Solar Industry News and Articles
100 MW of solar and 10 MW of battery storage coming to San JosÃ© CCA in 2022
This week, San JosÃ©’s Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) which is called San JosÃ© Clean Energy (SJCE) and EDP Renewables SA (EDPR), through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America LLC (EDPR NA), signed a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for 100...
Australian brewer eyes thermal energy storage system
South Australian energy storage company 1414 Degrees and Stone & Wood Brewing Company have agreed to undertake a feasibility study for the integration of 1414 Degrees’ electrically charged Thermal Energy Storage System (TESS-IND).
Report covers costs of various storage technologies, including pumped storage hydro
A report recently released by the U.S. Department of Energy defines and evaluates cost and performance parameters of six battery energy storage technologies (BESS) and four non-BESS storage technologies.
Dominion plans $33 million battery storage pilot
Dominion executives said in an interview this week that battery storage has the potential to improve the resiliency of the electrical grid
IEA, EDF unit to build 300 MW wind farm in Nebraska
The project award is valued at about $98 million, according to IEA, and will be able to power up to 115,000 average homes
648 MW of wind power capacity to be purchased by AES Colombia
This week, DNV GL said that it acted as a technical advisor to the energy company AES Colombia during its planned purchase of the Jemeiwaa Kai portfolio of wind power projects. DNV GL carried out an independent analysis of the La Guajira wind farms wind and power...
How the tech giants are fueling a solar revolution
From the way we shop to the way we socialize, the internet affects nearly everything we do these days. This dramatic change in our way of life has been fueled by a handful of large tech companies, companies that are increasingly going all in on solar.
A deluge of batteries is about to rewire the power grid
A pale orange-and-gold sunset bathes the macadamia plantations and avocado orchards that sweep down to Australia’s Byron Bay. The coming dusk is a cue for two sleek Tesla battery packs in the garage at Amileka, a secluded holiday villa nearby. They stir silently into...
US wind farm activity by Fortune 500 breaks records
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has released data for Q2, indicating activity rose to new heights in the wind development sector.
Six more electric utilities commit to delivering content at POWERGEN 2019
The latest crop of utility participants includes NRG Energy, Cleco Corp., Entergy, Louisville Gas & Electric/Kentucky Utilities, AEP’s distributed energy ventures group AEP OnSite Partners and Hindustan Power from India.
Energy storage sites provide unique wholesale market participation
ENGIE Storage has announced it will supply and operate a 19 MW/38 MWh portfolio of six energy storage sites that will contribute to the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program and participate in ISO-New England wholesale markets.
Foreign firms look to make India a global wind turbine export hub
Global wind turbine makers are expanding manufacturing capacity in India to boost exports from the South Asian nation even as the country’s domestic industry faces headwinds.
Energy CEOs extol virtues of hydropower while bemoaning its lack of public support
Last week at the HydroVision International plenary session, a panel of three CEOs — Darrel T. Anderson, President and CEO IDACORP and Idaho Power, Mitch Davidson, CEO and Managing Partner, Brookfield Renewable Power, and Paul Jacob, President and CEO, Rye Development...
Utility device and data management technologies revenue could exceed $22 billion by 2027edit
A new report from Navigant Research released this week says that revenue from device and data management technologies could grow from approximately $14.8 billion in 2018 to more than $22.1 billion in 2027 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6%.
Energy storage plant set for southeast Asia
Finnish energy technology group WÃ¤rtsilÃ¤ has signed an EPC contract for a 100 MW/100 MWh total capacity energy storage project in southeast Asia.
Lincoln Clean Energy: Texas’ Lockett Wind project commercially operational
The Lockett Wind farm in Wilbarger has the potential to generate more than 700,000 MWh of renewable energy per year, enough to power the equivalent of 70,000 homes.
GE Renewable Energy announces two hydropower services contracts in the US
GE Renewable Energy announced at HydroVision that it has signed two hydropower contracts in the U.S. one for FirstLight’s Northfield Mountain project and one for PG&E’s Caribou One hydropower station.
German clean-energy fund sees promise in US distributed solar development
Germany-based clean-energy fund Hep Kapitalverwaltung AG agreed to invest $50 million to $80 million annually in a partnership to develop small solar projects in the U.S.
4.5-MW solar plant goes live in Brittany, France
Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH said it supplied its almost 15,000 solar modules to a large ground-mounted solar farm in western France.
