US states reluctant to include energy storage in Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS)

While it may seem like an obvious choice for US states to include energy storage into their Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) commitments, in reality, standalone targets and mandates for energy storage procurement have been preferred.

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Dominion Energy to develop PV portfolio for Facebook data centre in Virginia

Dominion Energy announced plans to develop a series of PV projects to help serve a new data centre that Facebook plans to develop in suburban Richmond, Virginia.

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Brazilian green bond issuance exceeds US$3.5 billion

A new report from the Climate Bonds Initiative noted that the Brazilian green bonds market has now reached US$3.67 billion.

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Massachusetts’ largest ESS will help ‘stabilise’ utility customers’ rates for 20 years

The largest grid-connected energy storage system in Massachusetts will be used to determine the value of the technology throughout the US Commonwealth territory, supported by a Department of Energy Resources (DOER) grant.

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Green Charge to install 1.6MWh of storage with PV at California’s Visalia Unified School District

​Green Charge, a subsidiary of Engie, will install 1.6MWh of energy storage alongside solar at five schools in California’s Visalia Unified School District.

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IEA hails new era in solar PV

The International Energy Agency has highlighted the claimed 50% growth in solar PV installations in 2016, which reached over 74GW, is part of a new trend that showed renewable energy sources with almost two-thirds of net new power capacity that approached 165GW coming online.

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Origis Energy begins construction on 72MW of PV projects in Mississippi, Florida

Origis Energy has started module installation for two projects, a 52MW solar energy facility in Mississippi and a 20MW PV project in Florida.

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California system operator CAISO wants to incentivise solar load shifting with energy storage

Seeking ways to optimise the use of clean energy, California network operator CAISO (California Independent System Operator) is considering the introduction of a load-shifting product that would incentivise storing peak energy for later use.

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All the latest reaction to the Section 201 solar trade case

All the latest reaction to the Section 201 solar trade case as the ITC unanimously finds injury to domestic US manufacturers from global imports.

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US ITC vote backs Suniva injury claims

The US International Trade Commission has voted 4-0 in favour of proceeding with the Suniva Section 201 trade case having seen enough evidence to convince them that imports are the major cause of injury to US solar manufacturers.

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Little-known US company Fernhill files capacitor-lithium hybrid system patent

Fernhill Corporation, a Nevada-headquartered company that invests in and acquires companies for “long-term sustainable cash flow”, has applied to patent a hybrid capacitor-battery energy storage system.

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