Archive for energy-storage

IRENA Highlights Rapid Growth Of Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 16, 2017

Solar PV is slated to be the fastest-growing renewable energy resource in terms of capacity and output, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The organization’s REthinking Energy report, now in its third edition, says [Read More]

CAISO Solar Test Verifies Renewables Can Boost Grid Reliability

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 13, 2017

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has posted results of tests conducted on a large solar plant, findings that the grid operator says could lead to better management and reliability of a grid at the vanguard of renewable energy integration. [Read More]

Ameresco To Build Microgrid At Military Site In S.C.

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 13, 2017

Ameresco Inc., an energy efficiency and energy infrastructure company, has been issued a task order to build a site-wide microgrid at Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) Parris Island, S.C., by the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center. Ameresco says [Read More]

Enphase Energy Receives $10M Strategic Investment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 11, 2017

Enphase Energy Inc., a California-based technology provider specializing in solar micro-inverters, has announced a $10 million strategic investment in the company by T.J. Rodgers, founder and former CEO of Cypress Semiconductor, and John Doerr, chairman of Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & [Read More]

AES And Hawaiian Co-op Plan Solar+Storage Peaker Plant

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 11, 2017

AES Distributed Energy Inc. (AES DE), a subsidiary of The AES Corp., and the Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC), an electric co-op in Hawaii, have inked a power purchase agreement for a solar-plus-storage project designed to help KIUC meet its [Read More]

SEIA Names Abigail Ross Hopper New Head Of U.S. Solar Industry

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 09, 2017

Hopper joins the group after leading the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

Report: Clean Energy Sector Employs Thousands Of Coloradans

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 09, 2017

Of the 62,000 people in Colorado who work in the clean energy sector, nearly a quarter of them are employed in the renewable energy sector, according to a new report released by nonpartisan business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2). The report, [Read More]

sPower Surpasses 1 GW Solar Milestone

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 09, 2017

sPower, a Salt Lake City-based independent power producer (IPP), says it crossed the 1 GW milestone for operating solar projects before the end of 2016. This takes sPower’s total portfolio of operating renewable assets to over 1.15 GW when including [Read More]

Navigant Research Tallies Nearly 1,700 Microgrid Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 06, 2017

Thanks, in large part, to the continued growth of energy storage and solar PV, Navigant Research has identified 1,681 microgrid projects that are proposed, under development or operating worldwide as of the fourth quarter of 2016. The latest edition of [Read More]

Tesla And Panasonic Start Production At Massive Battery Factory

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 05, 2017

Tesla, an electric vehicle (EV) and battery manufacturer and SolarCity’s new parent company, has kicked off battery cell production at its so-called Gigafactory in Reno, Nev., with partner Panasonic. In a blog post, Tesla says, “Tesla’s mission is to accelerate [Read More]