DESRI acquires 40MW California PV project from First Solar

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) has acquired a 40MW solar project which is still under construction in California from First Solar.

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3,000MW of California energy storage will ramp to deal with solar eclipse

California’s grid operations will be supported by the ramping of an estimated 3,000MW of energy storage, when a solar eclipse expected across the Pacific North-West of the US will cause PV generation to dip.

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Peak Power supplies control platforms to 6MWh of Ontario and New York projects

Energy storage services provider Peak Power will supply control platforms to 6MWh of energy storage projects in Ontario and New York, some of which will be funded by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).

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‘Microstorage’ solutions can enable 20-year warranties for lithium, JLM says

The CEO of a company that makes ‘microstorage’ units that connect directly to individual solar PV panels, says his products come with 20-year warranties with the intention of matching PV system owners’ expectations of product quality and lifetime.

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Nautilus Solar acquires 13.3MW community solar portfolio in Minnesota from ReneSola

Solar project development, acquisition and asset management company Nautilus Solar has acquired a 13.3MW community solar portfolio previously owned by integrated solar manufacturer ReneSola.

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Green Charge will save medical manufacturer Quidel US$0.5m with 1.5MWh energy storage in California

Green Charge, a subsidiary company of Engie, announced Tuesday that diagnostic healthcare manufacturer Quidel Corporation has deployed 1.5 MWh of energy storage at its San Diego Manufacturing Facility.

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Energy storage saves Arizona utility from building 20 miles of transmission, distribution lines

Arizona Public Service (APS) announced Wednesday that rather than rebuild miles of electricity transmission lines, it will install two battery storage systems totalling 8MWh in rural Punkin Center, Arizona — making it one of the first electricity companies in the US to utilise batteries instead of traditional infrastructure.

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Cubico closes US$230 million finance for Solem plant in Mexico

Cubico Sustainable Investments has reached financial close for a 350MW solar plant in Mexico.

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Enphase CEO resigns while energy storage demand remains ‘slower than anticipated’

Founder and CEO Paul Nahi last night announced his resignation from Enphase, the PV microinverter maker and energy management specialist, which also makes its own AC Battery for energy storage.

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Powin Energy wins 2.4MWh battery storage contract in Hawaii

Powin Energy will provide 2.4MWh of energy storage systems across seven sites in Hawaii.

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Dominion eyes four North Carolina solar projects

Dominion Energy has acquired two 5MW solar plants and plans to purchase two other solar farms totalling roughly 10MW later in Q3 this year from subsidiaries of local firm Strata Solar.

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