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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Go Electric bags 1MWh US Army contract

Energy storage manufacturer Go Electric has won a contract worth US$1.7 million to provide a 1MW/1MWh battery storage system for the US Army.

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Panoche Valley Solar’s 247MW PV project to be downsized by 100MW

Panoche Valley Solar LLC, a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison Development, will need to make some major adjustments to its 247MW PV project in California’s Panoche Valley.

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Cypress Creek Renewables receives US$450 million in funding

Integrated renewable energy firm Cypress Creek Renewables has secured a US$450 million facility from a group of investors led by Singapore-based investment company Temasek.

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‘Saltwater battery’ maker Aquion Energy back from dead under new ownership

Aquion Energy, maker of energy storage batteries and whole systems based on a novel electrolyte with a chemical composition similar to saltwater, is back in business.

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Dominion Energy and Coronal Energy to develop 15MW PV project at University of Virginia

Dominion Energy and Coronal Energy will help develop a 15MW PV project at the University of Virginia.

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Despite failure to pass rebate bill, California energy storage has ‘bright future’

Despite a bill to create a rebate programme for energy storage systems purchased in California being dropped from a recent round of legislative decision-making, the state’s industry still has a “bright future”, commentators have said.

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ESA prioritises value, competition & access in effort to spur energy storage market in US

The Energy Storage Association (ESA) unveiled a new document this month that offers a number of state policy suggestions designed to spur cost-effective energy storage across the US.

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Murdoch heir is in and Peter Rive is out at Tesla

Australian media baron Rupert Murdoch’s son James is one of two new independent board directors at Tesla, while the EV, tech and energy storage maker confirmed that former SolarCity CTO Peter Rive is leaving the company.

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September deadline for San Diego Water Authority’s pumped hydro RFP

Potential developers for a 500MW pumped hydropower energy storage facility at a reservoir in San Diego have until mid-September to respond to a request for proposals (RfP).

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