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21st century control of utility-scale solar and storage sites

21st century control of utility-scale solar and storage sites The 205-megawatt (MW) Tranquillity solar facility in Fresno County, California has been in operation since 2016. In 2021, the utility-scale site was retrofitted with two battery energy storage systems (BESS) totaling 72 MW / 288 MWh, to help mitigate intermittency issues and improve the site’s overall … Continue reading 21st century control of utility-scale solar and storage sites

#Oregon utility builds nation’s first large-scale wind, solar and battery facility

Oregon utility builds nation’s first large-scale wind, solar and battery facility Nestled in the hills of Morrow County, hundreds of solar panels and wind turbines are generating a product that will soon be in high demand around the state — clean electric energy. But storing large amounts of renewable energy has proven challenging. Wind and … Continue reading #Oregon utility builds nation’s first large-scale wind, solar and battery facility

AEP ’s renewable buildout has flexibility to handle uncertainty in the solar market

AEP’s renewable buildout has flexibility to handle uncertainty in the solar market AEP expects to spend about $8.2 billion from 2022 through 2026 as part of its plan to shift its generating fleet to about half renewable energy by the end of the decade, according to the Columbus, Ohio-based company’s earnings presentation. To help get … Continue reading AEP ’s renewable buildout has flexibility to handle uncertainty in the solar market

Largest US grid operator puts 1,200 mostly solar projects on hold for 2 years

Largest US grid operator puts 1,200 mostly solar projects on hold for 2 years LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The nation’s largest electrical grid operator has approved a new process for adding power plants to the sprawling transmission system it manages, including a two-year pause on reviewing and potentially approving some 1,200 projects, mostly solar power, that … Continue reading Largest US grid operator puts 1,200 mostly solar projects on hold for 2 years

NYS record set for behind-the-meter solar production

NYS record set for behind-the-meter solar production RENSSELAER, N.Y. (NEWS10) – About 750 megawatts (MW) of new behind-the-meter (BTM) solar facilities over the past year helped the state set a new record for BTM solar production. The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) reported the new record Tuesday and said clear skies, bright sun, cool … Continue reading NYS record set for behind-the-meter solar production

Massive solar, battery storage project proposed in Maricopa County

Massive solar, battery storage project proposed in Maricopa County BUCKEYE, AZ — Another solar and battery storage facility is being proposed for an area in the Valley that’s expected to see massive renewable energy growth. Called Harquahala Sun Photovoltaic Solar Energy Generation and Storage Project, the development will cover more than 1,100 acres near the … Continue reading Massive solar, battery storage project proposed in Maricopa County

CAISO sets wind peak record; solar curtailments rise on surge of wind generation

CAISO sets wind peak record; solar curtailments rise on surge of wind generation The California Independent System Operator set a new wind generation peak of 6.178 MW, topping the previous record by 7.4%, the grid operator recently announced in its February Key Statistics Report. The record was reached at 12:56 pm Feb. 15, surpassing the … Continue reading CAISO sets wind peak record; solar curtailments rise on surge of wind generation

#Texas Leads The Country In Solar Development

Texas Leads The Country In Solar Development The influx of corporations into Texas is wildly increasing the demand for solar energy in the state. Texas boasts an abundance of sunlight and cheap undeveloped land, according to Meranda Cohn, spokeswoman for Vistra Corp. Summertime power-price spikes also offer a lucrative opportunity for energy providers. Developers are … Continue reading #Texas Leads The Country In Solar Development

Sheetz to Power Its #Pennsylvania Footprint With Renewable Energy

Sheetz to Power Its Pennsylvania Footprint With Renewable Energy ALTOONA, Pa. — Sheetz Inc. announced a long-term renewable supply agreement with Constellation to power nearly 70 percent of its Pennsylvania facilities with renewable energy. The solar projects, which will be developed in Pennsylvania, are expected to achieve commercial operation by January 2024. Sheetz will receive … Continue reading Sheetz to Power Its #Pennsylvania Footprint With Renewable Energy