Institute for Local Self Reliance annual update highlights influence of renewable energy in the US energy portfolio.
Transparent utility modeling in two other states has enabled advocates to show that adding more solar than utilities had proposed in their resource plans would yield benefits. The Arizona Technology Council and sustainability advocate Ceres brought the idea to Arizona regulators.
Also on the rise: LG building battery manufacturing plant in Arizona. Wood Mackenzie report says energy storage set new records. Palmetto expands to Utah. Hundreds of sheep will help maintain installation in Alberta. Hyundai Sonata hybrid is equipped with a solar roof
LG Energy Solution’s investment comes on the back of growing demand of cylindrical-type batteries for electric vehicles in the North American market.
Also on the rise: New York town plans floating-solar demonstration project. SB energy procures 1.5GW of First Solar modules. Solar Jobs Census seeks participants. Verizon Communications issues fourth green bond. Solarizing houses of worship in communities of color nationwide. Arizona Senate controls the fate of Phoenix anti-solar rate.
Ending anti-solar rates in the Phoenix area depends on maintaining an Arizona law favoring competition in the electricity sector. The Arizona House has voted to end such competition, and the Arizona Senate could do the same.
Erthos secured a $17.5 million Series B from an investor who participated in the startup of Tesla and SpaceX. The utility-scale solar company has a 2.5GW project pipeline.
At the world’s largest gathering of RVs, Jackery displays its latest models of portable solar generators.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released the free, web-based platform for automatic residential solar permit approvals.
Also on the rise: Phoenix solar market could be brought back to life. Owners of distributed solar and distributed storage may soon earn money from participating in wholesale markets through an aggregator. Hyperlight licenses design of plastic CSP receiver from NREL. Fire at Vistra’s Moss Landing Energy Storage Facility not caused by battery. Mississippi Power issues RFP seeking 200MW of solar. Cybersecurity specialist offers considerations for renewable power plants. Massachusetts community solar to provide electricity bill credits to low-income subscribers
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