Archive for smart-grid

National Lab Quantifies Life-Saving Benefits Of Solar And Wind Power

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 21, 2017

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have announced a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Energy focused on the benefits of solar and wind energy in reducing air pollution emissions and avoiding premature mortalities. Relying on a well-vetted [Read More]

How Will Today’s Eclipse Affect U.S. Solar Generation?

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 21, 2017

Today’s the day! Whether with the help of protective sunglasses, a home-made cereal-box projector, a TV or some other device, all eyes in the U.S. will be on the solar eclipse. The natural event provides an exciting opportunity for on-lookers, [Read More]

In Wake Of Nuclear Debacle, Poll Shows S.C. Voters Want More Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 18, 2017

As the state grapples with a highly publicized debacle after two South Carolina utilities abandoned a nuclear power plant project, a new poll has found that more than two-thirds of South Carolina voters believe the state should rely more on [Read More]

ComEd Takes ‘First Step’ Toward Community Solar With Filing

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 18, 2017

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has made a filing with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) that the utility says begins to lay the groundwork and set terms and conditions to enable customers to participate in community solar projects as a result of Illinois’ [Read More]

Industry Groups Join Forces To Launch ‘National Clean Energy Week’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 18, 2017

Several renewable energy advocacy organizations have announced the first annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), which will take place Sept. 25-29. Participating groups include the Citizens For Responsible Energy Solutions Forum, the American Council on Renewable Energy, Advanced Energy Economy, [Read More]

Arizona Regulators Approve Solar Compromise

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2017

The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) has approved a settlement agreement resolving utility Arizona Public Service’s (APS) comprehensive rate case, thus allowing the state’s largest electricity provider to increase its rates and implementing a key solar compromise. The approval comes after [Read More]

Advanced Microgrid Passes 24-Hour Islanding Test In Illinois

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2017

Ameren Corp., a Midwest-based energy company, and S&C Electric Co., a smart grid solutions provider, conducted a successful 24-hour islanding test this month at the recently deployed Ameren microgrid in Champaign, Ill. The microgrid – which the partners tout as [Read More]

LADWP Fast-Tracks Major Solar Battery Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2017

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Water and Power Commissioners on Tuesday advanced a utility-scale battery storage project at the Beacon Solar Plant in the Mojave Desert that will allow greater utilization of nearly 600 [Read More]

DESRI Acquires Another California Project From First Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 17, 2017

First Solar Inc. and D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments LLC (DESRI) have announced the acquisition by a DESRI affiliate of the 40 MW Cuyama Solar Project in Santa Barbara County, Calif. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The project, [Read More]

U.S. Solar Industry Converges In D.C. For Trade Case Hearing

Posted by Joseph Bebon on August 15, 2017

On Tuesday, the U.S. International Trade Commission held its long-awaited first hearing on the Section 201 trade case in Washington, D.C.