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ERCOT advanced 15 GW of solar in 2022, moving 5x faster than other RTOs/ISOs

Texas grid operator ERCOT advanced interconnection requests for 15 GW of solar projects last year, with three other grid operators advancing 9 GW. CAISO completed phase 1 studies for a large cluster of projects, while PJM and ISO-NE stayed mum on their progress.

Rapidly growing U.S. microgrid market achieves 10 GW in 2022

Driven by a rising demand for uninterrupted services, corporate ESG goals, and military resilience plans, Wood Mackenzie estimates the U.S. microgrid market has seen a 47% increase in solar and storage capacity in 2022 compared to 2017 levels.

2023 will see the most utility-scale solar added in a single year

U.S. solar market to add 29.1 GW and storage to add 9.4 GW of new capacity in 2023, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. If that new capacity comes online as planned, 2023 will have the most new utility solar capacity added in one year, more than doubling the current record of 13.4 GW from 2021.

Window mini-split air conditioner company secures Series A funding

Gradient’s first generation heat pump heating and cooling system is available for preorder, and ships this summer.

SunPower solar to top three multi-family buildings in California

About 2,200 to 2,300 SunPower panels will be deployed on new apartment building residences built by Metonic and HomeFed across California.

Sunrise brief: Five community solar projects coming to disadvantaged communities in California

Also on the rise: 50 states of solar incentives–Indiana. Solar may cover the world’s electricity demand with 0.3% of its land area. And more.

DC:DC hybrid solar to EV optimizer distributor raises $7 million in funding

Enteligent’s time-of-generation EV charging technology allows real-time charging from solar, resulting in what the company says is up to 25% in energy savings, versus traditional DC to AC configurations.

Five community solar projects coming to disadvantaged communities in California

The five projects, to be built by Renewable Properties, will fulfill the remaining capacity of PG&E’s Disadvantaged Communities Green Tariff program.

RFO alert: Clean Power Alliance seeks solar-plus-storage

The California community choice aggregator has issued a Request for Offers for the installation of solar-plus-storage to provide backup power to 12 sites during emergencies.

Sunrise brief: If approved, Ohio solar plant could be largest in nation

Also on the rise: Bipartisan group files to repeal solar tariff moratorium. Town recoups $2.3 million in back taxes with solar on a landfill. And more.

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