Origis Energy begins construction on 72MW of PV projects in Mississippi, Florida

Origis Energy has started module installation for two projects, a 52MW solar energy facility in Mississippi and a 20MW PV project in Florida.

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California system operator CAISO wants to incentivise solar load shifting with energy storage

Seeking ways to optimise the use of clean energy, California network operator CAISO (California Independent System Operator) is considering the introduction of a load-shifting product that would incentivise storing peak energy for later use.

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All the latest reaction to the Section 201 solar trade case

All the latest reaction to the Section 201 solar trade case as the ITC unanimously finds injury to domestic US manufacturers from global imports.

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US ITC vote backs Suniva injury claims

The US International Trade Commission has voted 4-0 in favour of proceeding with the Suniva Section 201 trade case having seen enough evidence to convince them that imports are the major cause of injury to US solar manufacturers.

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Little-known US company Fernhill files capacitor-lithium hybrid system patent

Fernhill Corporation, a Nevada-headquartered company that invests in and acquires companies for “long-term sustainable cash flow”, has applied to patent a hybrid capacitor-battery energy storage system.

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Stem hails California Assemblyman’s bid to cut energy storage permitting costs

Legislation recently introduced in California to cut red tape and reduce permitting times for energy storage systems and currently awaiting the state Governor’s rubber stamp could also halve the costs associated with paperwork, commercial system provider Stem has said.

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Wircon and HEP to develop 200MW PV portfolio in US, Canada

Wircon and HEP Capital have announced a new partnership for the joint implementation of PV projects in both the US and Canada. Both companies will fund the new wave of solar projects through their recently established fund HEP-Solar Projektentwicklung VI.

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Origis Energy USA announces 32.5MW solar project for Georgetown University

Origis Energy USA has announced a power purchase agreement (PPA) to develop a 32.5MW PV project for Georgetown University — with the project set to be constructed in La Plata, Charles County, Maryland.

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Flow batteries leading the way in lithium-free niches

While lithium-ion is rapidly racing ahead to become the “de facto grid storage solution” and is the most popular technology choice by far, vendors of other types of batteries are also targeting the market, with varying degrees of success.

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BYD readies residential storage launch in the US

China-based technology giant BYD has installed the first of its residential high-voltage B-Box energy storage systems in Germany and is aiming to launch the system into the US later this year.

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Jigar Shah: Decision makers are ‘compelled’ by value of solar-plus-storage

Jigar Shah has said that the addition of backup power helped persuade a California school district to add energy storage as well as going solar and that adding batteries can help “decision makers” see the true value of PV.

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