Also on the rise: As Texans are asked to cut energy use amidst a heat wave, solar and batteries step up. Intersect Power places order for 2.4 GW of First Solar modules. And more.
The Texas grid is having energy supply issues as heat waves cause energy demand to spike. Rooftop solar and energy storage offer relief for homeowners and the grid at large.
A home battery paired with rooftop solar can provide backup power during rolling blackouts, shift power usage schedules to avoid peak demand charges, among other benefits.
With strong demand for its Timberline nailable solar shingle, GAF Energy is looking to expand manufacturing capacity 500%.
Also on the rise: Aerial inspection of solar plants goes mainstream. Faster, lower-cost interconnection by combining ERCOT, MISO, PJM approaches. CleanCapital acquires BQ Energy. And more!
Jupiter Power’s 200 MW, one-hour storage facility will support the buildout of renewables and grid reliability on the Texas ERCOT grid.
Also on the rise: ZiGGY the robot that comes when your EV needs a charge. Why every state can learn from Hawai‘i’s solar journey. And more.
Experts say Texas’ electric rates have nearly doubled in a year, as peak demand challenges natural gas supply. Residential solar is an alternative that offers clarity in the future of electric bills.
Also on the rise: NextEra sees 3.5 TW renewable capacity installations through 2050 worth $2 trillion. Houson landfill to host large solar and energy storage project. Leeward begins construction on 200 MW Texas solar project. And more.
The Horizon Solar project will be Leeward’s second in Texas and has a 15-year power contract in place with Verizon.
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