LIHI certifies two low-impact hydroelectric facilities
The Low Impact Hydropower Institute recently announced it had awarded low-impact certification status to two hydroelectric facilities:
Turkeler and RT Enerji choose supplier for five onshore wind farms in Turkey
Turkeler and RT Enerji have chosen GE Renewable Energy to supply equipment for five onshore wind farms being built in Turkey.
Fantasy Energy League Draft follow-up: breaking down the first round
In late 2018, I put out the call to see how many fellow energy nerds I could gather to indulge me in combining my passion for energy analysis and clean power policy with my love of fantasy sports. By the end of January 2019, I had my cast of characters who somehow...
Digitalisation and the transformation of the energy value chain
Digitalisation is one of the biggest enablers of the global transition to clean energy. From intelligent asset management, to Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. Find out how digitalisation is transforming the management, operation and maintenance of...
Stay chilled: Lessons for district cooling from the Gulf Cooperation Council
Global demand for air-conditioning is projected to triple over the next 30 years, as the planet warms and urban populations grow, particularly in emerging markets. Meeting that demand will call for significant investments in new cooling infrastructure and the...
AEP units looking to invest $2B in 1,500 MW of Oklahoma wind projects
The projects include a 999-MW wind facility being built north of Weatherford, a 287-MW wind facility being built southwest of Enid, and a 199-MW facility being built south of Alva. They are being developed by Invenergy.
Shell to install ultrafast EV chargers in the Netherlands in e-mobility push
Global infrastructure services firm AECOM said that Shell Retail has hired it to deliver ultrafast electrical vehicle (EV) chargers across the Netherlands. A total of 200 fast chargers – under the brand name Shell Recharge - will be available at Shell forecourts...
Minnesota utilities weigh energy storage as substitute for peaker plants
Gas peaker plants may be among the first casualties of a new Minnesota law requiring utilities to include energy storage as part of their long-range plans.
National Grid purchases wind and solar developer, Geronimo Energy
Yesterday, National Grid, through its competitive non-regulated unit National Grid Ventures (NGV), completed its $100 million acquisition of Geronimo Energy - a wind and solar developer in North America. The deal, which was announced on March 7th, 2019, has now...
Ontario Power Generation announces plans to rebuild century-old Calabogie Generating Station
Plans are under way to rebuild one of Ontario Power Generation’s oldest hydroelectric generating stations, which was damaged by a tornado in 2018. Constructed in 1917, the 5-MW Calabogie Generating Station has produced renewable, low-cost electricity on the Madawaska...
GE steps up offshore wind operations in China
GE Renewable Energy has taken a major step to cement its offshore wind operations in China.
US tribes turn to solar as new revenue source
Dozens of new solar and wind projects are sprouting up on tribal lands across the U.S. as Native Americans seek new ways to boost their economies beyond casinos and untaxed cigarettes.
GE Renewable Energy wins order for 138 MW windfarm in Turkey
A 138 MW windfarm in Turkey is to be powered by 27 turbines from GE Renewable Energy.
Voith to provide equipment for new Ritom pumped storage powerhouse
Voith has received an order for the Ritom pumped storage power plant in Switzerland, which began operating in 1920 and will be replaced with a new facility.
AI-powered storage company enters Northeast market with “front-of-the-meter” solution
This week artificial intelligence (AI)-driven energy storage services provider Stem said that it had formed a partnership with New York-based private equity company Syncarpha Capital to build 28.2 megawatt-hours (MWh) of large-scale storage projects co-sited with...
EON switches all U.K. customers to 100% renewable power
EON SE is now supplying all of its 3.3 million residential customers in Britain with 100% renewable electricity, the first of the U.K.’s “Big Six” utilities to do so.
It’s time for energy freedom in Alabama
Alabama is ranked 13th in the nation as having the greatest solar potential, yet only 0.26% of its energy comes from solar, leaving the state far behind others when it comes to total installed solar capacity. According to an annual report produced by the Solar Energy...
Clean Power Alliance signs PPA for 12-MW Isabella small hydro project in California
The Clean Power Alliance (CPA) has signed three long-term power purchase agreements, including two new solar projects and one existing small hydro project.
Educating today’s utilities about tomorrow’s innovations
Last week in San Antonio, Texas, about 150 DISTRIBUTECH stakeholders convened to discuss industry trends, best practices for marketing and sales in the utility industry and set the educational agenda for the 2020 event.
