Hawaii

A water-heater-based virtual power plant and Nissan EV rebates in Hawaii: pvMB 10/4/19

Hello wonderful people and welcome to a super-rare Friday edition of the pvMB. Today we’ll be checking out Ben & Jerry’s and Sierra Club’s renewable energy partnership, Virginia’s first EVgo station, CleanSpark’s feasibility study of off-grid power solution for cannabis growers and more!

Oahu completes Hawaii’s largest utility-scale solar block, local sheep rejoice

Three new projects have brought over 110 MW of solar power to the island of Oahu, representing the largest block of utility-scale solar to come online at one time in a state known for its solar prowess.

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Residential solar plus storage is taking over Hawaii’s grid

Sunrun’s solar+storage Brightbox systems – 1,000 of them totalling 4.3 MW of capacity – are included in a contract for grid services submitted to Hawaii regulators.

Solar met 2.7% of U.S. electric demand during the first half of 2019

Marginally higher solar output and lower electricity use allowed the share of solar in the overall mix to rise. California met more than 17% of its demand with solar during the six-month period, and solar + wind met 10.4% of the nation’s demand.

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Massive HECO solicitation will bring 900 MW of renewables to Hawaii

In an effort to replace two aging power plants, Hawaiian Electric Industries has launched a roughly 900 MW procurement, the largest in the utility’s history, across the islands of Oahu, Maui and Hawaii.

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Hawaii, Massachusetts shine in energy storage rankings

Hawaii and Massachusetts utilities represented six of the top 10 for per-customer watts of energy storage deployment, with Kaua’i knocking it out of the park.

Solar + batteries help the grid recover in Kaua’i

After experiencing cascading outages across its conventional fleet and cloudy weather impairing its solar output, the island is back on-line and solar and batteries are helping to meet demand while its largest power plant is being repaired.

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Hawaii sets draft rules for wind+solar+storage procurement

Hawaiian Electric Companies has released its draft request for proposals to procure just over 2 terawatt-hours of renewable electricity, and just over 200 MW of capacity services, between the summer of 2022 and the end of 2025.

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Hawaii’s new RFP comes with a side of storage

The plan calls for the deployment of nearly 260 MW of battery storage across the three islands of Oahu, Maui and Hawaii, in addition to renewable development. Could the fixation on storage within this proposal show the state’s determination for peak shifting?

Sunnova plans IPO, 200,000 call on Washington for climate debate: pvMB 6/12/19

Hello and, as with every other Wednesday, welcome to your Hump Day MB! Today we’ll be looking at Walmart and US Solar’s 36 project deal, POWERHOME solar expanding to Missouri, an Economy-wide analysis of decarbonization of the Pacific Northwest and much more. Let’s dive in!

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