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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Deepwater Wind wants to add 40MWh of Tesla energy storage to Massachusetts offshore project

Developer Deepwater Wind has applied to build a 144MW offshore wind farm, coupled with 40MWh of battery-based energy storage from Tesla, off the coast of Massachusetts.

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Tesla’s battery tech guru of 11 years leaves company

Tesla’s senior director of battery technology since 2006 has quit the company seeking pastures new, a company spokeswoman confirmed this morning.

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Brookfield acquisition on track, says TerraForm Power

TerraForm Power has confirmed that its acquisition by Brookfield remains on track.

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sPower sold to AES and AIMCo for US$1.6 billion

The US$1.6 billion sale of major US utility-scale solar developer and operator FTP Power LLC (sPower) to AES Corporation and Canada-based investment manager Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) has been completed.

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HECO secures sub-11¢ PPAs for 110MW of solar

The Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) will buy power from 110MW of new NRG-owned solar projects after state regulators approved the deal.

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Ideal Power supplies power converters to PV-plus-storage projects in California, Texas

Ideal Power, the US company best known for its power conversion systems for energy storage, has announced two recent project orders totalling 1.6MW in northern Texas and in California.

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