US Army invests in 1MW energy storage system at military post in Alabama

PV energy provider SunPower announced Wednesday that it has broken ground on a 10MW PV project at the Redstone Arsenal US Army post in Alabama that will also feature a 1MW energy storage system.

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Coronal Energy completes 120MW of solar for US Department of Defense

Independent Power Producer (IPP) and developer Coronal Energy has completed 120MW for the US Department of Defense.

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S&C, Ameren hold successful 24-hour islanding test on microgrid system

Utility company Ameren and smart grid company S&C Electric Company announced that they have conducted a successful 24-hour islanding test in August at the recently deployed Ameren microgrid in Champaign, Illinois.

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Municipal utility LADWP to increase reliability, keep rates low with 20MW energy storage system

An agreement to construct a 20MW lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS) has been approved by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), which would reduce reliance on natural gas generation.

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GridBank Li-Ion provider Alevo files for Chapt. 11 bankruptcy protection

Alevo, a US energy storage provider which only started shipping its containerised solutions in January, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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DESRI acquires 40MW California PV project from First Solar

D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments (DESRI) has acquired a 40MW solar project which is still under construction in California from First Solar.

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3,000MW of California energy storage will ramp to deal with solar eclipse

California’s grid operations will be supported by the ramping of an estimated 3,000MW of energy storage, when a solar eclipse expected across the Pacific North-West of the US will cause PV generation to dip.

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Peak Power supplies control platforms to 6MWh of Ontario and New York projects

Energy storage services provider Peak Power will supply control platforms to 6MWh of energy storage projects in Ontario and New York, some of which will be funded by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC).

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‘Microstorage’ solutions can enable 20-year warranties for lithium, JLM says

The CEO of a company that makes ‘microstorage’ units that connect directly to individual solar PV panels, says his products come with 20-year warranties with the intention of matching PV system owners’ expectations of product quality and lifetime.

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Nautilus Solar acquires 13.3MW community solar portfolio in Minnesota from ReneSola

Solar project development, acquisition and asset management company Nautilus Solar has acquired a 13.3MW community solar portfolio previously owned by integrated solar manufacturer ReneSola.

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Green Charge will save medical manufacturer Quidel US$0.5m with 1.5MWh energy storage in California

Green Charge, a subsidiary company of Engie, announced Tuesday that diagnostic healthcare manufacturer Quidel Corporation has deployed 1.5 MWh of energy storage at its San Diego Manufacturing Facility.

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