Vermont

Improving distributed battery programs with load control

While Vermont’s Green Mountain power is paving the way for utilities recognizing customers as generation resources, the company’s BYOD battery program falls just short of maximizing value and load control.

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Green Mountain Power expands Tesla Powerwall and bring-your-own-device energy storage programs

Customers now have two options in home battery programs, while also agreeing to pledge some of their stored power for peak reduction.

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Morning Brief: TVA solicits 200 MW of renewables, Sungrow supplies the Wright project

Also in the brief: 14 MW approved in Maine, 20 MW approved in Indiana, a molten aluminum thermal energy storage system and more.

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Solar and the snow

Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are working to quantify the effects of abundant snowfall on a PV system and identify cost-effective strategies to mitigate energy losses and reliability issues caused by the presence of snow and ice.

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Northeast US added 800 MW of rooftop solar in 2019

Solar contractors across the Northeast U.S. added thousands of rooftop PV systems last year. For 2020, SEIA advocates renewal of New Jersey’s expiring solar incentives, and expansion of New York’s incentive program.

Highview and Encore to develop the first long duration, liquid air energy storage system in the US

Northern Vermont facility will help put more renewable energy on the region’s electric grid

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Vermont letting homeowners sell solar power direct to business

Green Mountain Power has launched a real time blockchain tracked peer to peer platform, starting December 2, to allow businesses to purchase solar power from customers who own the rights to the renewable energy credits via a phone app, using LO3 Energy’s backend software.

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Hardware brief: modules at 30¢/W, Enphase selling direct, solar+water, more!

It’s Friday, and Friday is the day you get to see new gear! Ideal Energy has put out a great white paper on a solar+storage demand charge management project, 8minute Solar Energy talks up their advanced solar power plant software partners, and Northern Reliability Company shows off the beautiful energy storage gear they assemble.

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Solar (and efficiency) are driving down peak demand in New England

The impacts of solar on New England’s grid are transforming the needs of the system, and this is new ground for the region.

Ford makes major EV charging investment, Florida regulators approve Tampa Electric Co. solar cost recovery: pvMB 10/22/19

Hello everybody, happy Tuesday and welcome to the pvMB. Today we’ve got for you MnSEIA’s conference kicking off, Greenbacker Renewable Energy signing three solar deals, Philipstown, NY approving community solar and more!

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