California

GTM Research notes geographical expansion of U.S. energy storage

The company reports that 21 states have at least 20 MW of energy storage projects proposed, under construction or already in place.

Port of Oakland signs sub-4 cent contract for solar power

Last week, port commissioners voted to buy $8.9 million of solar power from a Southern California solar plant, which it plans to re-sell to tenants of the port.

Flow battery maker Primus Power raises $32 million

The most recent funding influx means the California battery maker has secured $114 million to date, and the company has hinted at trying to break into the Chinese market.

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Guest Post: Nation’s Largest City-Owned Utility Uses Equity Metrics to Ensure All Residents Have Clean Energy

This post originally appeared on the Environmental Defense Fund’s Energy Exchange blog. It is reprinted here with permission.

SEIA goes to bat over C&I rates in California

In a case that may have impacts for both residential rates and storage, the industry group is taking exception to PG&E proposals regarding peak hours, demand charges and other items.

Former Sungevity employees file class action lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges that workers were not given the warning required under federal law, and attorneys are additionally enquiring about bounced paychecks.

SMA announces “major hiring push” in California, Northeast

The inverter giant’s expansion plans are a response to what it says are favorable market conditions. In addition, the company is introducing new products to the U.S. market, including solutions for battery storage.

Vivint Solar installations decline in Q4

While the residential solar company has greatly improved its access to capital, its volume installed fell 21% year-over-year.

Layoffs at REC Solar and Spruce underline market changes

Staff reductions at both the developer/installer and the finance provider are more evidence of turbulent solar markets in the United States.

Sungevity’s insolvency shows in employees’ checks

Today the final checks to Sungevity workers laid off without notice last week bounced, as the latest problem for the company and its former employees.

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