AMS in partnership with Southern Company subsidiary, gets Massachusetts peak load reduction grant

A distributed infrastructure subsidiary of Southern Company, one of the US’ biggest utilities, has formed a partnership with Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) to execute behind-the-meter distributed energy projects.

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Navigant: Tesla’s lead in ‘well invested’ California SGIP programme a surprise

An analyst at Navigant Research has said he was surprised to see Tesla dominate California’s SGIP (Self-Generation Incentive Program) applications, with the Silicon Valley car and tech company accounting for half of all requested funds.

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US and India agree December date to shut down India’s local content solar policy

Delegations from the US and India have agreed that India has until 14 December this year to enact the ruling of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against its local content policy for solar equipment.

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US Solar secures financing for 100MW community-solar portfolio

Community solar developer US Solar announced Monday that it has secured a project financing facility from the Alliance Fund II, LP, an affiliate of North Sky Capital which is advised by New Energy Capital Partners (NEC).

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Suniva trade case would strike ‘devastating blow’ to US solar market – GTM

Should the Suniva trade case proposals get approved, two thirds of the US solar pipeline expected to come online over the next five years could be wiped out, according to a new report from GTM Research.

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New York legislature’s push to create energy storage programmes and targets welcomed by industry

US-based trade industry groups NY-BEST and the Energy Storage Association, have welcomed the passing of bills in New York providing a framework for the state’s regulator to establish an energy storage deployment programme.

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NYSERDA’s US$6.3m funding for commercial development of energy storage technologies

Up to US$6.3 million in funding will support the commercialisation of emerging energy storage technologies in New York, from public benefit corporation NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research & Development Agency).

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NanoFlex in consortium developing next-gen thin-film technology with US Army

Next-generation thin-film technology start-up NanoFlex Power said it was part of a consortium awarded a US$6.5 million contract from the US Army Research Laboratory’s Army Research Office to develop high power, flexible, and lightweight solar modules for portable power applications.

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Aurora wins inline measurement and control order for bifacial cell production lines in China

Inline solar cell measurement equipment specialist Aurora Solar Technologies (AST) said it had received a volume order from a confidential customer located in China for its ‘Decima’ Gemini systems and ‘Veritas’ wafer and process mapping software to be integrated into new high-efficiency bifacial cell production lines.

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NEXTracker targets 15MW of battery solution sales per week

One of the world’s leading suppliers of solar PV trackers is targeting sales volumes of approximately 15MW per week of the new battery solution it has paired with its products.

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Green Power EMC, Silicon Ranch announce 200MW PV portfolio in Georgia

Renewable energy supplier Green Power EMC and IPP Silicon Ranch plan to bring an additional 200MW of PV generation online by 2020.

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