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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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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