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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California’s energy storage value ‘significantly’ boosted by stacking benefits, study says

The value of a front-of-meter battery energy storage system in California could be doubled or even trebled, by adding more than one revenue stream to the project, a new report says.

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Canadian Solar signs 100MW California solar PPA with Peninsula Clean Energy

Recurrent Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Solar, has signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a 100MW solar project in California with community choice utility Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE).

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Enphase picks recently joined COO as replacement president and CEO

Enphase Energy, a leading PV microinverter supplier and energy management specialist, which also makes its own AC Battery for energy storage, has appointed current COO, Badri Kothandaraman as its new president and CEO, after the sudden departure of long-term CEO, Paul Nahi in early August, 2017.

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Gridtential closes US$11 million in financing

California-based energy storage technology developer Gridtential announced that it has closed US$11 million in financing led by 1955 Capital, with assistance from East Penn Manufacturing, Crown Battery Manufacturing, Leoch International and Power-Sonic Inc., as well as an existing investor in The Roda Group.

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US has record Q2 with 2.4GW of solar deployment

The US deployed 2,387MW of solar PV in Q2 2017, its largest ever second quarter, according to the latest reports from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

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SGIP and Jigar Shah’s Generate Capital takes Sharp SmartStorage to six California schools

More schools in North America will be able to ‘green’ their energy supply and hedge against future rises in the price of electricity, with Jigar Shah’s Generate Capital taking on six solar-plus-storage projects in California.

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NEXTracker hits 10GW of global solar tracker sales

NEXTracker, a Flex company, has become the first company to reach 10GW of solar tracker sales globally.

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California, Hawaii drive US to busiest ever quarter for behind-the-meter energy storage

It has been the US’ busiest quarter to date for behind-the-meter energy storage installations, driven in part by residential adoption in the advanced markets of California and Hawaii, GTM Research has found.

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PS Renewables buys stake in US developer

European developer and O&M firm PS Renewables has bought a 49% stake in North Carolina-based firm NCRE.

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