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Largest energy storage system in Mass. launched as solar plus storage trend continues

Largest energy storage system in Mass. launched as solar plus storage trend continues New York — One of first states to enact an energy storage target, Massachusetts, received its largest utility-scale energy storage system Tuesday when ENGIE and Holyoke Gas & Electric launched a 3 MW/6 MWh system connected to a solar farm near Boston. … Continue reading Largest energy storage system in Mass. launched as solar plus storage trend continues

This solar farm is built on oil industry money, know-how and even some recycled drilling pipe

This solar farm is built on oil industry money, know-how and even some recycled drilling pipe Alaska’s first commercial-scale solar farm is about to come online. Its builders say they want to move the world toward cleaner energy sources. But they’re not ready to renounce oil and gas just yet. Jenn Miller is the project’s … Continue reading This solar farm is built on oil industry money, know-how and even some recycled drilling pipe

Blockchain solar PV investment fund comes together with energy storage platform

Blockchain solar PV investment fund comes together with energy storage platform Solar DAO, a digital, autonomous, closed-end, utility-scale PV project investment fund, has announced its partnership with Powerchain, decentralized platform for energy storage, which allows prosumers to buy, store and sell energy. While a great number of blockchain endeavors in the solar arena focus on … Continue reading Blockchain solar PV investment fund comes together with energy storage platform

How far should we push oversizing a solar power plant?

How far should we push oversizing a solar power plant? Fluence Energy has given guidance on optimizing solar module loading ratios, suggesting that a 1.9:1 DC:AC solar panel to inverter ratio makes economic sense with integrated DC-coupled energy storage. In the United States, we’ve seen solar power plant’s DC:AC ratios settle in around 1.25:1. We’re … Continue reading How far should we push oversizing a solar power plant?

Distributed solar saved ISO-NE consumers $20M during July heatwave, report says

Distributed solar saved ISO-NE consumers $20M during July heatwave, report says Distributed solar reduced New England wholesale power costs by nearly $20 million dollars during a heat wave from July 1 to July 7, according to a new analysis completed by Synapse Energy Economics. During peak hours for electricity demand, distributed solar can reduce load … Continue reading Distributed solar saved ISO-NE consumers $20M during July heatwave, report says

Solar creates savings amid heat wave, but industry growth cools

Solar creates savings amid heat wave, but industry growth cools As Vermonters cranked air conditioners during July, one of the hottest months on record, solar power in the state was responsible for $1.3 million in energy savings, according to one of the state’s largest renewable energy companies. Across New England, solar led to almost $20 … Continue reading Solar creates savings amid heat wave, but industry growth cools