Archive for energy-storage

Solar Generation Hits New Record High On California ISO Grid

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on February 28, 2017

The ISO’s all-time solar production peak underscores the ongoing success of California’s renewable portfolio standard.

Solar Advocates Denounce Bill To ‘Undermine’ Georgia Regulators

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 28, 2017

Editor’s note: This news item has been updated to include comments from the bill’s sponsor. Georgia solar industry representatives and clean energy advocates have spoken out against H.B.479, a bill that seeks to remove the Georgia Public Service Commission’s (PSC) [Read More]

SDG&E Completes World’s Biggest Li-Ion Battery Storage Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 27, 2017

In partnership with AES Energy Storage, San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) recently completed what the utility says is the world’s largest lithium-ion battery energy storage facility. Located in Escondido, Calif., the 30 MW facility is capable of storing up [Read More]

Renewable Energy Mandate Proves Effective In Michigan

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 20, 2017

State renewable portfolio standards (RPS), which require regulated utilities to procure a certain amount of clean energy, have been a major driver of renewables development across the U.S. Highlighting that success, a new report from the Michigan Public Service Commission [Read More]

Enphase Refinances And Extends Term Loan Facility

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 17, 2017

Enphase Energy Inc., a California-based energy technology company that specializes in micro-inverters, has refinanced and extended its term loan facility with certain funds managed by Tennenbaum Capital Partners (TCP) from $25 million to $50 million. This comes as Enphase works [Read More]

Storage Company sonnen Establishing U.S. Hub In Atlanta

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 16, 2017

sonnen, a Germany-based residential energy storage company, says it is increasing its investment in the growing U.S. market by establishing a new InnovationHub to combine the firm’s U.S. manufacturing operations and product research and development (R&D) under one roof. Located [Read More]

Whoa! Solar Provided 1 In 50 New U.S. Jobs Last Year

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 07, 2017

The country’s solar workforce increased at a “historic pace” in 2016, finds the latest jobs census report from The Solar Foundation.

Partners Help Montgomery County Build Two Microgrids

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 03, 2017

Schneider Electric, an energy management and automation company, and Duke Energy Renewables have announced an agreement to deploy two microgrids to serve the Montgomery County, Md., Public Safety Headquarters (PSHQ) and Correctional Facility. Through this public-private partnership, Montgomery County will [Read More]

SunShot Announces $30M For Solar Integration Projects

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

Although the ultimate fate of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SunShot Initiative remains unclear under the new Trump administration, the federal solar program continues pushing forward. On Tuesday, the SunShot Initiative announced up to $30 million in funding for [Read More]

Tucson Electric Power Turns To Energy Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 01, 2017

Tucson Electric Power (TEP), a utility that provides electricity to approximately 417,000 customers in southern Arizona, says it is enhancing the resiliency of the local electric grid with three large-scale energy storage facilities. According to the utility, a subsidiary of [Read More]