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Startup Sunday: Crowdfunding for solar cell power boosting tech

Also starting up: Heliogen is building a test CSP, and EV maker Aptera rolls out the third alpha of its solar equipped vehicle.

SCE to add 2,150 MWh of battery energy storage

The California utility contracted Ameresco to install the battery energy storage systems that are slated to be online next August.

Fast charging battery startup to launch research and development hub in California

StoreDot is opening the facility with the hope that the additional research and development capacity will allow the company to commercialize its battery products by 2024.

Leeward Renewable signs PPA for 72 MW solar, 144 MWh storage

The project is Leeward’s fourth PPA serving customers of community choice aggregators in the Kern County area north of Los Angeles.

Heliogen CSP advances to equipment procurement stage for 5 MW project

Heliogen’s technology is a modular concentrated solar energy system that will use computer vision software to align mirrors to reflect sunlight to a single target on the top of a solar tower.


Swell Energy targets California county for its latest distributed power plant venture

Swell will use its Distributed Power Plant model to establish up to 45 MWh of behind-the-meter solar powered energy storage for Redwood Coast Energy Authority.

SEG Solar expands its Cambodia-based module production

The California-based company said its expects that production in Cambodia will result in savings of 1 to 2 cents per watt at the system level.

Ameresco outfits Coast Guard facility with solar and storage

The 5 MW solar, 11.6 MWh storage array forms a microgrid to power a Coast Guard training center during grid outages.

California can cut power costs almost 20% by moving its RPS to 2040

Accelerated and unprecedented additions of renewable generation and energy storage will be needed, but the cost of making the shift is far lower than the status quo, a report argues.


Arevon acquires solar-plus-storage peaker project

The Vikings Energy Farm is contracted for 20 years to provide resource adequacy and renewable energy to San Diego Community Power.

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