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Berkeley Lab finds negligible potential rate impacts from distributed solar

The latest report from the respected national lab finds that even if – big if – behind-the-meter solar is raising the rates of other utility customers, the impacts are tiny, especially compared to other activities.

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HECO’s five-year plans accommodate more solar than ever

The aggressive goals filed last week builds on an April plan include expanded rooftop solar growth and additional utility-scale solar expansion. If HECO’s projections are accurate, it will be generating 100% its electricity from renewable sources five years earlier than originally planned.

Hawaiian Electric proposes first rate increase in six years

The company says the $106 million request is necessary to upgrade O’ahu’s grid to improve reliability and customer service, as well as integrate more solar.

HECO sees significant uptick in self-supply applications

After protracted wrangling over solar adoption in Honolulu, the state’s citizens are taking matters into their own hands — joining a self-supply program that could show the way to NEM 2.0

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NRG closes on 1.5 GW-AC of SunEdison wind, solar assets

The acquisition includes utility-scale solar projects in Utah, Texas and Hawaii as well as 29 MW of distributed solar in four states.

Sunrun to deploy LG Chem batteries in the U.S. market

Sunrun will offer LG Chem RESU batteries for the U.S. residential market through its BrightBox offering and subsidiary AEE Solar.

Ideal Power, EnerDel Outfit Mobile Air Force Unit

Ideal Power and EnerDel are initiating a year-long program to test a mobile 8 kW solar plus battery energy storage system for the U.S. Air Force.

TMEIC supplies salt-resistant inverters for 27 MW PV plant in Hawaii

The project on Oahu will be one of the larger PV plants build in Hawaii to date.

EnSync sells projects with Hawaii’s first solar-plus-storage power contracts

The energy management systems company is building a pipeline in Hawaii through its project development arm.

Hawaiian Electric Companies to go it alone

The utility says that it is financially well-positioned as an independent company and reaffirms its commitment to the state’s 100% by 2045 clean energy mandate.

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