New Florida legislation could make solar-plus-storage the go-to for disaster relief and resiliency

Legislation proposed in Florida could see solar and energy storage become part of the go-to solution for providing energy resiliency against natural disasters and helping restore power in their aftermath.

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Renewables integration, x-plus-storage space could be worth US$23 billion by 2026

While acknowledging that the economics “vary significantly” by region and application, Navigant Research has forecast that energy storage for integration of renewables and co-located with solar or wind could be worth more than US$20 billion by 2026.

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Canadian Solar signs O&M contract with Axium for 105MW PV portfolio in Canada

Canadian Solar has signed an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with Axium Infinity Solar LP for eight PV projects that have a combined generation capacity of 105.5MW. The firm has also announced commercial operation of a 19.1MW PV project in Japan.

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Intersect Power secures PPA for 150MW PV project in Texas

Utility-scale power company Intersect Power has been awarded a power purchase agreement from Austin Energy for a 150MW PV project in Texas that is expected to reach commercial operation in 2020.

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Acquisition makes Clean Focus largest C&I solar owner in US

Clean Focus Yield Limited and its affiliates have purchased Greenskies Renewable Energy — making Clean Energy the owner and operator of the largest commercial and industrial (C&I) portfolio in the US.

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Austin City Council approves 150MW PV project

The Austin City Council has approved a new agreement with Austin Energy that will see the utility company deliver enough renewable energy to the grid to meet the needs of more than half of its customers by 2020.

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US solar tax credits survive but demand could yet take a hit

The solar investment tax credit (ITC) has survived a major round of tax reform in the US but demand for credits generally could fall.

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New York City to develop largest private multi-family rooftop PV array in US

StuyTown Property Services (SPS), the manager of Manhattan’s largest residential property, will install a 3.8MW PV energy system across the eight hectares of rooftops of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village.

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ABP invests over US$384 million in three utility-scale PV projects in US

Netherlands-based pension fund Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP has agreed to invest over US$384 million in three PV projects in the US, with the trio of installations representing a combined generation capacity of 858MW.

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Mosaic closes US$307 million residential solar loan securitization

Residential solar loan financing company Mosaic has completed its largest solar loan securitization issued to date, with US$307 million in bonds sold across four tranches.

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PSE&G installs, commissions 1MWh battery system for microgrid project in New Jersey

Eos Energy Storage has installed and commissioned a 1MWh Eos Aurora battery system at a wastewater treatment plant in Caldwell, New Jersey.

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