Archive for smart-grid – Page 6

Study: Li-ion Maintains Cost Advantage For Stationary Energy Storage

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2017

Providing stationary energy storage is vital to the stability of the power grid as renewables grow and demand rises, but cost has been a challenge. A new analysis from Lux Research says that lithium-ion batteries will dominate the stationary energy [Read More]

West Coast Utility Regulators Reaffirm Clean Energy Commitment

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2017

This week, utility regulators from the West Coast reaffirmed a commitment made in 2006 to support efforts to reduce carbon pollution and expand the development of low-carbon technologies in the energy industry. Chair David Danner of the Washington Utilities and [Read More]

America’s Electric Co-ops Are Going Big On Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

By the end of 2017, the total solar energy capacity of America’s electric cooperatives will be five times what it was two years ago, according to data released by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). This year, co-ops are [Read More]

Aloha, Storage! Tesla Helps Hawaiian Co-op Deploy Solar At Night

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

On Wednesday, representatives from Tesla Inc. and Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC), as well as dignitaries from throughout Hawaii, were on-hand for a blessing ceremony of the state’s first dispatchable solar energy plant. Commissioned by KIUC and owned by Tesla, [Read More]

Battery Maker Aquion Energy Files For Chapter 11, Seeks Buyer

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

Aquion Energy Inc., the developer and manufacturer of Aqueous Hybrid Ion (AHI) batteries and energy storage systems for solar and other renewable energy, has filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the District of [Read More]

NV Energy Proposes Customer ‘Subscription Solar’ Program

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

Although the Nevada utility has long been under fire for its questionable support for customer-owned rooftop solar, NV Energy has announced it is seeking regulatory approval for a program that would allow its customers to sign up and purchase some [Read More]

After Historic 2016, What’s Ahead For The U.S. Solar Market?

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

Last year, one new megawatt of solar PV went online in the U.S. every 36 minutes, according to a market study, which also reveals forecasts for 2017 and beyond.

Solar Savings Will Help Hawaii Foodbank Feed More Hungry Families

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2017

The Hawaii Foodbank and REC Solar have celebrated the installation of a new solar array at the nonprofit’s Oahu warehouse. REC Solar says the 296.7 kW solar system is estimated to save the Hawaii Foodbank about 463,742 kWh of energy in [Read More]

Study: Colleges, Universities Could Lead U.S. Toward 100% Renewables

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 08, 2017

A new report from the Environment America Research & Policy Center says U.S. colleges and universities are in a good position to help lead the country toward a transition to 100% renewable energy. The report, “Renewable Energy 100: The Course [Read More]

Utility Owner Gaz Metro To Acquire Standard Solar

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 07, 2017

Canada-based Gaz Metro, a diversified energy provider with more than $5.8 billion in assets, is acquiring Maryland-based commercial solar company Standard Solar Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Gaz Metro, the largest natural gas distributor in Quebec, is [Read More]