United States

New York City trades gas plant for the world’s largest battery

Regulators have approved Ravenwood Development to build a 316 MW / 2,528 MWh energy storage facility across the East River from Manhattan to replace two gas peaker plants in Queens.

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Hardware brief: 300hrs/MW install time, multicrystalline pricing at “historical” lows, power tools, more!

These are our tools, our advanced use of them sets us apart from the animals – so be good to your tools! Foen PV makes beautiful steel – some of it for solar, an earthquake caused a gas plant explosion, and Sensehawk is tying together many tasks via AI.

Dominion throws the challenge flag on the Energy Freedom Act

The utility is attempting to set the avoided energy cost rate for solar projects under PURPA at just $16.76/MWh for new generation and $23.46/MWh for queued generation. These are some of the lowest avoided cost rates seen to date.

From the editor: Rick Perry, we know ye too well

The least qualified energy secretary in recent history will leave a record of collusion with coal barons, a failed bailout for coal and nuke plants, and some memorable terms like “freedom molecules.” His likely successor appears more competent, and potentially more effective.

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The effects of levying tariffs on bifacial modules remains unclear

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Tony Clifford, Chief Development Officer at Standard Solar breaks down the rammifications of the recent revoking of exemptions on bifacial solar modules from the Section 201 tariffs.

Solar power racking for where the hurricanes blow

QuickMount PV has received Florida approval for its full line of L-Mount and QBase Mount solar power mounting and racking hardware, as part of a trend of increasing innovation in solar racking.

Another hedged solar project moves forward in Texas

Cubico has closed on financing for the 162 MW Wagyu project on Texas’ Gulf Coast, which holds both a hedge and a PPA, the latest such project to move forward.

Solar utility in Hyundai’s new adventure vehicle, ACORE pitches nationwide renewable energy standard: pvMB 10/17/19

Welcome to Thursday and the pvMB. Today, we’ve got Solar District Cup 2020, a Vivint homeowner survey on power outages, Solar on Seguin Island and more!

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Massachusetts moves to protect premium land under SMART

The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources has changed the definition of land deemed “prime” or more valuable for solar projects, increasing the number of projects that will receive penalties under the SMART program.

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The ecosystems of innovation

Energy storage is a sector marked by continuous technological development – and given the challenges created by our rapidly transforming energy systems, it needs to be. But how do innovations move from idea to reality?
Specifically, what kind of environments are needed to nurture new technologies and approaches, and how do they interact with existing supports?

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