Builder of Saudi Aramco oil rigs plans to expand into wind power
An Abu Dhabi-based company that builds drilling platforms for oil giant Saudi Aramco plans to diversify into renewable energy by supplying gear for offshore wind farms.
Massachusetts approves contracts for hydroelectricity through NECEC project
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities has issued an order approving long-term contracts for 9,554,940 MWh annually of hydropower between H.Q. Energy Services (U.S.) Inc. and the Commonwealth’s electric distribution companies through the New England Clean...
The energy transition is underway: 10 charts tell the story
The renewable energy transition promises to reduce carbon emissions, but it’s happening at different speeds around the world. Read on for some key insights from BloombergNEF’s New Energy Outlook 2019, which provides a detailed road map to the future.
Tesla Megapack: what you need to know
Reading Time: 2 minutesTesla’s new product isn’t an electric car or a solar tile design – instead, the company has announced a new utility-scale energy storage solution: the Tesla Megapack. What is the Tesla Megapack? The newest energy product from the Tesla, the...
Solar equipment manufacturer endorsements
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Net zero carbon emissions ‘impossible’ without hydrogen says UK energy alliance
The UK’s North West Hydrogen Alliance (NWHA) is calling for government investment in hydrogen projects to meet ambitious carbon reductions targets in Britain.
On the brink of blackouts, Texas makes case for power plant boom
It may be time to start building power plants in Texas again.
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U.S. announces changes to implementing regulations of the Endangered Species Act
U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has unveiled changes to the implementing regulations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that Interior says is “designed to increase transparency and effectiveness and bring the administration of the Act into the 21st...
BNEF says corporate energy market is strong
Coming on the heels of Gap’s announced 90-MW PPA with Enel Green Power, BloombergNEF released its 2H 2019 corporate energy market outlook in which it said that corporations signed contracts to purchase 8.6 GW of clean energy in 2019 through July, up from 7.2 GW at the...
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Solar news: August 9th, 2019
Reading Time: 2 minutesIn this week’s Solar News Roundup: bills in Massachusetts mimic California’s new solar mandate, and a SEPA report on energy storage deployment by utility. Massachusetts may emulate California with new construction law for solar Following the...
Utility-scale battery storage: what you need to know
Reading Time: 4 minutesWith the declining cost of energy storage technology, solar batteries are becoming an increasingly popular addition to solar installations. However, it’s not just residential and commercial solar shoppers who benefit from installing energy...
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In battle to break up utilities, Arizona steps to the front line
Of all the efforts to break up utility monopolies in the U.S., the one unfolding in Arizona may be the most important to watch.
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Sunverge raises $11 million for utility distributed energy resource controls
The round was led by Ecosystem Integrity Fund with participation from Equinor Energy Ventures and Evergy Ventures
Forecast shows continued decline for coal
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its Short Term Energy Outlook for 2019 and we have summarized the key highlights for you below.
The hydrocarbon era’s spectacular end
Dustin Yellin, a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based artist whose intricate 3D photomontages adorn the likes of New York’s Lincoln Center, wants to draw your gaze to climate change. Not in a subtle way, either. He plans to stand an oil supertanker on its end in the ground—a...
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Fabric-based solar cells on the horizon
New textile-based solar cells developed by Fraunhofer researchers, semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to...
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Reading Time: 3 minutesBattery energy storage is becoming increasingly popular throughout the US. This is particularly true in parts of the country that are impacted by frequent electrical outages, whether due to natural disasters or otherwise. A big reason why...
Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, NextEra plan combined wind, solar, energy storage project
The Skeleton Creek project will be located in three Oklahoma counties
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BNEF: Energy to storage increase 122X by 2040
According to the latest forecast by BloombergNEF (BNEF), energy storage installations (not including pumped hydropower) around the world will multiply exponentially, from 9GW/17GWh deployed as of 2018 to 1,095GW/2,850GWh by 2040.
Democratic debate 2019 takeaways
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders stuck together, Pete Buttigieg took the middle path, Marianne Williamson took on racism and Beto O’Rourke faded into the background.
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Glendale Water & Power to repower Grayson power plant with solar plus storage
Last week, California’s Glendale Water & Power (GWP) received approval from the Glendale City Council to move forward with a plan to repower the aging Grayson Power Plant with a combination of renewable energy resources, energy storage and a limited amount of thermal...
Small Missouri utility proposes big pivot to clean energy in latest resource plan
Missouri’s smallest investor-owned utility is charting a dramatically different course two years after being acquired by new owners.
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