The utility said the small storage project goes unused for most of the year and could offer big learning opportunities.
The developer said this latest investment capitalizes on the accelerating growth in the commercial and industrial solar market.
Almost 6,000 new rooftop solar systems were installed across Oahu, Hawaii Island, and Maui County, 78% of which included battery storage.
Competition was fierce in Xcel Energy’s Colorado community solar RFP, and UX Solar is now building 8 MW of capacity to serve commercial and residential subscribers.
The action calls on federal agencies to lead by example and solidify climate considerations as a critical part of U.S. foreign policy and national security.
The 5.1 MWh system will include blackstart capability to help the Kansas Power Pool recover from a grid outage.
Also on the rise: Pivot Energy completes community solar projects, Enphase deal opens a new market segment, IREC gains from a solar donation, and NREL storage study outlines a four-step adoption process with big implications for the grid.
Job moves in solar, storage, cleantech, utilities and energy transition finance.
“To not only maintain, but grow, the clean energy procurement market under these conditions is a testament to how high sustainability is on many corporations’ agendas,” said the lead author of a new BNEF report.
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