Alaska

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.

Midwest and Northern Tier states added 400 MW of small-scale solar in 2019

Solar contractors added far more small-scale solar in the 19-state area than in 2018, when they added 250 MW. Solar policy groups aim to improve opportunities for distributed solar in Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota and Montana.

Morning Brief: Barry Sanders partners with Powerhome and the Alaskan Bull Battery

It’s the last Thursday before Christmas and you’re reading the pv magazine Morning Brief. in this brief, we’ll be checking out Solar Frontier Americas financing a 200 MW project, a microgrid initiative for the Santa Barbara Unified School District, Nearmap acquiring Pushpin, and more.

Massive municipal solar for Cincinnati, Ford’s Mach E: pvMB 11/25/19

Hello and welcome to this monday MB you wonderful people. Today we’ll be looking at Alaska’s largest solar installation, AltaGas adding Megapacks, Constellation acquiring most of Agera Energy’s customers.

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.

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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.

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