Stem hails California Assemblyman’s bid to cut energy storage permitting costs

Legislation recently introduced in California to cut red tape and reduce permitting times for energy storage systems and currently awaiting the state Governor’s rubber stamp could also halve the costs associated with paperwork, commercial system provider Stem has said.

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Wircon and HEP to develop 200MW PV portfolio in US, Canada

Wircon and HEP Capital have announced a new partnership for the joint implementation of PV projects in both the US and Canada. Both companies will fund the new wave of solar projects through their recently established fund HEP-Solar Projektentwicklung VI.

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Origis Energy USA announces 32.5MW solar project for Georgetown University

Origis Energy USA has announced a power purchase agreement (PPA) to develop a 32.5MW PV project for Georgetown University — with the project set to be constructed in La Plata, Charles County, Maryland.

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Flow batteries leading the way in lithium-free niches

While lithium-ion is rapidly racing ahead to become the “de facto grid storage solution” and is the most popular technology choice by far, vendors of other types of batteries are also targeting the market, with varying degrees of success.

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BYD readies residential storage launch in the US

China-based technology giant BYD has installed the first of its residential high-voltage B-Box energy storage systems in Germany and is aiming to launch the system into the US later this year.

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Jigar Shah: Decision makers are ‘compelled’ by value of solar-plus-storage

Jigar Shah has said that the addition of backup power helped persuade a California school district to add energy storage as well as going solar and that adding batteries can help “decision makers” see the true value of PV.

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California’s energy storage value ‘significantly’ boosted by stacking benefits, study says

The value of a front-of-meter battery energy storage system in California could be doubled or even trebled, by adding more than one revenue stream to the project, a new report says.

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Canadian Solar signs 100MW California solar PPA with Peninsula Clean Energy

Recurrent Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a 100MW solar project in California with community choice utility Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE).

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Enphase picks recently joined COO as replacement president and CEO

Enphase Energy, a leading PV microinverter supplier and energy management specialist, which also makes its own AC Battery for energy storage, has appointed current COO, Badri Kothandaraman as its new president and CEO, after the sudden departure of long-term CEO, Paul Nahi in early August, 2017.

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Gridtential closes US$11 million in financing

California-based energy storage technology developer Gridtential announced that it has closed US$11 million in financing led by 1955 Capital, with assistance from East Penn Manufacturing, Crown Battery Manufacturing, Leoch International and Power-Sonic Inc., as well as an existing investor in The Roda Group.

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US has record Q2 with 2.4GW of solar deployment

The US deployed 2,387MW of solar PV in Q2 2017, its largest ever second quarter, according to the latest reports from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

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