SunPower PV solution chosen for Hawaii’s biggest solar-plus-storage project so far

A large-scale solar-plus-storage project on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i will be built using SunPower’s scalable Oasis Power Plant platform after the PV technology provider was chosen by AES Distributed Energy.

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Mercom: VC funding doubled in first nine months of 2017 over same period last year

The amount of VC funding invested in battery energy storage companies in the first nine months of this year has more than doubled from the equivalent period of 2016, according to a report from Mercom Capital.

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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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