 563 kW plant comes online this fall.


Anchorage, Alaska, to build first community solar farm

Under the auspices of the Chugach Electric Association, the 500 kW Electron Village solar farm is expected to produce around 600 MWh per year.

Nearly 500 MW of large batteries installed on the U.S. grid in three years (w/ chart)

The latest report from the U.S. Department of Energy finds an acceleration in the deployment of batteries over the last three years, dominated by lithium ion technology.

Alaska doubles solar capacity in 2016

The Land of the Midnight Sun doesn’t qualify as a state poised for explosive solar growth yet. But with a doubling of installations in one year and solar installers flourishing, it could be a state to hold in the back of your mind for the future.

Younicos to upgrade Kodiak Island to lithium energy storage

Younicos will build a 3 MW lithium ion battery storage system for the Kodiak Electric Association (KEA) in Alaska with completion expected by August, ready for high wind season. The installation replaces a lead acid array installed in 2012.


ABB to provide microgrid solution to Alaska community

The Swiss technology company will provide a microgrid combining battery and flywheel storage technologies to improve energy stability for around 300,000 people near Anchorage, Alaska.

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