Hawaii’s PUC approves expanded rooftop PV and energy storage offerings

The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission has approved two new programmes expanding its customers’ abilities to install rooftop PV and energy storage systems, while also clarifying the terms of its existing programmes.

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Sonnen seeks to work with US utilities, not replace them

In its home territory of Germany, energy storage provider Sonnen is making a play to replace utilities, but its business models in the US will instead emphasise cooperation with existing energy suppliers.

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Hawaii’s PUC expands rooftop solar and energy storage offerings

The Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission has approved two new programmes expanding its customers’ abilities to install rooftop PV and energy storage systems.

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Ohio utility launches RfP for 400MW of solar

AEP Ohio, part of major US utility American Electric Power, has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 400MW of solar capacity in Ohio.

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Vionx completes ‘revolutionary, safe and reliable’ 3MWh flow battery installation at Holy Name High

Vionx, National Grid and the US Department of Energy have teamed up to install a 3MWh flow battery-based energy storage system in Massachusetts.

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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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