Also on the rise: Catalyzing solar in the US: a manufacturer’s perspective. FranklinWH announces additional financing for its home energy storage solution. And more.
Including real-time pricing of retail electricity in the design of a high-renewables system would “markedly” lower the system’s cost, researchers found, in an analysis for the island of Oahu, Hawaii. For continent-scale systems as well, they said the resulting demand-side flexibility is likely substantial.
BayWa r.e. will construct the solar-plus-storage facility on the Big Island of Hawaii, which will feature tracker-based bifacial solar modules and a lithium-ion battery system.
As several states will soon require smart inverters for new distributed resources, and more are considering such a requirement, nearly all manufacturers will be delivering smart inverters that meet a new industry standard by August 2023, finds an analysis by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.
The storage units will be spread across five projects, including the recently completed Rosamond Central solar facility in Kern County, California.
Also on the rise: Briggs & Stratton launched the SimpliPHI energy storage system with lithium-ferro-phosphate chemistry. ACORE outlines reduction in solar investment and development if tariffs persist. Holistic solar modeling predicts even lower future pricing. And more.
Government research shows that solar-plus-storage is coming to dominate the nation’s power grid queues, representing the majority of new power plant applications.
Despite a Maui community group’s allegation of potential harm caused by a proposed solar facility, the project between Maui Electric and Paeahu Solar moves forward.
Microinverter provider Enphase entered an agreement with Swell Energy to participate in distributed virtual power plants in California, New York, and Hawaii.
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