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PG&E and the future of U.S. utilities

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric’s bankruptcy points to a crisis not only at the company, but in the business model for utilities in the United States. And it is far from clear what will come next.

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Shell moves to acquire Sonnen

In May, oil giant Shell invested in battery maker sonnen. Now the 112-year-old company wants to fully acquire the business.

Cypress Creek to sell 580 MW of projects to British infrastructure company

The five solar projects that are being sold are located in North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. All five are expected online by the end of 2020.

#Solar100’s Jenny Chase: Speaker of unpopular solar opinions

In this #Solar100 interview, Richard Matsui, Founder and CEO of kWh Analytics, speaks with Jenny Chase, veteran solar analyst at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

Centrica moves into West Coast solar with Vista acquisition

The British energy and services company’s acquisition of the California C&I solar contractor is the latest among a number of moves it has made into solar and batteries.

GTM Research rebrands as Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables

As a result of the acquisition by the consultancy, GTM Research’s clean energy analysis is broadening along the energy value chain, and is integrating into Wood Mackenzie’s team of more than 70 energy analysts.

Sonnen secures $70 million from Shell for US, Aus expansion

The battery integrator has already began to draw on the funds as it continues to expand its market presence in the United States and in Australia. Shell Ventures is now a major sonnen investor and and the companies have agreed to future cooperation.

U.S. large-scale batteries lead global energy storage deployment

And inaugural global energy storage report by GTM Research finds that while the United States remains the world’s leading market with newly installed capacity of 431 MWh, China is poised to rise to second place globally in 2019.

Battery storage challenges: Materials, longevity and project management

An academic event held last week in the U.K. presenting the results of two major research projects on energy storage provided an update on the current and future directions of battery storage technology and development.

IEA explores paths to PV and wind integration

The International Energy Agency has released a manual for policy makers on the issues involved in the large scale integration of solar and wind power into power grids.

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