SEIA: Grid-planning needs to value location, time-of-use of distributed resources

The US’ two leading states in solar and energy storage, New York and California, have taken steps towards valuing the locational and time-of-use value of distributed energy resources and other states should follow, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) has said.

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AES and Siemens’ energy storage JV Fluence launches solar-plus-storage platform, financing

AES Energy Storage and Siemens, which between them have delivered 500MW of energy storage worldwide already, will target 160 different countries and build a 400MWh battery system in California through new joint venture Fluence.

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Georgia Power offers up PV-plus-storage ‘smart neighbourhood’ of new houses for sale

The first ‘smart neighbourhood’ in the US state of Georgia is being created by utility Georgia Power and homebuilder PulteGroup, with each home equipped with solar PV, battery energy storage and other smart, clean and distributed energy resources.

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Warren Buffet’s Nevada utility NV Energy to consider energy storage in 330MW renewables push

NV Energy, the main electric utility for the US state of Nevada, has tendered for more than 300MW of renewable energy in a Request for Proposals that also includes consideration of battery energy storage paired with renewables.

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IHS: Energy storage ‘as-a-service’ crucial to US C&I leaders’ business models

Leaders in the fledgling commercial and industrial (C&I) sector in the US have made energy storage ‘as-a-service’ the core of their proposition, a market analyst has said.

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‘Incredible’ low prices for renewables-plus-storage in Xcel’s solicitation

Median bids received by US utility Xcel Energy in a solicitation for energy resources for energy storage paired with solar came in at US$9 per megawatt lower than the previously observed record.

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NEXTracker CEO Dan Shugar: Energy storage helps solar industry growth to ‘keep going’

Adding energy storage gives solar developers and the industry in general the ability to “keep going”, while offering both lithium and flow battery systems covers a “wide-range of use cases”, NEXTracker CEO Dan Shugar has said.

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Industry reacts positively to New York’s 1,500MW energy storage target

Trade associations NY BEST and the Energy Storage Association have been quick to applaud New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s historic setting of a 1,500MW energy storage procurement target for his state.

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New Florida legislation could make solar-plus-storage the go-to for disaster relief and resiliency

Legislation proposed in Florida could see solar and energy storage become part of the go-to solution for providing energy resiliency against natural disasters and helping restore power in their aftermath.

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Renewables integration, x-plus-storage space could be worth US$23 billion by 2026

While acknowledging that the economics “vary significantly” by region and application, Navigant Research has forecast that energy storage for integration of renewables and co-located with solar or wind could be worth more than US$20 billion by 2026.

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Canadian Solar signs O&M contract with Axium for 105MW PV portfolio in Canada

Canadian Solar has signed an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with Axium Infinity Solar LP for eight PV projects that have a combined generation capacity of 105.5MW. The firm has also announced commercial operation of a 19.1MW PV project in Japan.

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