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Is large scale solar feasible in the Northeast?

At Solar Power Northeast representatives from Cypress Creek, Stem and Kearsage Energy discussed the possibilities and limitations of bringing big solar to New York and New England.

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pvMB 2/7/19: Schneider Electric expands microgrid for Marines, Sunrun’s landmark wholesale capacity contract… and more!

Hey, hey it’s Thursday and you’re reading the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’re taking a look at corporate renewable procurement reaching 22% of deals in 2018, utility leaders worldwide predicting a movement off-grid, Energy Toolbase choosing AMS for energy storage platform implementation and everything else that matters today. Let’s roll!

pvMB 1/31/19: 50 States of Solar Q4 review, An alternative to carbon taxes… and more!

Hello and thanks for spending your last day of January reading the pv magazine morning brief. Today we’ll take a gander at Atlas Renewable Energy’s deployment of NEXTrackers TrueCapture Control System in Latin America, APA Solar Racking launching the TITAN Series Racking System, Delta complying with rapid shutdown requirements using Tigo and all else that came across our desks in the world of solar.

As utilities fight distributed generation, electricity is getting less reliable

One of the best tools that would allow utilities to meet their central stated mission of providing a stable electricity supply is one they are fighting the hardest.

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U.S. utilities test distributed energy management

Distributed energy management systems can capture added value from solar and storage by shaving peak loads, providing grid services, and deferring grid investments. Utilities testing such systems have shared their lessons learned, while Western Australia leapfrogs ahead.

Wind + solar make up more than 20% of generation in 10 states – more on the way

A recent analysis from the U.S. Department of Energy shows the Midwest and Plains States in the lead, but the coasts are on a track to catch up thanks to mandates.

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Solar now makes up more than 10% of electricity in five states

Massachusetts has joined California, Hawaii, Nevada and Vermont in the club of states where solar represents 10% or more of in-state generation. Solar made up 2.4% of total generation in the United States during the first half of 2018, with solar and wind together making up slightly less than 10%.

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Vulnerable at-home patients to get Tesla Powerwalls

The Vermont Lower Income Trust for Electricity have provided a $150,000 grant for 100 low-income electricity customers with significant need for reliable backup power due to health and mobility issues.

Green Mountain Power solar grows 1500% since 2012

The Vermont utility says that net metered solar capacity in its service area grew from less than 10 MW in 2010 to more than 150 MW through July 2018. These behind-the-meter installations represent 65% of the solar installed in its service area.

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Tesla Powerwalls and PowerPacks save Vermont $500,000 during heatwaves

Green Mountain Power suggests 500 distributed Tesla Powerwalls plus two larger energy storage facilities have saved its customers $500,000 this summer during peak demand hours.

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