California

Powin to supply a 6.5 MW battery for SDG&E

The energy storage provider has inked a deal to provide a 6.5 MW / 26 MWh battery in Escondido, after installing a smaller system for SCE earlier this year.

More solar and hydro brings California gas use to five-year low

As renewable energy breaks new output records in California, both the need for and availability of gas in California have declined.

Siva Power secures investment for thin film facility

Siva Power has continued to raise money for the development of its module manufacturing facility in Santa Clara, California. Since 2015 – when it received funding for the project from the Department of Energy’s Sunshot initiative – Siva Power has continued with ambitious plans to develop its facility in Santa Clara, which it claims is […]

DNV GL launches on-demand online solar and wind forecasting tool

The company will be exhibiting the forecasting tool, which will provide on-demand forecasts of select power markets with hourly resolution, later this month in Anaheim.

PG&E to build 8 solar farms totaling 53 MW for Solar Choice

The California utility is working with seven developers to build the plants throughout its service area to fuel its pooled-resource solar program.

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California utility re-starts gas plant using battery system

Imperial Irrigation District says its use of a battery system to restart a combined-cycle gas turbine is the first such “black start” use of a battery in the United States.

8minutenergy moves into energy storage with 1 GW pipeline

The solar developer says most of these early-stage projects are 10-100 MW in capacity, primarily in California, Texas and the Southeast.

U.S. residential solar market contracts 17% in Q1

According to the soon-to-be quarterly U.S. Solar Market Insight report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association, a severe contraction in California headlined the nationwide slide.

Renewables peak at 2/3 of California demand

As has happened many times in Germany, a week of high wind and solar demand coincided with a spring weekend day, and the result was record penetration of renewable energy.

Vivint moves into retail sales

The third party solar provider plans to set up kiosks in retail locations in five states by the end of June, with more to come by the end of the year.

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